From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Alex Dunlap
The time has come, fellow Americans, for us to celebrate American barbecue at the NOW OPEN Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue hosted by Coca-Cola at EPCOT! In the heart of The American Adventure pavilion, a glorious restaurant named after the regal-est eagle, Sam the Eagle of The Muppets, joins our ever-growing collection of dining establishments around World Showcase.
This distinctly patriotic fast-casual restaurant has won the honor of hosting “Sam’s Centennial Cook-Off: A Salute to All Cook-Offs but Mostly Barbecue,” a competition fit for all patriots and pit masters. The contest brings a variety of classic backyard barbecue selections from across the country together to battle it out for Sam’s top award.
On the menu are BBQ dishes such as Kansas City smoked chicken, Memphis dry-rub pork ribs, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, and a Texas beef brisket sandwich – *slaps knee* WEE DOGGY that sounds GOOD. For those looking for a lighter option, the Power Greens Salad is a great choice, too, with fresh citrus fruit, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and radishes drizzled with a fresh citrus vinaigrette and topped with chilled pulled chicken. There is also a delicious plant-based BBQ Jackfruit Burger served on garlic toast.
Outside, the outdoor bar and patio is a great place to sit back and enjoy a selection of all-American beverages, too! The drink menu features craft brews and ciders from across the country on draft as well as wines from the west coast, Coca-Cola fountain beverages, and specialty regional cocktails like the Tennessee Lemonade with whiskey and peach or the non-alcoholic Berry Punch with white grape juice, strawberry, peach, and blackberry.
In addition, at a nearby merchandise cart, you’ll be able to browse a selection of exclusive merchandise featuring none other than Sam the Eagle. So what are you waiting for? Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is NOW OPEN at EPCOT! Come on down and celebrate the art of American BBQ with us. For more information as well as full menu details, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app.