I often wish I lived near Walt Disney World so that I could enjoy the foods and restaurants that I’ve come to love. Sometimes there’s nothing worse than being up here in Pennsylvania and having your wife ask you what do you want to do for dinner and you uncontrollably blurt out “Chef Mickey’s!” or “Kona Cafe!” or “Pecos Bill!” I’ve often thought that Disney or some other aspiring restauranteur should open a themed restaurant up this way as I really think something Disney’ish would draw big crowds. Although I probably won’t see a Chef Mickey’s up here anytime soon, I am happy to report that we will have an EARL OF SANDWICH!
News has it that there will be an EARL OF SANDWICH opening this August in New York City! If I had to choose a chain type restaurant from Walt Disney World that I would want near me, EARL OF SANDWICH would be the one. Now I know this is not really Disney Dining news but for those that live in the Northeast USA within driving distance of New York City, this is most welcome news.
Scheduled to open in the early part of next month, Earl of Sandwich will be located on West 52nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. For me, this spot couldn’t be any better as we normally will drive right into NYC and park within a block or two of this location. It’s very close to Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and just a short walk to Magnolia Bakery, one of the best bakeries in NYC.
I can’t wait to get a taste of Disney and order up my favorite sandwich there called the ‘Caprese’ which is a tasteful combination of Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and a drizzle of olive oil all grilled up perfectly. Now I can only guess the menu’s will be comparable to the one in Downtown Disney but as always things could change a bit. The price for a sandwich at the Earl in Disney this past June was just $5.99 but I’m not sure if they’ll be able to match that in a very expensive New York City area. Time will tell. The bottom line is if you like Earl of Sandwich like I do or if you’ve never tried it before, be sure to stop in starting early August!