Roving reporter Sarah Holodick is back with her review of Epcot’s Electric Umbrella!
While waiting for a culinary demonstration during the Food & Wine Festival, I started to get a little hungry. Yes, I was fully aware of the numerous kiosks stationed all around World Showcase. The truth is, I needed something more substantial to eat. A sample portion was just not going to cut it.
Future World isn’t exactly known for its restaurants, and Electric Umbrella probably wouldn’t be in many people’s “Top 5 Restaurants in WDW.” The only reason I bothered to stop in was because it was there and convenient (and I hadn’t eaten there in over 15 years). I needed to get over to Wonders of Life, and I didn’t feel like trekking over to The Land. I figured I could at least grab chicken nuggets and fries, because I know better than to order a burger. The menu was your standard burgers, chicken nuggets, salads, meatball sub… Wait, meatball sub, eh? I bit.
Of course, the meatball sub came with the traditional side of fries. Soda here is self-serve (including apple juice). There is no fixins bar, but there are condiment dispensers, including ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, honey mustard, and barbecue sauce.
Now onto the sub! It was, well, good. Not the best meatball sub I’ve ever had, but certainly not the worst. The bread was slightly chewy, there was plenty of provolone, the meatballs were moist, and the sauce was decent.
The fries were fresh and crispy, although they didn’t exactly pair as well with the sub as they would a burger. Not a bad deal coming in at a little over $8. While I wouldn’t go out of my way for the sub, it’s a welcomed option from the counter service doldrums of burgers and nuggets.