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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Good Eats and Great Music from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

 by Ray Keating



July 17, 2022


The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival kicked off on July 14, and the fun includes the Eat to the Beat concerts. Even better, the Eat to the Beat dining package combines food and music.

On Sunday, July 17, we grabbed lunch at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue at the American Adventure, and were pleasantly surprised. A previous meal at the Regal Eagle was mundane, particularly suffering from dry food. The barbecue had been overdone. That was not the case this time. 


The Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich was tender and juicy. It worked well on the garlic toast, and there is a selection of sauces to top off the sandwich. And yes, the seasoned French fries were a nice accompaniment. By the way, the banana pudding dessert was delicious – thick, creamy, and filled with plenty of banana. 

But this article really isn’t about the food. Instead, it’s about sitting three rows from the stage in the America Gardens Theatre and being treated to a concert by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. I’d seen BBVD three times over the years, and they never disappointed. And they didn’t this time. The group’s high-energy, swing music was on full display. 

Was there a problem? Given the restrictions of the Eat to the Beat concerts, their set was only a half-hour. That’s simply not enough BBVD.

If you get a chance to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, take advantage of the opportunity. If you’re in the Disney World area on Monday, July 18, they’ll be on stage in EPCOT once more. If not, check out the tour dates on their website. Of course, it’s hard to beat Big Bad Voodoo Daddy combined with some good eats at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.




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