Goal transformed into art: Wenger lauds Giroud’s ‘scorpion’

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Watford 1, Tottenham 4Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice as Tottenham won a fourth consecutive match ahead of Wednesday’s game against Chelsea.“Chelsea arrive in very good shape – us too after the last few games,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “It will be a very tough game and a great opportunity for us to try to stop them and try to reduce the gap.“It’s important, I think it’s important for us and for the Premier League to try to win and try to stop them and reduce the gap.”Kane has now scored 59 goals in 100 league games, while Alli has 18 from 51 games. Younes Kaboul scored the stoppage-time consolation for Watford.Monday’s GamesIn the packed festive program, 12 teams who played on Friday or Saturday are back in action on Monday.Liverpool can trim Chelsea’s lead with a victory at relegation-threatened Sunderland, Manchester City hosts Burnley, Manchester United is at West Ham, Everton takes on Southampton, struggling champion Leicester plays at Middlesbrough and Hull faces West Bromwich Albion. –Rob Harris/APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Spurs beat Watford 4-1 to move into Premier League top 4 Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young EDITORS’ PICK “It was an exceptional goal because it was at the end of a fantastic collective movement which our game is about,” Wenger said. “After that it was a reflex. Any goal scorer is ready to take any part of his body to score a goal.”And when such a goal is executed so perfectly, it can light up a stadium — even on a rainy, freezing day.“(Giroud) brings the unexpected and we all come to football to get the unexpected,” Wenger said.Inevitably it overshadowed Iwobi’s 56th-minute header which enabled the hosts to relax against a Palace side one place above the relegation zone.The victory took Arsenal above Manchester City into third place, nine points behind leader Chelsea. Tottenham also took advantage of City losing at Liverpool on Saturday by beating Watford to go into the fourth Champions League place.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The ball hit the underside of the crossbar, came down and went over the line to produce one of the most exceptional goals witnessed by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.“That could be remembered as the ‘Giroud goal’ that nobody forgets,” Wenger said after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“Olivier transformed that goal into art,” Wenger added. “Art because of the surprise, because the beauty of the movement and because the efficiency of the movement – the ball went in.”Giroud’s previous touch before the “scorpion strike” was also a back-heeled flick — the fourth touch in a flowing move launched by Arsenal inside its own half. Giroud squared to Granit Xhaka, who released Alex Iwobi to continue the advance before threading the ball through to Sanchez. Giroud then completed the counterattack in an exquisite manner in the 18th minute. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Crystal Palace’s James Tomkins, left, and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.(Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP)LONDON (AP) — With Alexis Sanchez’s cross floating into the penalty area behind him, Olivier Giroud only had one choice: A back-heeled overhead flick.“I was a bit lucky but it was the only thing I could do,” Giroud said. “The ball was behind me and I tried to hit it with a back heel.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Jobs for the PNC CATS at GuySuCo

first_imgBy:  SASE Singh; MSc – Finance, ACCAThe stakeholders in the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) need some reassuring economic news, but what I have discovered is what they ought not to be hearing.As I highlighted last week, revenues have imploded and losses before taxes have multiplied. While gross revenue declined by 63.9 per cent because of a corresponding decrease in cost of sales over the period 2015-2018, the gross loss also declined correspondingly by 63.8 per cent. However, the state of the losses before tax increased by 375.5 per cent which is quite unacceptable. When one dives into the weeds, immediately one realises that GuySuCo is being used as a milking pot for the People’s National Congress (PNC) ‘FAT CATS’, even though the entire industry is on its knees. Over 6000 ordinary citizens were transferred to a state of impoverishment by this Granger regime, but yet an army of PNC “friends and families” were parachuted into senior management positions only to see the administrative cost grow disproportionately, burning valuable cash for services not rendered.When one drills down into other income, administrative and other expenses, one can find all the answers to this conundrum. Under the Granger regime, other income was literally wiped out. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had taken a policy decision to divest those lands that were deemed as not available for cane cultivation at profit. In 2015, the company benefited from more than GY$8 billion in land sales deriving a profit on those sales of some GY$5.2 billion. The Granger Administration came in and turned the entire apple cart over and that stream of cash literally dried up. There was all sorts of allegations made by one presidential advisor about massive corruption, yet after three and a half years, not one soul is in jail to support these invented stories and figments of his imagination, although he leads one of the nation’s best funded investigative agencies. With respect to other expenses, there was a temporary increase and this was understandable recognising that most of it was temporary severance costs, which was all funded by Central Government. I was advised by a senior person in the system that buried in that other expenses is the cost of services for the upkeep of the now-shuttered factories. GuySuCo is owed some GY$1.5 billion for these support services since 2017. So I would not worry too much on the other expenses since National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited NICIL/Central Government is expected to refund most of those costs to GuySuCo.However, my biggest concern is the state of the administrative expenses, which is mainly head-office-related costs. In an environment when revenue dropped by 63.9 per cent and other income by 94.4 per cent, GuySuCo was only able to cut administrative expenses by 16.6 per cent between 2015-2018. But the real financial elephant in the room remains the manner in how the army of persons closely associated with the last PNC Government from 1986-1992, have invaded the top echelons of GuySuCo for their last personal financial “hurrah” and plunder. If you review the state of affairs at GuySuCo, they all are in receipt of “FAT CAT” salary packages, for services not rendered which in normal societies is tantamount to fraud. The cost for upkeeping the office of the CEO alone cost GuySuCo some GY$380 million in 2018.The evidence clearly points to my heading – jobs for the PNC FAT CATS who have not delivered value for money services. While the administrative cost on the estates have declined because there are now fewer estates in the pool, we find that the head office expenses have increased.What is happening at GuySuCo is wanton political interference by this Granger regime as they tinker with the problems but are more focused on the jobs for their friends and families. The real problems in GuySuCo are threefold – high cost linked to low administrative productivity, too many people in administrative services; an inefficient cane to sugar operations system compounded by that albatross at Skeldon; and lastly very low prices for the flagship product, raw sugar – and I have seen no serious measures in the last three years to move up the value chain to value-added sugar-related products.I would like to see GuySuCo achieve that vision of being a world-class sugar industry producing high-quality value-added sugar-related products as it continues to contribute to the economic development of Guyana.last_img read more

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Computer can become telescope

first_imgCurrent Google Earth users must download a new version from http://earth.google.com. The software works on computers running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows, Apple Inc.’s Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Google, the leading Internet search engine, already provides surface images of Mars and the moon through its Web site, along with animated and satellite-based maps of Earth. Google Sky was developed at the company’s Pittsburgh engineering office.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The new software also promises users the ability to see planets in motion and witness a supernova. There are other programs that provide information and pictures of the universe, but Google Sky blends it seamlessly, said Andrew Connolly, a University of Washington associate professor of astronomy and part of Google’s visiting faculty program. “What’s unique about this is you have all of the imaging data over the whole of the sky actually streaming. So I can look at something that covers most of the sky, say our Milky Way galaxy, and I can zoom right into a tiny galaxy that’s in the formation cycle,” he said. Google engineers stitched together “terabytes and terabytes” of images and other data, Connolly said. A terabyte can hold the text of roughly 1 million books. “Sky in Google Earth will foster and initiate new understanding of the universe by bringing it to everyone’s home computer,” said Dr. Carol Christian of the Space Telescope Science Institute. PITTSBURGH – The heavens are only a few mouse clicks away with Google Inc.’s latest free tool. A new feature in Google Earth, the company’s satellite-imagery-based mapping software, allows users to view the sky from their computers. The tool provides information about various celestial bodies, from stars to planets, and includes imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope and other sources. It also allows users to take virtual tours through galaxies, including the Milky Way, from any point on Earth they choose. “By working with some of the industry’s leading experts, we’ve been able to transform Google Earth into a virtual telescope,” said Lior Ron, a Google product manager. last_img read more

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Home sales drop 12 percent in LA

first_imgHome sales were down 12.4 percent in the Los Angeles area in July, compared with the same period a year ago, while the median home price rose 1.9 percent, it was announced today. The median price of a home in Los Angeles was $592,300 last month, compared to $589,150 in June, and $581,140 in July 2006, according to the California Association of Realtors. July home sales in the area fell 11.9 percent from the previous month, according to the Los Angeles-based CAR. Statewide, home sales decreased 22.7 percent in July, compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home increased 3.2 percent, according to CAR’s report. The median price of an existing, single-family detached home in California during July was $586,030, compared to $594,280 the previous month, and $567,860 during the same period last year. “The decline in sales we experienced in July continues to be driven by both tighter underwriting standards since the start of the year and the adverse psychological impact of news and information regarding increases in foreclosures and the subprime situation,” said CAR President Colleen Badagliacco. “Although the median price posted an increase statewide, there is a disparity between the lower-priced or entry-level markets where prices generally are soft at best and sales have declined sharply, and some higher priced markets that continue to experience price appreciation along with somewhat smaller decreases in sales,” she said. CAR Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young said that with “credit drying up in recent weeks, we expect further weakness in sales over the next few months.” “It is too early to say how long the current credit crunch will continue, but we are hopeful that we will avoid a prolonged credit crisis that might cause sales to decline over a longer period of time,” Appleton-Young said. “It is important to note that decline in sales is not driven by weakening economic conditions,” she said. “Rather, the statewide and national economies continue to move forward, with no recession on the horizon at this point in time.” The 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during July 2007 were: — Los Altos, $1,783,000; — Manhattan Beach, $1,628,500; — Burlingame, $1,500,000; — Newport Beach, $1,450,000; — Saratoga, $1,414,000; — Palos Verdes Estates, $1,386,500; — Lafayette, $1,274,500; — Orinda, $1,242,500; — Calabasas, $1,220,000; and — Rancho Palos Verdes, $1,135,000. The 10 cities and communities with the greatest median home price increases in July 2007 compared with the same period a year ago were: — Novato, 19 percent; — Culver City, 18 percent; — Ridgecrest, 14.2 percent; — Glendale, 12.4 percent; — Manhattan Beach, 11.7 percent; — San Marcos, 11.2 percent; — Redondo Beach, 11 percent; — Yorba Linda, 10.3 percent; — Los Angeles, 9.9 percent; and — Saratoga, 9.6 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Firefighters battle 1,750 acre blaze east of San Diego

first_imgGround crews initially had trouble getting to the steep terrain, but began cutting a line around the fire Wednesday night, officials said. A state firefighter whose name was not released suffered burns on the ear and hand but the injuries were not life-threatening, officials said. No evacuations were ordered and homes were not threatened, though the fire was about 1 1/2 miles south of Pine Valley, a hamlet about 40 miles east of San Diego and just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Interstate 8, which separates the town from the fire, and other area highways remained open. The fire began Wednesday at about 1:15 p.m., said Roxanne Provaznik, a spokeswoman for the state fire agency. The cause was under investigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PINE VALLEY – Firefighters battled a wind-driven blaze that burned 1,750 acres of tinder-dry brush in a remote mountainous area east of San Diego. The fire, which injured one firefighter, was 5 percent contained as it entered its second day Thursday, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Captain Matt Streck said. The fire burned quickly because of drought conditions, which dried out a large amount of brush, Streck said. “At one point the fire was sending burning embers 1,000 yards in advance of the main fire front,” he said. “This makes for very dangerous and difficult firefighting conditions.” last_img read more

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Every Premier League club’s run-in – hardest to easiest with three games to go

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow 6 Newcastle could yet fire themselves higher up the table. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… BEST OF The Cherries have had plenty of ups and down this year but could end the campaign on a high. 2= Crystal PalaceAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.022= TottenhamAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.02 10. EvertonAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.349. WatfordAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.308. ArsenalAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.27 12. WolvesAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.5111. ChelseaAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.44 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Tottenham vs Brighton (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTLuton vs AFC Wimbledon (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Ipswich (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs Blackburn (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry vs Shrewsbury (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 The Premier League season is 91 per cent completed but the remaining games still have so much riding on them.A title is still up for grabs, as are places in the top four, while Brighton & Hove Albion and Cardiff City are battling to avoid occupying the last spot in the relegation zone. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE 15= Manchester City Average points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.5615= CardiffAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.5614. West HamAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.5513. NewcastleAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.54 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates their win over Cardiff with his players. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 6 6 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1. LiverpoolAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 0.97 tense 20. LeicesterAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.9519. BrightonAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.9318. BurnleyAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.8817. HuddersfieldAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.87 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LIVE ON talkSPORT shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 6 6 7. Manchester UnitedAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.236. SouthamptonAverage points per game of opponents in their final four matches = 1.115. FulhamAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.084. BournemouthAverage points per game of opponents in their final three matches = 1.06 We’ve had so many twists and turns this season it’s tough to predict anything but some clubs are in a better position than others to achieve their respective goals as they have a perceived easier set of fixtures.But which Premier League clubs have the best run-ins? We consulted SoccerSTATS.com to find out the average points per game of each team’s remaining foes. Huddersfield don’t stand much chance of improving their points total this season. Will Heung-Min Son fire Spurs to a top four finish? no dice gameday cracker The Gunners face a battle to finish in the top four. last_img read more

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Meth and Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Pursuit

first_imgWhen the Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the car increased speed and tried to flee from the officer.  Numerous officers were in the area and joined in the pursuit including officers from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg and the Clarksville Police Department. The vehicle continued north on I-65 and into Scott County, eluding officers’ attempts to use Stop Sticks along the way. The passenger was also observed throwing an unknown substance out of the passenger window of the car.  Realizing the car was equipped with a subscription-based navigation and security service, Indiana State Police Dispatch contacted the service and requested the vehicle be remotely disabled. Once the vehicle was disabled, it began to slow down and safely stopped on the side of the roadway. After officers detained both occupants, the investigation also revealed meth and paraphernalia inside the car. The driver, Ryan Andrew Moody, 40, of Columbus, Indiana, and the passenger, Audrey Fay Crank, 20, of Hope, Indiana were taken into custody without incident and remanded into the Clark County Jail. They are both charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor. Moody is also charged with Auto Theft, a Level 5 Felony, and Reckless Driving, a Class A Misdemeanor. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Officers recovered a vehicle reported stolen out of Bartholomew County after a 10-mile pursuit crossed county lines and ended when the car was remotely disabled.Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy advised he was northbound on I-65 near the 18 mile-marker and behind a red Chevrolet Malibu which was reported stolen earlier in the day.  last_img read more

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Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club Notes

first_imgMinorHistory was made on Sunday afternoon after the Enniscrone/Kilglass-Easkey minor team captured the Minor A Championship title courtesy of a 1-15 to 0-10 win over Owenmore Gaels at Markievicz Park. It is 36 years since the title came back to west Sligo and our lads put in a superb second half display to run out eight-point winners. Level at half-time, 0-4 apiece, the team showed immense improvement in the second half to seal the honours. In what was a first for both clubs, this is a magnificent achievement so congratulations to the squad and management. We extend our thanks to Declan Rouse and Lacken Wind Energy for their sponsorship of team tops, and also to the Diamond Coast Hotel for post-match refreshments.The team and squad is as follows: Shane Kilgannon, Niall Kilcullen, Eanna Moylan, Aaron Hannon, Eoin Hallinan, Rory McHugh, Josh Ellis, Mikey Gordon, Dylan Sloyan, Mark Caffrey, Chandler McGuinness, Andrew Kilcullen, Brandon Fitzgerald, Joe McHugh, Ciaran O’Dowd. Subs: Adam Mullaney, Dara Rouse, Aaron Duffy, Eoghan Bourke, Finn Nelson, Jonathan Queenan, Daniel Rolston. Management: Brendan Murray, Cathal Mullaney, Dessie Sloyan, Vincent Cuffe. The next assignment for the team is a Connacht quarter-final meeting with Castlebar Mitchels next Friday evening at 7pm in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis.Surf and TurfThe annual Surf and Turf run is back again for 2016 next Saturday, October 29th (bank holiday weekend). This event, over five kilometres, is fast becoming a staple of the autumnal calendar across the west Sligo and north Mayo areas and we look forward to another fantastic day again this year filled with obstacles, bog and plenty of fun! You can find the event on Facebook (Enniscrone Surf and Turf Run) and Twitter (@surfturf2016). Entry is €20 for adults and €10 for U-16s, with every competitor receiving a free beanie after the race. Registration takes place on the morning of the event from 10.30am with the starting gun sounded at 12 noon. We are looking expecting a big crowd and looking forward to another great event!U-21The Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey team play Calry/St Joseph’s next Sunday afternoon at 2pm in Hazelwood in round two of the A Championship.Astro turfConstruction has now started on the indoor astro-turf in Quigabar. We will keep you updated as the work progresses.BlottoThere was no winner of last weekend’s blotto draw. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.last_img read more

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Top 6 Overlooked Restaurants

first_imgAnimal KingdomFirst up, the overlooked restaurant in Animal Kingdom, Yak and Yeti. With all of the publicity of the newly opened Tiffin’s and the standing popularity of Rainforest Café, Yak and Yeti often gets forgotten as a wonderful table service option. As far as atmosphere, there are two levels to the restaurant with multiple rooms on each level, and each room is adorned with unique, ornate decorations. Every detail leaving the guest of an experience of actually eating in a quaint restaurant in Asia.As for the menu, it definitely offers some unique Asian fusion options that you find everywhere. Some guests may pass by Yak and Yeti because the menu seems too ethnic or daunting for their taste buds. Any guest who does venture in will be richly rewarded.  I can honestly account that the Kobe Beef Burger I had here was the best burger I’ve had anywhere. So, if you’re in Animal Kingdom, or looking for a fun and rewarding dining experience, be sure to not to overlook Yak and Yeti.Kobe Beef Burger at Yak and YetiMagic KingdomNext, we explore the overlooked restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Though Sleepy Hollow hardly qualifies as restaurant, in reality, it’s more of a snack stand. But still, the waffles sold here are large enough to be a meal by themselves. While the crowds rush to grab quick (and standard) bites at Cosmic Ray’s and Pecos Bill’s or have strained for months to get reservations at Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table, Sleepy Hollow offers delicious and filling fare for a bargain. The menu often changes, sometimes offering spicy chicken waffles or ham and cheese waffles, but the classic that can always be found is the fresh fruit waffle with chocolate hazelnut spread. Located at the edge of Liberty Square, just overlooking the castle and the hub area, this place oozes with magical ambiance as you can munch on your waffle and watch as the Festival of Fantasy parade marches right past you!Sleepy Hollow Fruit WaffleEpcotThere are several dozen restaurant options Epcot, many of them you’ve heard of and have been scrambling to get reservations at (Le Cellier, Coral Reef, Via Napoli, etc). The restaurant I have for Epcot, is truly overlooked as nearly everyone sees it, some people even walk through it – but few people actually stop and eat here! Of course, I’m referring to Tangierine Café, a quick service restaurant in the Morocco Pavilion. I think this is a location that becomes victim of guests being scared that the cuisine might be too ethnic. Like most restaurants in Epcot, the food offerings here are very “American-friendly”. My favorite, the wraps (chicken or lamb) are offered self-assembly style, so you can make sure that your meal reflects your own culinary desires. Tangierine Café is an enclosed café, so it doesn’t offer much atmosphere in the seating area itself, but does offer open windows and doors to really get the unique experience of the Moroccan Pavilion.Morocco Pavilion is filled with beautiful details. Take a seat, enjoy your meal, and soak it all in.Photo courtesy of Disney (c)Hollywood StudiosIt seems like everyone has their favorite at Hollywood Studios, and maybe because it’s the smallest of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, not a lot of restaurants are overlooked. That being said, I think the most under-recommended restaurant is Mama Melrose. Located near the back of Hollywood Studios in the Muppets Courtyard, Mama Melrose offers what I imagine every Italian mother in Chicago or New York would put on her Sunday dinner table. Options here are heaping portions of hearty Italian cuisine, including favorites like lasagna and spaghetti. Though the word is getting out about the deliciousness of Mama Melrose with its inclusion in the Fastasmic Dining Package, it’s still fairly easy to get a reservation here, or sometimes even walk right up for seat.  Fair warning, though, these meals are not to be taken lightly. Bring someone with you to share your entrees, or plan to take in a couple of shows after eating, because these hearty meals take some time to digest!Mama Melrose Dining room. Photo courtesy of Disney (c)Resort HotelsWith more than 25 Disney Resort hotels on Walt Disney World property, each offering their own dining options, there are more than few overlooked resort restaurants. Ranging from food court-style to signature dining to character meals, there are offerings are unique and special as the resorts themselves. With so many restaurants vying for this spot, it was difficult to come to one answer, but the one that stuck out the most upon my reflecting was The Wave at the Contemporary Resort.Serving primarily sustainable and locally sourced food, the menu changes frequently, but it’s always good! You can usually find a steak option, and a changing sustainable fish offering, along with other delicious but rather traditional side dishes. The theming of The Wave is more of an artistic interpretation of the ocean with waving lines and colorful ranges of blues. It’s a pretty restaurant, but nothing really distinctly “Disney” about it. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant as a restful break from Magic Kingdom, perhaps enjoying a nice dinner here and walking back to enjoy an evening in the park and fireworks. It definitely takes you away from the crowds and helps you relax and enjoy a delicious meal.Beef Tenderloin at The WaveDisney SpringsFinally, my overlooked restaurant selection for Disney Springs. With so many new restaurants seemingly opening every week, it’s hard to keep up with all of the dining options now available at Disney Springs. Though, it’s tempting to follow the crowds and try to get into try the newest, latest, and greatest, don’t forget about some of the classics that still serve up a great meal. My choice for Disney Springs is Wolfgang Puck Express. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it offers the quality of Wolfgang’s cuisine, but at a price that makes it one of the best values on property. Wolfgang Puck Express has two locations in the The Marketplace area in Disney Springs and the West Side and offers some classic comfort food. From chicken noodle soup, to pizza, pasta, and roast chicken, you and your family will all be pleased with this choice. And bonus, it’s quick service, so no reservations required!Wolfgang Puck Express in Disney SpringsSo, what are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite “overlooked” restaurant? Have you experienced one of these? Be sure to share your thoughts and comments below! Share This!One of the toughest choices to make regarding a Walt Disney World vacation is deciding where to eat. With all the options available at this amazing resort, it’s overwhelming for anyone planning their trip, whether they’re first-time visitors, or seasoned annual passholders. If you’ve done your research, you’ll see the pattern of some of the same names coming up over and over again in reviews and recommendations (Be Our Guest, Chef Mickey’s, Le Cellier, etc).But hopefully, after reading this article, I can introduce to some of Walt Disney World’s unsung restaurant heroes. I have selected my own top six overlooked restaurants at Walt Disney World. Each of these offers great food, value, and even atmosphere but somehow seem to get left out of the top popular recommendations. The plus side, is that because these are often overlooked, that means they are often less crowded and have open reservation availability. These aren’t ranked in any particular order, and range between table service and quick service, but you’ll find one selection from each park, a resort, and Disney Springs.last_img read more

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