This week, Disney announced the opening date for the long awaited Rodeo Roundup BBQ restaurant in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios! The restaurant will officially be open for guests on March 23rd, 2023!🤠
The table service restaurant follows the land’s “Andy’s backyard” setting, with Andy having created a fun rodeo featuring some of his favorite toys.
The food here will be served family style, and will include biscuits, salads, an array of house-smoked meats and savory sides, as well as some delicious & fun dessert and beverage options, all with fun Toy Story themed names.😋 Let’s take a look at some of items on the menu.
The meal will start with the Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits, paired with a side of sweet pepper jelly to top them, if you’d like.
Next, the fresh salads include Tomato Salad, Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad, & Watermelon Salad. Here are their descriptions:
Tomato Salad – tomatoes, cucumbers, & pickled red onions tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette and garnished with fresh dill (plant-based)
Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad – romaine and kale mixed with green apples, pumpkin seeds, & dried cranberries tossed with green goddess dressing
Watermelon Salad – cubed watermelon garnished with freshly torn mint leaves (plant-based)
The variety of house-smoked meats include Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs, Buttercup’s Beef Brisket, There’s a Sausage in My Boot, & BBQ Chicken – with Style!
Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs – fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, slow-cooked for hours in our onsite smokehouse
Buttercup’s Beef Brisket – hand-sliced beef brisket, smoked then slow-cooked to juicy perfection
There’s a Sausage in My Boot – spiced pork sausage fire-grilled over live oak to give it an added kick
BBQ Chicken – with Style! – chicken brined for 48 hours, rubbed with our secret backyard BBQ spice and smoked to tender juiciness
There will also be some plant based entreé options available upon request. They include:
Slow-smoked Cauliflower topped with sweet harissa drizzle and crunchy walnut gremolata
Oven-roasted “Bratwurst” – tender, juicy, & sliced plant-based bratwurst
IMPOSSIBLE “Rib Chop” seasoned with spices, then roasted and glazed with sweet BBQ sauce and skewered on a sugar cane “bone”
All entreés (both meat & plant based) will also be served with an assortment of BBQ sauces.
Each table will get to choose 4 sides from the following options for their party to share to go along with their meal:
The Married Spuds – loaded potato barrels drizzled with green goddess dressing, cheese sauce, and seasoned BBQ spices
Force Field Fried Pickles – jumbo pickle spears coated with a dill-flavored breading and fried to perfection
Slinky Doooooooooog Mac & Cheese – spiral pasta in a creamy house-made cheese sauce topped with crumbled cheddar crackers
Buckin’ Baked Beans – a traditional BBQ favorite (plant-based)
Cowpoke Corn on the Cob – grilled and seasoned with a chili-lime spice blend, cilantro, cotija cheese, and lime juice
Mean Old Potato Salad – homestyle, made with red-skinned potatoes
Veggie Slaw – cool & crunchy shredded veggie slaw (plant-based)
Campfire-roasted Vegetables – a variety of roasted seasonal vegetables (plant-based)
To complete the meal, the table will choose from a sweet selection of individually portioned desserts, which include Cupcake à la Forky, Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake, Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie, Goat’s Apple Pie, & Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie.
Cupcake à la Forky – A classic chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate ganache center topped with velvety graham cracker buttercream and a Forky sugar cookie
Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake – a creamy dessert that balances the tanginess of the cheesecake with the natural sweetness of blueberries and lemon
Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie – layers of graham cracker crust and silky chocolate mousse topped with chantilly cream
Goat’s Apple Pie – tart apples and warm pie spices balance perfectly with the creamy sweet filling under a crumble crust
Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie – with sweet peaches and tart strawberries (plant-based)
There will also be an assortment of craft cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages available.
The grown-up craft cocktails include:
Snake Eye Margarita – inspired by a summertime BBQ featuring watermelon, smoke, and a bit of spice
Rum Punch – rum punch with vibrant flavors of passion fruit and pineapple finished with a smoky spiced garnish
Chocolate with a Grown-up Twist – a blend of chocolate rum, horchata liqueur, cocoa, and flavors of toasted marshmallow
Frozen Peanut Butter & Jelly – a fun frozen twist on the classic peanut butter & jelly featuring peanut butter whiskey
Whiskey Lemonade – a fresh take on a strawberry lemonade made with Tennessee whiskey and Italian bitter aperitif
The Rodeo Mule – a classic mule that mixes vodka with fresh juices and ginger beer
A selection of beer, hard cider, and wines by the glass will also be available.
The nonalcoholic special beverage offerings include:
Molly’s Frozen Iced Tea – a frosty concoction with iced tea and citrus flavors
Frozen Cocoa – a frozen blend of cocoa and vanilla topped with miniature marshmallows
Partysaurus Tex – strawberry lemonade is even more fun when you garnish it with gummy worms!
We think this menu sounds delicious, & we’re excited to be able to try it soon! How about you? Do you plan on eating at Roundup Rodeo BBQ? Let us know!