Ok, confession time: we’re stuffed.
Seriously park-goers, we had so much amazing food at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ that we may need a nap (or a coma) after writing this article. Fortunately for you guys, we have all the food pics and video footage you could ever need of this year’s rockin-delicious extravaganza!
We were lucky enough to sample some of the more creative concoctions of SeaWorld Orlando’s very own Executive Chef, Hector Colon like his Smoked Brisket Waffle Cone: slow smoked sliced beef brisket and jalapeno cheesy mashed potatoes piled high in a crispy waffle cone and topped with a zesty BBQ sauce — we were in heaven.
As you can see in the image below, Colon was having a lot of fun with those cones. Can you spot a Chicken Waffle Cone? How about a Warm Apple Crisp, which was essentially sliced red apples and cranberries baked and topped with a sweet oatmeal crumb topping, all served in (you guessed it) a waffle cone!
Another fun little creation was the Corn Chip Chili Pie: kind of a taco salad that lived in a scalped bag of Fritos. After trying it, you will immediately want to create a batch for your next house party.
The event takes place every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6 and features live concerts from top classic rock and country musical artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching brews, and special discounts for active duty military and veterans — they’re in partnership with USO Central Florida and honors America’s heroes.
In addition to the signature acts and festivities, it looks like SeaWorld is switching things up a bit this year. The event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to line dance, or in our case, trip over yourself and flail majestically. Special packages will include a BBQ Tasting Sampler (where guests can choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for $20), a Craft Brew Sampler (sample 10 ice-cold craft beers from a selection of more than 30 brews for $30), or combine them both like a boss for the BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler for only $35.
The cool part is, enlisted men and women, and veterans can take 50% off the standard price of their 2016 Fun Card (SeaWorld’s annual pass) and 10% off special sampler Bands, Brew & BBQ packages. The event is included with regular park admission. For more details, check out wavesofhonor.com.
If you’re still deciding whether to go or not, check out our lively video below, and enjoy a few more choice images from our taste test!