A New Spin on Alley Eats at Splitsville at Downtown Disney

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    Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney West Side is due to open very soon. The two-story “bowling alleyâ€￾ puts a new spin on the sport with 50,000 square feet of fun for the entire family – 30 lanes cleverly separated into clusters, two kitchens, dramatic architecture, outdoor seating, billiard tables and live entertainment.

    There will be a bowling concierge who will bring your shoes to your lane and a waitress to take your food and drink orders. Roll a few strikes and spares, soak up the energy, then grab a menu and get bowled over by the cuisine created by Tim Cushman, one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefsâ€￾ in 2008.

    There’s sushi rolled on display – and they’re serious about freshness, since “who would expect sushi with bowling,â€￾ says Mark Gibson, co-founder of Splitsville. So they’ve got experts slicing and dicing everything from California rolls to spicy tuna to their signature Crab Rangoon – a dozen rolls in all.

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    Blackened Mahi Mahi with Grilled Shrimp and Spicy, Buttery Voodoo Sauce​

    But ask Gibson his favorite, and he’ll tell you that the appetizer-sized filet sliders are right up there, served with onion rings and horseradish cream. Other starters include 3-pepper calamari sautéed with cherry, jalapeño and banana peppers; seared ahi tuna; alley nachos with the works, and Loaded Fries “smothered with nacho cheese, bacon and love,â€￾ reads the menu.

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    Filet Sliders​

    The extra-juicy burgers are a blend of Black Angus brisket, short ribs and ground beef, and if you’re really hungry, order the triple-decker Mad King burger, a full pound with double cheese and bacon, topped with a crispy onion ring. But it’s not all sandwiches and salads. Standout entrées include slow-cooked pulled pork with fries and slaw; blackened mahi mahi with grilled shrimp and spicy, buttery voodoo sauce; an 8-ounce filet mignon; and steak chimichurri. There are seven kinds of pizzas, from cheese to barbecued chicken and the Firehouse with mozzarella, diced chicken tenders, spicy bleu cheese sauce and a drizzle of Ranch dressing.

    Enormous desserts to share include made-to-order sundaes, brownie a la mode and red velvet cake with butter frosting (it’s called “Giant Cakeâ€￾ for a reason). And there are plenty of menu options designed just for kids, all for an affordable $7.

    Drinks range from an old-fashioned Icee to and 18-ounce frozen schooner of draft beer. There are signature cocktails like rum runners and piña coladas, snicker-tinis and key lime martinis. And their popular “Bowlâ€￾ drinks which include Long Island Iced Tea and the Beach Bowl.

    Splitsville will be open from 10am and keep customers “rolling in and rocking outâ€￾ until 2 a.m.

    “It’s all about families and friends having fun together,â€￾ says Gibson. “And while you might come to Splitsville for the bowling and atmosphere, you’ll come back for the food!â€￾

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