Toothsome Chocolate Factory Replacing NBA City at Universal CityWalk – With Construction Update

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Well the official word is in, and the replacement for NBA City at CityWalk will be Toothsome Chocolate Factory & Savory Feast Emporium! From Universal: “Opening later this year, Toothsome Chocolate Factory will transport you into a 19th century-inspired Steampunk chocolate factory. You’ll indulge your appetite amidst towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion.” That explains why the rumors for what was coming ranged from the Cheesecake Factory to Willy Wonka, this idea kind of looks to me like a combination of both. In addition to crazy desserts you’ll also be able to get breakdast, lunch, and dinner here as well. The menu will feature “unique twists on classic steak, seafood and pasta entrees, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, incredible salads, all-day brunch and so much more.” See the full write-up, some incredible food images, as well as my construction update below, and stay tuned for more theme park news!

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Information and Food Photos

Chocolate-1-1170x731Opening later this year, Toothsome Chocolate Factory will transport you into a 19th century-inspired Steampunk chocolate factory. You’ll indulge your appetite amidst towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion.

And that’s only the beginning.

The food will take your imagination to new heights with a menu that features unique twists on classic steak, seafood and pasta entrees, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, incredible salads, all-day brunch and so much more. And the desserts will be simply…stunning.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the milkshakes to get your mouth watering:

  • Chocolate x5: An explosion of chocolate with chocolate spirals, chunks, ice-cream and whipped cream.
  • Bacon Brittle: A fun twist on a breakfast favorite with bacon ice cream, bacon brittle, chocolate covered bacon and bacon caramel.
  • Espresso Buzzzz: A coffee lover’s dream with coffee ice-cream and chocolate covered beans.
  • Red Velvet: A milkshake topped with a Red Velvet cupcake… enough said.
  • Key Lime Pie: We’ve taken this classic Florida dessert and turned it into a delicious shake. You’ll even get a slice of pie on top!
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The sundaes are anything but ordinary with flavors like Salted Caramel Flan, Chocolate Brownie Bark and S’mores. This extreme twist on a summer favorite features layers of chocolate ice-cream, chocolate sauce, marshmallow cream and graham crackers.

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You’ll even be able to watch chocolate creations being made—and purchase your very own from the restaurant’s retail shop to take home and enjoy.

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Information and food photos from the Universal Orlando Blog.

Construction Update

Walls up all around the building site

Walls up all around the building site

Today they were clearing the front area and digging in the dirt

Today they were clearing the front area and digging in the dirt

View from the front

View from the front

Doesn't look too much different, except the giant statue being removed

Doesn’t look too much different, except the giant statue being removed

Giant metal grates in front of windows have been removed

Giant metal grates in front of windows have been removed

Windows along the inside center being closed off to prepare from new entrance being built in front

Windows along the inside center being closed off to prepare from new entrance being built in front

What used to be windows being boarded up

What used to be windows being boarded up

I can imagine the smokestacks now

I can imagine the smokestacks now

Front entrance walls may come out this far to sides? Why else would they remove these windows?

Front entrance walls may come out this far to sides? Why else would they remove these windows?

Lots of cosmetic work being done

Lots of cosmetic work being done

Concept art shows this clock becoming a round window, or at least something that will look like a window

Concept art shows this clock becoming a round window, or at least something that will look like a window

Never Stop Playing.. Ironic isn't it?

Never Stop Playing.. Ironic isn’t it?

Leaving the area

Leaving the area

Side by Side Comparison

NBA City when it closed

NBA City when it closed

Toothsome Chocolate Factory Concept

Toothsome Chocolate Factory Concept

That’s all for this update. Be sure to check out my recent Kongstruction update with video, or my coverage of the new Hello Kitty store opening at Universal Studios!

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