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IT’S another huge weekend in the 2019 Lidl LadiesNational Football League – with 16 fixtures down for decision across the fourdivisions. There are three ‘double-header’ games in Division 1over the weekend – including two on Saturday which are both available to viewLIVE. Dublin host Mayo at Croke Park (5.0) in front of theeir sport cameras, while the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Facebook Liveoffering https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/is the clash between Cork and Tipperary at Páirc Uí Rinn (5.0). Jerome Quinn and Cork’s 11-time TG4 All-IrelandSenior medallist Bríd Stack will be on commentary duty as the Leesiders play ona double-bill alongside their male counterparts for the very first time. On Sunday, Donegal and Galway will hope to maintaintheir 100 per records in Division 1 – and both counties have home advantage. Galway welcome Westmeath to Clonberne, whileDonegal’s Ladies have a double-header at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny to lookforward to, as they welcome Ulster rivals Monaghan. PREVIEWSLidlLadies National Football League 2019 – Round 3 – 2pm unless statedSaturday23rd FebruaryLidlLadies NFL – Division 1 – Round 3 Dublinv Mayo, Croke Park, 5pm (B Rice, Down)– part of double-header with GAA –LIVE on eir sport and on channel’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eirSport/)A keen recent rivalry will be renewed at Croke Parkon Saturday evening, as Dublin welcome Mayo to Croke Park. The sides met three times in 2018 in League andChampionship– with Dublin winning on all three occasions. The Dubs got the better of Mayo twice in the League– including the Division 1 Final clash between the counties at Parnell Park.The eir sport cameras were in Castlebar last yearfor a cracking game – and this one is live once again on the same channel fromCroke Park. Dublin boss Mick Bohan has made seven changes to theteam that accounted for Tipperary last time out – and he also has big gunsSinéad Aherne, Sinéad Goldrick and Noelle Healy back on the bench. Mayo boss Peter Leahy has named an unchangedstarting team as the Westerners look to avoid a second successive defeat. Dublin: C Trant; M Byrne, N Collins, EMcDonagh; A Kane, S McGrath, L Magee; L Collins, O Carey; N Owens, S Woods, HO’Neill; O Whyte, L Davey, N McEvoy. Mayo: L Brennan; N O’Malley, R Flynn, DCaldwell; K Sullivan, Ciara McManamon, N Moran; Clodagh McManamon, D Finn; SCafferky, E Needham, N Kelly (capt.); F Doherty, R Kearns, G Kelly.Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5pm (E Moran,Kerry) – part of double-header withGAA – LIVE on Ladies Football Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/)These teams last met in the 2018 TG4 Munster SeniorChampionship semi-final – and now they’ll lock horns in an historic LidlNational League Division 1 tie. This is the first time that the Cork Ladies willhave the chance to play on a double-bill alongside their male counterparts, andit’s a game that can be viewed LIVE on the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’sFacebook Page. Cork were stunned by Galway in Round 1 but didrecover to beat Westmeath last time out. For Tipperary, managed by Mourneabbey’s All-IrelandSenior Club winning boss Shane Ronayne, it’s been a baptism of fire in the topflight. Tipp lost out to Mayo and Dublin in their first twogames and will be hoping to avoid a third successive defeat when they make thetrip to the Rebel County. Tipp are unchanged from the team that lined outagainst Dublin while Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald has brought in Shauna Kelly forMarie Ambrose in defence. Jerome Quinn and Cork’s 11-time TG4 All-IrelandSenior medallist Bríd Stack will be on commentary duty for this one.Cork:M O’Brien (capt.); S Leahy, S Kelly, A Kelleher; D Kiely, M Duggan, E Kiely; AHutchings, L O’Mahony; A O’Sullivan, N Cotter, O Farmer; E Scally, S O’Leary, OFinn. Tipperary: LFitzpatrick; E Buckley, M Curley, E Cronin; B Condon, S Lambert (capt.), CMaher; A.R. Kennedy, E Fitzpatrick; N Lonergan, A Moloney, R Daly; L Dillon, CCondon, S Everard. LidlLadies NFL – Division 2 – Round 3 Cavanv Clare, Killinkere, Virginia (D Carolan, Down)Two games, two draws for Clare so far in Division 2,while Cavan have picked up one point from their opening two fixtures. Cavan began with an encouraging draw against Tyronebut they were well beaten by Armagh last time out. Clare have been involved in stalemates with Kerryand Wexford so far – and both teams will be anxious to collect a first win ofthe campaign. Wexfordv Tyrone, St Patrick’s GAA, (K Phelan, Laois)Wexford’s campaign began with a disappointing lossto Waterford but they did recover well to earn a draw with Clare last time out.Tyrone will fancy themselves for a top-four slot anda place in the knockout stages and after drawing with Cavan in their openingmatch, they enjoyed a good win against Laois in Round 2. It’s a long trip South for Tyrone, who accounted forWexford in the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship quarter-final. Waterfordv Armagh, Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 3pm (S McNulty, Wicklow)Waterford are nestled nicely in the top four as theyprepare for the visit of table-toppers Armagh to Fraher Field. A draw away to Kerry in Round 1 could yet turn outto be a very valuable point, before the Déise were comfortable winners in theSouth-East derby with Wexford. Armagh have been scoring for fun so far this year –racking up 7-30 in two victories against Laois and Cavan. The Orchard Countyappear to be the team to stop in Division 2. LidlLadies NFL – Division 3 – Round 3Meathv Roscommon, Dunganny Centre of Excellence (3G), (G McMahon, Mayo)This fixture will revive some painful memories forRoscommon. In the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate semi-final, Meath produceda brilliant performance to defeat Roscommon at Dr. Hyde Park. But this is a new year and both counties havestarted well – with six points each from their opening two games. Offalyv Longford, St. Brendans Park, Birr, 1pm (N McCormack, Laois)Longford are one of four teams with three pointsfrom their opening two fixtures – which is three behind pace-setters Meath andRoscommon. But with the top two playing each other on Saturday,this is a chance for the chasing pack to make up some ground. Longford lostnarrowly to Kildare in Round 1, before beating Sligo narrowly in Round 2.Offaly are pointless from their first two games. Wicklowv Kildare, Dunlavin, (J Murphy, Carlow)This could be a pivotal game in the quest for a topfour place, with both teams on three points.Following a line of form, both teams have alreadyplayed Roscommon, with Wicklow losing by 10 points against the Connacht outfit,while Kildare ran the Rossies to just two points. Wicklow will look to makehome advantage count but this will be a competitive Leinster derby. Downv Sligo, Saval BT34 2RQ, 2.30pm, (S McLoughlin, Donegal)Down got off to a great start when they fired sixgoals against Offaly – but they lost to Wicklow in Round 2. Sligo, who suffered relegation from Division 2 lastyear, find themselves in trouble again as they’ve lost their opening twofixtures against Meath and Longford. LidlLadies NFL – Division 4 – Round 3Fermanaghv Limerick, Ederney, 2.30pm, (D Hurson, Monaghan)Division 4 is shaping up to be an interestingpromotion race and Fermanagh are currently sitting pretty with two wins fromtwo. The Erne County welcome Limerick, who beat Louth intheir first outing before losing out narrowly to Carlow in round 2. Kilkennyv Antrim, Kilkenny Training Centre, R95 X7X6, (PJ Aherne, Cork)Antrim have won one of their opening two matches andface the long trip to Kilkenny on Saturday. Kilkenny have lost their opening two fixtures todate in 2019 but will hope for a competitive performance on home soil.Derryv Carlow, O’Donovan Rossa, Magherafelt, (S Coyle, Donegal)Derry are pointless from their first two games andwhile they have home advantage on Saturday, they won’t get anything easy fromvisitors Carlow, who are top of the table on points difference. It’s been an excellent start to the campaign forCarlow, who have emerged as genuine promotion contenders. Sunday24th February LidlLadies NFL – Division 1 – Round 3Galwayv Westmeath, Clonberne, 12pm (M Kenny, Mayo)Galway were beaten semi-finalists last year and onthe evidence we’ve seen to date in 2019, they’re aiming for at least aknock-out slot again. The Tribeswomen have been impressive under newmanager Tim Rabbitte so far, winning against Cork and Monaghan in their openingtwo fixtures. They put their 100 per cent record on the lineagainst visitors Westmeath on Sunday, as the Lake County aim to bounce backfrom defeat to Cork last time out. Westmeath, under their new manager Sean Finnegan, didscore a hugely encouraging victory over Monaghan in Round 1. And in a hugely-competitive top flight, that resultcould yet be one that staves off the threat of relegation for Westmeath. They’ll have it all to do against the in-formConnacht champions in Clonberne on Sunday. Galway: D Gower; M Coyne, S Lynch, F Cooney; SMolloy, L Ward, C Cooney; O Divilly, B Hannon; M Seoighe, T Leonard (capt.), LCoen; R Ní Flahartha, R Leonard, S Conneally. Westmeath: K Walsh; R Dillon, J Rogers, L Power;F Coyle, K McDermott, F Claffey (capt.); K Boyce-Jordan, V Carr; L McCartan, LSlevin, J Maher; S Dolan, A Jones, M.A. Foley. Donegal(H) v Monaghan, St Eunans, O’ Donnell Park, Letterkenny, 12pm (G Carmody,Roscommon) – part of double-header with GAAThe Donegal Ladies get the chance to play alongsidetheir male counterparts on Sunday at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny, on Sunday. And Donegal are doing extremely well in Division 1so far, with a 100 per cent record from two outings. Donegal were impressive against Dublin at Croke Park– and they ground out a victory against Mayo in Round 2. The Ulster Champions welcome struggling Monaghan toLetterkenny, with the visitors in need of points after two defeats to date. Donegal won the TG4 Ulster semi-final meetingbetween the counties last summer and will start as favourites here as they aimto take a big step towards the League semi-finals. But Monaghan’s results haven’t rewarded theirperformances to date and they’re a feeling in the Farney camp that theirfortunes could be about to change for the better. Donegal: A Nee; T Hegarty, E Gallagher, N Carr;T Doherty, N McLaughlin, N Boyle; K Herron, M Ryan; R Friel, N Hegarty, A BoyleCarr; G McLaughlin, K Guthrie, C Grant. Monaghan: B Tierney; L Flynn, N Kerr, H McSkane;S Boyd, A McAnespie, S Coyle; M Atkinson, R Courtney; C McBride, C Courtney(capt.), E McAnespie; E Woods, L Maguire, C McAnespie. LidlLadies NFL – Division 2 – Round 3Laoisv Kerry, Emo, (K O’Brien, Limerick)Laois are bottom of Division 2 and in need of pointsas they prepare for the visit of Kerry to Emo. The Kingdom, for their part, suffered relegationfrom Division 1 last year but are tipped by many to bounce straight back up. They’ll need to get some wins on the board soon,however, as they’ve drawn their first two games of the season. LidlLadies NFL – Division 4 – Round 3Leitrimv Louth, St Marys, Cloone, (J Devlin, Galway)Two teams with a win each so far meet in Cloone.Leitrim are back on the field of play in 2018 and have done made an encouragingstart to their campaign. Both counties will aim to keep pace with the earlyfront-runners Carlow and Fermanagh. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email LidlLadies NFL Round 3 previews Compiledby Jackie Cahill
If Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez does make the switch to Manchester United during this transfer window, he will join a team that, while 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, have built the necessary platform for the Chilean’s strengths.And what has become increasingly clear this season is that the key element of that platform is Paul Pogba.The French midfielder did not quite live up to expectations in his first season back at United following his, then world record, 89 million pound move from Juventus in 2016.While far from a flop, Pogba certainly didn’t sparkle and shine the way United hoped from their latest expensive toy.But this season, with the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea to add defensive solidity to the centre of midfield, the 24-year-old has begun to produce the moments of quality that his manager Jose Mourinho knew his team needed.It is not always flashy or spectacular and Pogba isn’t bringing the crowd to their feet with a breathtaking moment in the way that Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City has done this season.But what he is delivering is consistency and a constant threat to opposition defences.In Monday’s 3-0 league win over Stoke, Pogba made 77 passes with a completion rate of 90 per cent and his 96 touches were the most of any United player on the field.While he was still delivering tackles and challenges, it was clear his role was further up the field, providing the central reference point for the wide-men and striker Romelu Lukaku.Pogba provided the assists for Antonio Valencia’s opener and Anthony Martial’s second and varied his play with clever short passes and more ambitious cross-field balls.“I played further forward so I had more freedom, to pass forward and find my team mates,” he said after the game.“I can use more of my attributes to go forward to use my power, my shooting, or try to make an assist, so yes, playing up the field suits me more.”INFLUENTIALIt doesn’t take a statistical genius to realise the importance of Pogba to United.In the team’s three defeats in the league this season – at Huddersfield Town and Chelsea and at home to City, Pogba was absent.With Pogba on the field, United are unbeaten – with nine wins and four draws. Indeed, the midfielder has not been on the losing side in his last 35 Premier League games for United.“I think he is happy with the way the team is playing and he’s happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction,” said Mourinho.If that profile soon includes the sharp, incisive forward play of Sanchez, to compliment the physical power of Lukaku and the pace of Martial and Marcus Rashford, Pogba should be even happier.And United fans worried about a lengthy spell of dominance from their big-spending neighbours, might start to feel the future holds more promise.
Order of play on the main showcourt on the 10th day of the Australian Open on Wednesday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix number denotes seeding):ROD LAVER ARENA28-Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) v 4-Simona Halep (Romania)Not before 0130 GMTGarbine Muguruza (Spain) v 30-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)Not before 0330 GMT15-Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) v 7-Alexander Zverev (Germany)Not before 0830 GMT
MRS Brown would be very proud of her Donegal boys. Certainly Buster Brady is…..for he’s backing two Donegal men behind a fundraising drive.Les O’Donnell and Denis Ferry, who run their own garages at Mountain Top in Letterkenny, hope to complete a fundraising expedition that starts at the top of Ireland – Malin head – and ends at the top of America – at a town called Deadhorse at Prudhoe bay in Alaska. Deadhorse is 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle.Click Play to hear Buster’s boost for Denis and Les. DDTV: BUSTER BRADY FROM MRS BROWN’S BOYS BACKS DONEGAL MEN’S ARCTIC CHALLENGE was last modified: February 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: BUSTER BRADY FROM MRS BROWN’S BOYS BACKS DONEGAL MEN’S ARCTIC CHALLENGE
One England fan found the net with a paper plane on Thursday night to provide Wembley with a rare moment of genuine excitement.Supporters rose to their feet as the converted matchday programme flew towards the unguarded Slovenian goal, before erupting as it soared into the back of the net.Unsurprisingly, this isn’t the first time an England fan has thrown a remarkably precise paper plane out of sheer boredom.An incredible effort against Peru in 2015 found an opposition player’s head from the top tier.Watch the video below. 1 Paper plane brings Wembley to life You know England are shite when a plane landing in the net gets the biggest cheer 😂 #England #ENGSLO pic.twitter.com/cZxIfDEeaw— Houston (@AndyHoust) October 5, 2017
Liverpool 5-0 Swansea – Man of the Match = Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – 9.62 according to Whoscored.com 8 Bournemouth 3-3 West Ham – Man of the Match = Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – 8.60/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game… Tottenham 5-2 Southampton – Man of the Match = Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 9.22/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game… 8 Manchester United 2-2 Burnley – Man of the Match = Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) – 8.28/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game… Watford 2-1 Leicester – Man of the Match = Marc Albrighton (Leicester) – 8.63/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game… 8 8 After stuffing ourselves silly on Christmas Day we got a bumper serving of Premier League football on Boxing Day.Across eight fixtures we saw plenty of goals as Harry Kane broke the record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year, while Burnley continued their tremendous form by holding Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.Elsewhere, there were wins for Chelsea and Watford, while there was also a controversial 3-3 draw between Bournemouth and West Ham.But who was the man of the match in every game, according to WhoScored.com? Click the right arrow above to find out… Chelsea 2-0 Brighton – Man of the Match = Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – 8.50/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game… 8 Huddersfield 1-1 Stoke – Man of the Match = Joe Allen (Stoke) – 8.28/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game… 8 8 8 West Brom 0-0 Everton – Man of the Match = Michael Keane (Everton) – 7.88/10 according to Whoscored.com – Click the right arrow above to see who won the award in every other Premier League game…
PALMDALE – A 23-year-old Palmdale man was identified Monday as a stabbing suspect shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly grabbed another deputy’s gun and started shooting inside a house. Juan Alberto Mora was killed in a 4 a.m. Sunday shooting that is now under review by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials as well as by officials of the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Office of Independent Review, officials said. One deputy was hit by a bullet fired by Mora but it was stopped by the deputy’s protective vest, officials said. The deputy was treated at a hospital and released. Three people stabbed by Mora at a second house a couple blocks away were reported in critical but stable condition at a hospital, deputies said. Their names were not released. Sheriff’s officials also did not release the names of the deputies involved in the shooting. The man fired three shots, hitting a second deputy in the upper torso. A third deputy then returned fire, hitting the man, the account said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Deputies said they got a 911 call about 3:25 a.m. Sunday about a domestic violence incident at a house on Dunmore Avenue and were told the suspect had left carrying a knife. Another 911 call then came in saying that a man with a knife had just stabbed people in a home in the 3100 block of East Avenue Q-4, a couple blocks from the first call, sheriff’s officials said. Once at the Avenue Q-4 home, deputies were told that the assailant was returning to his house on Dunmore. When deputies got to the Dunmore home, they saw a man – later identified as Mora – inside the house holding a knife and with blood on his clothing, according to a sheriff’s department account released to the news media. Fearing that the man was about to harm family members, the deputies went inside, where the man grabbed one deputy’s gun and a struggle ensued, the department account said.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) The winter that Ansel Adams shot one of his most renowned images of Half Dome, Yosemite’s iconic granite crest, he nearly gave up photography to become a classical musician. This year, a play he wrote and set to music from that time, “The Bracebridge Dinner,” celebrates its 80th anniversary in eight performances staged in the park’s Ahwahnee Hotel. Hundreds of families have made attending the play — an elaborate Christmas story about a fictional English squire — a tradition, flying in from around the world to eat the accompanying sumptuous eight-course meal. For the electricians and park rangers who make up the pageant’s Renaissance-era ensemble cast, it’s a chance to play a role in Adams’ imaginary world. “He brought the way he viewed the world to all of our eyes,” said Dave Giles, a payroll manager at the park who plays a tights-wearing extra. “He loved Yosemite, and the Bracebridge was one of the many ways he was able to bring that out.” Conceived as a ploy to lure travelers to the park in wintertime in the mid-1920s, the play tells the story of a holiday evening at Bracebridge Hall, home to an unusual English nobleman based loosely on a character in a short story by Washington Irving, author of “Rip Van Winkle.” $345 price tag Until 2002, tickets to the performance were distributed by lottery, with as many as 60,000 people annually applying for 2,000 available spots. Now the event has expanded to allow open ticketing, and audiences have filled the 350 available seats each night, despite the $345 price tag. This season’s performances run through TuesdayDec. 26. On a recent snowy evening, a dozen hotel chefs fanned out with pears poached in Riesling on trays, in preparation for the onslaught. Guests decked out in evening wear sat in near darkness as singers wearing brocade, furs and sequined pantaloons pranced into the Ahwahnee’s dining room. “Let the feast begin!” boomed Lord Merrick, aka Squire Bracebridge, played by San Francisco actor Michael McCarty. Like any production, the dinner has had its share of glitches, cast and crew said. Once, a squirrel chewed through the electrical wires. Last week, a prop got lost in the hotel’s vast expanses. Local involvement But Adams, who wrote the script, arranged the music, oversaw the show’s choir and played both jester and host for the more than 40 years, always preferred community involvement to professional polish. Generations of park employees and Yosemite locals have grown up playing characters in the play. “If you lived in Yosemite, you want to be a part of the Bracebridge,” said the photographer’s son, 73-year-old Michael Adams, who has moonlighted as both villager and wassail bearer over the years. No one knows that tradition better than the dinner’s executive producer, Andrea Fulton, whose father took over direction of the pageant when Adams retired in 1973. “Ansel was a very detailed person; I can remember sitting at a dress rehearsal that lasted until four in the morning while he aimed and re-aimed a light,” he said. Fulton added lines and songs to Adams’ original pageant six years ago to reach a contemporary audience. “His contribution was making a beautiful, sedate pageant, but I thought we needed more laughter,” he said.
Share This!Along with the opening of Disney’s Coronado Springs’ newest expansion, the Gran Destino Tower, the hotel also recently christened several new dining and lounge locations. Today, we’ll take a closer look at my visit to Toledo: Tapas, Steaks & Seafood during opening week.In this visit, I tried to sample across the very large (and kind of complicated, honestly) menu – we tried a few tapas, a few appetizers, some entrees, and dessert. Overall, I loved the entrees we tried, and will definitely be back for these again soon, but Toledo, on the whole, is a little pricey considering it is a non-signature restaurant. Let’s take a look at how the menu plays out!TapasFirst up, a few tapas. Toledo’s menu features pintxos, which are one to two-bite dishes (all priced around $3), and cazuelas (sharable sized traditional tapas, from $10-18), as well as some house boards featuring cheese and charcuterie to share ($15-35). We stuck to the cazuelas section of the tapas menu for this visit, ordering the Tronchon Cheese Gratinado ($10) and the Rioja-braised Chorizo ($15). Our other favorite dessert was the Classic Crema Catalana ($8) – this is a Spanish take on crème brulee here, with a thick caramelized sugar crust sitting atop a rich, vanilla and orange custard. Candied and fresh Valencia orange amplify the fruitiness on the plate, and helped tone down the overwhelming sweetness from the sugar crust. We couldn’t finish this dessert, due to the richness, but it’s certainly a great representation of the classic Spanish dish.Overall ThoughtsToledo was definitely most successful for us with their entrees; while I enjoyed most everything we tried, I felt the consistency of the desserts and tapas/appetizers was lacking. As a result, I think we’ll likely see quite a bit of menu changes as diners dictate successful dishes here, with the menu likely simplified in the next few months.Overall, it’s hard not to draw parallels to Jaleo when you’ve dined at both – it’s almost not even fair, but in price point, menu, and dining guest demographics (largely adults-only, likely conventioneers), the two are pretty similar. Jaleo definitely takes the cake in the tapas category, though, which isn’t to say that Toledo isn’t worth a visit; I’ll likely return soon myself just to try the “Seafood” entrée or steak again! Toledo is a quality option compared to every other dining location at Coronado Springs, too, which marks it as a successful entry in to the dining landscape, in my book. The Café con Leche Choux ($9) features a dark chocolate cream puff shell filled with coffee chocolate mousse atop a whipped cream base. The coffee flavor here is not at all predominant – again, unfortunately, we mostly encountered “overly sweet” over anything else. The texture of the mousse and whipped cream were excellent and smooth, but I would just order a Café Bombon to fulfill your coffee craving.The Chocolate-Avocado Mousse (A Plant-Based Dessert) ($10) was the most successful chocolate dessert, in our eyes. Served alongside a delectable strawberry-basil sorbet – perfectly sweet and tart with hints of herb – and a coconut crumble, this was a tiny portion but a great ending to a meal. The avocado base for the mousse was silky smooth, and you’d never know it was the base for this dessert without reading the menu first – the flavor blends seamlessly into the rich chocolate. The Tronchon Cheese Gratinado was essentially Spanish Tronchon cheese slightly melted on toast, with tupelo honey and lavender drizzled on top – it’s a fairly simple dish, but for cheese lovers, it’s a fine way to start the meal. My dining companion and I both found the bread under the cheese a little tough (it was bordering on stale), but the nutty, twangy cheese and the unctuous honey paired with the lavender (which really brings out the natural floral notes in the cheese!) more than made up for it. We nearly finished this plate off, even knowing how much more food we still had yet to come.The Rioja-braised chorizo with field onions was just as successful, for me – the braise on the chorizo takes the chew out of it, rendering it down to pure “sausage” texture like a cooked smoked sausage you might be more used to. The alcohol flavor the Rioja was long braised away, leaving behind a sweet and smoky jus that complemented the sausage and onions quite well. This was also served with toast, though I was content eating it on its own. At $15, this is a little pricy for the portion, but if chorizo is your thing, it’s worth the taste.AppetizersOddly, Toledo’s menu also features standard appetizers, aside from the sharable tapas – again, the menu is a bit confusing here and I would not be shocked to see it simplified in the coming months as the restaurant settles in. The appetizer section houses a good portion of the salad options the restaurant offers, as well as a few other savory small bites that somehow don’t count as “tapas”.I was pretty excited to order the Serrano Ham and Compressed Melon salad ($12), but ultimately a tad disappointed when it arrived. On the plate? Four slices of ham and 8 cubes of melon (that didn’t taste any more flavorful or robust than your grocery store cantaloupe, frankly), with a sprinkling of fennel pollen and some greens dressed in oil. It was… sparse, if I’m honest, and while tasty, with classic salty-sweet juxtaposition, I don’t think it’s substantial enough to count as a salad at this price, especially compared to the similarly priced, larger sized tapas we sampled.Next, we tried the savory churros, billed as “chorizo, oregano, romesco, lemon”, for $10. This is certainly $10 worth of carbs, but your mileage may vary as to how fresh they are. Ours arrived somewhat crispy on the outside, but fairly doughy and heavy inside, with none of the characteristic true crunch you’d expect from a churro. I also felt none of these flavors really popped as described – the strongest notes came from the smoked paprika sprinkled on top. After sitting on the table a bit while we sampled each appetizer, the churros ultimately became a bit soggy, which is understandable but can make them a tad underwhelming if you aren’t sampling the whole plate right away.More successful was the pan con tomate, the classic tomato-olive oil-garlicky spread atop crusty grilled bread ($10). I loved the acidic freshness of the tomato balanced with the rich olive oil bathed in garlic, but the bread tended to be a little too thickly sliced, so it was tough for the tomato to shine over the dense toast. Ultimately, I found myself craving the pan con tomate from Jaleo, which I routinely dream about – the bread there is a little less thick, full of crannies for all the tomato to soak in and really take center stage.EntreesAs I said earlier, the real stars of dinner at Toledo were our entrees; after a few missteps in the tapas and appetizers, it was great to see some fantastic food on display here. We sampled three entrees, trying to get a sense of the “seafood and steaks” part of Toledo’s title: Scallops ($32), Manhattan Filet ($36), and the Plant-based ‘Seafood’ dish ($30). You might be surprised what my favorite was…The scallops entrée arrives with four fairly large scallops seared atop a fava bean hummus with several dollops of olive tapenade, yogurt powder sprinkled atop, alongside a few roasted carrots. Overall, the plate was bursting with flavor – subtle hints of the sea from the sweet and perfectly seared scallops, with a rich hummus acting as a side and sauce, almost. The olive tapenade’s brininess really punched up the flavor on the plate, but ultimately we both craved texture – everything here is homogenous in “mushy”, which isn’t bad, but makes it tough to eat a whole plate. A crisp cracker or even a piece of crusty bread would’ve paired well here, on a fairly light plate considering the price tag.The Manhattan Filet is, on the other hand, the biggest bargain for a quality steak you’ll find nearly anywhere at Walt Disney World. I hesitate to say that, knowing prices on it will likely skyrocket as a result, but this plate of food is truly underpriced for what you get. A perfectly seared (and I believe sous vide, by the looks of the inside) filet weighing around 5-7 oz arrives atop Manchego and olive oil-drenched mashed potatoes (over which you’ll likely see fork-fights over for the last bite). On the side, a sweet and slightly tangy date jam, kissed with vinegar, brings a little balance to the otherwise rich plate. It’s simply steak and potatoes, but jazzed up and very well-executed.The last entrée we tried was easily my favorite (which is saying a lot, considering how quickly I devoured the steak entrée and how many raves we both had over the scallops). The plant-based movement at Walt Disney World is only growing, with most restaurants now offering several options for diners in search of non-meat options. Toledo comes out of the gate here with a truly fantastic offering that wowed me – here, we see “scallops” from mushroom stems, “calamari” breaded mushrooms, a hearts of palm “crab” cake, and “ceviche” made from mushrooms, onions, and oranges, served atop a lemon couscous. The mushroom scallops were our least favorite here – while they match in texture to true scallops, they really didn’t have a ton of flavor other than meaty mushroom, which was fine but not new. The calamari were more breading than mushroom, but the crisp and seasoned breading was certainly successful when paired with the “chewy” mushrooms inside in convincing you this was calamari.The true stars of this plate, though, were the crab cake and ceviche. The hearts of palm in the crab cake had the exact same texture as crab, and though there was more bready filler than you’d normally see in a quality crab cake with real crab, it had the most astounding taste of “seafood” without being seafood that I’ve ever encountered. My guess is that some nori or some kind of briny seaweed plant sneaks in here to bring that flavor facet in, but it really was remarkable, and tasty – I could’ve easily eaten a plate of these crab cakes and called it a day.The ceviche was equally delectable, bright and acidic with the fresh vinaigrette and pops of red onion and orange segments atop the diced mushrooms. My one quibble with it was that it was not served cold, as I’d expect from a normal ceviche; this is likely a byproduct of it being served atop a warm couscous, which, while perfectly paired with its base lemon and olive flavors, did not do favors to the temperature of the plate. Overall, though, a minor complaint, and one I’m willing to forgive on future visits to Toledo, just to have this plate again. Alongside our entrees, we also sampled a handful of sides. The sautéed broccoli with raisins pairs classic Spanish “green” and sweet flavors to mild success. The patatas bravas were less interesting to me – while the sauce was classic tomato goodness, I found the potatoes too large, and the ratio of sauce to potato too low. Unfortunately, Jaleo wins again on this front. Our favorite, by far, of the sides was the braised gigante beans, served in a bright tomato sauce with an aged sherry vinaigrette. Overall, at $8 a side dish, I’d stick to the olive oil-potato puree (the same Manchego and olive oil mash from the filet dish) or the gigante beans – these were our favorites for flavor and portion for price.DessertsWe had a chance to sample all four desserts currently available at Toledo at the end of our meal. First off, we started with the restaurant’s signature dessert, the Toledo Tapas Bar ($12), a chocolate wafer mousse bar topped with dollops of cheesecake, lemon curd, raspberry mousse, milk chocolate, and espresso covered chocolate. The quality of the chocolate here really shines, but unfortunately, none of the bar’s toppings have enough flavor to meet that dominant flavor. Even trying them on their own, most of them were very mild and mostly just sweet.