Brew-Wing is a booth featuring Muppet Labs in the former Odyssey restaurant during the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. In this Global Marketplace review, we’ll look at the menu prices, share food photos, and offer thoughts on what is—and is not—worth your money. (Updated July 21, 2023.)
For those unfamiliar with the Odyssey, it’s the over-the-water building between Test Track and the Mexico pavilion. The Odyssey was a restaurant back in the day and more recently has been an events pavilion for Epcot’s various events. For the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, the venue has been transformed into Walt Disney World’s very first Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.
Joking aside, this booth is home to one possible highlight of the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival: Muppet Labs at the Brew-Wing booth. Don’t get too excited for this, as Walt Disney World has quietly clarified that this will not mean the return of the Muppets Mobile Lab, which used to be atmospheric entertainment in Future World at EPCOT.
Instead, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his faithful assistant, Beaker, will appear throughout the venue via videos from Muppet Labs. It’s disappointing that Walt Disney World would use videos instead of the in-person Muppets Mobile Lab that used to exist at EPCOT (and was awesome), but it’s not terribly surprising.
In any case, the madcap duo will welcome you to their taste-testing headquarters via video. It’s here at the Brew-Wing Lab that Dr. Honeydew and Beaker are busy creating scientific snacks and mind-blowing beverages. At the Brew-Wing booth featuring Muppet Labs, you’ll have a chance to sample some of the duos kooky concoctions like the Unnecessarily Spicy, Yet Extremely Tasty Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings, or the Pickle Milkshake. Consider it a flavor experiment in the name of science.
Another noteworthy detail is that the Odyssey Restaurant/Brew-Wing Booth/Muppet Labs/Off-Brand B-Dubs is home to air-conditioning, shade, and a fairly large seating area. So even though it’ll only feature Dr. Honeydew and Beaker via video, it should still be a nice escape from the heat and humidity. That alone makes it a tempting stop during your quest to eat and drink around the world at EPCOT!
Here’s the food menu for the Brew-Wing Lab booth at the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival:
Orange-Cardamom Wings (NEW)
Traditional Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch
Impossible Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Plant-Based Blue Cheese, Plant-Based Ranch and Celery (NEW) (plant-based item)
Scorching Hot Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings with Creamy Cucumber Raita (NEW)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Wings
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Buffalo Sauce, Plant-Based Blue Cheese and Plant-based Ranch (plant-based item)
Brew-Wing Lab Beverages:
Sun King Brewing Caipirinha Lager, Sarasota, FL (NEW)
Brew Hub French Connection IPA, Lakeland, FL (NEW)
3 Daughters Brewing Old Fashion Porter, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW)
Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Tropicolada Hard Cider, Armada, MI (NEW)
Bold Rock Peach Berry Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (NEW)
3 Daughters Brewing Raspberry Lemonade Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW)
Frozen Pomegranate Tea (nonalcoholic)
Pickle Milkshake (nonalcoholic)
Now our photos and reviews of each item from the Brew-Wing Lab Global Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
(Note: these have not yet been updated with fresh reviews of the new items at the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. Stay tuned for that and photos of the Muppet Lab additions once they debut!)
Garlic-Parmesan Wings ($7.50) – I’m a sucker for garlic-parmesan wings, but these were the most disappointing of the bunch. They were a bit too dry and the flavor was not particularly pronounced aside from the spots with copious amounts of cheese and garlic.
Teriyaki-Sesame Wings ($7.50) – Good flavor here, tender meat, the right amount of heat, and nice texture from the sesame seeds.
I wouldn’t say we recommend these, but if you’re in the market for wings…these are probably your best pick.
Mango-Habanero Wings ($7.50) – A good marriage of spicy and sweet, although the former definitely overwhelms the latter. That’s probably for the best, as I don’t think anyone wants mango to be the dominant flavor in chicken wings.
Not bad, not great.
Barbecue Wings ($7.50) – These were slathered with a generous amount of BBQ sauce, while the underlying meat was still tender and tasty.
I’m not sure what kind of tasting notes are necessary here. These are standard issue barbecue chicken wings. What you see is what you get.
Traditional Buffalo Wings ($7.50) – Honestly, it all starts to blur together.
I stuffed myself with an abundance of average chicken wings. I’m not saying it was a great decision, but I have no regrets. It was like an afternoon at B-Dubs, but minus the TVs. I’d imagine you’ve never read a review of that restaurant, and there’s probably a reason for that. I love Buffalo Wild Wings, but no one is going there for its critical accolades. That’s just not the role it, or this, serves.
Cheese Flatbread ($9.25) – C’mon, what do you expect me to say here? You can see that pizza pictured above, right?!
For those who are unfamiliar with the food known as “pizza,” it’s a consumable flat bread–with ancient origins dating back to the Romans (panis focacius)–to which sauce and toppings including cheese can be added. There is some debate over where the modern pizza was first documented, but most scholars believe the concept was perfected at PizzeRizzo.
Pepperoni Flatbread ($9.75) – For those whose first exposure to the wonderful world of pizza is this blog post, welcome!!! You will probably enjoy both of these flatbreads! There’s truly no such thing as a bad pizza–just less good ones.
For everyone else, this dynamic duo is very, very “less good.” Definitely not recommended.
Ultimately, not much to say about the food at the Brew-Wing Labs Booth, and yet we still somehow managed to phone in 1,000 words about it. In fairness, Walt Disney World also phoned in the menu, so we’re just trying to maintain consistency across this Epcot experience.
And not to shift the blame or anything, but you saw the thumbnail image and/or the description of this place as Walt Disney World’s first Buffalo Wild Wings franchise and decided that reading a review of that was necessary. If you feel like your time has been wasted, I feel like that one is sort of on you.
If you’ve tried any of the cuisine at the Brew-Wing Lab Booth, what did you think? Portion-size or quality-wise, did you have better or worse luck than us with what you ordered? Have you tried any of the drinks at this Global Marketplace? What was or was not worth the money? Do you agree or disagree with our food reviews? Questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!