Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

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Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Chuckus95 » Nov Wed 06, 2013 9:05 am

At this time tomorrow, my plane should be touching down at MCO! After deplaning, we just have to grab our luggage and rental car and then its off to EPCOT to enjoy some food and drink.

Unfortunately, I can't try everything. I have a plan of attack, but am curious as to everyone's opinion (as subjective as it might be) as to the best dish(es) this year. I am most anxious to try the Crispy Pork Belly (Brazil), the Lobster Roll (Hops and Barley), the Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef (Belgium), and the Beef Slider (Florida), but would love to hear other thoughts/opinions.

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Amy » Nov Wed 06, 2013 12:41 pm

I think someone else might have had a similar question. Unfortunately I am out at the moment and searching the forum is a bit of a pain on the tinier phone screen.
Sounds like you have some good items to try. I've heard good things about the beef sliders and also the pork sliders which I think are from the Hawaiian booth perhaps?
I'm curious about the veggie haggis but no one has tried it yet that I have seen.

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by GeoffS » Nov Wed 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Are beef sliders really that rare around there that they're considered a unique dish? It seems like every other restaurant and bar in California has a slider on the appetizer menu.

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Wizzard419 » Nov Wed 06, 2013 9:11 pm

It is Florida, their culinary rep on the 50 foods (52 if you count DC and being hit by a car) was the Cuban sandwich, which was probably invented in Tampa. Other than that that, they would be like Nevada with no food to represent them. :D Could be worse, they could be Ohio with their diarrhea in a bowl they call chili.

My guess is "Florida" is also supposed to be a blanket term for US foods, unless it uses something distinct for prep it might as well be TGI Fridays.

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Goofyfan » Nov Mon 11, 2013 8:14 am

Hmmm. Diarrhea in a bowl....Ouch!!! :goofy:
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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Belle1082 » Nov Wed 13, 2013 11:57 am

both lobster dishes at Hops & Barley were soooooooooo good!!!

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by GeoffS » Nov Wed 13, 2013 4:29 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Could be worse, they could be Ohio with their diarrhea in a bowl they call chili.
You mean Cincinnati chili? That's a topping, not a dish of its own, hence more sauce-like. It took me two tries to figure out the cinnamon+allspice+chocolate was giving it the flavor. Not my favorite, but not awful when you do it right. Everyone there swears you can't make it, you just have to buy a can of Skyline. They're idiots.

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Wizzard419 » Nov Wed 13, 2013 5:00 pm

The entire state, but mostly Cincinnati, is in a bit of a tizzy over their ranking on the list of foods from each state (plus DC), they were ranked below being hit by a car and calling it what I did was way more tame than what they called the sewage sludge. :D

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by cy1229 » Nov Wed 13, 2013 5:17 pm

Geoff is right. It shouldn't be called "chili" at all any more than the sauce on a coney dog is "chili." Cincinnati-style chili sauce stuff should be eaten on spaghetti with onions, beans, and cheese.

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Goofyfan » Nov Sat 16, 2013 8:33 am

Belle1082 wrote:both lobster dishes at Hops & Barley were soooooooooo good!!!


Nothing beats a Maine Lobster.....especialy with an IV of butter!!!! And don't forget with a pound of Steamers on the side and an Ice Cold beer. :D :goofy:
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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Wizzard419 » Nov Sat 16, 2013 1:28 pm

Pretty sure the spiny lobsters that people catch a few miles from my house beat them. :D

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Goofyfan » Nov Sun 17, 2013 9:03 am

Not even close
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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Amy » Nov Sun 17, 2013 9:49 am

Wizzard419 wrote:Pretty sure the spiny lobsters that people catch a few miles from my house beat them. :D
Goofyfan wrote:Not even close
Yup, pretty much always hear about Maine Lobstahs, not so much the California lobsters...

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Wizzard419 » Nov Sun 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Because one over-fishes their supply and ships all over while the other doesn't? :D

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Re: Favorite Food Item - 2013 Food & Wine Festival?

Post by Amy » Nov Sun 17, 2013 3:53 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Because one over-fishes their supply and ships all over while the other doesn't? :D
Maybe...what shall I look for on the menu when I am out there then ~ I might like to try this tasty treat...although I'm not a big fan of lobster. The taste isn't worth the price to me :roll:

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