My first reaction when I first saw your Top 15? “Wow!”
I mean it! After I was done sifting through your four-days-worth of votes on Sunday afternoon, I found myself truly impressed with the product that your intense and dedicated labor produced. It is an outstanding “Food” & Garden Pre-Festival Top 15!
Without further delay, let’s take a look. I’ll make my comments afterwards. Cumulative vote totals are in parenthesis.
- Pulled Pig Slider (45)
- Smoked Beef Brisket (44)
- Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit (37)
- Smoked Turkey “Rib” (33)
- Pork and Apple Sausage Roll (30)
- Three-Cheese Manicotti (29)
- Shrimp and Stone-Ground Grits (27)
- Corn Tortilla Pork Taco (24)
- Ghost Pepper-dusted Tilapia (24)
- Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle (22)
- Watermelon Salad (20)
- Parisian-style Dumplings (16)
- Pulled Duck Confit (15)
- Caprese (15)
- Lamb Brewat Roll (14)
Now, that’s a fantastic menu!
Imagine this … you’re making your first visit to WDW. You only have time for a quick “lunch” through “Food” & Garden. What do you eat? What’s good?
Why not start your trek with this list? Or, with my official list? Or, with Sarah’s (our “almost” daughter-in-law’s) list? That one will publish tomorrow, by the way.
You remember Sarah, don’t you? She wrote “The Delicious (Two) Dozen!” for last year’s Food & Wine! I also used her rankings to break the couple of ties in voting that you might have caught above.
So. My thoughts?
Well, you already know how much we loved the “pig” and the “cow” (brisket). Good job putting them one-two. We’ll probably see that again in a few days, I think. Hint-hint at my list.
Speaking of my list … five of your items missed the All in WDW “cut”. Yep. That’s the beauty of doing this. Everyone’s tastes are different. Everyone’s list is different. Now, why did those dishes fall off my radar? You’ll find out later.
Perhaps my biggest disappointment is the absence of China’s Spring Pancake with grilled chicken and green apple. Fans, to “know” the Spring Pancake is to love the Spring Pancake. You’ll find it high on my list! I’ll come back later with a dissertation on why! Lol.
Great work, all! You should be proud of this list. And, I thank you very much for your support in building this Top 15!