At Shanghai Lane it’s all about the soup dumplings. There are other things on the small menu of this quick-serve restaurant in west Orlando’s Chinatown mall at Westside Crossing, but it’s the soup dumplings that have fascinated most of the people who come here.
Officially, they’re known as Nanxiang soup dumplings, and they look like any other pot sticker except that they are filled with broth. The fascination comes from a curiosity similar to anyone who has studied a ship model inside a bottle – how did they get that in there?
It seems that every year the weather gods smile on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s Food & Wine Classic. Well, there was that one year – the second, in 2011, if I remember correctly – when torrential rains forced the resort’s team to move everything inside into a ballroom at the last minute. But for the most part, the outdoor event is usually held under the sort of conditions it had last weekend.
Which is to say gorgeous.
The Food & Wine Classic began in 2010 as a way of piggybacking off of the neighboring Epcot’s larger International Food & Wine Festival. It was a smart thing to do. Plenty of local food and wine fans who liked the idea of Disney’s festival cringed at having to pay the entrance fee to the park and then buy pay for any samples they wanted to try.
Here are the finalists for the 2021 Best Sandwich Foodster Award for Independent Restaurants.
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