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September 2012 New York City Dish of the Month - Nominations

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It's time to choose a Dish of the Month for New York City for September 2012.

The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for New York City and then collectively try as many versions of this dish as possible, reporting back with details and photos. It's great to talk about places you've been in the past, but the idea is to explore new places and make new discoveries.

The dish that gets chosen might be something very specific (minestrone soup, xiao long bao) but might also be more of a dish category (stuffed pasta dishes, Asian fried chicken). It's up to the users on this board, but it probably makes sense to choose something that locals are excited about trying and finding the best versions! It's also probably a good idea to nominate dishes that lots of people will be able to try easily.

I'm thinking that the criteria for choosing a dish should be that it's something readily available, but not too generic (i.e. pizza and tacos are perhaps too broad) and also affordable for most people (i.e. average cost of the single dish is less than $8)

This is the nomination thread for September 2012…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on August 28), it will be one vote per user.

To nominate a dish, post it in ALL CAPS in the responses below. This thread will be open until August 28th.

Let the nominations begin!

Dave MP

Link to the round-up story for July San Francisco Dish of the Month: http://www.chow.com/digest/122552/asi...

Link to NYC August Dish of the Month: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861173

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  1. PORK CHOPS

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    1. re: MrGrumpy

      Fried chicken

    2. Any other suggestions besides pork chops and fried chicken? Both of these ideas are great, so the voting will be between the two of them if nothing else gets suggested. Remember, the idea of this project is to go out and try new versions of this dish (and also tried-and-true versions). It's ideally not just a discussion about where to theoretically get the best, but an active project to physically try it!

      1. GUACAMOLE

        1. Potato Salad.....hot,cold w/wo mayo, etc., that is popular in many countries.

          1. The glorious Taco

            1. QUESO FUNDIDO

              1 Reply
              1. re: LeahBaila

                Yes! QUESO FUNDIDO

              2. Halal cart chicken/rice plate

                1. Voting has now started.....vote here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/865724