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Minneapolis-St. Paul Dish of the Month (Nov 2012) Nominations

Dave MP Oct 25, 2012 12:47 PM

It's time to choose a Dish of the Month for Minneapolis/St. Paul for November 2012

The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for the Twin Cities 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! The first month (pho) went very well in Minneapolis, and hopefully this success can continue. In SF, this project has inspired some Chowhound meet-ups, so hopefully that could happen in MN too.

This is the nomination thread for November 2012…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on October 29), 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 October 29th.

Let the nominations begin!

Dave MP

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for Minneapolis/St. Paul:

Pho: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871697

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  1. Dave MP Oct 25, 2012 12:49 PM

    I will re-nominate CHILI and SPRING ROLLS since they both came up last time. I think either of these would be great.

    I'll leave the voting up to people who actually eat and live in Minneapolis/St. Paul. But remember, there's no limit to how many things you can nominate!

    1. ibew292 Oct 25, 2012 07:28 PM

      SPRING ROLLS

      1. diesel Oct 25, 2012 08:04 PM

        CHILI

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          fudgeyburke Oct 25, 2012 08:29 PM

          CHILI

          1. mitch cumstein Oct 26, 2012 03:03 PM

            CASSOULET

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            1. re: mitch cumstein
              ibew292 Oct 26, 2012 04:59 PM

              Who in the Cities is making it? I make it but also enjoy eating others

              1. re: mitch cumstein
                The Dairy Queen Oct 27, 2012 04:49 AM

                Cassoulet sounds so good right now! I know both Meritage and Heartland have had it in the past. I'm sure there are other places... Surely Vincent, and apparently the Dakota. http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Blogs/Twin-Cities-Taste/January-2012/The-Best-Downtown-Minneapolis-Restaurant-No-One-Knows-About/ And Heidi's http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8281...

                P.S. this is not an official nomination because I don't expect to have much dining out time in Nov, alas.

                ~TDQ

                1. re: The Dairy Queen
                  ibew292 Oct 27, 2012 05:21 AM

                  I have not seen it on anyone's Menu that is why I asked.

                  1. re: ibew292
                    The Dairy Queen Oct 27, 2012 05:41 AM

                    Perhaps it's too early in the season for cassoulet?

                    ~TDQ

                    1. re: ibew292
                      The Dairy Queen Oct 27, 2012 05:53 AM

                      Meritage seems to have a petit one it it's lunch menu for now. Don't see it on the dinner menu though, which is odd. http://www.meritage-stpaul.com/pdf/me...

                      Don't see it on the Dakota's or Heidi's or Heartland's though that one changes constantly. Can't open Vincent's website right now.

                      ~TDQ

                      1. re: The Dairy Queen
                        ibew292 Oct 27, 2012 06:05 AM

                        On to St. Paul for lunch. I missed that, I was only looking at Dinner menus.

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                  bkmnus Oct 26, 2012 06:54 PM

                  Omelets. It is an easy category with lots of contestants but few leaders.

                  A truly good cook can make an omelet. A bad one can make your heart bleed for the lost soul of the eggs they kill.

                  A good omelet can make or break brunch, which is over priced and over hyped as far as I am concerned.

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                  1. re: bkmnus
                    Dave MP Oct 26, 2012 09:05 PM

                    Omelets sounds like a good idea, but remember to nominate using all caps for it to count!

                    1. re: Dave MP
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                      bkmnus Oct 27, 2012 03:25 AM

                      OMELETS

                      good enough?

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                    Rowdy Oct 27, 2012 10:26 AM

                    OMELETS

                    I haven't had a good one since the New French closed.

                    1. Dave MP Oct 29, 2012 12:33 PM

                      Voting is now up: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875531 Everyone can vote once, regardless of whether you participated in the nominations

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                      1. re: Dave MP
                        EricShawnSmith Oct 29, 2012 01:48 PM

                        SPRING ROLLS!!!

                        1. re: EricShawnSmith
                          The Dairy Queen Oct 29, 2012 01:56 PM

                          Eric, the nominations process has ended and we've moved into the voting phase. If you want your vote to count, I think you might need to post it in this "voting" thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875531

                          ~TDQ

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