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LA Dish of the Month (Nov 2012) - Nominations

Hi LA Hounds,

Neighborhood of the month has been going in Los Angeles now for two months, but we haven't tried doing Dish of the Month yet. I'd like to try it for November...and after November, we can see if we want to a) continue only Dish of the Month b) continue only Neighborhood of the Month or c) do both!

So, on that note, I'd like to introduce the nomination thread for Dish of the Month November 2012

The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for LA/OC 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! In SF, this project has inspired some Chowhound meet-ups, so hopefully that could happen in LA too. This works especially well when the chosen dish is better shared (like sticky rice stuffed chicken in SF)

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

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  1. Here are some initial nominations. I'll leave the actual voting up to the LA hounds who will be eating and reporting back....but since there's no limit to nominations, here are some ideas (some borrowed from DOTM in other cities). Feel free to second these and/or nominate other dishes.

    CHILAQUILES

    THAI GREEN CURRY

    WAFFLES

    MANGO LASSI

    PAPAYA SALAD

    1. I'm nominating and voting for:

      RAMEN.

      It's delicious and the weather is sort of getting cold enough to enjoy a nice warm bowl of it.

      1 Reply
      1. re: LisaCD

        One of the more uninteresting items on any restaurant menu, proving ymmv!

      2. THAI GREEN CURRY
        PIZZA
        POUTINE
        CHEESEBURGER
        KALE SALAD
        GRILLED SANDWICH

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        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          POUTINE would be interesting, since you'll really have to hunt for it from the handful of food trucks and restaurants in LA serving it.

          1. re: PeterCC

            I'm not voting, but might I suggest widening to "fries with stuff on them"?

          1. To go with my alter ego (The Offalo), I say OFFAL. Or if you want more specifics, since it seems to be a hip ingredient now (found at places such as Animal, UMAMIcatessen, Tar & Roses, etc., as well as Chinese restaurants and markets), PIG EARS.

            HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

            CHICKEN WINGS (not necessarily buffalo wings)