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LA Dish of the Month (Nov 2012) - Voting

Dave MP Oct 29, 2012 12:29 PM

This is the voting thread for Dish of the Month Los Angeles, November 2012. Everyone gets one vote. To vote, use ALL CAPS to vote for the dish. You may vote regardless of whether you participated in the nomination thread, which can be found here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875065

Here are the choices, in alphabetical order. All of these were nominated by more than one person:

BBQ BRISKET

CHICKEN FEET

DONUTS

ICE CREAM

POUTINE

THAI GREEN CURRY

Voting will be open until 8 PM PST, October 31. At that point, we'll have the LA Dish of the Month

  1. Dave MP Nov 1, 2012 09:57 AM

    Well, despite the fact that all of you made this one a bit difficult to count, we have a winner! It's BBQ Brisket, and I've posted the reporting thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875871

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone tries!!

    Dave MP

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      Dirtywextraolives Nov 1, 2012 09:38 AM

      Have the votes been tallied yet??

      1 Reply
      1. re: Dirtywextraolives
        Melanie Wong Nov 1, 2012 09:50 AM

        Hope the zombies didn't get him last night. :-J

      2. orythedog Oct 30, 2012 08:47 AM

        BBQ BRISKET

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          granadafan Oct 29, 2012 08:04 PM

          BBQ BRISKET

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            ZoeZ Oct 29, 2012 06:19 PM

            POUTINE for sure:)

            1. ipsedixit Oct 29, 2012 02:52 PM

              Pattes de poulet, s'il vous plaît.

              8 Replies
              1. re: ipsedixit
                PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 02:57 PM

                Is voting without CAPS the equivalent of the hanging chad?

                1. re: PeterCC
                  ipsedixit Oct 29, 2012 02:59 PM

                  Ok, fine. You win.

                  雞爪

                  :-)

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 03:11 PM

                    Well played, no letter cases in Chinese... unless you count ㄐㄧ ㄓㄨㄚ. ;-)

                    The caps comment wasn't just directed at you, since weinermobile and bythebayov also didn't vote in caps. Though for weiner, the "BBQ" half of "BBQ Brisket" was capped, so maybe it's more appropriate to call *that* a hanging chad... :-)

                    1. re: PeterCC
                      wienermobile Oct 29, 2012 03:14 PM

                      Bbq just looks funny.

                      1. re: wienermobile
                        PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 03:17 PM

                        No question, but brisket wasn't capitalized. It's election season. I guess I have it in my mind to make sure all votes are counted. ;-)

                        (I've no idea how strict they are about the whole voting-with-caps thing...)

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                          bulavinaka Oct 29, 2012 07:10 PM

                          And we may never fully recover from the consequences of discounting the significance of each and every vote. The results of those hanging chads left us in deep despair and the laughing stock of the world. Standing on the sidelines is not an option. Vote.

                          ICE CREAM

                2. re: ipsedixit
                  Melanie Wong Oct 29, 2012 07:59 PM

                  If chicken feet gets the win, I hope somebody will find Poulet Bleu (related to Bresse chicken) or the bluefoot chicken in LA.
                  http://www.johnmariani.com/archive/20...

                  1. re: Melanie Wong
                    Melanie Wong Oct 30, 2012 01:50 AM

                    Or maybe one of your local restaurants is capable of making the Hakka classic, "Phoenix Reborn", a whole chicken poached inside a pig's bladder. Here's the shot from my Chinese new year dinner last year of the combination being pulled out of the soup tureen. As you can see the chicken feet poked through the bladder.
                    http://samfrancisco.me/2011/01/31365-...

                    Or white poached chicken feet purchased at ipse's favorite hanging duck bbq place in SF, Ming Kee (fka Happy Bakery), that I've been snacking on while I type and spitting out a pile of bones in the traditional fashion.

                     
                3. bythebayov Oct 29, 2012 02:44 PM

                  chicken feet...yum!

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                    ns1 Oct 29, 2012 02:09 PM

                    I'll go with CHICKEN FEET.

                    I stopped eating them about a decade ago. Does a version exist that will blow my mind?

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                    1. re: ns1
                      PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 02:15 PM

                      That's what i'm most curious about too. I want to find a place that doesn't prepare them using a wet method.

                      1. re: PeterCC
                        Melanie Wong Oct 30, 2012 01:39 AM

                        Don't any of your Korean bbq places served grilled chicken feet?

                        Here's the Filipino version of grilled chicken feet (aka adidas) at Hapa SF truck in San Francisco,
                        http://www.chow.com/food-news/127404/...

                      2. re: ns1
                        Porthos Oct 29, 2012 03:11 PM

                        Yeah, all those voting chicken feet better be able to provide options better than your standard dim sum chicken feet! Otherwise it would be a paradoxically unadventerous nomination. ;)

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                          ns1 Oct 29, 2012 03:32 PM

                          seriously. it'll be hilarious if we all vote chicken feet and the best we could offer was elite/sea harbour/etc.

                          1. re: ns1
                            PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 03:41 PM

                            Not a good sign... Searched "chicken feet" (with quotes) on Yelp for the greater Los Angeles area and, of the first 40 hits, 39 are for Chinese restaurants (one is listed as Chinese and Vietnamese). The only non-Chinese one was for Dan Sung Sa, which serves 닭발(매운, 안매운) (Chicken Feet [Sweet, Spicy]).

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                              ns1 Oct 29, 2012 03:48 PM

                              my god the more I think about it, the more I laugh at the thought of CHICKEN FEET as the la dish of the month. It's as if 4chan got a hold of this poll and rigged it for failure.

                            2. re: ns1
                              Porthos Oct 29, 2012 04:42 PM

                              Not hilarious. Counterproductive. Especially for the first dish of the month in LA.

                              Maybe ipse has a nice list since he started this madness? ;)

                              If not, maybe ns1 and PeterCC would like to change their votes to something more fun and interesting to the community at large? :)

                              1. re: Porthos
                                PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 04:47 PM

                                I am willing to change to ICE CREAM! :-)

                                1. re: Porthos
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                                  ns1 Oct 29, 2012 05:26 PM

                                  No edit after a certain time, so here is the followup post

                                  IF there are no other contenders for chicken feet besides asian dim sum shops or bbq joints, THEN

                                  BBQ BRISKET

                                  Sorry ice cream fans, I love ice cream, but not in fall/winter ;)

                                  1. re: Porthos
                                    ipsedixit Oct 29, 2012 07:07 PM

                                    Hold on a minute here.

                                    I personally don't care if Chicken Feet is the dish of the month or not, but to say it would be a bad choice simply because the only preps to be found in LA are Chinese (or SE Asian) is odd.

                                    Consider the other choices on the list: Thai Green Curry. Isn't that more ethnically limiting than chicken feet? Are there going to be other preps than Thai for that dish? I, mean, can you seriously get Thai Green Curry that's, um, not Thai??

                                    Or Poutine? Does one expect anything other than, say cheese fries of one sort or another? Be it Canadian (or Quebecian?) or not.

                                    Or BBQ Brisket? Are we going to get Chinese BBQ Brisket?

                                    1. re: ipsedixit
                                      wienermobile Oct 29, 2012 07:15 PM

                                      Where can I get Chinese BBQ Brisket? It sounds so good.

                                      1. re: ipsedixit
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                                        Dirtywextraolives Oct 29, 2012 07:25 PM

                                        It's called Quebeçoise....

                                        1. re: ipsedixit
                                          Porthos Oct 30, 2012 01:14 AM

                                          Ipse. Provide us a list of non dim sum chicken feet preps. I am game. Otherwise it is a "ooh cool, let's make non-Asians try this" vote. Nothing new will be reported except dim sum places. And you said yourself, you're not even thrilled about dim sum.

                                          Chinese BBQ brisket, that could be killer. Chef Hung does a smoked brisket for their NRM so it does exist.

                                          I have 2 BBQ brisket places I can report on in the OC and I'm sure some hounds can go try and take pics of local places and well known places. We will end up with a more diverse list than Elite, Sea Harbour, 888 for chicken feet.

                                          1. re: Porthos
                                            ipsedixit Oct 30, 2012 07:35 AM

                                            But again, so what?

                                            BBQ Brisket -- while it may be quantitatively more interesting, it is certainly not qualitatively so vis-a-vis chicken feet.

                                            And don't even get me started on Thai Green Curry. Or Poutine, which is even more qualitatively limiting.

                                            1. re: ipsedixit
                                              Porthos Oct 30, 2012 08:02 AM

                                              Again, if you have a list of interesting non dim sum recs I'm all in. Sure a deboned, sausage stuffed, and fried bresse chicken foot would be awesome but I'm not sure something like that exists.

                                              I feel more people would participate if it were bbq brisket. Chicken feet would limit it to about 4-5 posters.

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                                                Dirtywextraolives Oct 30, 2012 08:10 AM

                                                Exactly.

                                        2. re: Porthos
                                          Melanie Wong Oct 29, 2012 07:21 PM

                                          But don't your dim sum restaurants offer different preps of chicken feet (aka talons of the phoenix)? Not unusual to see three different types available on a check-off menu, plus some will have a cold salted prep too. An opportunity for compare and contrast.

                                          1. re: Melanie Wong
                                            Porthos Oct 30, 2012 08:10 AM

                                            Unlike tripe, I don't recall seeing more than 1 chicken feet prep here on our dim sum menus. Maybe someone can correct me. Maybe this is reflective of SF being more Cantonese-centric?

                                            I've seen more preps for goose webs than chicken feet.

                                        3. re: ns1
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                                          bulavinaka Oct 29, 2012 06:50 PM

                                          It must be a Chowhound first for chx feet to garner such politcal lobbying. What clandestine 501c4 is pulling the puppet strings on this obtuse candidate?

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                                      Dirtywextraolives Oct 29, 2012 01:33 PM

                                      THAI GREEN CURRY

                                      1. Porthos Oct 29, 2012 01:12 PM

                                        BBQ BRISKET

                                        1. wienermobile Oct 29, 2012 01:08 PM

                                          One vote here for BBQ Brisket.

                                          1. PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 12:51 PM

                                            Hmm, I have to go with CHICKEN FEET here. Poutine would have been interesting too, but the more poutine-like dishes I try in L.A., the more I long for the real stuff in Montreal...

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