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SF Dish of the Month (Feb 2013) - Nominations

Dave MP Jan 22, 2013 03:21 PM

It's time to choose a Dish of the Month for SF Bay Area for February 2013

The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for SF Bay Area 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, but it probably makes sense to choose something that locals are excited about trying and finding the best versions! In the past, the dish of the month inspired a few Chowdowns so people could try the dish together....hopefully this tradition can continue!

This is the nomination thread for February 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on January 28), it will be one vote per user.

To nominate a dish, post it in ALL CAPS in the responses below. You can also second nominations made by others. This thread will be open until January 28th.

Let the nominations begin!

Dave MP

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for SF:

Dan Dan Mian: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884466
Tamales: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/880136
Burmese Tea Leaf Salad: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875767
Whole Chicken Stuffed w/ Sticky Rice: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871657
Cucumber Pickles: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/866098
Channa Bhatura: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861176
Asian Fried Chicken: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856748

  1. Dave MP Jan 28, 2013 10:22 AM

    Nomination period is over, and the voting is up: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888174

    Lots of great nominations this month, I think it's going to be great regardless of what gets chosen.

    1. Robert Lauriston Jan 28, 2013 09:31 AM

      Hummus could be interesting. The possible range of quality is wide and it's rare for a restaurant to offer anything better than mediocre.

      1. s
        shanghaikid Jan 28, 2013 05:35 AM

        PHO
        FRIED CHICKEN
        BUN BO HUE

        1. t
          Thomas Nash Jan 27, 2013 10:11 PM

          HUMMUS

          1. hhc Jan 27, 2013 09:57 PM

            CHILAQUILES (2nd)

            BABA GHANOUSH (2nd)

            HUMMUS (2nd)

            CHICKEN SOUP (2nd)

            KALE SALAD

            BASTILLA

            LAMB WRAP

            OXTAIL STEW

            CHINESE BEEF STEW

            LENTIL SOUP

            1. z
              zippo Jan 27, 2013 09:08 PM

              FOUL MADAMAS (cooked and mashed fava beans)

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful_medames
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602202

              1. o
                oniontears Jan 27, 2013 07:08 PM

                RICE PORRIDGE (JOOK/CONGEE/OTHER ASIAN VARIATIONS)

                PUPUSAS

                FALAFEL

                1. Tripeler Jan 27, 2013 06:31 PM

                  CIOPPINO -- good time of year for it.

                  1. Sarah Jan 26, 2013 05:43 PM

                    LO HAN JAI

                    1. n
                      NapaSpy Jan 26, 2013 04:15 PM

                      PHO

                      CHINESE ROAST DUCK

                      1. Cynsa Jan 26, 2013 05:44 AM

                        BREAKFAST/EGG SANDWICHES
                        APPLE FRITTERS
                        CHILAQUILES

                        XLB
                        BUN BO HUE
                        BUN RIEU
                        WOR SIU UPP

                        1. s
                          sambamaster Jan 24, 2013 06:01 PM

                          BANH MI

                          DUCK (ANY)

                          TAPAS (IS THAT TOO GENERAL?) THEN:

                          GAMBAS ALLA PLANCHA

                          1 Reply
                          1. re: sambamaster
                            drewskiSF Jan 27, 2013 06:09 PM

                            at last someone spells baNH mi correctly! :-)

                          2. s
                            sundeck sue Jan 24, 2013 04:15 PM

                            HUMMUS

                            (nominating hummus, as opposed to baba ghanoush, because it's arguably more challenging to find hummus with great flavor and especially texture....)

                            1. JonDough Jan 24, 2013 02:00 PM

                              PHO

                              FRIED CHICKEN

                              BAHN MI

                              1. singleguychef Jan 24, 2013 01:07 PM

                                Bun bo hue or bun rieu

                                I would love to see xiao lung bao because I could eat them every day!

                                1 Reply
                                1. re: singleguychef
                                  Cynsa Jan 24, 2013 02:54 PM

                                  repost in ALL CAPS, please

                                2. h
                                  hyperbowler Jan 23, 2013 08:44 PM

                                  2nd BABA GHANOUSH (no Middle Eastern DOTM yet!)

                                  SHRIMP AND GRITS

                                  1. a
                                    absc Jan 23, 2013 08:41 PM

                                    BREAKFAST BURRITOS
                                    FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICHES
                                    BAHN MI
                                    APPLE FRITTERS
                                    CHICKEN POT PIE

                                    1 Reply
                                    1. re: absc
                                      pane Jan 24, 2013 06:03 PM

                                      BREAKFAST BURRITOS x2

                                    2. m
                                      mlutsky Jan 23, 2013 08:17 PM

                                      GUMBO

                                      PHO

                                      2nd on CHICKEN SOUP

                                      MUSSELS

                                      1. Dave MP Jan 22, 2013 03:24 PM

                                        Also nominating BREAKFAST/EGG SANDWICHES

                                        1. Dave MP Jan 22, 2013 03:23 PM

                                          I'm going to nominate some of my favorites that made it to last month's voting round. Feel free to second these, or add more ideas to the mix!

                                          CHILAQUILES

                                          BABA GHANOUSH

                                          HUMMUS

                                          CHICKEN SOUP

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