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February Dish of the Month - VOTING THREAD

DiningDiva Jan 26, 2013 08:42 AM

Looks like we've got 2 suggestions that seemed to pique some interest



* Chile relleno means stuffed chiles, which would basically include "poppers". I'm inclined to think that we should include those as well, especially with the Super Bowl coming up next Sunday. If the chiles rellenos are your choice, please also reply yes or no on whether to include poppers.

Voting is open, please indicate your choice in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

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    Beach Chick Jan 26, 2013 08:47 AM


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    1. re: Beach Chick
      Beach Chick Jan 27, 2013 08:01 AM

      NO POPPERS..
      What was I thinking..

    2. Fake Name Jan 26, 2013 09:37 AM


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      1. re: Fake Name
        foodiechick Jan 26, 2013 11:44 AM

        wah, wah ;(

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          foodiechick Jan 26, 2013 11:45 AM

          CHILE RELLENO, poppers are kind of cheating but yes.

        2. chris2269 Jan 26, 2013 11:48 AM


          1. Dagney Jan 26, 2013 03:14 PM

            CHILE RELLENO. NO POPPERS. ugh, no poppers.

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              bradly Jan 26, 2013 03:18 PM


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                melee Jan 26, 2013 03:53 PM


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                  master815k Jan 26, 2013 05:46 PM


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                    wrldtrvl Jan 26, 2013 06:36 PM


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                      NorthEncantoGirl Jan 26, 2013 07:28 PM

                      Tough call, but CHOCOLATE

                      1. chris2269 Jan 26, 2013 08:30 PM

                        Stupid question...if Chocolate does win is it in any form?Mole..chocolate cheese cake ..chocolate souffle. If so good I'm less worried about it winning.

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                        1. re: chris2269
                          DiningDiva Jan 26, 2013 08:39 PM

                          Yes, any format

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                          foodieX2 Jan 27, 2013 08:06 AM

                          chocolate- that is so much more encompassing!

                          1. Stiflers_Mom Jan 27, 2013 09:58 AM

                            CHILES RELLENOS - Yes POPPERS

                            I think poppers create an opportunity for people to visit some of the restaurants less traveled that don't get a lot of coverage on the San Diego board.

                            Jack in the Box - check
                            Sonic - non-traditional popper stuffed w/ cheddar cheese.
                            Wienerschnitzel - calls em "Der Jalapeno Poppers" so they sound all German and sh*#, as well.

                            TGIFridays - Bam!
                            Applebee's - Bam! Bam!

                            And I am sure that higher end casual chains like Outback offer up some kind of fusion-style popper on the barbie, mate.

                            Farm to Fryer, friends. Farm to Fryer. Don't hate the popper, hate the game.

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                            1. re: Stiflers_Mom
                              Dagney Jan 27, 2013 04:41 PM

                              holy crap i just laughed out loud.

                              1. re: Dagney
                                DiningDiva Jan 27, 2013 07:36 PM

                                Me too

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                              Island Jan 27, 2013 05:08 PM

                              Do chile relleno burritos count?

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                              1. re: Island
                                DiningDiva Jan 27, 2013 07:36 PM


                              2. Rodzilla Jan 27, 2013 11:35 PM

                                CHOCOLATE - hoping to see some inventive ones.

                                like chocolate pate *grumble*

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                                  RB Hound Jan 28, 2013 07:10 AM

                                  Any chance of their being a chocolate chile releno?

                                  [Even a somewhat chocolaty mole with a chile releno would fit this, I guess]

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                                    shouzen Jan 28, 2013 04:11 PM


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                                      DiningDiva Jan 28, 2013 08:24 PM


                                      1. re: DiningDiva
                                        shouzen Jan 28, 2013 10:11 PM

                                        Mexico :(

                                        1. re: shouzen
                                          Dagney Jan 28, 2013 10:13 PM

                                          no. NO! There HAS to be a place in San Diego where this dish may be obtained.

                                          1. re: shouzen
                                            DiningDiva Jan 29, 2013 07:02 AM

                                            That's what I thought. Dulce Patria?

                                            1. re: DiningDiva
                                              Dagney Jan 29, 2013 11:51 AM

                                              My husband is LITERALLY talking about trying to make this as I write this post.

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                                                DiningDiva Jan 29, 2013 12:03 PM

                                                I don't think it would be hard to make, just time consuming. We also don't know what's inside, and I'm betting it wasn't cheese :-). And it doesn't look like it was battered and fried either.

                                                Just based on the photo, I'm guessing it's got some type of picadillo inside, and a version of mole poblano is the sauce. But, then again, I could be way far wrong too.

                                                Maybe if Shouzen sees your post he can tell you what it was filled with and what the sauce actually was. Then your husband would at least have a fighting chance to get it right :-).

                                                1. re: DiningDiva
                                                  Dagney Jan 29, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                  Well, if it was going to be dessert, you could fill it with marscapone.

                                                  1. re: DiningDiva
                                                    shouzen Jan 29, 2013 04:04 PM

                                                    TBH I don't remember the sauce exactly, but the filling was chicharron prensado (my first time having it)

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                                                      DiningDiva Jan 29, 2013 04:42 PM

                                                      Chicharron prensada? Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. How was it?

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                                        littlestevie Jan 28, 2013 03:11 PM

                                        YES on RELLENOS. NO on Poppers and no on Chile relleno casserole.as well even though I do like it, (lots of childhood memories) it is not the same

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                                          TeeBeeinSD Jan 28, 2013 09:43 PM

                                          CHOCOLATE (down with poppers!)

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                                            karaethon Jan 30, 2013 11:33 AM

                                            CHOCOLATE... when does voting close?

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                                            1. re: karaethon
                                              DiningDiva Jan 30, 2013 12:10 PM

                                              Voting closes tomorrow, Jan. 31st

                                            2. DiningDiva Jan 31, 2013 01:54 PM

                                              Giving this a bump since today is the last day to vote.

                                              At the moment it is a dead heat with both CHILE RELLENO and CHOCOLATE have the same number of votes.

                                              So if you want to vote an a dish to explore locally this month, please do so before 8 pm tonight.

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                                                jbol Jan 31, 2013 02:56 PM

                                                CHILE RELLENOS

                                                1. Dagney Jan 31, 2013 07:05 PM

                                                  CHILE RELLENOS!!!

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                                                  1. re: Dagney
                                                    DiningDiva Jan 31, 2013 07:52 PM

                                                    Dagney, you already voted upthread :-)

                                                    1. re: DiningDiva
                                                      Dagney Feb 1, 2013 12:49 AM

                                                      Lol okay...8p

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                                                        Fake Name Feb 1, 2013 08:34 AM

                                                        Voter fraud- election void.

                                                        1. re: Fake Name
                                                          Dagney Feb 1, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                          Whatever. You're just bitter over the CAB being cast aside. Fakey we can't ALL live at Super Sergio's. :>

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                                                    Island Jan 31, 2013 08:26 PM

                                                    OK I'll go for CHILE RELLENOS if voting is still open. Now tell me what makes the perfect CR, because I'm sure I've never come close to experiencing one.

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