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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (April 2013) - Nominations

It's time to choose a Dish of the Month for Los Angeles for April 2013.

The March 2013 Dish of the Month -- Eggs -- was fascinating and an interesting read. So let's see what we can do for April.

The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for the LA 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 (Pizza Margherita or Tamagoyaki) but might also be more of a dish category (pizza or sushi). It's up to everyone here, but it probably makes sense to choose something that locals are excited about trying and finding the best and most interesting versions!

Some ideas off the top of my head to perhaps get the juices flowing:

HAMBURGERS (are you listening Servorg??)
KMICHI
STRAWBERRY DESSERTS (e.g., cakes, pies, ice cream, etc.)
FOOD ON A STICK (e.g., popsicles, corn dogs, paletas, kebabs, etc.)
BABA GANOUSH
CALZONES
RAGU
MASHED POTATOES

Anyway, this is the nomination thread for April 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on March 26), 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 midnight PST on March 25th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Eggs: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892386
Dumplings: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888751
Pork Chop: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884484
BBQ Brisket: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875871
Roast Chicken: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/880578

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            BURRITOS

            (Bean, cheese, carnitas, carne asada, chorizo...todo).

            1. re: Porthos

              How about for the next many months we do different specific burritos... carne asada one month, chorizo the next... that will save ipse a lot of time in sending out these surveys!! ;-)

          1. re: Thor123

            That is certainly an interesting nomination.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              PORK SHANK (insuring that we all end up at Enrique's)

              1. re: Servorg

                I certainly would end up at Enrique's as well as Habana in Costa Mesa.

                1. re: JAB

                  I wonder how many places in LA (and OC) actually have lamb shank as a menu item.

                  Thought the one at The Parish was pretty good, as was the braised one at The Jar.

                    1. re: Porthos

                      So are you saying there are no lamb shank burritos to be had?

            2. SHANK (any: lamb, veal, pork, beef, etc)
              RACK OF LAMB
              BRAISED RED MEAT
              BOLOGNESE
              POTATOES
              MUSHROOMS
              SOUP

                1. re: Novelli

                  Would you like to be more specific as to your pasta nomination? You can keep it the way it is, but I fear that it might be a bit too amorphous.

                  You can still keep it broad by perhaps limiting it to ethnicity (e.g. Italian or Russian) or go even further by a specific dish (Carbonara) or perhaps a type (rigatoni).

                  Anyway, just a thought.

                  1. BURRITOS (any variety)
                    SANDWICHES (any variety, but not burgers)

                    I'm trying to think of foods that would work for omnivores and carnivores and that are broad enough to stimulate discussion.

                        1. Just a friendly reminder.

                          Last day to nominate a dish. We'll take all nominations until midnight (PDT) March 25th.

                          Then on Tuesday, March 26th, we'll put up a voting thread.

                          Remember, you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but please only one nomination per dish (i.e., don't nominate the same dish multiple times.)

                          So far, if things hold, it looks like Shank (any kind), Burritos (any kind), and maybe Burgers (meat and veggie) will be put on the ballot.