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Dish of the Month SF (April 2013) - Nominations

Dave MP Mar 26, 2013 03:43 PM

It's time to choose a Dish of the Month for SF Bay Area for April 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 April 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on March 29), 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 by using the recommend button. I will start out by nominating some of the runners-up from last month. This thread will be open until March 28th.

Let the nominations begin!

Dave MP

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for SF:

Corned Beef: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892399
Chilaquiles: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888740
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

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    sfpizzalover Mar 31, 2013 05:59 AM

    wonton soup, please

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    1. re: sfpizzalover
      drewskiSF Mar 31, 2013 10:37 AM

      need to go to the Voting thread

    2. RWCFoodie Mar 30, 2013 06:06 PM


      1. Dave MP Mar 29, 2013 05:18 PM

        The voting thread is now up here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/896278

        1. majordanby Mar 29, 2013 01:00 PM


          1. Civil Bear Mar 29, 2013 12:10 PM

            Giving BUN BO HUE another shot,

            1. hhc Mar 29, 2013 12:41 AM

              BABA GHANOUSH (+1)
              HUMMUS (+1)
              OXTAIL STEW
              CHINESE BEEF STEW
              PORK CHOP DISHES

              1. jupiter Mar 27, 2013 10:06 PM

                KHAO SOI

                1. possumspice Mar 27, 2013 02:57 PM

                  I will jump on the WONTON NOODLE SOUP movement.

                  Or SALT AND PEPPER SQUID

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                    sundeck sue Mar 27, 2013 01:19 PM


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                      Nancy Berry Mar 27, 2013 12:42 PM


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                        charliemyboy Mar 27, 2013 09:20 AM

                        BABA GHANOUSH

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                          hyperbowler Mar 27, 2013 09:08 AM

                          PIZZA WITH SPRING VEGETABLES

                          1. Robert Lauriston Mar 27, 2013 08:30 AM


                            5 Replies
                            1. re: Robert Lauriston
                              Glencora Mar 27, 2013 12:39 PM

                              ASPARAGUS (in caps) -- but would that be as a vegetable side dish only or featured in something like risotto or with poached eggs etc.?

                              1. re: Glencora
                                absc Mar 27, 2013 12:55 PM

                                I think the answer to that is to combine the two right above: asparagus pizza!

                                1. re: Glencora
                                  Robert Lauriston Mar 29, 2013 10:19 AM

                                  Any way of preparing asparagus. It's that time of year.

                                  If not doing all caps means my vote doesn't count, fine.

                                  DEEP-FRIED MONTE CRISTO
                                  IRISH NACHOS
                                  GLAZED DONUT BURGER
                                  INTRAVENOUS NACHO CHEESE DRIP

                                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                    hyperbowler Mar 29, 2013 12:44 PM

                                    I'm with you in terms of having so many heavy DOTM's. I really enjoy reading everyone's takes and tips on various DOTMs. But part of the fun of DOTM is also to get to personally try lots of different version of a dish. I'm the last person to bring up "health," but with heavier foods it's difficult to sustain several different dishes in a month.

                                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                      Glencora Apr 1, 2013 09:51 AM

                                      You have my respect for not following an arbitrary rule for a feature we don't particularly need, but -- does your wife ever call you perverse? Enjoy your wonton noodle soup. :)

                                2. Cynsa Mar 27, 2013 07:49 AM

                                  FRENCH TOAST

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                                    shanghaikid Mar 26, 2013 09:36 PM

                                    WONTON NOODLE SOUP
                                    FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

                                    1. ckshen Mar 26, 2013 06:58 PM

                                      CANTONESE WONTON NOODLE SOUP

                                      1. Dave MP Mar 26, 2013 03:44 PM


                                        1. Dave MP Mar 26, 2013 03:44 PM

                                          BREAKFAST SANDWICH

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                                          1. re: Dave MP
                                            absc Mar 26, 2013 07:23 PM

                                            Second the BREAKFAST SANDWICH
                                            BISCUITS AND GRAVY
                                            PIZZA MARGHERITA
                                            FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

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