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

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

The April 2013 Dish of the Month (Burritos) was a great walk down memory lane for some of our great comfort food memories, and dug up some great, long-standing hidden gems. So lets see where are stomachs take us for May.

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 during the month of May, 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 (Boston Creme Pie) but might also be more of a dish category (Cupcakes). 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:

FRENCH FRIES
FRIED RICE
HOT DOGS
CALIFORNIA ROLLS
FISH TACOS
ICE CREAM
BENTO BOXES

Anyway, this is the nomination thread for May 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on April 27), it will be one vote per user.

To nominate a dish, please (please!) post it in ALL CAPS in the responses below. This thread will be open until midnight PDT on April 26th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Burritos: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/896577
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. MEATBALLS

    3 Replies
    1. re: maudies5

      MEATBALLS
      PASTA
      SPRING PEAS

      1. re: maudies5

        if MEATBALLS are going to be nominated, i would be remiss if i didn't mention chowhounds other favourite balls:

        GONADS

        1. re: linus

          Prairie oysters? A friend who recently moved to New Mexico is still getting acclimated to their new state. One of their neighbors has cattle and just finished castrating their bull calves. Guess what was on the menu at their neighbors'? They passed... and nearly passed out...

      2. GNOCCHI
        BOLOGNESE
        DUCK!
        BBQ RIBS
        FILLET FISH (SOLE, COD, JOHN DORY, MAHI, ETC)
        BRUSSELS SPROUTS

        1. TACOS

          1. APPLE PIE

            Since Mother's Day is in May, and apple pie and mama go together, how about apple pie?

            1. LAMB
              SALMON
              ASPARAGUS
              MORELS
              FAVA BEANS

              2 Replies
              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                I'm good with

                LAMB

                too,

                MORELS might be a bit too restrictive, $$-wise, if not availability-wise, how about >>

                WILD MUSHROOMS

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  LAMB or ASPARAGUS please!

                2. Master Ipse,

                  Here's a question from an outsider ( and that is me ):

                  Do nominators of nominated dish get some award or other?

                  Like:
                  a free shot at your nomination?
                  a free cremation by Neptune Society?
                  a discounted kaiseki somewhere?

                  Your humblest ( untalented )
                  不才

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: RicRios

                    Nominators of nominations, if enough of their nominations get nominated, get to see their nominations matriculate to the voting round.

                  2. PLEASE NO CALIFORNIA ROLLS!

                    1. FRENCH TOAST

                      1. MEATBALLS
                        AL PASTOR
                        RAVIOLI

                        1 Reply
                        1. re: chris1621

                          AL PASTOR

                        2. CHICKEN SALAD
                          CRAB CAKES

                          1 Reply
                          1. re: boogiebaby

                            CRAB CAKES

                          2. RICE PUDDING
                            SALMON
                            PANCAKES

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: shanarose5

                              PANCAKES

                            2. BURGERS

                              1. Hot Dogs.

                                3 Replies
                                1. re: kevin

                                  C'mon dude!

                                  You know fucking better than that, right?

                                  ALL fucking CAPS PLEASE.

                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                    Wow, I missed that.

                                    HOT DOGS.

                                    1. re: kevin

                                      Merci beaucoup, mon ami.

                                2. CIOPPINO

                                  1. MEATBALLS
                                    WAFFLES

                                    1. PANCAKES!
                                      PHO

                                      1 Reply
                                      1. re: WildSwede

                                        hey now, I'm down for an updated PHO thread.

                                      2. FISH TACOS

                                        3 Replies
                                        1. re: CharlesKochel

                                          FISH TACOS

                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                            FISH TACOS

                                            1. re: latindancer

                                              FISH TACOS

                                        2. Just a friendly reminder.

                                          Only a little over 24 hours to nominate a dish for the voting round for the May Dish of the Month thread.

                                          1. SOUP

                                            1. SQUID
                                              FRIES
                                              PANCAKES
                                              LAMB
                                              BREAD

                                              2 Replies
                                              1. re: bulavinaka

                                                FRIES (I am assuming you mean FRENCH FRIES?)

                                                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                  FRIES = French fries, Freedom fries, sweet potato fries, steak fries, shoestring fries, curly fries, crinkle-cut fries,tornado fries, chili cheese fries, pastrami- topped fries, poutine, chips, frites, fritas, et al. :-)

                                              2. GUEFILTE FISH

                                                2 Replies
                                                1. re: RicRios

                                                  Oy vay!

                                                  1. re: JAB

                                                    RicRios = satirical Chow Wack-a-Mole :)

                                                2. PANCAKES