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

ipsedixit Apr 21, 2013 11:09 AM

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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    maudies5 Apr 21, 2013 01:40 PM

    MEATBALLS

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    1. re: maudies5
      Porthos Apr 21, 2013 02:42 PM

      MEATBALLS
      PASTA
      SPRING PEAS

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        linus Apr 22, 2013 07:56 AM

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

        GONADS

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          bulavinaka Apr 22, 2013 06:31 PM

          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...

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        whiner Apr 21, 2013 03:33 PM

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

        1. wienermobile Apr 21, 2013 03:38 PM

          TACOS

          1. lil mikey Apr 21, 2013 03:49 PM

            APPLE PIE

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

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              Dirtywextraolives Apr 21, 2013 04:55 PM

              LAMB
              SALMON
              ASPARAGUS
              MORELS
              FAVA BEANS

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              1. re: Dirtywextraolives
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                whiner Apr 21, 2013 05:01 PM

                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
                  aching Apr 23, 2013 10:53 AM

                  LAMB or ASPARAGUS please!

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                  RicRios Apr 21, 2013 05:11 PM

                  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
                    ipsedixit Apr 21, 2013 07:08 PM

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

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                    Thor123 Apr 21, 2013 07:52 PM

                    PLEASE NO CALIFORNIA ROLLS!

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                      maudies5 Apr 22, 2013 10:01 AM

                      FRENCH TOAST

                      1. c
                        chris1621 Apr 22, 2013 04:30 PM

                        MEATBALLS
                        AL PASTOR
                        RAVIOLI

                        1 Reply
                        1. re: chris1621
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                          Dirtywextraolives Apr 23, 2013 03:50 PM

                          AL PASTOR

                        2. boogiebaby Apr 22, 2013 05:03 PM

                          CHICKEN SALAD
                          CRAB CAKES

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                          1. re: boogiebaby
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                            Dirtywextraolives Apr 23, 2013 03:50 PM

                            CRAB CAKES

                          2. s
                            shanarose5 Apr 23, 2013 01:43 AM

                            RICE PUDDING
                            SALMON
                            PANCAKES

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: shanarose5
                              wienermobile Apr 23, 2013 09:33 AM

                              PANCAKES

                            2. orythedog Apr 23, 2013 09:29 AM

                              BURGERS

                              1. k
                                kevin Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM

                                Hot Dogs.

                                3 Replies
                                1. re: kevin
                                  ipsedixit Apr 23, 2013 11:05 AM

                                  C'mon dude!

                                  You know fucking better than that, right?

                                  ALL fucking CAPS PLEASE.

                                  1. re: ipsedixit
                                    k
                                    kevin Apr 23, 2013 11:17 AM

                                    Wow, I missed that.

                                    HOT DOGS.

                                    1. re: kevin
                                      ipsedixit Apr 23, 2013 11:19 AM

                                      Merci beaucoup, mon ami.

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                                  Scotty Apr 23, 2013 01:46 PM

                                  CIOPPINO

                                  1. n
                                    ns1 Apr 23, 2013 01:49 PM

                                    MEATBALLS
                                    WAFFLES

                                    1. WildSwede Apr 23, 2013 05:07 PM

                                      PANCAKES!
                                      PHO

                                      1 Reply
                                      1. re: WildSwede
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                                        ns1 Apr 23, 2013 05:22 PM

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

                                      2. CharlesKochel Apr 23, 2013 05:37 PM

                                        FISH TACOS

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                                        1. re: CharlesKochel
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                                          Dirtywextraolives Apr 23, 2013 05:55 PM

                                          FISH TACOS

                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives
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                                            latindancer Apr 26, 2013 06:54 AM

                                            FISH TACOS

                                            1. re: latindancer
                                              s
                                              Scotty Apr 26, 2013 01:43 PM

                                              FISH TACOS

                                        2. ipsedixit Apr 25, 2013 09:52 PM

                                          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. WildSwede Apr 26, 2013 03:55 PM

                                            SOUP

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                                              bulavinaka Apr 26, 2013 05:27 PM

                                              SQUID
                                              FRIES
                                              PANCAKES
                                              LAMB
                                              BREAD

                                              2 Replies
                                              1. re: bulavinaka
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                                                Dirtywextraolives Apr 26, 2013 05:33 PM

                                                FRIES (I am assuming you mean FRENCH FRIES?)

                                                1. re: Dirtywextraolives
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                                                  bulavinaka Apr 26, 2013 06:23 PM

                                                  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. :-)

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                                                RicRios Apr 26, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                GUEFILTE FISH

                                                2 Replies
                                                1. re: RicRios
                                                  JAB Apr 26, 2013 06:44 PM

                                                  Oy vay!

                                                  1. re: JAB
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                                                    bulavinaka Apr 26, 2013 06:50 PM

                                                    RicRios = satirical Chow Wack-a-Mole :)

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                                                  ZoeZ Apr 29, 2013 05:10 PM

                                                  PANCAKES

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