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LA Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Voting

Here are the candidates for LA Dish of the Month for May 2013.

I narrowed the nominations down to the following:

MEATBALLS

FISH TACOS

PANCAKES

LAMB

GUEFILTE FISH*

Here's a link to the nomination thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/899135

Everyone is welcome to vote once by writing your choice in ALL CAPS. If your vote is not submitted in ALL CAPS it will not be tabulated.

You can vote even if you didn't participate in the nomination round.
Voting will be open until 11:59 PDT on April 30th.

Thanks again for everyone's participation. Looking forward to the results.

(*Only one person can vote for "guefilte fish" and that person knows very well who he is http://tinyurl.com/cz6yakc)

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      1. FISHBALLS
        (Wait: Do fish have balls???)

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        1. re: RicRios

          Gonads again? That takes some balls...

          1. re: bulavinaka

            You wrote gonads, I read dangos.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dango

            Spheric, anyways. Permutation attributed to a spectacular bottle of 1996 Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers just killed over lunch. Oh well, as the saying goes, spiritus quidem promptus est caro autem infirma.

            1. re: RicRios

              1996 Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers
              ==================

              Wish we could make Leflaive dish of the month!

              1. re: RicRios

                Fishballs>>gonads>>dangos? Only on Chowhound...

                I think your cellar would cause weakness of any sane one's flesh... or at least at their knees...

            2. re: RicRios

              Well, since fishballs are made with fish MEAT. I don't see why they or gefilte fish can't be part of "meatballs". We never said what *kind* of meatballs...

              1. re: Porthos

                As Dumas wrote: "Oh, noble Porthos! careful heaper-up of treasure". Thanks for your help!

                http://www.literaturepage.com/read/ma...

                Master, please take note, my vote goes to MEATBALLS.

                                        1. Wow, this is a tough choice. Tacos made with guefilte* fish meatballs? Shoot, have to really think about it. Got one more day to vote...

                                          *Is there a reason--beyond RicRios's spelling in the nom thread--why we're using the Spanish(?) spelling of gefilte fish. Just wanted to make sure I'm not missing some variation on traditional gefilte fish out there.

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                                          1. re: PeterCC

                                            אױ גװאַלד (Oy gevalt)!
                                            My fault.
                                            Should've spelled it the one and only correct way:
                                            געפֿילטע־פֿיש

                                            1. re: RicRios

                                              Hope my post didn't come off as trying to correct the spelling. I was genuinely curious if there was a difference between gefilte fish and guefilte fish as dishes, rather than as just the English and Spanish translations of the Hebrew word.

                                              1. re: PeterCC

                                                I thought it was the German or Yiddish spelling but that would be gefu(umlaut)llte which would make it "gefuellte" for non umlaut keyboards.

                                                The easy explanation is: damn autocorrect!

                                                1. re: Porthos

                                                  The Google results for gefuellte are mostly German but for guefilte are mostly Spanish.

                                                2. re: PeterCC

                                                  It's just Ric being Ric.

                                                  Leave the dude alone ... Wouldn't want him yelling at all of us in Yiddish.

                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                    (A sheynem dank) אַ שיינען דאַנק

                                                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                    But I'd also like to fish tacos to win, so I may hear more about your excursions to TPC as well as their monkfish liver tacos, and would uni count under fish ????

                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                      Good point(s) Kevin!

                                                      Ipse - perhaps we should call it Seafood Tacos?

                                                  2. battle down to the wire, meatballs vs fish tacos!

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                                                    1. re: ns1

                                                      dope.

                                                      ok, meatballs will have to cover gelfite (sp ?) fish to for fuck's sake.

                                                                1. re: Capybara

                                                                  All caps, or it won't be counted. Please. Thanks.

                                                                    1. re: ns1

                                                                      People gave up good food for your right to vote, and you waste it.

                                                                      So sad.

                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                        lol, I did vote meatballs up above ;)