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

ipsedixit May 22, 2013 08:32 AM

Where has the year gone? It's almost June!

And with that, it's time to choose a Dish of the Month for Los Angeles for June 2013.

The May 2013 Dish of the Month (meatballs) was a wonderful experience in all things circular and spherical. So lets see what's in store -- geometric or otherwise -- for us LA 'Hounds in June.

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 June, 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 (banh mi) but might also be more of a dish category (sandwiches). 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:


Anyway, this is the nomination thread for June 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on May 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 11:59 PM PDT on May 26th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Meatballs: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/900427
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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    avar May 31, 2013 06:03 PM


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    1. re: avar
      PeterCC May 31, 2013 06:19 PM

      If you want to vote: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903346

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      maudies5 May 27, 2013 05:06 PM


      1. A5 KOBE May 26, 2013 10:49 PM

        HOT DOGS

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        1. re: A5 KOBE
          PeterCC May 26, 2013 10:52 PM

          LOL the email notification from CH put those three things on one line so they read: "SHRIMP CHORIZO HOT DOGS". I'd eat that!

          Combining your second and third choices, I'll nominate SAUSAGES, be they bangers, boudin, chorizo, merguez, nuomi chang, salami, shokoladnaya kolbasa*, som moo, soondae, wursts, etc.

          *I guess that shouldn't count, since it's not technically a sausage...

          1. re: PeterCC
            A5 KOBE May 30, 2013 09:21 AM

            hhahaha, I would eat that too depending on what I am doing later that day!

            Sausages is a great idea though. Maybe for June? I could see lots of participation for that one.

        2. ipsedixit May 26, 2013 09:00 PM

          Last hours to nominate ...

          1. CharlesKochel May 26, 2013 08:02 AM

            BBQ RIBS

            1. SilverlakeGirl May 26, 2013 12:13 AM

              HUEVOS RANCHEROS

              Since I have not found good ones.

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                whiner May 25, 2013 10:01 AM

                FISH (ie. NOT shellfish)
                SPRING ROLLS

                1. Ciao Bob May 24, 2013 01:25 PM


                  1. wienermobile May 24, 2013 11:56 AM


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                      jgilbert1000 May 22, 2013 10:43 AM

                      HUEVOS RANCHEROS

                      1. Porthos May 22, 2013 10:05 AM


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                          ns1 May 22, 2013 09:46 AM


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                          1. re: ns1
                            carter May 22, 2013 10:37 AM

                            Would think you might want to be a bit more specific.
                            Way too many types to throw them all in one category, be they ramen, spaghetti, or tuna casserole!

                            1. re: carter
                              ns1 May 22, 2013 10:46 AM

                              that's exactly why i want it vague.

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                            OCSteve May 22, 2013 09:41 AM

                            HUEVOS RANCHEROS

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                            1. re: OCSteve
                              linus May 24, 2013 02:57 PM

                              GONADS RANCHEROS

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                              Dirtywextraolives May 22, 2013 09:40 AM

                              LOBSTER ROLLS
                              FRENCH FRIES

                              1. wienermobile May 22, 2013 08:33 AM

                                PANCAKES & WAFFLES

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                                1. re: wienermobile
                                  bulavinaka May 22, 2013 10:41 AM

                                  PANCAKES & WAFFLES (AS ONE CATEGORY WOULD BE GOOD)

                                  1. re: bulavinaka
                                    wienermobile May 22, 2013 10:45 AM

                                    Yes to TACOS

                                    1. re: bulavinaka
                                      MissBubbles May 22, 2013 10:51 AM

                                      yes to SQUID/CEPHALOPODS!

                                      1. re: bulavinaka
                                        PeterCC May 25, 2013 11:25 PM

                                        Second the CEPHALOPODS
                                        I'll add GASTROPODS
                                        How about MOLLUSKS
                                        Don't forget CRUSTACEANS
                                        I know... RAW BAR

                                        1. re: PeterCC
                                          bulavinaka May 26, 2013 06:17 AM

                                          INVERTEBRATES from the sea - mmmmmmm...

                                          1. re: PeterCC
                                            ipsedixit May 26, 2013 10:34 AM

                                            Raw bar ... now that I would interesting.

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