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LA Dish of the Month (June 2013) - Voting

ipsedixit May 27, 2013 04:41 AM

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

I narrowed the nominations down to the following:

HUEVOS RANCHEROS

TACOS

PANCAKES (including WAFFLES)

SQUID

STRAWBERRIES

RIBS

Here's a link to the nomination thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902860

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 May 31th.

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

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  1. wienermobile May 27, 2013 08:02 AM

    PANCAKES AND WAFFLES.

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      Dirtywextraolives May 27, 2013 09:25 AM

      Seems to me that shellfish, in forms of crustacean, mollusks & gastropods got more votes than Cephalopods......

      A5KOBE - shrimp
      DWEO - shellfish + lobster rolls
      PeterCC - gastropods, mollusks + crustaceans + raw bar
      Bula - invertebrates of the sea

      Bula - squid
      MissBubbles - squid
      PeterCC - squid

      Am I mistaken?

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      1. re: Dirtywextraolives
        PeterCC May 27, 2013 10:03 PM

        Thanks for having our back Dweo! Shellfish lovers unite! :-)

        I would love for squid to be expanded, if not to other non-fish seafood, at least to other cephalopods. Octopus is quite hot these days and would love to get people's take on that too.

        Official Vote: SQUID with hope for expansion.

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          Dirtywextraolives May 28, 2013 08:03 AM

          Yes, well, it appears my request for an explanation is being ignored...... {{sigh}}.

        2. re: Dirtywextraolives
          ipsedixit May 30, 2013 08:12 AM

          The problem with shellfish is that it was not nominated as one such unitary category -- instead the nominees were dispersed into the different types of shellfish, as you aptly noted.

          It would be like if there were different nominations for Chocolate Cake, Mooncakes, Ice Cream Cake, Pound Cake, and Cheesecake and the voting category was unitized as "Cake" which I don't think really captures the spirit of the nominations.

          For example, in this case, would a voting slot for shellfish really capture the spirit of "raw bar" or "lobster rolls" per the nominations?

          It's a fine line in deciding whether to aggregate the different species into a genus, and I think sometimes it's ok to do it esp. if the nominations steer that way, but in this case I just don't think shellfish really captured the quiddity of the various "species-specific" nominations -- at least not enough to aggregate into a unitary categoary.

          And, no, your query was not being ignored. Been traveling and this is the first that I've checked the thread. You're much too important in my life to ignore.

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            Dirtywextraolives May 30, 2013 09:11 AM

            Wow, you made that sound so good, even though it wasn't what I wanted, I feel like I just got spanked but I enjoyed it ;)

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              PeterCC May 30, 2013 09:44 AM

              So which are you voting for?

              1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                ipsedixit May 30, 2013 12:07 PM

                I feel like I just got spanked but I enjoyed it ;)
                _________________________

                There's an adult comment in there that I can make, but I won't go there, for fear of being spanked.

              2. re: ipsedixit
                PeterCC May 30, 2013 09:43 AM

                Okay, I'll make one last plea for a minor expansion of squid to encompass all cephalopods. I just looked at the nom thread, and "strawberries" was nominated twice, by bulavinkaka and Dirtywextraolives, and was selected, but "cephalopods" (the actual word) was nominated three times, by bulavinaka and MissBubbles (both together with "squid"), and by me (without explicitly nominating squid), but was not selected. So squid actually got one less nom than cephalopods...

                I want to get this clarified before voting closes since as of right now squid is actually winning, surprisingly.

                Edit: Oops, with Maudie5's vote, pancakes and squid are tied. If pancakes win, I'm gonna find some ika okonomiyaki or haemul pajeon to kill two birds with one stone. :-)

                1. re: PeterCC
                  ipsedixit May 30, 2013 12:06 PM

                  I think cephalopods is too broad a category, which is why I think squid is a good compromise between those who voted for squid and those who wanted the entire Cephalopoda sub-class of Mollusks.

                  There is, I think, a bit too much diversity from a culinary point of view between, for example, squids and octopus (and esp. cuttlefish).

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                    kevin May 30, 2013 01:47 PM

                    Somewhat off-topic, but according to you experts, would the term Shellfish include octopus and squid ? Or just mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp, langoustines.

                    1. re: kevin
                      PeterCC May 30, 2013 01:58 PM

                      I would personally not include octopus and squid as shellfish. I think of shellfish as having exoskeletons, and so would encompass probably all crustaceans (shrimp, lobster, etc.) and some mollusks like bivalves (clams, mussels, etc.) and gastropods (snails, conch, etc.). Cephalopods (squid, octopus, etc.) are mollusks, but they do not have exoskeletons.

                      1. re: kevin
                        ipsedixit May 30, 2013 02:44 PM

                        ... would the term Shellfish include octopus and squid ?

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                        No.

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                  whiner May 27, 2013 01:49 PM

                  RIBS

                  1. Dommy May 27, 2013 08:42 PM

                    Ack! I want to vote for all of them....

                    BUT, I'll go with a long shot... SQUID

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                      Mattapoisett in LA May 27, 2013 09:15 PM

                      I'm faithful to my wife, so I am voting for:

                      SQUID

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                        WildSwede May 31, 2013 12:02 PM

                        You just don't want to sleep on the couch! ;-)

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                      OCSteve May 28, 2013 07:03 AM

                      TACOS

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                        baloney May 28, 2013 07:16 AM

                        PANCAKES

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                          BSW6490 May 28, 2013 07:30 AM

                          RIBS

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                            chris1621 May 28, 2013 01:35 PM

                            TACOS

                            1. Ciao Bob May 28, 2013 03:30 PM

                              Squid

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                              1. re: Ciao Bob
                                PeterCC May 28, 2013 03:33 PM

                                CAPS Bob! :-) Make your vote count!

                                1. re: PeterCC
                                  Ciao Bob May 28, 2013 04:55 PM

                                  SQUID - thanks Pete!

                              2. WildSwede May 28, 2013 04:38 PM

                                PANCAKES and WAFFLES!! YUM!

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                                  kevin May 28, 2013 04:58 PM

                                  TACOS.

                                  1. A5 KOBE May 30, 2013 09:22 AM

                                    STRAWBERRIES

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                                      maudies5 May 30, 2013 09:32 AM

                                      PANCAKES

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                                        Dirtywextraolives May 30, 2013 05:28 PM

                                        TACOS

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                                          ns1 May 30, 2013 05:39 PM

                                          TACOS

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                                            DWB May 31, 2013 09:07 AM

                                            STRAWBERRIES

                                            1. ipsedixit May 31, 2013 01:29 PM

                                              Less than 11 hours to vote folks.

                                              Remember vote ONCE and vote often!

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                                                kevin May 31, 2013 02:06 PM

                                                If we vote once, then how can we vote often ????

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                                                carter May 31, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                TACOS

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                                                1. re: carter
                                                  PeterCC May 31, 2013 05:33 PM

                                                  Well, time to look for a squid taco somewhere (Kogi?), because I'm working squid into the DotM come hell or high water. :-)

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                                                    wienermobile May 31, 2013 05:34 PM

                                                    How about a squid waffle?

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                                                      ns1 May 31, 2013 05:38 PM

                                                      basically Takoyaki?

                                                      1. re: ns1
                                                        PeterCC May 31, 2013 05:40 PM

                                                        Had some great ones from a little cart in front of Nijiya a few months ago. Anyone by chance know what it was called?

                                                        1. re: ns1
                                                          wienermobile May 31, 2013 05:47 PM

                                                          OK. Squid Wafles.

                                                           
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                                                          PeterCC May 31, 2013 05:38 PM

                                                          I'm down. But I don't think pancake/waffle is winning right now...

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                                                            bulavinaka May 31, 2013 06:29 PM

                                                            I'm waffling on what to vote for...

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                                                              PeterCC May 31, 2013 06:38 PM

                                                              Hmm...

                                                               
                                                               
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                                                      chewbacca May 31, 2013 07:22 PM

                                                      RIBS. ( it was close w squid).

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                                                        nosh May 31, 2013 07:32 PM

                                                        RIBS

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