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

ipsedixit Jun 20, 2013 10:40 AM

Summer is officially upon us. What better way to ring in summer than to nominate a Dish of the Month for July, right?

The June 2013 Dish of the Month was Tacos, lets see what July brings us.

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 July, 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 (pig intestines) but might also be more of a dish category (ice cream). 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:

FILLED PASTAS (e.g. Ravioli, Dumplings, etc.)
GLUTEN-FREE DISHES
HUMMUS
KARAAGE
PIG CHEEKS

Anyway, this is the nomination thread for July 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on June 26), 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 June 25th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Tacos: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902860
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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    Dirtywextraolives Jun 29, 2013 12:46 PM

    Guys, this thread has already been closed since 6/25

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    1. re: Dirtywextraolives
      J.L. Jun 30, 2013 04:39 PM

      BANH MI :-)

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        Dirtywextraolives Jun 30, 2013 05:08 PM

        I almost made one today for lunch.... Now you're tempting me, so I'm making it tomorrow ;)

        1. re: Dirtywextraolives
          J.L. Jun 30, 2013 05:15 PM

          Hehehe... Mission accomplished. :-)

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      schrutefarms Jun 28, 2013 09:37 PM

      FRIED CHICKEN

      1. J.L. Jun 27, 2013 06:09 PM

        BANH MI

        1. aching Jun 27, 2013 06:03 PM

          FALAFEL

          1. wienermobile Jun 27, 2013 04:51 PM

            WATER

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            1. re: wienermobile
              JAB Jun 27, 2013 05:58 PM

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906718

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              Mas o Menos Jun 27, 2013 04:05 PM

              ETHNIC BREADS, CHALLAHS, BOLILOS, PITAS.

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                restoguy Jun 25, 2013 09:27 PM

                PORK CHEEKS

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                  linus Jun 25, 2013 03:54 PM

                  FREEBIRD!

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                    Jase Jun 25, 2013 06:22 PM

                    Burritos have been done already.

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                    Thor123 Jun 25, 2013 01:49 PM

                    FRIED CHICKEN

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                      carter Jun 25, 2013 05:52 PM

                      FRIED CHICKEN

                    2. JAB Jun 25, 2013 01:02 PM

                      LOBSTER ROLL

                      1. Mattapoisett in LA Jun 25, 2013 12:32 PM

                        BLT

                        'Tis the season.

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                        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
                          Dommy Jun 25, 2013 08:18 PM

                          BLT!!! Although i do love me some mashed potatoes...

                          1. re: Dommy
                            Porthos Jun 25, 2013 08:31 PM

                            Why not vote sandwiches and do BLT as part of that? :)

                            1. re: Porthos
                              Mattapoisett in LA Jun 25, 2013 08:32 PM

                              Sandwiches are too broad a topic.

                              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
                                Porthos Jun 25, 2013 08:35 PM

                                Exactly. Endless possibilities. Philly cheesesteak, BLT, pulled pork, pastrami, egg salad, fried chicken, roast chicken, lobster roll, meatball, tortas...

                                1. re: Porthos
                                  Mattapoisett in LA Jun 25, 2013 09:15 PM

                                  What it will turn out to be is 50 responses on how good the Godmother is. 40 responses on how Awesome the Langers' #19 is and 20 countering that the #19 sucks and you need to get the Plain Pastrami with Just mustard. And while Dommy and I might be able to get a few BLT posts in between the Magnificent Europane Egg Salad posts, we might not find any ones from other hounds with different tastes, experiences and geography to give us a BLT rec which will make Me look forward to opening the thread.

                                  Making the DOTM thread too broad, makes it useless.

                                  1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
                                    A5 KOBE Jun 25, 2013 10:10 PM

                                    And sandwiches like the patacon pisao or jibarito con lechon would be never discussed.

                                    1. re: A5 KOBE
                                      Porthos Jun 25, 2013 10:19 PM

                                      Well you can vote for specific sandwiches with little chance of success or use sandwich as an opportunity to introduce us all to your favorite rendition of a sandwich (via photos and exploration that month). Use it to show the rest of us where you find this delicious patacon pisao. I for one would would like to know. Isn't that the point of DOM?

                                      Or get ready for fried chicken.

                                      1. re: Porthos
                                        Mattapoisett in LA Jun 25, 2013 10:23 PM

                                        And in 6 months we'll run out of topics cause we'll have covered "everything" but not all that well.

                                      2. re: A5 KOBE
                                        Mattapoisett in LA Jun 25, 2013 10:24 PM

                                        Responding to A5Kobe

                                        Or be lost in the wash of so many posts.

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                                          Dirtywextraolives Jun 26, 2013 10:18 AM

                                          Could not agree more. Topic should be more narrow than just sandwiches.... That would cover burgers also.....

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                            Jase Jun 24, 2013 10:02 PM

                            FUFU

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                            1. re: Jase
                              ipsedixit Jun 25, 2013 04:05 AM

                              I think you'd have better luck nominating a category like mashed potatoes and then arguing that fufu is a type of mashed potato.

                            2. WildSwede Jun 24, 2013 05:51 PM

                              PIZZA

                              1. Ciao Bob Jun 24, 2013 11:43 AM

                                SANDWICH

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                                  Mas o Menos Jun 21, 2013 07:40 PM

                                  Ethnic breads, challahs, bialys, pitas, tortillas, naan.

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                                  1. re: Mas o Menos
                                    ipsedixit Jun 22, 2013 10:25 AM

                                    All caps please.

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                                    Food_destroyed_my_life Jun 21, 2013 06:52 PM

                                    FRIED CHICKEN
                                    SANDWICH

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                                      yogachik Jun 21, 2013 08:33 AM

                                      CARPACCIO
                                      SANDWICH
                                      FRIED CHICKEN

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                                        Thor123 Jun 21, 2013 10:04 AM

                                        PLUS ON ON FRIED CHICKEN

                                      2. A5 KOBE Jun 20, 2013 04:04 PM

                                        FRIED CHICKEN
                                        SANDWICH
                                        DONUTS
                                        CAKE

                                        1. SilverlakeGirl Jun 20, 2013 04:02 PM

                                          SANDWICH

                                          1. c
                                            chris1621 Jun 20, 2013 02:23 PM

                                            MAC N CHEESE
                                            SALAD
                                            SANDWICH

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                                              whiner Jun 20, 2013 02:10 PM

                                              RIBS
                                              FISH (ENDOSKELETON, NOT RAW)
                                              DUCK BREAST
                                              SALAD

                                              1. o
                                                OCSteve Jun 20, 2013 01:21 PM

                                                SANDWICH

                                                1. Moose Jun 20, 2013 01:18 PM

                                                  SANDWICH
                                                  RIBS

                                                  1. PeterCC Jun 20, 2013 01:10 PM

                                                    KARAAGE (not just chicken)
                                                    CRUSTACEANS
                                                    MOLLUSKS

                                                    2 Replies
                                                    1. re: PeterCC
                                                      Tripeler Jun 29, 2013 02:30 AM

                                                      Usually Karaage is only chicken, but occasionally it is pieces of fish, according to my wife, who is Japanese.

                                                      1. re: Tripeler
                                                        PeterCC Jun 29, 2013 12:53 PM

                                                        I've seen the fried squid at Japanese markets labeled Ika Karaage. *shrug*

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                                                      maudies5 Jun 20, 2013 12:16 PM

                                                      SANDWICH
                                                      ICE CREAM (CAN EVEN BE ICE CREAM SANDWICH):)

                                                      1. Porthos Jun 20, 2013 11:15 AM

                                                        SANDWICH

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                                                          Dirtywextraolives Jun 20, 2013 11:06 AM

                                                          SHELLFISH + SQUID

                                                          ETA: MOLLUSKS

                                                          CRUSTACEANS

                                                          thank you, Porthos!

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                                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                                            Porthos Jun 20, 2013 11:17 AM

                                                            Mollusks cover both. Better chance of getting that category through instead of splitting up shellfish, squid, octopus, oysters, clams, etc. Won't include crustacean shellfish though like shrimp and lobster.

                                                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollusca...

                                                          2. wienermobile Jun 20, 2013 11:00 AM

                                                            PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

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                                                            1. re: wienermobile
                                                              WildSwede Jun 21, 2013 12:02 PM

                                                              PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

                                                            2. JAB Jun 20, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                              CHEEKS of any variety.

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                                                                Thor123 Jun 20, 2013 10:41 AM

                                                                LAMB SHANK

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