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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.)

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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    Thor123 Jun 20, 2013 10:41 AM


    1. JAB Jun 20, 2013 10:57 AM

      CHEEKS of any variety.

      1. wienermobile Jun 20, 2013 11:00 AM


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          WildSwede Jun 21, 2013 12:02 PM


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          Dirtywextraolives Jun 20, 2013 11:06 AM


          ETA: MOLLUSKS


          thank you, Porthos!

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            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.


          2. Porthos Jun 20, 2013 11:15 AM


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              maudies5 Jun 20, 2013 12:16 PM


              1. PeterCC Jun 20, 2013 01:10 PM

                KARAAGE (not just chicken)

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                  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.

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                    PeterCC Jun 29, 2013 12:53 PM

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

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                    OCSteve Jun 20, 2013 01:21 PM


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                      whiner Jun 20, 2013 02:10 PM

                      FISH (ENDOSKELETON, NOT RAW)
                      DUCK BREAST

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                        chris1621 Jun 20, 2013 02:23 PM

                        MAC N CHEESE

                        1. SilverlakeGirl Jun 20, 2013 04:02 PM


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

                            FRIED CHICKEN

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                              yogachik Jun 21, 2013 08:33 AM

                              FRIED CHICKEN

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                                Thor123 Jun 21, 2013 10:04 AM

                                PLUS ON ON FRIED CHICKEN

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                                Food_destroyed_my_life Jun 21, 2013 06:52 PM

                                FRIED CHICKEN

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                                  Mas o Menos Jun 21, 2013 07:40 PM

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

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                                    ipsedixit Jun 22, 2013 10:25 AM

                                    All caps please.

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


                                    1. WildSwede Jun 24, 2013 05:51 PM


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                                        Jase Jun 24, 2013 10:02 PM


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


                                          'Tis the season.

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                                            Dommy Jun 25, 2013 08:18 PM

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

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                                              Porthos Jun 25, 2013 08:31 PM

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

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                                                Mattapoisett in LA Jun 25, 2013 08:32 PM

                                                Sandwiches are too broad a topic.

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                                                  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...

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                                                    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.

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                                                      A5 KOBE Jun 25, 2013 10:10 PM

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

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                                                        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.

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                                                          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.....

                                            2. JAB Jun 25, 2013 01:02 PM

                                              LOBSTER ROLL

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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

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                                                  linus Jun 25, 2013 03:54 PM


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                                                    Jase Jun 25, 2013 06:22 PM

                                                    Burritos have been done already.

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                                                    restoguy Jun 25, 2013 09:27 PM

                                                    PORK CHEEKS

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                                                      Mas o Menos Jun 27, 2013 04:05 PM

                                                      ETHNIC BREADS, CHALLAHS, BOLILOS, PITAS.

                                                      1. wienermobile Jun 27, 2013 04:51 PM


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                                                          JAB Jun 27, 2013 05:58 PM


                                                        2. aching Jun 27, 2013 06:03 PM


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

                                                            BANH MI

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                                                              schrutefarms Jun 28, 2013 09:37 PM

                                                              FRIED CHICKEN

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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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                                                                  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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