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

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It's that time of the month again -- to nominate what we'd like to see for the Dish of the Month for September.

The August 2013 Dish of the Month was Salads. Maybe to break our Puritan-esque diet for the past 30 days, it's time for a little indulgence?

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 September, 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 (pork bung casserole) but might also be more of a dish category (bread). 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:

ICE CREAM
NON-DAIRY FROZEN TREATS
NON-PERISHABLE TREATS
SWEET AND SALTY DESSERTS

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

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Salad: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911495
Sandwiches: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/907564
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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  1. PANCAKES & WAFFLES.

    1. Soup?? Too broad? Maybe. But matzo ball soup and pho each seem to narrow, for example.

      8 Replies
      1. re: Wayno

        It's good either way, Wayno.

        If you nominate a dish that you think is too broad (soup, for example), you may want to define certain parameters, such as:

        "Soup - only hot, savory soups"

        - or -

        "Soup - only cold soups"

        - or -

        "Soup - only those with pasta, rice, or other carbs in them"

        etc.

        You get the idea.

        But if you wanted a really broad category that's ok, too. We just had "Salads" right? And narrow is doable as well. Nothing wrong with a month of phở!

        Cheers.

        1. re: Wayno

          SOUP
          PASTA/NOODLES

          1. re: Wayno

            Why not wait to do soup until the weather cools down a bit?

            1. re: WildSwede

              totally agree! i love soups, but it's still a very hot So Cal Summer right now. :> i'd rather try soups when it cools down also.

              1. re: chowseeker1999

                +3

                1. re: chowseeker1999

                  cold soup?

                2. re: WildSwede

                  I agree. Usually, the last thing on my mind during a hot summer is a hot bowl of anything, but for some reason, I have been craving soup this summer. I'm going with my gut on this one. Literally.

                  1. re: OCSteve

                    Not to mention there is some culinary poetry to having soup, salad, sandwiches as consecutive dishes of the month.

              2. PANCAKES & WAFFLES

                1. PASTA
                  PIZZA
                  BURGERS
                  FRENCH FRIES
                  SHELLFISH
                  AHI
                  SALMON

                  1. RICE
                    PASTRIES

                    1. SOUP

                      1. SOUP

                        1. FRIED FISH

                          1. ICE CREAM - while it is still hot outside.

                            We can do soup in the winter months

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: Jwsel

                              I take no position on soup or ice cream, or whatever, but there are *chilled* soups, right?

                              Just saying ...

                              Carry on!

                            2. SOUP

                              because I'm still bitter over last month's crushing defeat.

                              1. PANCAKES & WAFFLES
                                PASTA
                                PIZZA

                                1. Less than 8 hours to nominate ...

                                  1. PASTRAMI & CORNED BEEF

                                    1. COLD TABLE
                                      Or MEZZE
                                      Or whatever you wish to call it. The spread of salads and hors d'oeuvres that turns out to be better than the hot food to follow.

                                      5 Replies
                                      1. re: eams

                                        You mean like an Antipasto Bar for the hoi polloi?

                                        1. re: ipsedixit

                                          Or a highly expanded relish tray, for that matter.

                                          1. re: eams

                                            Banchan spread?

                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                              Now that you mention it, yes.

                                              1. re: eams

                                                This is actually a great idea, but I think it got nominated too late in the process to get any traction. Maybe next month you can nominate it earlier so that it'll get more traction to get to the Voting round.

                                      2. RIBS
                                        RACK OF LAMB
                                        POTATO-BASED DISH
                                        MEAT SAUCE
                                        FISH (ENDOSKELETON)
                                        PASTRAMI

                                        1. SALAD was such a great idea, I think we should do it two months in a row. LOL. SALAD, too funny!

                                          1. CHOCOLATE DESSERTS

                                            1. FRIED FISH

                                              1. FRIED FISH

                                                1. oyster po boys

                                                  5 Replies
                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                    We have already started voting, kevin..... You can vote for fried fish and hopefully we can allow seafood, so we can try some oyster po boys......

                                                    Have you tried that Orleans & York deli yet? I'm trying to make it over there.....

                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      in that case, fried fish it is.

                                                      i haven't tried orleans and york just yet.

                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                        Does that not so smart phone have a cap lock feature?

                                                        1. re: JAB

                                                          yeah, i guess it would.

                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                            You need to put it on the voting thread, hon, not here.....

                                                  2. PANCAKES AND WAFFLES