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

ipsedixit Aug 20, 2013 02:46 PM

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:


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

  1. wienermobile Aug 20, 2013 02:49 PM


    1. Wayno Aug 20, 2013 03:41 PM

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

      8 Replies
      1. re: Wayno
        ipsedixit Aug 20, 2013 03:55 PM

        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"


        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!


        1. re: Wayno
          Porthos Aug 20, 2013 04:56 PM


          1. re: Wayno
            WildSwede Aug 21, 2013 11:06 AM

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

            1. re: WildSwede
              chowseeker1999 Aug 21, 2013 01:44 PM

              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
                Dirtywextraolives Aug 21, 2013 02:54 PM


                1. re: chowseeker1999
                  A5 KOBE Aug 21, 2013 04:23 PM

                  cold soup?

                2. re: WildSwede
                  OCSteve Aug 21, 2013 04:20 PM

                  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
                    Porthos Aug 21, 2013 08:22 PM

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

              2. WildSwede Aug 20, 2013 04:38 PM

                PANCAKES & WAFFLES

                1. d
                  Dirtywextraolives Aug 20, 2013 04:52 PM

                  FRENCH FRIES

                  1. A5 KOBE Aug 20, 2013 05:06 PM


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                      OCSteve Aug 20, 2013 05:18 PM


                      1. m
                        maudies5 Aug 20, 2013 05:27 PM


                        1. t
                          Tyus4pt8 Aug 21, 2013 01:08 PM

                          FRIED FISH

                          1. j
                            Jwsel Aug 21, 2013 01:31 PM

                            ICE CREAM - while it is still hot outside.

                            We can do soup in the winter months

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: Jwsel
                              ipsedixit Aug 21, 2013 01:40 PM

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

                              Just saying ...

                              Carry on!

                            2. n
                              ns1 Aug 21, 2013 02:31 PM


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

                              1. aching Aug 21, 2013 04:56 PM

                                PANCAKES & WAFFLES

                                1. ipsedixit Aug 25, 2013 04:34 PM

                                  Less than 8 hours to nominate ...

                                  1. wienermobile Aug 25, 2013 04:59 PM

                                    PASTRAMI & CORNED BEEF

                                    1. e
                                      eams Aug 25, 2013 06:21 PM

                                      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
                                        ipsedixit Aug 25, 2013 06:24 PM

                                        You mean like an Antipasto Bar for the hoi polloi?

                                        1. re: ipsedixit
                                          eams Aug 25, 2013 06:31 PM

                                          Or a highly expanded relish tray, for that matter.

                                          1. re: eams
                                            ipsedixit Aug 25, 2013 06:41 PM

                                            Banchan spread?

                                            1. re: ipsedixit
                                              eams Aug 25, 2013 08:52 PM

                                              Now that you mention it, yes.

                                              1. re: eams
                                                ipsedixit Aug 26, 2013 09:03 AM

                                                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. w
                                        whiner Aug 25, 2013 07:50 PM

                                        RACK OF LAMB
                                        POTATO-BASED DISH
                                        MEAT SAUCE
                                        FISH (ENDOSKELETON)

                                        1. orythedog Aug 25, 2013 08:56 PM

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

                                          1. orythedog Aug 25, 2013 09:00 PM

                                            CHOCOLATE DESSERTS

                                            1. d
                                              Dirtywextraolives Aug 25, 2013 10:00 PM

                                              FRIED FISH

                                              1. m
                                                mc michael Aug 26, 2013 03:44 PM

                                                FRIED FISH

                                                1. k
                                                  kevin Aug 26, 2013 04:19 PM

                                                  oyster po boys

                                                  5 Replies
                                                  1. re: kevin
                                                    Dirtywextraolives Aug 26, 2013 04:50 PM

                                                    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
                                                      kevin Aug 26, 2013 05:15 PM

                                                      in that case, fried fish it is.

                                                      i haven't tried orleans and york just yet.

                                                      1. re: kevin
                                                        JAB Aug 26, 2013 05:23 PM

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

                                                        1. re: JAB
                                                          kevin Aug 26, 2013 05:28 PM

                                                          yeah, i guess it would.

                                                          1. re: kevin
                                                            Dirtywextraolives Aug 26, 2013 05:41 PM

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

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                                                    ZoeZ Aug 26, 2013 06:24 PM

                                                    PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

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