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LA Dish of the Month (September 2013) - Voting

LA Dish of the Month (September 2013) - Voting

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

I narrowed the nominations down to the following:







Here's a link to the nomination thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913943

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 August 31st.

Thanks again for everyone's participation.

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    Hmmm... Katsu fish... Tempura Shrimp... Fried Oysters...


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    1. re: Dommy

      i like fried fish also, but would "Shrimp" and "Oysters" really count as "Fried Fish"?

      ipse and everyone, please clarify.

      1. re: chowseeker1999

        This reminds me of when Homer Simpson asked, "Does whiskey count as beer?"

        But yes, fried finfish only? Or also shellfish?

        1. re: wakko11

          Unless nominators object, modify to fried seafood.

        1. SOUP

          We should probably also clarify whether or not the starch component can be greater than 50% of the dish. Otherwise soup could quickly turn into noodle soups with ramen, pho, etc. Noodles and noodle soups should get their own month :)

                            1. re: kevin

                              How's that CAP LOCK thing coming along?

                              1. re: JAB

                                i see, my bad.

                                FRIED FISH.

                                now we good to go ? :)

                                1. re: kevin

                                  Attaboy! Stand up and be counted!

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    Oh thank God!

                                    Now, that gin martini we're gonna meet for is on me if fried fish/seafood wins.....

                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                      You guys and gals actually going to have fried fish or just celebrating the win? ;-)

                                      If fried fish wins, I'm calling out (in the friendliest way possible) everyone that voted to see if they actually participate! :-)

                                      1. re: Porthos

                                        Ya know, my little musketeer, some of us have children to raise and pay for! As I stated in the past, if I had an open expense account, I'd be 400 lbs and eating my way through the city, meeting you guys at Shunji, et al, at least once a week! My poor husband works 80+ hours a week to support me, my urchins and my habits, and I've got to go easy on the poor guy once in a while! But YES, I will promise to eat out more, just to satisfy your desire to keep score as to who votes and reports back. Cuz I'm a giver that way.....

                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                          well, luckily, shunji's is healthy, right ? except for the chocolate mousse at the end.

                                          your husband sounds like a real trooper and mensch. and i'm scare to ask what "my habits" entails, but you got me thinking.

                                          restaurants/cafes/bar may be expensive, but it's still cheaper (and i hope my logic passes muster) than say chartering a jet to france, or buying the newest late-model european luxury sedan, or say the top of the line HD set, etc. i think you get my drift.

                                          1. re: kevin

                                            And my cooking everything I'm craving at the moment is cheaper than all of the above too.... But the chef needs a break now & then.... Except for foie. Now I'd fly for that, but I still want to go to that South Bay place that serves you foie on the side for free.....

                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                              ok, i'll email you the name of that place off-board i think.

                                              there was a couple of joints in OC that served it on the side too, kind of like a nice little gift from the chef.

                                              foie is tough these days, especially with one for a craving for it.

                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                and where we going to be meeting for that martini ?

                                                does it also have to be at the same place that serves the fried seafood ?

                                                1. re: kevin

                                                  Anywhere your little kevin heart desires..... As long as I can get a sitter, LOL .....

                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                    hmmm, that's a tough decision.

                                                    too many options.


                                                    thank you, dirty sexy olives.

                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                      Your welcome..... But you may regret that after you meet me..... If you think I'm obnoxious now....., lol!

                                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives


                                                        I'm probably even more obnoxious. and worse.

                                                        So caveat emptor. :)

                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                          Oh man, that's prolly why we get along..... I must meet you.... You might be my long lost brotha from anotha motha....

                                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                            or maybe i take that back, i think i'm shy-er in public, but if you got to know me, yes, you'd find me to be very very very irritating too.

                                                            irritating and obnoxious, what a felicitous combo, right ????

                                                            1. re: kevin

                                                              Like I said, it's prolly why we get along.....

                                            2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                              Sharing is caring!

                                              It's because I look forward to your contributions so much! :-)

                                              You get double points per contribution to DOM!

                                              1. re: Porthos

                                                Of course you do!! LMAO.....

                                                Ooo, I'm a sucker for double points.... What do I win?! {{crossing fingers}}

                                          2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                            My vote is for sale. I'm just sayin'.

                                                1. re: JAB

                                                  I like both..... Do you like meatballs...?

                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      can i get some meatballs too ?

                                                      hmm, fried seafood "meatballs" too (hopefully no one is picturing gefilte fish) ???

                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                        Oh kev, you and ipse are the top of the list..... I wouldn't DREAM of having a meatball Fest without you guys.....

                                                2. re: JAB

                                                  how much is it going to cost ?

                                                1. re: kevin

                                                  Shakes my head..... Too fucking funny. You crack me up. You do. Like I said, when we meet up, martinis on me :)

                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      but martini's are on you, only if fried seafood wins, correct ?


                                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                          oh, shit.

                                                          my lobbying sills are nonexistent.

                                                          i think our FRIED SEAFOOD cause is going to be quite the Sisyphean herculean effort. but we must put up a good fight.

                                                          who nows but we may make quite the comeback (think: the Dodgers this season).

                                                1. i hope fried fish is winning.

                                                  but if i'll eat fried fish all month long anyhow.

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                                                        1. Lets go fried fish.

                                                          I got a fucking lot riding on this.

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                                                            1. FRIED FISH (but preferably fried seafood)