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

ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 03:15 PM

Fall is upon us (well, at least, it will be when DoTM October rolls around), so it's time to turn to the first DoTM for the new season.

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 October, 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 (cow anus) but might also be more of a dish category (marine creatures with legs). 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 October 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on September 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 September 25th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Fried Fish: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915324
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. Kate is always hungry Sep 29, 2013 06:18 PM


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    1. re: Kate is always hungry
      PeterCC Sep 29, 2013 08:45 PM

      Kate, nominations are over, please go to http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918088 to vote.

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      cujo Sep 28, 2013 12:03 AM


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      1. re: cujo
        PeterCC Sep 28, 2013 12:13 AM

        Nominations are over. Please go to http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918088 to vote. Soup is one of the final candidates you can vote for.

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        engie Sep 25, 2013 02:42 PM


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        1. re: engie
          OCSteve Sep 25, 2013 03:11 PM


          Nominations are over. Please go here to vote...


          1. re: engie
            PeterCC Sep 25, 2013 03:13 PM

            [Edit: I said basically what OCSteve said. I guess I hadn't refreshed my browser before commenting.]

          2. PeterCC Sep 24, 2013 07:06 PM

            Hey, where did my legit TAIL (ox, pig, etc.) nom go? We can have "Trappist liquid Kobe Cow Anus Ale" in comments but not TAIL?

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            1. re: PeterCC
              J.L. Sep 24, 2013 10:42 PM

              But notice I didn't write "Trappist liquid Kobe Cow Anus Ale" in CAPS...

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              gr8pimpin Sep 24, 2013 06:32 PM

              Hot wings
              BBQ Ribs
              Hot Dogs/Sausages

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              1. re: gr8pimpin
                PeterCC Sep 24, 2013 07:03 PM

                Caps to make it count.

              2. Mattapoisett in LA Sep 24, 2013 04:41 PM


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                  Xan7hos Sep 24, 2013 04:02 PM


                  TOUGH CUTS


                  1. ipsedixit Sep 24, 2013 02:49 PM


                    9 hours left and ticking ...

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                      Juji Sep 23, 2013 04:59 PM


                      1. steve h. Sep 23, 2013 04:24 PM


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                          Thor123 Sep 23, 2013 03:41 PM

                          LAMB SHANK
                          FRIED CHICKEN
                          PORK CHOP

                          3 Replies
                          1. re: Thor123
                            Dirtywextraolives Sep 23, 2013 03:42 PM

                            Pork chop was done nine months ago.....

                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                              ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 04:05 PM

                              Thor is an eco-friendly 'Hound.

                              Recycle. Reuse. Re-eat.

                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                Thor123 Sep 24, 2013 04:16 PM

                                Sorry. My bad.

                            2. aching Sep 23, 2013 03:26 PM


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                                mc michael Sep 23, 2013 02:22 PM

                                POT PIE.

                                1. j
                                  Jase Sep 23, 2013 02:20 PM


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                                    Dirtywextraolives Sep 23, 2013 02:17 PM

                                    SHORT RIBS

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                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                      PeterCC Sep 23, 2013 03:39 PM

                                      Glad to see sausage getting some traction!

                                    2. w
                                      whiner Sep 22, 2013 04:16 PM

                                      SHORT RIBS

                                      BBQ RIBS


                                      SHANKS (LAMB, VEAL, BOAR, ETC -- ALL WELCOME)

                                      ROOT VEGETABLES


                                      1. Porthos Sep 21, 2013 07:25 PM

                                        Any interest in doing a change up and doing K-town as neighborhood of the month? Weather cooling off. Time for crab and beef stews...


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                                        1. re: Porthos
                                          ZoeZ Sep 22, 2013 11:00 AM

                                          Best idea so far:) K-town rocks.

                                          1. re: Porthos
                                            steve h. Sep 23, 2013 04:26 PM


                                            1. re: steve h.
                                              Porthos Sep 23, 2013 04:38 PM

                                              Type K-town in caps and we'll see if ipse will add it to the voting thread!

                                              To make it interesting, no Park's or Soot Bull Jeep.

                                              1. re: Porthos
                                                steve h. Sep 23, 2013 04:42 PM

                                                ...in caps!

                                                1. re: Porthos
                                                  PeterCC Sep 23, 2013 04:55 PM

                                                  If my suggestion of sausage were to win, I was definitely going to hit up some soondae in K-TOWN. Does that count?

                                                  1. re: PeterCC
                                                    Porthos Sep 23, 2013 04:59 PM

                                                    Sure. Or you could pick K-town and dig up sausage specialists in K-town.

                                                    I feel like there are so many gems and specialists in K-town worth digging up in the original spirit of Chowhound. The ease and deliciousness of Korean beef BBQ probably prevents us from digging deeper.

                                                    1. re: Porthos
                                                      PeterCC Sep 24, 2013 07:02 PM

                                                      Alright since this is the nominating board and I think sausage is safely on the ballot so I'll also nominate K-TOWN.

                                                  2. re: Porthos
                                                    steve h. Sep 23, 2013 05:09 PM

                                                    That's a bold move. My take is that you've preempted some posts.

                                                    Make it so.

                                                    1. re: Porthos
                                                      ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 06:19 PM

                                                      If it gets enough votes, sure, absolutely. Why not, right?

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                                                  nosh Sep 21, 2013 06:09 PM

                                                  FRIED CHICKEN
                                                  POT PIES (includes shepherd's pies)

                                                  5 Replies
                                                  1. re: nosh
                                                    PeterCC Sep 21, 2013 06:36 PM

                                                    I love how my email notifications ignore line breaks...

                                                    "FRIED CHICKEN POT PIES" YES PLEASE!

                                                    (Why hasn't someone invented this yet?!?)

                                                    1. re: PeterCC
                                                      nosh Sep 21, 2013 06:59 PM

                                                      Genius! They are now trademarked to nosh.

                                                      Just have to figure out how to keep the crusts crispy while in the gravy.

                                                      1. re: PeterCC
                                                        nosh Sep 21, 2013 07:05 PM

                                                        Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know the other possibility -- take a chicken pot pie and deep-fry it. Sorta like an entree cronut. But I think the magic of fried chicken is the crunchy crust covering the juicy hot succulent meat, so the fried chicken needs to be on the inside.

                                                        1. re: PeterCC
                                                          ipsedixit Sep 21, 2013 07:33 PM

                                                          It has been invented. Quite a while ago.

                                                        2. re: nosh
                                                          wienermobile Sep 23, 2013 02:18 PM

                                                          FRIED CHICKEN

                                                        3. Porthos Sep 20, 2013 05:06 PM


                                                          1. JAB Sep 20, 2013 04:52 PM

                                                            KOBE COW ANUS

                                                            1. JAB Sep 20, 2013 04:47 PM

                                                              FALL BEER be they pumpkin, Octoberfest etc...

                                                              That's right, a liquid DOM!

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                                                              1. re: JAB
                                                                ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 04:06 PM

                                                                But only if it's liquid Kobe Cow Anus.

                                                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                  JAB Sep 23, 2013 05:27 PM

                                                                  Somehow, I'm now extremely grossed out at liquid Kobe cow anus where Kobe cow anus was funny. Go figure.

                                                                  Not to mention feeling like a lush for no one else jumping on board with the fall beers.

                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                    J.L. Sep 23, 2013 05:30 PM

                                                                    Trappist liquid Kobe Cow Anus Ale.

                                                                    1. re: J.L.
                                                                      JAB Sep 23, 2013 05:42 PM

                                                                      May the Monks forgive you.

                                                                2. A5 KOBE Sep 20, 2013 04:38 PM


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