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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:

PUMPKIN
APPLES
STEWS
POT PIE

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

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    maudies5 RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 03:17 PM

    ROOT VEGETABLES

    1. PeterCC RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 03:47 PM

      SAUSAGES
      SHELLFISH
      NOODLE SOUPS
      FROZEN DESSERTS
      SAVORY BAKED GOODS

      1. WildSwede RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 03:50 PM

        WAFFLES & PANCAKES

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          wienermobile RE: WildSwede Sep 20, 2013 04:38 PM

          PANCAKES & WAFFLES

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            WildSwede RE: wienermobile Sep 23, 2013 05:17 PM

            One day, wiener, one day! ;-)

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          ns1 RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 04:24 PM

          SHELLFISH & SHELLFISH RELATED DISHES

          1. A5 KOBE RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 04:38 PM

            DONUTS
            CHILAQUILES
            CARNITAS

            1. JAB RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 04:47 PM

              FALL BEER be they pumpkin, Octoberfest etc...

              That's right, a liquid DOM!

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                ipsedixit RE: JAB Sep 23, 2013 04:06 PM

                But only if it's liquid Kobe Cow Anus.

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                  JAB RE: ipsedixit 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. RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 05:30 PM

                    Trappist liquid Kobe Cow Anus Ale.

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

                      May the Monks forgive you.

                2. JAB RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 04:52 PM

                  KOBE COW ANUS

                  1. Porthos RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2013 05:06 PM

                    PASTA
                    SOUPS

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                      nosh RE: ipsedixit Sep 21, 2013 06:09 PM

                      FRIED CHICKEN
                      POT PIES (includes shepherd's pies)

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                        PeterCC RE: nosh 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?!?)

                         
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                          nosh RE: PeterCC 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.

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                            nosh RE: PeterCC 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.

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                              ipsedixit RE: PeterCC Sep 21, 2013 07:33 PM

                              It has been invented. Quite a while ago.

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

                              FRIED CHICKEN

                            3. Porthos RE: ipsedixit 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...

                              K-TOWN

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                                ZoeZ RE: Porthos Sep 22, 2013 11:00 AM

                                Best idea so far:) K-town rocks.

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

                                  Yes.

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

                                      K-TOWN
                                      ...in caps!

                                      1. re: Porthos
                                        PeterCC RE: Porthos 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 RE: PeterCC 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 RE: Porthos 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. RE: Porthos Sep 23, 2013 05:09 PM

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

                                          Make it so.

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                                            ipsedixit RE: Porthos Sep 23, 2013 06:19 PM

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

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                                        whiner RE: ipsedixit Sep 22, 2013 04:16 PM

                                        SHORT RIBS

                                        BBQ RIBS

                                        STEWS

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

                                        ROOT VEGETABLES

                                        SAUSAGE

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                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 02:17 PM

                                          SHELLFISH
                                          SHORT RIBS
                                          SAUSAGES
                                          PASTA

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                                            PeterCC RE: Dirtywextraolives Sep 23, 2013 03:39 PM

                                            Glad to see sausage getting some traction!

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                                            Jase RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 02:20 PM

                                            BRAISED

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                                              mc michael RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 02:22 PM

                                              POT PIE.

                                              1. aching RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 03:26 PM

                                                PUMPKIN

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                                                  Thor123 RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 03:41 PM

                                                  SAUSAGE
                                                  LAMB SHANK
                                                  RIBS
                                                  FRIED CHICKEN
                                                  PORK CHOP

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                                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: Thor123 Sep 23, 2013 03:42 PM

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

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                                                      ipsedixit RE: Dirtywextraolives Sep 23, 2013 04:05 PM

                                                      Thor is an eco-friendly 'Hound.

                                                      Recycle. Reuse. Re-eat.

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                                                        Thor123 RE: Dirtywextraolives Sep 24, 2013 04:16 PM

                                                        Sorry. My bad.

                                                    2. steve h. RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 04:24 PM

                                                      QUICHE
                                                      BIBIMBAP
                                                      SOUP
                                                      OFFAL
                                                      K-TOWN

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                                                        Juji RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2013 04:59 PM

                                                        SAUSAGE

                                                        1. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2013 02:49 PM

                                                          Bump.

                                                          9 hours left and ticking ...

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                                                            Xan7hos RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2013 04:02 PM

                                                            STEWS

                                                            TOUGH CUTS

                                                            OFFAL

                                                            1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2013 04:41 PM

                                                              KOREATOWN

                                                              1. gr8pimpin RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2013 06:32 PM

                                                                Hot wings
                                                                BBQ Ribs
                                                                Hot Dogs/Sausages

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                                                                  PeterCC RE: gr8pimpin Sep 24, 2013 07:03 PM

                                                                  Caps to make it count.

                                                                2. PeterCC RE: ipsedixit 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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                                                                    J.L. RE: PeterCC Sep 24, 2013 10:42 PM

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

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                                                                    engie RE: ipsedixit Sep 25, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                                    SHELLFISH

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                                                                      OCSteve RE: engie Sep 25, 2013 03:11 PM

                                                                      Engie,

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

                                                                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918088

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

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

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                                                                        cujo RE: ipsedixit Sep 28, 2013 12:03 AM

                                                                        SOUP

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                                                                        1. re: cujo
                                                                          PeterCC RE: cujo 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.

                                                                        2. Kate is always hungry RE: ipsedixit Sep 29, 2013 06:18 PM

                                                                          POT PIES

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                                                                            PeterCC RE: Kate is always hungry 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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