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

ipsedixit Oct 21, 2013 07:30 AM

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


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 November 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 four our One Year Anniversary might be something very specific (Walleye tuna fish maw) but might also be more of a dish category (Venus cockroaches). 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 November 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on October 27), 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 PT on October 26th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Koreatown: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918747
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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    Juji Oct 21, 2013 11:33 AM


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    1. re: Juji
      beaubourne Oct 21, 2013 12:34 PM

      completely agree.

      1. re: Juji
        ns1 Oct 23, 2013 04:39 PM

        you know, I originally voted for this BUT...none of us will actually eat any of the thanksgiving dinner items until 11/25 or so.

      2. wienermobile Oct 21, 2013 12:38 PM

        Here I go again...

        1. steve h. Oct 21, 2013 02:26 PM


          In all its levels of ambiguity: fish, fowl, beef, whatever.

          1. g
            granadafan Oct 21, 2013 09:44 PM

            SOUP (especially wonton soup).

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              Tyus4pt8 Oct 21, 2013 10:23 PM


              1. ipsedixit Oct 22, 2013 06:46 PM


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                1. re: ipsedixit
                  carter Oct 22, 2013 08:52 PM

                  Remember, ALL CAPS!

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    linus Oct 23, 2013 08:27 AM


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                    OCSteve Oct 23, 2013 09:12 AM


                    1. aching Oct 23, 2013 12:41 PM


                      1. CharlesKochel Oct 23, 2013 03:54 PM

                        POT PIE

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                          kevin Oct 23, 2013 04:08 PM

                          That's a no brainer:

                          pumpkin all the way.

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                          1. re: kevin
                            bulavinaka Oct 23, 2013 04:17 PM

                            Caps bro.

                            1. re: bulavinaka
                              kevin Oct 23, 2013 04:21 PM


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                            BHAppeal Oct 23, 2013 04:13 PM


                            1. c
                              chris1621 Oct 23, 2013 04:14 PM


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                                ns1 Oct 23, 2013 04:38 PM

                                this post deleted.

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                                1. re: ns1
                                  OCSteve Oct 23, 2013 05:15 PM

                                  Because you forgot to vote for soup, right?

                                  1. re: OCSteve
                                    ns1 Oct 23, 2013 05:22 PM

                                    i'm still bitter about that crushing defeat for ice cream related products, so I'm tempted to vote for that again.

                                    1. re: ns1
                                      OCSteve Oct 23, 2013 05:39 PM

                                      I feel your pain. I'm still not over the shellfish defeat.

                                      Oh well, time (and shellfish and soup and ice cream) heals all wounds.

                                      1. re: OCSteve
                                        Porthos Oct 23, 2013 06:07 PM

                                        Shellfish soup?

                                        I'll get your back on soup this month. It's safe to say it's made it pass the nom thread.

                                        1. re: Porthos
                                          kevin Oct 23, 2013 06:18 PM

                                          I can't wait for Boullibaise (sp?) month.

                                          1. re: Porthos
                                            OCSteve Oct 23, 2013 06:22 PM

                                            Thanks! First bowl is on me if it wins, Porthos.

                                            1. re: OCSteve
                                              Porthos Oct 23, 2013 07:31 PM

                                              Casa Inka. Chupe camarones. Shellfish + Soup. Boom.

                                              1. re: Porthos
                                                OCSteve Oct 23, 2013 07:41 PM

                                                Boom indeed. You got it.

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                                    ns1 Oct 23, 2013 06:39 PM

                                    does ramen/similar products constitute as soup? because if it doesn't, then does chicken noodle constitute as soup?

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                                      ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 06:57 PM

                                      That's interesting.

                                      I think for purposes of the nomination thread, sure.

                                      Why not, right? I mean, as long as everyone knows going in what counts as soup, it's fair game.

                                      1. re: ns1
                                        Porthos Oct 23, 2013 07:28 PM

                                        I think starch component should be less than 50% or it'll quickly turn to noodle soup instead of just soup.

                                        1. re: Porthos
                                          ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 07:32 PM

                                          Will you share your "starch-o-meter" with the rest of us?

                                          1. re: ipsedixit
                                            Porthos Oct 23, 2013 08:16 PM

                                            Common sense? Pretty sure everyone already has one.

                                            For example ramen, beef noodle soup, pho, etc may be more of a noodle dish than a soup dish. Zosui, chazuke, congee probably more rice dishes than soups.

                                            But if there is a little pasta or rice or barley in soup along with carrots or potatoes in a broth, that's probably going to be considered soup by most people. If a short rib soup has a bit of glass noodles in it, probably still considered soup.

                                            Chupe camarones has a good amount of rice in it but probably more 20-30 percent and not 50% or more.

                                            The tougher distinction is probably stew vs soup.

                                            Or if you prefer, anything with soup in it for an all out soup melee.

                                      2. Veggo Oct 23, 2013 07:03 PM


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                                        1. re: Veggo
                                          ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 07:11 PM

                                          You planning on coming out to the west coast, V?

                                          Or are you going to tele-hound it?

                                          1. re: ipsedixit
                                            Veggo Oct 23, 2013 07:16 PM

                                            You have curiously become familiar with the lay of the land in Manhattan, but I could use a road trip to the left coast and a hot meal.

                                            1. re: Veggo
                                              ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 07:28 PM

                                              These days, for better or worse, I probaby spend as much time on the right coast, as I do on the left.

                                              And, are you stalking me, V? Do I need a restraining order ...

                                              1. re: ipsedixit
                                                JAB Oct 23, 2013 07:34 PM

                                                Lol, I was thinking cyberstalker.

                                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                                  Veggo Oct 23, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                  No, you need a good recipe for cioppino, and let me use some of your frequent flier miles so we can break bread...
                                                  I do follow the boards of places where I have lived and visit, which is almost too many.

                                                  1. re: Veggo
                                                    kevin Oct 23, 2013 07:41 PM

                                                    This is Mr. Cigars, if I remember correctly ????

                                                    1. re: Veggo
                                                      kevin Oct 23, 2013 07:42 PM

                                                      I thought cioppino is the pride and joy of are brethren up North.

                                                      1. re: kevin
                                                        Veggo Oct 23, 2013 07:45 PM

                                                        Tough crowd tonight. Yeah, I'm the cigar guy, just trying to make an honest living.

                                                        1. re: kevin
                                                          c oliver Oct 23, 2013 07:52 PM

                                                          Definitely! Does SoCal have a local Dungeness crab season?

                                                  2. re: ipsedixit
                                                    c oliver Oct 23, 2013 07:40 PM

                                                    ipse(factor) :), I'm sure you know that cioppino is an SF dish. With the season coming up and our being in Marin County we'll certainly order or make it.

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                                                  whiner Oct 24, 2013 06:53 AM

                                                  THANKSGIVING ITEMS
                                                  SHANKS (LAMB, VEAL, BOAR, ETC)
                                                  BBQ RIBS
                                                  SHORT RIBS

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                                                    Dirtywextraolives Oct 24, 2013 07:02 PM

                                                    SHORT RIBS
                                                    FRENCH FRIES
                                                    PUMPKIN DESSERTS

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