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LA Dish of the Month (November 2013) - Voting

ipsedixit Oct 26, 2013 10:25 AM

LA Dish of the Month (November 2013) - Voting

THANKSGIVING DINNER ITEMS

PUMPKIN

SOUP

SHORT RIBS

PANCAKES AND WAFFLES (*legacy nominee for wienermobile)

Here's a link to the nomination thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/921118

Vote once in ALL CAPS. If your vote is not submitted in ALL CAPS it will not be tabulated.

Voting will be open until 11:59 PT on October 31st.

Happy Halloween everyone.

  1. PeterCC Oct 31, 2013 11:58 PM

    With one minute to go, looks like Soup will win with 11 votes. Nearest runner up is Short Ribs with 7 votes. Pancakes and Waffles has 6 votes. Thanksgiving Dinner Items and Pumpkin each has one vote.

    6 Replies
    1. re: PeterCC
      Dommy Nov 1, 2013 12:10 AM

      Does Chili count as soup?

      1. re: Dommy
        PeterCC Nov 1, 2013 12:15 AM

        Chili seems to be generally considered a stew, and a stew seems to generally be considered separate than soup. One distinction I read on Wikipedia is that a stew is thick enough to be able to be served in something other than a bowl, like on a plate.

        1. re: Dommy
          ipsedixit Nov 1, 2013 07:50 AM

          Dommy!

          Lets put it this way, do *you* consider it soup?

          If yes, then by all means post it.

          The last thing I think the Soup DotM thread should de-evolve into is a circular logomachy into what is or is not "soup".

          If you eat a slice of pizza and slurp up the grease and oil and consider that "soup" then more power to it. Only you will have to look yourself in the mirror the next day and say, "Yes, I ate pizza, then posted it on the Dish of the Month Soup thread and called it 'soup'" ... If you're ok with that, go for it!

          1. re: ipsedixit
            PeterCC Nov 1, 2013 07:57 AM

            One could decide to invent a "pizza soup"--I'm picturing a mashup of tomato soup, onion soup (the cheesey layer on top at least), and Southern chicken and dumpling soup (sans chicken, dumpling representing the crust)--for DotM, which would be kickass!

            1. re: PeterCC
              ipsedixit Nov 1, 2013 07:59 AM

              Pizza regurgitated?

              Or, if you're hip and cool ... deconstructed pizza!

              1. re: ipsedixit
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                nosh Nov 1, 2013 06:10 PM

                Wait a minute! You have something here. Tomato soup, maybe still a bit chunky with chopped tomato and onion. A crispy crouton of some sort. Topped with a melty provolone or mozzarella with some parmesan. Put some crispy chunks of pepperoni or sausage on top of the cheese layer. Brown everything in the broiler.

                This could be GREAT!

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        Xan7hos Oct 31, 2013 01:48 AM

        SHORT RIBS

        1. love2eat Oct 30, 2013 07:48 PM

          SOUP.

          1. Local Oct 30, 2013 07:38 PM

            SOUP

            1. e
              eams Oct 30, 2013 04:53 PM

              SOUP

              1. m
                maudies5 Oct 30, 2013 01:56 PM

                SOUP

                1. k
                  kevin Oct 30, 2013 11:24 AM

                  PUMPKIN

                  1. A5 KOBE Oct 30, 2013 11:17 AM

                    SOUP

                    1. ipsedixit Oct 30, 2013 11:06 AM

                      About 12 hours (and 1 day) left to vote.

                      Vote once and vote often.

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                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        PeterCC Oct 30, 2013 12:12 PM

                        12 hours? We got one more day of October. Halloween is tomorrow!

                        1. re: PeterCC
                          ipsedixit Oct 30, 2013 12:18 PM

                          Aw fuck, you're right.

                          Edited.

                          Thank you Peter. There goes my UCLA education.

                          1. re: ipsedixit
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                            kevin Oct 30, 2013 12:32 PM

                            Ipse, may be you wanted at least a day off to celebrate Halloween etc. so that the deadline may be today ???

                            You went to UCLA ?

                            1. re: ipsedixit
                              PeterCC Oct 30, 2013 12:38 PM

                              That 8-clap will mess with you...

                              1. re: PeterCC
                                k
                                kevin Oct 30, 2013 12:40 PM

                                What' the "8-clap" ????

                                Thanks for the clarification.

                                1. re: kevin
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                                  ns1 Oct 30, 2013 12:44 PM

                                  clearly you did not go to ucla.

                                  1. re: ns1
                                    ipsedixit Oct 30, 2013 12:53 PM

                                    Or maybe he did. Gah!!

                                    1. re: ipsedixit
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                                      kevin Oct 30, 2013 12:59 PM

                                      Smc all the fucking way.

                                      1. re: kevin
                                        ipsedixit Oct 30, 2013 01:08 PM

                                        Santa Monica Chowschool?

                                        1. re: ipsedixit
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                                          kevin Oct 30, 2013 03:51 PM

                                          Yep.

                                2. re: PeterCC
                                  k
                                  kevin Oct 30, 2013 01:00 PM

                                  Pete, what school did you attend ?

                                  For some reason I thought it was Brown ????

                                  1. re: kevin
                                    PeterCC Oct 30, 2013 02:06 PM

                                    Porthos went to Brown for grad school, I believe.

                                    I was not smart enough to get into Brown for undergrad. I went to a small liberal arts college in New England (dime a dozen).

                                    Married a Bruin, which is how I know the 8-clap. Kids too. Already indoctrinated.

                                    1. re: PeterCC
                                      Porthos Oct 30, 2013 02:42 PM

                                      "Porthos went to Brown for grad school,"

                                      Not I :-).

                                      Went to school in NYC for grad school.

                                      1. re: Porthos
                                        PeterCC Oct 30, 2013 02:46 PM

                                        Sorry, my mistake. I think it was in the Providence dim sum thread where you mentioned "grad school classmates from Brown" which I interpreted as "classmates at Brown, where I went to grad school" rather than "classmates at my grad school who went to Brown [for undergrad]".

                                        1. re: PeterCC
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                                          kevin Oct 30, 2013 03:51 PM

                                          Fuck Pete. You have a great memory.

                                          We were all too busy eating than studying.

                                      2. re: PeterCC
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                                        kevin Oct 30, 2013 03:54 PM

                                        Goddard or Bowdoin ????

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                              engie Oct 29, 2013 02:52 PM

                              THANKSGIVING DINNER ITEMS

                              1. m
                                mrsjoujou Oct 29, 2013 10:47 AM

                                SHORT RIBS

                                1. t
                                  Thor123 Oct 29, 2013 10:12 AM

                                  SHORT RIBS

                                  1. Ciao Bob Oct 28, 2013 04:29 PM

                                    SOUP
                                    Now that we have done a neighborhood of the month (NOTM), maybe we do a Restaurant of the Month (ROTM) someday?

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                                    1. re: Ciao Bob
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                                      Dirtywextraolives Oct 28, 2013 04:30 PM

                                      I like that idea..... But would we all ever agree on someplace?

                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                        JAB Oct 28, 2013 04:52 PM

                                        Majority rules.

                                      2. re: Ciao Bob
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                                        kevin Oct 28, 2013 04:47 PM

                                        Restaurant of the month would be fucking awesome.

                                        Shunji's perhaps, Bob ?????

                                        1. re: Ciao Bob
                                          JAB Oct 28, 2013 04:52 PM

                                          Now that could prove interesting.

                                          1. re: Ciao Bob
                                            ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 06:19 PM

                                            No.

                                            It's too susceptible to ballot-stuffing by the restaurant.

                                            1. re: ipsedixit
                                              PeterCC Oct 29, 2013 12:47 AM

                                              FPotM (Food Philosophy of the Month)? Vegan, vegetarian, ovo-lacto vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free, kosher, halal, etc...

                                              1. re: PeterCC
                                                ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 07:41 AM

                                                In all seriousness, aside from shenanigans, a RotM is a bit too exclusive.

                                                Let's say Shunji was selected. Given the budget constraints of many posters, the price point of Shunji would preclude participation. Not a good thing.

                                                A dish, or even an ingredient, poses no such problems -- certainly poses less risk of such problems. If it's noodles, for example, there are $5 bowls of noodles and $50 bowls of noodles, so it sort of lends itself to accommodate all budgets, tastes, etc.

                                                A neighborhood (i.e. Koreatown) is about as parochially focused as we should get on this type of thread without being too elitist -- either in location, price point, or whatever.

                                                In fact, in many ways DOtM should seek to encourage those with limited budgets to explore all that LA (and OC) have to offer, not inhibit those 'Hounds from participating. After all, those with large dining budgets already have a natural impetus to explore and cultivate their culinary intrepid spirit. Hopefully in some small indirect way DotM can nudge those who might have more limited budgets (or other constraints like time or distance) to do likewise.

                                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                                  Ciao Bob Oct 29, 2013 08:35 AM

                                                  I agree: I was (mostly) joking, as I (generally) am about ROTM. ROTM unfairly benefits a single place: that is, if it is, indeed, a benefit to have 30 or 40 hounds praising (or dissing) your chow. And ipse's point about access to the community-at-large is sagacious. Still, it would have been a month-long meet and laugh fest.

                                                  1. re: Ciao Bob
                                                    ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 10:02 AM

                                                    It would be fun. Totally agree.

                                                    Maybe we can add a spin to it? Like all restaurants that start with (ahem) "S"?

                                                    Just something to ponder ...

                                                    1. re: ipsedixit
                                                      Dommy Oct 29, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                      I like that idea actually... I'd probably be the one who would try find the oddest named one... like Sassy's Snackaroo Shack....

                                                      Triple Letter Score!!!

                                                      --Dommy!

                                                      1. re: Dommy
                                                        ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                        So what's good at Sassy's Snackaroo Shack?

                                                        Do they have Scooby Snacks?

                                                      2. re: ipsedixit
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                                                        Dirtywextraolives Oct 29, 2013 01:54 PM

                                                        Why not just go through the alphabet, starting with "A"?

                                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                                          ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 06:21 PM

                                                          Would you want to do a whole month of "X" restaurants?

                                                          http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phco...

                                                          [shudder]

                                                          1. re: ipsedixit
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                                                            Dirtywextraolives Oct 29, 2013 06:38 PM

                                                            We can have a chow down meet up at Xiomara's..... Or skip that letter.....

                                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives
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                                                              kevin Oct 29, 2013 07:15 PM

                                                              Shoot, I forgot about Xiomara. I thought it was no longer in business.

                                                              1. re: kevin
                                                                ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 07:17 PM

                                                                Maybe to make it extra interesting, we should choose a letter in the alphabet and eat only at restaurants that have names *ending* in that letter.

                                                        2. re: ipsedixit
                                                          wienermobile Oct 29, 2013 02:46 PM

                                                          How about all restaurant with a "C" grade from the health Department?

                                                          1. re: wienermobile
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                                                            kevin Oct 29, 2013 02:49 PM

                                                            Now restaurants with C grades is what I'm talking about.

                                              2. ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 04:04 PM

                                                .

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                                                  Dirtywextraolives Oct 27, 2013 09:18 AM

                                                  SHORT RIBS

                                                  1. Beachowolfe Oct 27, 2013 07:27 AM

                                                    Is "soup" going to turn into another Ramen thread?

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                                                    1. re: Beachowolfe
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                                                      bringiton Oct 29, 2013 01:57 PM

                                                      No Asian versions of soup. Ramen can have its own nomination.

                                                      1. re: bringiton
                                                        JAB Oct 29, 2013 01:59 PM

                                                        But, that'd be...

                                                        1. re: bringiton
                                                          PeterCC Oct 29, 2013 06:46 PM

                                                          What about hot & sour, miso, jjigae, tom yum, etc.?

                                                          1. re: PeterCC
                                                            ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 06:52 PM

                                                            Let's just say that "soup" can be any dish where you get to slurp, drink, suck, or spoon-feed yourself some sort of broth or liquid.

                                                            If a person wants to get ridiculous and count "chili fries" as soup simply because they can slurp up the chili oil drippings then so be it. They can answer to the Chowhound-gods at damnation time when asked to answer for why they bastardized the DotM.

                                                            1. re: ipsedixit
                                                              PeterCC Oct 29, 2013 07:05 PM

                                                              Didn't see any objection to Beachowolfe's and bringiton's objections to ramen (except JAB), so I wanted to get clarification if soup did win. Thanks.

                                                              1. re: PeterCC
                                                                Porthos Oct 29, 2013 07:23 PM

                                                                Like I said, limit the starch component to less than 50%. That eliminates ramens and noodle soups without eliminating certain cuisines.

                                                                1. re: Porthos
                                                                  aching Oct 30, 2013 01:38 PM

                                                                  By that definition, matzo ball soup shouldn't count either - but why not? I don't see us doing a standalone Matzo Ball Soup DOTM!

                                                                  1. re: aching
                                                                    Porthos Oct 30, 2013 01:46 PM

                                                                    You do have a good point there.

                                                                    Then I got nothing to prevent ramen and beef noodle soup from taking over soup DOM if it does become DOM. Sure as heck not going down the wacist woute.

                                                                    1. re: Porthos
                                                                      PeterCC Oct 30, 2013 01:59 PM

                                                                      This is just for fun, after all. It doesn't have to meet any academic or scientific rigor. So, if it encourages people to go out and try soups and report back, and if said soups happen to be ramen, it's more fodder for the boards and can only be a positive (famous last words)!

                                                                      1. re: Porthos
                                                                        ipsedixit Oct 30, 2013 06:42 PM

                                                                        Seriously.

                                                                        What about shabu-shabu or Chinese/Taiwanese hot pot?

                                                                        Less than 50% starch, but certainly more percentage of solid items (veggies, tofu, meats, etc.) than actual broth -- sometimes anyway.

                                                                        1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                          Porthos Oct 30, 2013 07:04 PM

                                                                          That's why I used starch as a cutoff but criteria was voided with matzoh ball soup.

                                                                          A hearty soup in any cuisine can certainly be less than 50% liquid.

                                                            2. re: bringiton
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                                                              ns1 Oct 30, 2013 12:43 PM

                                                              so chicken noodle is cool but chicken ramen is not? dass wacist.

                                                            3. re: Beachowolfe
                                                              Beachowolfe Oct 31, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                              I disagree with the direction of your soup categorization!

                                                              PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

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                                                              OCSteve Oct 27, 2013 06:53 AM

                                                              SOUP

                                                              1. b
                                                                bulavinaka Oct 26, 2013 10:44 PM

                                                                PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

                                                                1. Dommy Oct 26, 2013 10:04 PM

                                                                  PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

                                                                  cuz the world needs more breakfast...

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                                                                    whiner Oct 26, 2013 10:00 PM

                                                                    SHORT RIBS

                                                                    1. c
                                                                      carter Oct 26, 2013 08:44 PM

                                                                      SHORT RIBS

                                                                      1. Mattapoisett in LA Oct 26, 2013 08:06 PM

                                                                        PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

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                                                                        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
                                                                          wienermobile Oct 26, 2013 08:07 PM

                                                                          Thank you!

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                                                                          granadafan Oct 26, 2013 06:54 PM

                                                                          SHORT RIBS

                                                                          1. Porthos Oct 26, 2013 05:52 PM

                                                                            SOUP

                                                                            1. n
                                                                              ns1 Oct 26, 2013 05:45 PM

                                                                              SOUP

                                                                              1. b
                                                                                BHAppeal Oct 26, 2013 03:29 PM

                                                                                SOUP

                                                                                1. aching Oct 26, 2013 03:01 PM

                                                                                  SOUP

                                                                                  1. wienermobile Oct 26, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                                    Thanks for the legacy status on PANCAKE AND WAFFLES!
                                                                                    ……someday.

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                                                                                    1. re: wienermobile
                                                                                      ipsedixit Oct 26, 2013 10:33 AM

                                                                                      Hey, now or never, right?

                                                                                      Go p&w!

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                                                                                        nosh Oct 28, 2013 07:54 PM

                                                                                        Since November will include Thanksgiving/Hanukah, and I think that turkey, cranberry sauce, and latkes will go great together:

                                                                                        PANCAKES & WAFFLES.

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