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LA Dish of the Month (November 2013) - Voting

LA Dish of the Month (November 2013) - Voting





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.

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  1. Thanks for the legacy status on PANCAKE AND WAFFLES!

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      1. re: ipsedixit

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


                    1. PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

                      cuz the world needs more breakfast...

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

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                            1. re: Beachowolfe

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

                                1. re: bringiton

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

                                  1. re: PeterCC

                                    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

                                      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

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

                                        1. re: Porthos

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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


                                                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

                                                  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

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

                                    3. re: Beachowolfe

                                      I disagree with the direction of your soup categorization!

                                      PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

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                                          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

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

                                            1. re: Ciao Bob

                                              Restaurant of the month would be fucking awesome.

                                              Shunji's perhaps, Bob ?????

                                              1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                Now that could prove interesting.

                                                1. re: Ciao Bob


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

                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

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

                                                    1. re: PeterCC

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            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!!!


                                                            1. re: Dommy

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

                                                              Do they have Scooby Snacks?

                                                            2. re: ipsedixit

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

                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

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

                                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

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

                                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                                      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.

                                                              1. re: ipsedixit

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

                                                                1. re: wienermobile

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

                                                        1. THANKSGIVING DINNER ITEMS

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

                                                            Vote once and vote often.

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                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

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

                                                              1. re: PeterCC

                                                                Aw fuck, you're right.


                                                                Thank you Peter. There goes my UCLA education.

                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                  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

                                                                    That 8-clap will mess with you...

                                                                    1. re: PeterCC

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

                                                                      Thanks for the clarification.

                                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                                        clearly you did not go to ucla.

                                                                      2. re: PeterCC

                                                                        Pete, what school did you attend ?

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

                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                          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 went to Brown for grad school,"

                                                                            Not I :-).

                                                                            Went to school in NYC for grad school.

                                                                            1. re: Porthos

                                                                              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

                                                                                Fuck Pete. You have a great memory.

                                                                                We were all too busy eating than studying.

                                                                                1. 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.

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                                                                                    1. re: Dommy

                                                                                      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


                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            Pizza regurgitated?

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

                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                              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!