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

ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 08:02 AM

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

The last DotM of the year.

We all the drill by now, but in case you do not. 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 December 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 to end the year with a bang might be something very specific (Rice Krispy Treats) but might also be more of a dish category (Cereal). 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:

SAUSAGES
PEPPERMINT DESSERTS
SPHERICAL FOODS (e.g., meatballs, oranges, donut holes, etc.)
GRILLED CHEESE
RED FOODS (e.g. apples, tomatoes, etc.)

Anyway, this is the nomination thread for December 2013…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on November 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 PT on November 25th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Soup: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922507
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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  1. JAB RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 08:09 AM

    This one is for you Dirty: TARO in any form or fashion.

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      Dirtywextraolives RE: JAB Nov 20, 2013 08:54 AM

      Thanks Hon! You can have my portion if it wins! ;0)

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        JAB RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 20, 2013 09:37 AM

        Seriously, I'm with you on this. I'll never forget eating a piece of Taro Cake at Dim Sum thinking that it was Turnip Cake (which I love).

    2. Mattapoisett in LA RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 09:08 AM

      PANCAKES & WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST

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        carter RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 09:16 AM

        LAMB

        1. Ciao Bob RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 09:27 AM

          SPHERICAL FOODS (you are so funny)

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            ipsedixit RE: Ciao Bob Nov 20, 2013 10:32 AM

            C'mon Bob.

            You know that would be kind of cool, right?

            I can just see it now, TheOffalo giving us dish after dish of fish eyeballs!

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              TheOffalo RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 11:09 AM

              Fish balls, fish balls,
              Roly poly fish balls.
              Fish balls, fish balls,
              Eat them up, yum!

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 01:32 PM

                I don't know..... Seems to me that that category is a bit discriminatory against square & rectangular foods......

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                  Ciao Bob RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 20, 2013 02:27 PM

                  This is a nomination thread so I do not see how discrimination (in the sense you are using the word) comes into play. If you are so moved, why not nominate square or rectangular foods?
                  Just do not nominate triangular foods, because they are clearly inferior to the others, with just 3 sides :)

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                    steve h. RE: Ciao Bob Nov 20, 2013 02:29 PM

                    Food Fight!

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                      Dirtywextraolives RE: Ciao Bob Nov 20, 2013 05:38 PM

                      Oh, nobody wants to invite those losers......!

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                        kevin RE: Ciao Bob Nov 20, 2013 05:39 PM

                        Aren't slices of pizza triangular (save for the debate on casa bianca, of course) ?

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                        ipsedixit RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 20, 2013 03:04 PM

                        I don't know..... Seems to me that that category is a bit discriminatory against square & rectangular foods......
                        _________________

                        I see.

                        I take it you haven't read my paper on spherical rectangles, yet? Have you?

                        http://diglib.eg.org/EG/DL/CGF/volume...

                        It's worth a read.

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                          kevin RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 03:21 PM

                          That paper hurt my brain.

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                            steve h. RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 03:28 PM

                            "The finest scatological treatise ever..."
                            --New York Times.

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                              ipsedixit RE: steve h. Nov 20, 2013 03:38 PM

                              .

                               
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                              Dirtywextraolives RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 05:37 PM

                              Was this your thesis, Dear? Nice work.....

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                                Ciao Bob RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2013 10:50 AM

                                Such plagiarism, I believe it WAS Kevin who first said,

                                "Our map can be used to reformulate the FUCKING reflection integral as an integral in the sphere by using a change of SHITTY variables which yields an integrand with lower variation."

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                                  ipsedixit RE: Ciao Bob Nov 21, 2013 02:23 PM

                                  Ok.

                                  Should I count you or Kevin as having nominated both "fucking" and "shitty" for December?

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                                    kevin RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2013 02:49 PM

                                    I'm on probation. But yes that would be me.

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                                      ipsedixit RE: kevin Nov 21, 2013 09:04 PM

                                      If either wins, you have to be the first to try both dishes.

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                                bulavinaka RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 24, 2013 04:22 PM

                                Yeah, and what about two-dimensiony foods like fruit rolls?

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                                  ipsedixit RE: bulavinaka Nov 24, 2013 04:30 PM

                                  Make fun of me all you want but right now "spherical foods" is actually in the lead.

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                                    bulavinaka RE: ipsedixit Nov 24, 2013 04:37 PM

                                    Ballsy already?

                                    PANCAKES, WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST

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                                      Porthos RE: ipsedixit Nov 24, 2013 04:40 PM

                                      Huh? I certainly demand a recount! That's not what I get at all ;-)

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                                TheOffalo RE: Ciao Bob Nov 20, 2013 11:10 AM

                                +1 SPHERICAL FOODS

                              4. wienermobile RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 09:29 AM

                                PANCAKES, WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST

                                1. Porthos RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 10:48 AM

                                  PASTA (already got my Bestia res)
                                  RICE DISHES (ditto Tar and Roses paella res)

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                                    steve h. RE: Porthos Nov 20, 2013 02:16 PM

                                    I'll second that. It's truffle season.

                                    PASTA (bonus points for truffles).

                                    RICE DISHES (risotto).

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                                      Porthos RE: steve h. Nov 20, 2013 02:34 PM

                                      Oooh! Good idea!

                                      MUSHROOMS/FUNGUS

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                                        steve h. RE: Porthos Nov 20, 2013 02:41 PM

                                        FUNGHI

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                                          kevin RE: steve h. Nov 20, 2013 03:02 PM

                                          yeah, funghi.

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                                            ipsedixit RE: kevin Nov 20, 2013 03:05 PM

                                            A-hem.

                                            http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Caps+Lock

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                                              kevin RE: ipsedixit Nov 20, 2013 03:19 PM

                                              FUNGHI

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                                                bulavinaka RE: kevin Nov 24, 2013 04:25 PM

                                                Your vote doesn't count without an F- or S- word.

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                                                  kevin RE: bulavinaka Nov 24, 2013 09:15 PM

                                                  Ok. You asked for it.

                                                  The FUCKING FUNGHI.

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                                                    J.L. RE: kevin Nov 24, 2013 10:25 PM

                                                    Alliteration, no less.

                                  2. J.L. RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2013 12:17 AM

                                    ICOSIDODECAHEDRON RAW MONKEY NIPPLES

                                    (thought I had forgotten about that over this past month, didn't ya?!)

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                                      DWB RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2013 10:27 AM

                                      CRAB season just started.

                                      1. barryc RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2013 12:04 PM

                                        in honor of decembver, which i take to be a cross between november and december, i suggest brunch, which is of course a cross between breakfast and lunch.

                                        1. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit Nov 24, 2013 04:18 PM

                                          -

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                                            steve h. RE: ipsedixit Nov 24, 2013 04:20 PM

                                            ?

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                                              ipsedixit RE: steve h. Nov 24, 2013 04:22 PM

                                              It's a bump

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                                            Dirtywextraolives RE: ipsedixit Nov 25, 2013 09:44 AM

                                            SHELLFISH
                                            PASTA

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                                              ipsedixit RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 25, 2013 10:54 AM

                                              No Taro??

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                                                kevin RE: ipsedixit Nov 25, 2013 10:58 AM

                                                I'll change my vote to:

                                                TARO

                                                That will give me
                                                The excuse I need to get back to Fosselmans.

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                                                  ipsedixit RE: kevin Nov 25, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                  You don't have to change anything.

                                                  You can nominate as many times as you wish, but can only vote once.

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                                                    kevin RE: ipsedixit Nov 25, 2013 12:00 PM

                                                    Oh those were nominees to get us started.

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                                                      ipsedixit RE: kevin Nov 25, 2013 01:51 PM

                                                      Right.

                                                      That's why it's called a "Nomination" thread. It wasn't by accident.

                                            2. WildSwede RE: ipsedixit Nov 25, 2013 01:48 PM

                                              CHILAQUILES

                                              1. Kate is always hungry RE: ipsedixit Nov 26, 2013 07:35 PM

                                                PANCAKES & WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST

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                                                  Mattapoisett in LA RE: Kate is always hungry Nov 26, 2013 11:15 PM

                                                  Kate

                                                  This nomination thread is closed already. If you want to vote for pancakes, waffles and French toast please go to the voting thread here:
                                                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925797

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                                                  jesstifer RE: ipsedixit Nov 26, 2013 11:20 PM

                                                  Because my local fix just closed: CHILE VERDE.

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