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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (March 2014) - Nominations

Los Angeles Dish of the Month (March 2014) - Nominations

We all know 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 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 (chili fries) but might also be more of a dish category (potatoes). 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 start the new year off.

Menu Items < $10
Menu Items > $25
Food on a stick

Anyway, this is the nomination thread for March 2014 …you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread, 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 February 22th.

- ipsedixit

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Pasta: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/962696
Fried Foods: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929784
Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926270
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. Oh I have been waiiting for this one, in honor of 3/14....


    4 Replies
    1. re: J.L.

      Do pizza pies also count, or chicken pies, or ?

      1. re: carter

        I would think yes to pot pie and no to pizza.

      2. re: J.L.

        Is 3/14 national pie day ????????????

        That's a funny date to eat pie on.

        I always thought it was in April.

        Anyhow, pies are under 10 bucks a slice usually so maybe I'll chain my vote to that shit.

      3. PIE...mmmmm, sounds good. Voting over. March is PIE month.

        1. PIE

          The possibilities are endless!!!

          Would love to discover a great key lime pie in LA.

          1. PIE!!!! Apple Pot Pie Blueberry Pecan. Me so happy.

            1 Reply
                1. CORNED BEEF
                  ROAST PORK
                  SHORT RIBS
                  BBQ RIBS
                  MACARONI & CHEESE

                  1. If 3/14 isn't a PI month, then I don't know what is.

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                    1. re: J.L.

                      I thought April was the month for pies. >???? or usually closer to the summer months.

                      1. re: kevin

                        π ≈ 3.14

                        It's a rather unique occurrence in March this year (2014, right?). (In this century, at least...)

                        OK, I will shut my π hole now.

                        1. re: J.L.

                          I always wondered why it was 3.14 for the first after the 3.

                          JL, are you one of those math geeks that can recite it to a thousand numbers after the .14 ??????? :)

                          1. re: kevin

                            No, that isn't me. I knew Caltech was not in my future the moment I saw my SAT math score.

                            1. re: J.L.

                              That's cuz you were headed to MIT. Full ride, no less.

                      2. Menu items under 10 bucks since I'm going BK as we speak.

                        3 Replies
                        1. re: kevin

                          Please tell me you don't mean Burger King? Please?

                          1. re: wienermobile

                            BK = bankruptcy in the mortgage loan brokering industry.

                            1. re: kevin

                              And here I thought you were talking about a bespoke Koenigsegg CC.

                              1. CHILI
                                REUBEN SANDWICHES
                                PORK BELLY

                                  1. TARTAR (thanks, dirtywithextra - have no idea what it is other than something that has to do with a goopy fried fish sauce that I hate, but I'll take anything other than pie).

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                                    1. re: Ciao Bob

                                      Second cousin, once removed, of Ranch Dressing.

                                        1. re: J.L.

                                          On the other hand, the sexy, newly divorced MILF:

                                          Green Goddess.

                                      1. re: Ciao Bob

                                        Did dirtywithextra have in mind the tartar as you envision, or actually steak tartare? Just a question.
                                        To me, the better option would be the tartare, as you can have all that gloppy sauce people use to hide the taste of good fish, even if it is fried.

                                        1. re: carter

                                          I hope you are right Cartere. That would be an awesome DOTM.

                                          1. re: Ciao Bob

                                            I'm really pulling for tartar.

                                            Can you imagine a whole month of eating tartar sauce with anything and everything.

                                            Toro with tartar sauce.
                                            Uni with tartar sauce.
                                            A5 Wagyu with tartar sauce.
                                            Gelato with tartar sauce.

                                            The possibilities are endless. And mind-blowing.

                                            I bet tempura would go pretty good with tartar sauce.

                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                              Everything goes well with tartar sauce.......

                                                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                  Especially the French fries at Tanas.

                                                  Dirty sexy, let me know if you want to hit it up.

                                                  And I'm free next week.

                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                    I've got about one more week of the hellacious basketball schedule, then I'll be good to go. I'll email you.....

                                                2. re: ipsedixit

                                                  I can just see Nicky the Vest watching me dig into a small plate of meatballs at the bar at Rao's on 114th St. up in Harlem.

                                                  Nick: You want cheese with that?
                                                  Me: No. Get me some tartar sauce.
                                                  Fade to black.

                                                  1. re: steve h.

                                                    Chef Sang Yoon is watching me like an eagle surveys his prey as I receive an order of the FO Office Burger and shoestring fries...

                                                    Me: "Can I get some tartar sauce with that?"

                                                    (Don't worry, ipse will surely visit me later in the hospital with flowers and ketchup in hand...)

                                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                                      And a plethora of Filet I Fishes sandwiches.

                                                      Morgan Spurlick ain't got nothing on me.

                                                      No joke.

                                                      And that's the downright truth. :)

                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                        Can't imagine any of those items with tartar that are not BETTER without tartar.
                                                        No surprise you say, Carter hates tartar sauce, and your assumption would be very, very correct.
                                                        Nothing better than tartar sauce with catsup - aka thousand island dressing - being the only thing worse!

                                                        1. re: carter

                                                          No tartar for cartar?
                                                          Try tartar generously dosed with a huge hunka Horseradish!

                                                          1. re: VenusCafe

                                                            That would be a hunka hunka burnin' love...

                                                  2. re: Ciao Bob

                                                    Lol, I mean as in AHI TARTAR, or like BEEF TARTAR, aka CARPACCIO

                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                        Attaching a gratuitous Urasawa photo of my serving of Japanese wagyu beef tartare (from Kyushu), with caviar...

                                                        1. re: J.L.

                                                          You treating me to Urasawa Mr. j to the l. ???????

                                                          1. re: J.L.

                                                            Wow that looks amazing. However this month I am voting for LAMB. Pie sounds great but is more of a berry- autumn thing for me. If pies wins I will certainly seek out lemon and lime. Win-win.

                                                          2. re: kevin

                                                            YES! Whatever tartare floats your boat!

                                                      2. Did someone say PIE? I thought I heard the crowd roar about PIE. Mmmmm...PIE. PIE, PIE, PIE!