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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Voting

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Please submit your votes, one per person, in ALL CAPS.

Open from now until midnight or when I go to sleep, June 30.

Top nominees are:

DELI'S
COCKTAILS and Bar Food
FRENCH FRIES
PASADENA

Votes must be in all-caps. One vote per screen name. I reserve the right to tabulate the votes before I log off the last day of the month.

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    1. re: wienermobile

      We just about completely cover delis in our regular threads, and
      burgers are ubiquitous on CH.

          1. Had a dream about Uncle Andre's the other day so FRENCH FRIES

            1. COCKTAILS AND BAR FOOD

              1. So, how does this nomination process work again? Just curious as French fries and delis only had one late vote each, but there were other earlier nominations that had just one as well....and I believe burgers had two votes.

                Does it just depend on the whim of the OP who is managing the threads or what is the process by which final noms make the voting process? Does it seem a bit arbitrary to anyone other than me?

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                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  "arbitrary?" We are talking about Nosh. Definitely fair minded. Doesn't count votes according to "whims."

                  1. re: maudies5

                    Actually, DWEO is pretty right. Pasadena and cocktails seemed to have the most votes, I was in a hurry to fill out the field, and I chose two nominees I thought would be popular. I didn't realize burgers had multiple votes, sorry. (In reviewing the nominations thread, I realize now that your second for burgers disappeared when the replies are minimized after my initial read.) I did call for seconds and it didn't seem to me that any others came to the fore. I fell asleep last night before posting the voting thread, played golf early, and then sort of scrambled to get the thread up.

                    Just to reassure, I do keep an actual tally for votes (and voters) for the actual dish of the month. And I don't see any reason why write-ins can't be made if any get momentum.

                    [And PLEASE note: I can be bought!]

                    1. re: nosh

                      Ok, well I appreciate the thoughtful response. I was just wondering what had happened as I'm out of town and not checking in as often as I do when I'm home and didn't know if perhaps some discussion occurred and was taken down. Anyhow, are the nominations standing as currently listed?

                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                        I'm inclined to keep them as they are. Voting has started, and let's say I added burgers -- a 'hound or two might complain, "I voted for X, but if burgers had been listed I'd have voted for them." There is always next month... But I'm open if there is popular response.

                        1. re: nosh

                          I think your decision on this month's co-dishes was a great call on your part. Your decisions are fine with me. If there's a handbook that you should be following, so be it. But I feel you've done a great job that no one but ipse (who also went above and beyond) has offered to take on.

                      2. re: nosh

                        Interestingly, I voted for bar food in the early round, not cocktails. Good bar food is quite difficult to come by, but these days, good cocktails seemingly are many places, and thus each category needs a separate vote.
                        Hence my vote for French Fries, hoping both the other categories will be around in subsequent months.
                        ymmv!

                          1. re: bulavinaka

                            I did so up above, but wanted to explain my problem with combining what I think should be two different months worth of DOMs into one month.

                            1. re: carter

                              In looking back, the other reason french fries was chosen is that there was an early nomination for potatoes.

                      1. Update -- good race so far:

                        Cocktails & bar food -- 4
                        French Fries -- 3
                        Deli's -- 2
                        Pasadena -- 1

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                        1. re: nosh

                          Not sure where you get three fries votes at this point in the thread, I'm seeing only two..... Just sayin.

                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                            At that point it was carter, Tyus4pt8 ("hidden" at the end of his/her sentence), and ZoeZara. I think it's up to 8 votes now...

                        2. DELI'S (man I've got a hankering for a knish now!)

                            1. I'm tired and have a headache and didn't really participate in the nominating discussions and just skimmed this thread, but doesn't bar food seem a bit broad? Like does all the food at Petit Trois count? ;-) And can we only post about bar food if we also post on cocktails?

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                              1. re: TheOffalo

                                I only post the nominations. They are always interpreted broadly to encourage the maximum participation in the DOTM thread. The final arbiter in anything involving cocktails and bars will have to be kevin.

                              2. FRENCH FRIES

                                (Side note: If Pasadena doesn't win this round, I would love to see it be a contender again more toward wintertime -- Pas is extra-delightful to explore in the cooler months. August would be challenging for this Westside heat-wuss.)

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                                        1. I would like to change my vote from deli to PASADENA. thank you

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                                              1. Tally with barely over a day to vote:

                                                French Fries -- 6
                                                Cocktails and Bar Food -- 5
                                                Pasadena -- 4
                                                Delis -- 4

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                                                1. re: nosh

                                                  ugh. how many posts could we possibly get on french fries? Most certainly won't be as epic as fried chicken + FDBDP

                                                  1. re: ns1

                                                    I envision poutines and pastrami fries for the entire thread.

                                                    Animal style fries too.

                                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                          Olives, my go-to place for a big nasty Styrofoam container heap o' nacho fries was Chanos near USC. They've since changed ownership, but I think kept much of the Chanos menu.

                                                          It's a pretty common dish at those types of L.A. greasy spoon eateries that have a Mexican/American menu. You know the ones with the menu up above the counter with about a hundred different dishes, usually including photos of the food?

                                                          "Carne asada fries" is another name for it, if you decide to Google and find some recs.

                                                          If fries wins, you are invited to join me in seeking out a platter of nacho fries. I promise (maybe) not to hog the guac and sour cream.

                                                    1. re: ns1

                                                      Fried chicken also had desserts, being that the vote was a tie.
                                                      Thus that comparison is not fair.

                                                      1. re: ns1

                                                        After last month's artery clogging fried chicken and frozen dairy-based desserts, I'm sure I'll have to have a nuclear stress test done. Those tests require that you eat a fatty meal, like... french fries. So this may work out for me.

                                                      2. re: nosh

                                                        Don't know why but I'm trying to vote for COCKTAILS & BAR FOOD and it's not taking

                                                          1. re: TheOffalo

                                                            In case it wasn't clear, that was a full vote for cocktails, not a half-assed vote.

                                                          2. Do you mean July 30th? Or 31st?

                                                            1. I'm down with the liquid diet: COCKTAILS, ETC.

                                                              1. Sorry, you said June 30! The entire vote is void ab initio--unless COCKTAILS ETC wins.

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                                                                1. re: mc michael

                                                                  I am a big Kurt Vonnegut fan, so I believe and live a circular theory of time.

                                                                  Just proves I need to be more thorough when cutting and editing a prior month's content.

                                                                  Tonight, July 31, is the deadline. And if i buy into the cocktail thing, bedtime could come early and without a final tally... snooze....

                                                                      1. COCKTAILS AND BAR FOOD

                                                                        Because I think it's time for something healthy! ;)

                                                                        --Dommy!

                                                                        1. Because I'm up and I'm bored, here's my count:

                                                                          Deli - 5
                                                                          Cocktail - 10 (I did not count mc michael or Dirtywextraolives twice)
                                                                          Fries - 8
                                                                          Pasadena - 4

                                                                          Note, one month I miscounted and someone took my answer for the accurate count, so please count it yourself.

                                                                          I did the count by searching the page using "Match Case" for key voting letters like "deli" "cock" "fries" "pasa" (too lazy to type out the whole word), BUT IN CAPS (the reason I didn't just capitalize them in this paragraph is in case someone wants to use the same method, I didn't want to screw up the count) The "Match Case" checkbox is critical, and of course I’m not counting the capitalized words in the OP.

                                                                          Except for mc michael’s and Dirtywextraolives' double "vote", I skimmed for but didn’t look closely to make sure no one voted twice.

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                                                                          1. re: TheOffalo

                                                                            Up and bored? Seems like TheOffalo is the ideal hound to take over DOTM duties for a few months...

                                                                            Even with my late vote for FRENCH FRIES, Cocktails and Bar Food wins.