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SFBA Dish of the Month (Aug 2014) - Nominations/Voting

Dish of the Month is an activity where we collectively try as many versions of a dish as possible, reporting back with details and photos. Now is your opportunity to vote on or nominate the August dish. Feel free to include a sales pitch with any nominations!

Click the recommend button to vote for existing nominees. You can change your mind up until the deadline. You can also nominate a new dish by replying to this message, in UPPER CASE, with its name.

Voting ends Thursday, July 31st at 8pm.

Oh, and we're now starting the third year of Dish of the Month. Here are some stats on previous participation:

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  1. LATIN AMERICAN EMPANADAS (including Mexico, Caribbean, Meso America and South America) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empanada

        1. re: ...tm...

          Wow, there hasn't been an Italian DOTM! With the diversity of pizza crusts available in the Bay Area, this would be a fun comparison.


          Quality and balance of ingredients can elevate a summer tomato salad into something greater than the some of its parts. A salad that showcases fresh ripe tomatoes captures the essence of summer. There are lots of variations on this theme ranging from the classic Greek salad to tomato salads with goat cheese or burrata.

          The nice thing about choosing this as the DOTM is that people can discuss salads they sample at restaurants as well as ones they make themselves using fresh Northern California tomatoes.

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          1. re: Ridge

            Despite our wealth of seasonal produce, the closest DOTM has come to showcasing seasonal produce is "cucumber pickles" and "pie"! This pick has the advantage of providing a fresher DOTM, and being something people will no doubt be eating during August.

            Is the unifying element of this dish fresh tomatoes and a soft type of cheese, or is the cheese optional?

            1. re: hyperbowler

              I would say any salad where fresh tomatoes are the star. We could even include things like Panzanella.

            1. re: sheriff

              Could be a good compliment to an older DOTM for corned beef: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892399

              1. re: The Dive

                You need to put it in all caps.

                1. re: wally

                  Thanks, Wally!

                  BTW, I'd count the vote whether it's uppercase or lowercase (unless there's some ambiguity about which item a person is voting for). It used to be a requirement for tallying, but the "recommend" button has made things a lot easier.

                1. re: TVHilton

                  Old pupusa thread with some of the regular SF players:

                  I'd be interested to hear if the use of fresh masa is what makes some places more popular: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/971932

                2. OKONOMIYAKI - this dish is disappearing from local menus. Both Genki Ramen and Mifune Don have removed it from their respective menus. Let's search for new sources.

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                  1. re: Cynsa

                    Namu Gaji does an Oknomiyaki we think is excellent.

                    1. re: Cynsa

                      Some background info (and outdated list of local places serving it http://okonomiyakiworld.com/ )

                    2. Chocolate chip cookie

                      1. Lots of fun suggestions this month!

                        Voting ends tomorrow (Thursday), so be sure to place a vote before the 8pm deadline.

                        If you nominated something and now prefer something else, click the recommend/heart button for what you want to vote for instead. As I'm tallying votes, your recommend/heart button will nullify your written-in vote.

                        Just don't recommend/heart more than one item :-)