Based on the success of Cookbook of the Month on the Home Cooking board, we started a new project on the San Francisco board in July: Dish of the Month. Our first dish, Asian Fried Chicken, was a great success, so we're expanding it to other boards, including New York City boards.
The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for New York City and then collectively try as many versions of this dish as possible, reporting back with details and photos. We'll keep just one nomination thread and one voting thread here on the Manhattan board, but once the dish is chosen, we'll have reporting threads on both the Manhattan and Outer Boroughs boards, so people can put their reviews in the appropriate place.
The project should be limited to the specific month (i.e. you must eat the dish during that month—not sometime in the past—and it must be at a restaurant/shop in New York City)
The dish that gets chosen might be something very specific (minestrone soup, xiao long bao) but might also be more of a dish category (stuffed pasta dishes, Asian fried chicken). It's up to the users on this board!
I'm thinking that the criteria for choosing a dish should be that it's something readily available, but not too generic (i.e. pizza and tacos are perhaps too broad) and also affordable for most people (i.e. average cost of the single dish is less than $8)
This is the nomination thread for August 2012…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on July 25), it will be one vote per user.
To nominate a dish, post it in ALL CAPS in the responses below. This thread will be open until July 25.
Looking forward to getting this started, let the nominations begin!
To see the reporting thread from this month's San Francisco Dish of the Month, visit: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856748