Hi LA hounds,
As some of you may have noticed, we've started doing a project called "Dish of the Month" on a few boards....this launched in SF in July, and has now been expanded to a few other cities, too (Toronto, Washington DC, New Orleans, Boston, New York City). The San Francisco Dish of the Month project was a big success last month, and it resulted in this post: http://www.chow.com/digest/122552/asi... after a really robust thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856748
We've been thinking about expanding this to the Los Angeles board as well, if people are game. But I also wanted to run a different idea by LA hounds, one that I think might work particularly well on this board. The idea is "Neighborhood of the Month"
The premise would be choose a specific neighborhood each month....I suppose it could be as broad as a particular section of the city (i.e. Cypress Park) or actual city (i.e. Monterey Park), but ideally would be more specific (a particular stretch of a street, or a particular group of blocks), and then collectively try as many restaurants as possible in that area. I think LA would be particularly good for this since there seem to be tons of streets and neighborhoods with restaurants that no one talks about....and there could be some serious hidden gems. A project like this could encourage exploration, and the sniffing out of great new places....one of the original goals of Chowhound.
My thinking is that it would work the same way as Dish of the Month and Cookbook of the Month, where there would be a nomination thread, a voting thread, and a reporting thread. Hounds could organize amongst themselves to try to cover as many places as possible in a certain area.
Curious to hear what people think about this idea!