This month's tamales has been a nice rebound, and we're still a few days from Christmas. So time to consider what you'd like to eat, report on, and perhaps photograph for January.
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!
Anyway, this is the nomination thread for January 2015 …you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread, it will be one vote per user. I will try to follow sentiment, but I'm going to exercise discretion and not sweat choosing nominees for the voting thread.
To nominate a dish, please (please!) post it in ALL CAPS in the responses below. This thread will be open until I go to bed on December 26th.
Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:
Late-Night/24-Hour Dining: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/994030
Latin-American Seafood: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/990808
Cocktails and Bar Food: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/984400
Fried Chicken and Frozen Desserts: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981041
Spring Produce: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/974071
Fried Foods: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929784
Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926270
Fried Fish: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915324
Pork Chop: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884484
BBQ Brisket: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875871
Roast Chicken: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/880578