It's time to choose a Dish of the Month for Washington DC and Baltimore for September 2012.
The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for DC and Baltimore and then collectively try as many versions of this dish as possible, 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 (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, but it probably makes sense to choose something that locals are excited about trying and finding the best versions! It's also probably a good idea to nominate dishes that lots of people will be able to try easily.
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 September 2012…you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread (which will start on August 28), 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 August 28th.
Let the nominations begin!
Link to the round-up story for July San Francisco Dish of the Month: http://www.chow.com/digest/122552/asi...
Link to Washington DC/Baltimore August Dish of the Month: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861105