For the rest of the year, we're going to use a new system for Dish of the Month (DOTM) nominations/voting. This thread is a list of foods you want to eat as DOTM, and learn more about as other Chowhounds eat them too.
You can nominate as many dishes as you like, either by mentioning a new dish in CAPITAL LETTERS or "liking" a dish that's already been nominated. A volunteer will choose the dish of the month from one of the higher ranked items (e.g., highest ranked, something lower scored to prevent there being three Chilean DOTMs in a row, etc.). The volunteer would agree to try at least one version of the DOTM. You can volunteer for a specific month at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1014343 .
You can always add new items-- this thread will be open for the remainder of the year, and I'll bump it from time to time.