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Looking for sweetbreads in Minneapolis

KayeBerry Dec 18, 2006 09:38 PM

My sister loves sweetbreads and I'd love to take her out and order some for her birthday.

  1. AnneInMpls Dec 19, 2006 12:11 AM

    Vincent has had sweetbreads on his menu - not sure if they're always available or are a special.

    And El Gaucho Argentinian Grill has them as part of the mixed grill. At least, they did when I was there last, but that was months and months ago....


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    1. re: AnneInMpls
      MariQ Dec 19, 2006 02:46 PM

      you can definitely find it at El Gaucho (it can't be an argentinean resto without grilled sweetbreads). We buy it at various butcher shops, mostly ethnic & asian places. just call ahead your closest butcher and i'm sure they can get it for you - it's not as rare an item as you may think, many local(upscale) restaurants have it in the menu.

      1. re: MariQ
        ibew292 Dec 19, 2006 03:26 PM

        Yes I know you can special order it but am looking for a place that has it in stock most of the time. Johnson Meat Co. used to stock it but they have moved or closed so I would like a place where I can stop and get it. So if anyone knows of such a place. Thanks

    2. ibew292 Dec 18, 2006 10:04 PM

      Does anyone know a butcher shop that sell them? I want to cook them myself. Thanks

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      1. re: ibew292
        L Hoff Dec 18, 2006 11:11 PM

        Didn't Priscilla say you could special order them at Lund's?

      2. Foureyes137 Dec 18, 2006 10:03 PM

        I take that back! I just saw them on the menu @ Alma on Thursday, I have not yet tried them however.


        1. Foureyes137 Dec 18, 2006 10:01 PM

          Sautéed sweetbreads are currently on the menu @ 112 Eatery.

          The best I've had in town were accompanying a veal dish at La Belle Vie last year, however I do not believe the dish is on the menu any longer.

          I have not personally seen them on any other menus lately.

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