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frankie5angels Jan 25, 2007 04:54 AM

Anything going on in the Outer Boroughs tonight to celebrate Burns Night??

Where's the Haggis?

  1. lambretta76 Jan 25, 2007 06:45 AM

    I just posted a similar question on the Manhattan Board. I'm gonna try St. Andrew's on 44th, but I fear it will be a madhouse...

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      frankie5angels Jan 25, 2007 07:20 AM

      I was just reading a piece on it..

      http://www.scotlandistheplace.com/sti...&

      If I could find a place in Queens, I'd like to partake in the festivities.

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        David B Jan 25, 2007 08:29 AM

        Apparently Iona in Williamsburg is participating. Haggis, neeps and tatties, a complimentary whiskey toast and live Celtic music. 180 Grand Street near Bedford.

        1. Monkey Man Jake Jan 25, 2007 11:30 AM

          I thought Haggis was illegal here... isn't it?

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            David B Jan 25, 2007 12:23 PM

            I believe only the lungs are restricted due to mad cow disease. The heart and liver would be ok. Not sure what they substitute instead of the lungs, maybe someone can enlighten me.

            1. lambretta76 Jan 25, 2007 06:13 PM

              Just saw an article on this somewhere - the haggis made here usually is a mixture of beef and lamb with some beef liver tossed in for flavoring - most of the offal is left aside for the American version.

              It is illegal to serve lungs here in the US, so you don't find that off the bat. The absence of kidneys, heart, etc. is unknown, but probably due to general squeamishness.

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                frankie5angels Jan 25, 2007 07:05 PM

                "It is illegal to serve lungs here in the US, so you don't find that off the bat"

                Why is that?

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