There was a discussion on the Home Cooking board about Simon Hopkinson's "Roast Chicken and Other Stories" and how it has a lot of recipes for tripe, brains and sweetbreads.
I'm not necessarily going to cook any of these today, but if I did want to, where in Manhattan would be the best place to buy them? I know I've seen tripe in Chinatown. I don't know if I should buy it there or at a fancy butcher shop somewhere.
Most markets carried some offal (at least tripe and oxtail). If I felt like it, I could pop across the street to Pioneer for tripe tonight, or trotters and oxtails. Specialty butchers, such as Jefferson Market, Ottomanelli's and Western Beef are also terrific resources.