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Mar 11, 2008 06:14 PM

Organ Eating Clubs


Does anyone know of any clubs or groups that get together and search out organs???
I had heard something like this. This group gets together and finds places that serve organs, if not would anyone like to start one? Organs, odd food, a little adventure!


  1. I took a couple of bites out of a Hammond B3 after eating some wild mushrooms back in the 60s, thought it was a little on the dry side. (Apologies, couldn't resist)

    Check the SF Board, there is an annual event called the Whole Hog, iirc, have always wanted to check it out.

    1. I am pretty adventurous eater, I'll try anything. But, when you are talking organs, I realize that there is still so many foods that I've yet to try. Where are you located? A group of friends of ours were talking about doing an "offals dinner" sometime soon. I have never had sweetbreads, kidneys, heart or testicles (is that an organ?). I'm sure everything tastes good if its breaded and fried!

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      1. re: paso_gurl_100

        I am in Los Angeles. I also have never tried testicles, but oohh yes I would!
        The whole hog sounds good too. I do travel a bit so who knows where I may be. Where are you???

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        1. I'll eat organs with you. No club down in San Diego - we should start one! Buche, tripas, rinones, orejas, callos yum!

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          1. re: kare_raisu

            I'm up on the central coast, but my son's in school in L.A. and we would definitly be able to make a trip on a weekend. Kare, I am going to be in S.D. on business at the end of the month. I have had buche y tripas, pero no orejas, donde hay una taqueria que vende buenos tacos? Has to be in S.D. though, my F-I-L lives in Rosarito, and it's just too much of a cluster right now to cross the border.

            1. re: paso_gurl_100

              Yay, you're going to be in SD! KR's the best resource for fantastic Mexican here. I haven't tried a lot of his recs, but Super Cocina had a lot of guisados with "atypical" meats in them. That place is worth a visit whether or not there's innards available.

              If there's an SD innards-consumption club, I'm in! Mr. Geeky would never agree to dine on non-muscle parts.

              1. re: geekyfoodie

                Count me in as well. I love me some brain, testicles, heart, skin, stomach, liver, intestines, and whatever else. Haven't gotten around to eating kidneys or eyeballs yet, but that's not to say I wouldn't be interested. I just realized how many organs I've actually eaten and how good they can taste when prepared well.

                1. re: DougOLis

                  I think we might have something going on here! This is great! So LA & SD so far. Doug where are you located.

              2. re: paso_gurl_100

                Hay muchos taquerias aqui donde podemos bien comer paso gurl. tacos son mi vida! Si tu quieres escribeme un correo. I ate a mighty fine oreja taco at the imperial farmers market. lets us know what you are interested in and when you will be here and the local ch community will absolutely steer you in the right course

            2. It seems there are more people in SD....I see a trip in my future. There is one place called Incanto in SF I want to go to as well. Santa Monica has crickets and waterbugs, I think I'll do that this weekend:)

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              1. re: Aries

                Incanto is awesome.

                Down here you can eat chaupalines (oaxacan seasoned grasshoppers) at Fiesta Oaxaquena