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Organ Eating Clubs

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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???

      2. 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

            2. Does anyone make it to Los Angeles?? Lets plan a date next month, I'll come to SD.

              1. Hounds on many different boards have organized dinners and other gatherings and they're always a lot of fun--plus the reports after are great chow tips!

                We have a couple of guidelines we ask organizers to follow in order to keep the focus of the boards on chow talk and not on RSVPs and other organizational details. The main guideline is that posts to the boards should be announcements (and followup reports!) only--all discussion, scheduling and RSVPing should happen off the boards.

                The way most people handle this is by posting an initial announcement to their local board with an email address for people to contact if they're interested in getting together for a Chowhound dinner. If you use the 'report' link on that announcement, you can ask us to sticky it to the top of the appropriate board so it doesn't fall off the front page.

                They then use email (some cities even have established Google or Yahoo groups or listservs, etc, for scheduling dinners) to discuss the specifics of where and when to meet. Please don't mention Chowhound when making reservations or arrangements for your chowdown. Many Chowhounds prefer to remain relatively anonymous, and, as with any other posts on Chowhound, chowdown reviews should represent a normal guest experiencing the restaurant just like any other customer. If hounds have received special treatment because of their participation on the site, we will be unable allow any discussion or reviews of the event to be posted.

                Once the group has decided on a concrete plan, you can post a second announcement to the boards, with the specific details, again, including an email address so people can RSVP offline. If you 'report' that one, we'll sticky it in place of the original thread.

                Once you reach your deadline for RSVPing, send us a quick email to remind us, and we'll unsticky the announcement post (using 'report' doesn't work on an already stickied post).

                Then, once your dinner has happened, start a new thread so people can report back on what they ate and whether it was delicious so other hounds can benefit from your experiences.

                Good luck with your event!