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Looking for sweetbreads in Hampton Roads

flightsurg Dec 11, 2008 06:18 AM

This may be a complete pipe dream, but I was hoping someone would know of a restaurant in the Hampton Roads area that has sweetbreads on the menu. I recently had them at 1789 in Wash D.C. and have had a constant craving since!

Thanks in advance...

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  1. bythebayov RE: flightsurg May 5, 2009 03:10 PM

    did you ever find them? I LOVEEEEE sweetbreads!

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      flightsurg RE: bythebayov Jul 31, 2009 12:39 PM

      Nope, still looking. Always get them when I travel, especially in DC. I think I may have seen them on the menu at Fat Canary in Williamsburg, no, wait it was Blue Talon Bistro...
      We had eaten lunch already when I found it, so we haven't been there yet...
      I'd like to lobby the chef at Terrapin to carry it on the menu, I'll have to drop a hint next time we go there. Great spot if you've never been, in VB...

    2. jbyoga RE: flightsurg May 6, 2009 08:06 PM

      I hat e to break it to you...it's not bread..

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        bythebayov RE: jbyoga May 7, 2009 08:41 AM

        yah, grew up in south america...it's the thymus (sp) gland and it tastes a lot like lobster...I esp love them on the grill with home-made chimichurri - we call them "molleja" in Uruguay and Argentina, usually from calfs that have not developed or gone through "puberty." I am familiar with them and love them. Do you know where to get them jbyoga?

      2. patrickevanshylton RE: flightsurg May 8, 2009 06:54 AM

        Oh man, my brain is SO dead ... I had some last year - fabulous in a nice velvety sauce with plump golden raisins and toast points ... if I remember where, I will post!

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          patrickevanshylton RE: patrickevanshylton May 11, 2009 07:27 AM

          D'oh - they weren't in Hampton Roads --- they were at C&O in Charlottesville

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            bythebayov RE: patrickevanshylton Jun 1, 2009 05:28 AM

            wish we had eaten there the last time we went :-( ended up at blue light grill and Mas (my new favortie place!!) wish we had a tapas joint like this locally!

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