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Oct 25, 2010 06:45 PM

Brains in Boston

All -
We've never seen brains on the menu of any Boston restaurants, nor seen brain for sale at any local butchery. Guessing cow brains, but are open to suggestions.
Help us find a local place that has brains on the menu, or better yet, a purveyor of brains. Love to try cooking ourselves!
We're west/northwest of Boston, but are open to any venue.



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  1. Coppa does an excellent calves brain ravioli

    253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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    1. re: barleywino

      Don't think it's on the current menu, tho. Petit Robert had calf brains on their menu too at one time, IIRC, but I don't see it now.

      Newly opened Darbar in Brighton has brain (magaz) masala on offer. Pretty classic dish I'm looking forward to trying soon.

    2. In Methuen the Sahara Restaurant has lamb brains and lamb tounges on the menu.
      Tuesday night is jazz night.

      1. And as with so many other unusual food items, I have seen these for sale in Chinatown. Not all the time mind you, but on occasion I do spot them in the refrigerated sections where they keep meat or the frozen food sections (not where the dumplings are kept, but the frozen fish, etc.) I recall they actually come in a little plastic tub, and I think they're usually pig's brain or maybe sheep's brain but there may be other kinds too. I'd stick with the larger stores like cMart, HK Market, etc.

        1. I've had calves brains at KO Prime. That was over 2 years ago and I'm not sure if they still have it on the menu.

          1. Magaz masala (lamb brain with tomato/onion masala) at Darbar, Allston