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Weird parts in Chicago?

thisurbanhomestead Jan 14, 2012 09:04 AM

My husband is going to Chicago on a last minute trip. He loves eating things that I find really gross. What are some suggestions for places that serve things like crazy pate, or sweetbreads, or brains of some sort? He isn't into molecular gastronomy, he just like organs and the like...and good beer, really good beer.

So far he plans on going to Longman and Eagle, the Publican, and Leopold.


  1. camusman Jan 14, 2012 02:14 PM

    Tacos are a great medium for offal. My favorite taqueria is tierra caliente, 1402 n. ashland. They have several "interesting" varieties of tacos.
    It's a lunch counter in the back of a grocery store, as are so many of Chicago's best taquerias.

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      lbs Jan 14, 2012 08:06 PM

      To his already excellent list I would add the Purple Pig. No reservations so busy at peak hours.


      1. t
        thisurbanhomestead Jan 15, 2012 04:22 AM

        These are both great suggestions. Thanks!!! Looking at the Purple Pig, I am jealous I don't get to go!

        1. g
          gordeaux Jan 15, 2012 05:57 AM

          Shan Restaurant - brain masala
          Ghareeb Nawaz usually has a kidney dish or two on the menu as well.

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