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Where are some good offal dishes?

ipsedixit Apr 27, 2013 12:14 PM

I know a few taquerias in/around Barrio Logan will have offal-type tacos or burritos, but are there other places?

The chicken liver at Lion's Share is very good, btw.

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  1. chris2269 RE: ipsedixit Apr 27, 2013 01:06 PM

    I really like the sweet Breads at Cowboy Star (OK beginner offal dish)

    Also Vamos A Texcoco up here in vista http://vamosatexcoco.site-boosters.co...
    for Lambs head.

    as well as Panca in Oceanside for Peruvian
    weekends only. tender beef heart marinated in peruvian spices, skewered, & served with a side of peruvian corn, salsa criolla, & grilled potato.

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      cstr RE: chris2269 Apr 27, 2013 01:49 PM

      Had the lambs head at Aqui, still tame compared to organ offal. Ever eat at Encanto in SF?, Constantino's place, he takes offal to the next level.

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        chris2269 RE: cstr Apr 27, 2013 02:09 PM

        Funny was just in SF 2 months ago and ate at Encanto...loved it one of my bucket list places finally checked it off.
        Not Offal but next time your in SF HRD Cafe Korean Fusion with a line out the door 20 people deep ....we ate there twice and I never eat anywhere twice on vacation..

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          deckape RE: cstr Apr 29, 2013 09:49 PM

          I've eaten there twice and loved it both times, am particularly fond of his head cheese and the lardo. However, it's named Incanto and it belongs to Chris Cosentino. It's the so-called "Leg of Beast" extravaganzas that focus on the more bizarre or rarely used animal parts.

          Interesting place, wish we had something like it down here - save me the plane fare and hotel bill.

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            ipsedixit RE: deckape Apr 30, 2013 07:45 AM

            I found Incanto interesting, but not necessarily delicious.

            Sort of like staring at an Escher drawing. Dazzles the mind, but does not necessarily bring joy to my mind.

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          DiningDiva RE: chris2269 Apr 27, 2013 09:56 PM

          Aqui es Texcoco also serves pancita which pretty much falls into the offal category

        3. honkman RE: ipsedixit Apr 27, 2013 04:31 PM

          As long as you don't go to some taco shops You will mainly see variations on chicken liver at different restaurants, e.g. Cucina Urbana, Farmhouse Cafe etc. otherwise it is only sweetbreads, e.g. Cowboy Star, Urban Solace, Piatti. Everything else are often specials, e.g. recently duck gizzard at Cafe Chloe

          1. Stiflers_Mom RE: ipsedixit Apr 28, 2013 09:29 AM

            I saw that Tiger! Tiger! is doing a nose-to-tail dinner tomorrow night. $75 a pop.

            My preferred vehicle for offal is the DIY fried scrapple breakfast sandwich on white bread with mayo and iceberg lettuce.

            Has anyone seen a scrapple sandwich on any menus around town?

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              ipsedixit RE: Stiflers_Mom Apr 28, 2013 11:33 AM

              Better yet, has anyone seen scrapple period? Sandwich or otherwise?

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                Stiflers_Mom RE: ipsedixit Apr 28, 2013 11:43 AM

                I've bought it at Siesel's and Ralph's before. It's Jones Farm brand, I have not seen Rapa on the west coast.

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                  ipsedixit RE: Stiflers_Mom Apr 28, 2013 11:50 AM

                  Yeah, market wise, I believe you can also get it at one of the sausage makers in town. Forget which one. When Pete's in LI was still in business he mentioned the name ... I think the person/place actually has a stall at the Mercato. Now it's beginning to just bug me.

                  But was wondering if there were restaurants serving it. Would go well with some fried eggs and potatoes me thinks.

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                  cstr RE: ipsedixit Apr 28, 2013 01:14 PM

                  Only in Philly!

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                    ipsedixit RE: cstr Apr 28, 2013 07:01 PM

                    No kidding. I've had scrapple for breakfast at the Ritz in Pittsburgh.

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