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Jul 31, 2013 03:28 AM

Nose to tail eating?

The husband and I are coming up to visit for a couple days, and I want to check out the restaurants, as one does.

So, where should I go to eat the nasty bits? I see a lot of menus with sweetbreads and foie, but that seems to be about it. One of the Korean places had spleen, but are there any non-Asian restaurants serving organ meats?



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    1. re: elasticwaistband

      Thanks for the suggestion! Their menu looks delicious!

    2. I too love "variety meats" but they seem a little hard to find in Vancouver.

      Had great luck in Seattle at Radiator Whiskey -- mmm buffalo chicken livers. Highly recommend if you make it down... They also have a half pigs head which was pretty amazing.

      If you find anything up here tho, let me know!

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      1. re: kati3

        I will have to keep them in mind for the next time I hit Seattle. Thanks!

      2. A handful of restaurants offer bits like bone marrow, cheeks - some regularly, some only on occasional offal or head-to-tail dinner events. Try Wildebeest as mentioned above, also Cibo Tratorria (on Seymour), L'Abbatoir, Bistro Pastis (on W4th, nice calf liver entree), Campagnolo

        Also - Mexican Menudo soup (tripe) at Salsa and Agave on Pacific blvd (just Weekends or Saturdays, I think), Venezualian beef tongue at Magda's on Fraser (also beef tongue tacos at La Taqueria)

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        1. re: kinnickinnik

          I'm pretty sure L'abbatoir has sweetbreads on the menu regularly -- they've certainly been on every time I've gone. They come with veal tongue so you get a twofer of the nasty bits : -).

        2. The French Table was offering Sweet Breads lately, possibly call and ask if they do anything else?

          1. Really liked Wildebeest when we went and it seems like they serve exactly what you're looking for.