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?
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) http://www.magdasrestaurant.ca/
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!