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Here Are 10 of New York's Most Extreme Meat Dishes

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In a town full of meats of every shape, size, and animal, some dishes just stand out. They are bigger, meatier, and just more extreme than the average burger or steak for two. So what better way to close out the Five Days of Meat than with a guide to ten of New York's most insane meat dishes? On it find pig's faces, goat's necks, brains in a tube, and much, much more:


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1. Takashi

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456 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2929
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At least half the menu at Takashi could qualify as extreme meat, but for sheer weirdness the calf's brain cream comes out on top. The thick, gray-ish cream comes in a tube like toothpaste, to be squeezed onto blinis and topped with caviar. [Takashi]

2. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

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113 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 686-5480
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Francis Derby serves a roasted half pig's head at his Kips Bay meat haven. It's most extreme in its presentation: served intact, ears, eyes, nose and all, alongside a salad, yogurt sauce, and warm pita. [Yelp]

3. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

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16 W 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 679-1939
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April Bloomfield's pig foot for two is a classic, but also a totally insane meat dish. It's a whole pig's leg from the elbow down, stuff with cotechino sausage, then fried, which is about as extreme as it gets. [Krieger]

4. M. Wells Steakhouse

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43-15 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 786-9060
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Although the bone-in burger is a contender, the most extreme dish at Hugh Dufour's Montreal-style steakhouse is the stack of pork chops. It's exactly what it sounds like: a tall pile of thinly cut chops, layered with anchovy butter. [Yelp]

5. Meat Hook Sandwich

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495 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-4665
Steak tartare is perfectly common, but a sandwich stuffed with raw beef less so. Leave it to Meat Hook Sandwich to create such a thing: The Cannibal, a roll piled with chunks of raw meat, ricotta, onions, and arugula. [Photo by Robert Sietsema]

6. Quality Italian

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57 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 390-1111
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The chicken parm at Quality Italian is the size of a medium pizza and served in the same way, topped with mozzarella and sliced with a pizza cutter. The critics are divided on the result, but it's definitely the most extreme parm in town. [Yelp]

7. OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

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175 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(347) 599-0556
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It's easy enough to throw bacon into a dessert. It's not as easy to make chorizo-flavored caramel, which is exactly what Sam Mason does for his ever-popular chorizo caramel-swirled ice cream at Oddfellows. The result is subtle, but it's the creativity that makes this dish extreme. [Foodspotting]

8. Ducks Eatery

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351 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 432-2835
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Duck's Eatery is quite possibly the only place in the city to get a goat neck served whole. Meant to serve two, it's smoked and then braised in a curry sauce, and served sitting like a small boulder atop a mound of rice. [Yelp]

9. db Bistro Moderne

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55 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 391-2400
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The DB Burger is a legend in the realm of extreme meats. It's filled with braised short rib an a big nugget of foie gras, cooked rare, and served with fries for $33. [Yelp]

10. Hometown Bar-B-Que

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454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
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All of the barbecue at Hometown is excellent, but go for the beef rib for that extreme meat-eating experience. It's just really big, and if you pick it up and eat it like it's a pork rib, you'll look really hardcore. [Photo by Nick Solares]

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1. Takashi

456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
At least half the menu at Takashi could qualify as extreme meat, but for sheer weirdness the calf's brain cream comes out on top. The thick, gray-ish cream comes in a tube like toothpaste, to be squeezed onto blinis and topped with caviar. [Takashi]
456 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

2. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

113 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016
Francis Derby serves a roasted half pig's head at his Kips Bay meat haven. It's most extreme in its presentation: served intact, ears, eyes, nose and all, alongside a salad, yogurt sauce, and warm pita. [Yelp]
113 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016

3. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

16 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016
Read Review |
April Bloomfield's pig foot for two is a classic, but also a totally insane meat dish. It's a whole pig's leg from the elbow down, stuff with cotechino sausage, then fried, which is about as extreme as it gets. [Krieger]
16 W 29th St
New York, NY 10016

4. M. Wells Steakhouse

43-15 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101
Although the bone-in burger is a contender, the most extreme dish at Hugh Dufour's Montreal-style steakhouse is the stack of pork chops. It's exactly what it sounds like: a tall pile of thinly cut chops, layered with anchovy butter. [Yelp]
43-15 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101

5. Meat Hook Sandwich

495 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Steak tartare is perfectly common, but a sandwich stuffed with raw beef less so. Leave it to Meat Hook Sandwich to create such a thing: The Cannibal, a roll piled with chunks of raw meat, ricotta, onions, and arugula. [Photo by Robert Sietsema]
495 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

6. Quality Italian

57 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
The chicken parm at Quality Italian is the size of a medium pizza and served in the same way, topped with mozzarella and sliced with a pizza cutter. The critics are divided on the result, but it's definitely the most extreme parm in town. [Yelp]
57 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

7. OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
It's easy enough to throw bacon into a dessert. It's not as easy to make chorizo-flavored caramel, which is exactly what Sam Mason does for his ever-popular chorizo caramel-swirled ice cream at Oddfellows. The result is subtle, but it's the creativity that makes this dish extreme. [Foodspotting]
175 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

8. Ducks Eatery

351 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Duck's Eatery is quite possibly the only place in the city to get a goat neck served whole. Meant to serve two, it's smoked and then braised in a curry sauce, and served sitting like a small boulder atop a mound of rice. [Yelp]
351 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003

9. db Bistro Moderne

55 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
The DB Burger is a legend in the realm of extreme meats. It's filled with braised short rib an a big nugget of foie gras, cooked rare, and served with fries for $33. [Yelp]
55 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

10. Hometown Bar-B-Que

454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Read Review |
All of the barbecue at Hometown is excellent, but go for the beef rib for that extreme meat-eating experience. It's just really big, and if you pick it up and eat it like it's a pork rib, you'll look really hardcore. [Photo by Nick Solares]
454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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