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Extreme Meat Map: Crazy, Meaty Dishes to Try

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Grasshoppers. Gigantic steaks. Beef ice cocktails. And maybe, someday, guinea pig.

For the extreme diner, D.C. has quite a few dishes to satisfy the adventurous. Here, Eater has gathered the weirdest — and most epic — meat dishes around town. Let us know how many you've tried in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Canales Deli

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225 7th St SE
Washington DC, D.C. 20003
(202) 547-4471
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This deli in Capitol Hill has so many meats that protein-lovers will be hard pressed to find elsewhere: alligator boudin, morcilla (blood sausage), wild boar sausage and weisswurst (veal and pork back bacon). But it's the fact these guys have alligator that keeps Cajuns and other carnivores coming back for more.

2. The Fainting Goat

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1330 U St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 735-0344
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With "goat" in the name, it better deliver. In the restaurant's "graze" section, there's a goat tartare dish for those daring to try it.

3. Kogiya Korean BBQ

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4220-A Annandale Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
(571) 594-2088
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There are two options: big and small. For intestines that is. The popular Korean BBQ joint in Annandale has koep chang (small intestines) and dae chang (large intestines) on its a la carte menu. For anyone who is a fan of nose-to-tail dining, always remember to eat what's in the middle.

4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Jose Andres' Oyamel has a lot of great items on its menu: lengua guisada (braised beef tongue), chicken tamales and grasshoppers. Yes, the restaurant includes these little guys in its chapulines dish. The taco is a Oaxacan specialty that includes sautéed grasshoppers. Everyone's saying the next wave of protein will be coming from insects and other little critters.

5. The Partisan

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709 D St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20004
(202) 524-5322
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Want to enjoy an entire pig's head in one sitting? Grab some friends and order the whole head for $75.

6. Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

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5111 Georgia Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20011
(202) 316-0916
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Good luck finding African biltong anywhere else. Biltong is similar to jerky and is a type of cured meat that has its origins in South Africa. The charcuterie and salumi in Petworth/Brightwood Park has 30 meats on its menu. But having biltong on the menu gives people another reason to check this place out.

7. Range

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5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20015
(202) 803-8020
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With a name like "Vegan Sacrifice," you know the drink is going to be epic. At Range, the bartenders combine scotch, ginger, cayenne and — wait for it — beef ice to make this meaty cocktail.

8. GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)

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1323 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 524-5210
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Sure, there's mostly poultry involved, but add some bacon and a reputation as one of D.C.'s most epic dishes, and the list would not be complete without a mention of The Luther. The sandwich features a fried brioche donut, maple-chicken jus, buttered pecans, slab bacon and fried chicken. And fries, of course, in case the diner's still hungry.

9. Ray's The Steaks

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2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 841-7297
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Steak-loving diners should consider the more-than-generous Cote de Beouf for two at Ray's, served with grilled onions and hotel butter. It's $60.99.

10. Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

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728 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-8384
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Eamonn’s has the batter-coated-and-deep-fried Wurly Burgher and they also have the regular double-pattied, salami, roast chicken and bacon-topped Dream Burger. Combine the two together for a Dream Burger, Wurly Style (an off menu-item), and they'll make a monstrous combination of both.

11. BLT Steak

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1625 I St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20006
(202) 689-8999
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It doesn't get much more hardcore than Wagyu beef flights. Starting at $95, customers can sample multiple cuts of the exclusive beef at BLT Steak, along with sides.

1. Canales Deli

225 7th St SE, Washington DC, D.C. 20003

This deli in Capitol Hill has so many meats that protein-lovers will be hard pressed to find elsewhere: alligator boudin, morcilla (blood sausage), wild boar sausage and weisswurst (veal and pork back bacon). But it's the fact these guys have alligator that keeps Cajuns and other carnivores coming back for more.

225 7th St SE
Washington DC, D.C. 20003

2. The Fainting Goat

1330 U St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20009

With "goat" in the name, it better deliver. In the restaurant's "graze" section, there's a goat tartare dish for those daring to try it.

1330 U St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009

3. Kogiya Korean BBQ

4220-A Annandale Rd, Annandale, VA 22003

There are two options: big and small. For intestines that is. The popular Korean BBQ joint in Annandale has koep chang (small intestines) and dae chang (large intestines) on its a la carte menu. For anyone who is a fan of nose-to-tail dining, always remember to eat what's in the middle.

4220-A Annandale Rd
Annandale, VA 22003

4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20004

Jose Andres' Oyamel has a lot of great items on its menu: lengua guisada (braised beef tongue), chicken tamales and grasshoppers. Yes, the restaurant includes these little guys in its chapulines dish. The taco is a Oaxacan specialty that includes sautéed grasshoppers. Everyone's saying the next wave of protein will be coming from insects and other little critters.

401 7th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20004

5. The Partisan

709 D St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20004

Want to enjoy an entire pig's head in one sitting? Grab some friends and order the whole head for $75.

709 D St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20004

6. Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

5111 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20011

Good luck finding African biltong anywhere else. Biltong is similar to jerky and is a type of cured meat that has its origins in South Africa. The charcuterie and salumi in Petworth/Brightwood Park has 30 meats on its menu. But having biltong on the menu gives people another reason to check this place out.

5111 Georgia Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20011

7. Range

5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20015

With a name like "Vegan Sacrifice," you know the drink is going to be epic. At Range, the bartenders combine scotch, ginger, cayenne and — wait for it — beef ice to make this meaty cocktail.

5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20015

8. GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)

1323 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036

Sure, there's mostly poultry involved, but add some bacon and a reputation as one of D.C.'s most epic dishes, and the list would not be complete without a mention of The Luther. The sandwich features a fried brioche donut, maple-chicken jus, buttered pecans, slab bacon and fried chicken. And fries, of course, in case the diner's still hungry.

1323 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

9. Ray's The Steaks

2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Steak-loving diners should consider the more-than-generous Cote de Beouf for two at Ray's, served with grilled onions and hotel butter. It's $60.99.

2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

10. Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Eamonn’s has the batter-coated-and-deep-fried Wurly Burgher and they also have the regular double-pattied, salami, roast chicken and bacon-topped Dream Burger. Combine the two together for a Dream Burger, Wurly Style (an off menu-item), and they'll make a monstrous combination of both.

728 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

11. BLT Steak

1625 I St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20006

It doesn't get much more hardcore than Wagyu beef flights. Starting at $95, customers can sample multiple cuts of the exclusive beef at BLT Steak, along with sides.

1625 I St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20006

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