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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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Canales Deli

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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.

The Fainting Goat

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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.

Kogiya Korean BBQ

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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.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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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.

The Partisan

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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.

Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

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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.

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.

GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)

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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.

Ray's The Steaks

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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.

Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

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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.

BLT Steak

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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.

Canales Deli

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.

The Fainting Goat

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.

Kogiya Korean BBQ

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.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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.

The Partisan

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

Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

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.

Range

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.

GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)

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.

Ray's The Steaks

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.

Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

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.

BLT Steak

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.

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