Tripe, snout, stomach, tongue -- it's not just for breakfast anymore. We're talking about offal, as in the various organ meats and other scraps of butchered animals. These might sound like "Fear Factor" foods, but in the right hands offal can taste awfully delicious.
"Have an Offal Day" now ranks as the year's most adventurous food festival, which will take place on Aug. 18 at Mulvaney's Next Door (1215 19th St., Sacramento). Such leading local chefs as Billy Ngo, Oliver Ridgeway, Ravin Patel and Pajo Bruich will whip together dishes based on gizzards, innards and much more. Also participating is Hank Shaw, who scored the James Beard Award this year for best individual food blog.
Word is that tickets are going quickly for the event, which has been organized by Catherine Enfield of the Munchie Musings blog. Tickets cost $45 for this offal feasting, but prices will bump to $50 on Aug. 1.
Ready to scarf some beef heart? Buy your tickets here.