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8 Extreme Meat Dishes to Conquer Immediately

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The words "extreme" and "Charleston" don't come together often, unless the subject is heat or beauty, but Eater was tasked with tracking down some radical foodstuffs for The Five Days of Meat. From odd animals to overindulgent plates, there are a few restaurants offering extreme meat dishes. Let us know if we missed your favorite odd essential in the comments. Finds are presented in alphabetical order.


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Big Gun Burger Shop

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Got a craving for alligator? Head to Big Gun Burger Shop for their gator po' boy served with a jalapeno remoulade.

Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

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Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, home of Japanese A5 Kobe beef, also carries kangaroo loin on occasion. Hop on down to the Market to give it a try. (Sorry, that joke was too easy.)

Charleston Grill

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Don't be scared to order the veal tongue at Charleston Grill. In chef Michelle Weaver's skillful hands, this piece of meat is transformed into something magical. Served with a masa cake and tomatilla sauce, the unusual meat has a Latin American flair.

Circa 1886 Restaurant

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Perhaps the only restaurant to regularly keep antelope on the menu, chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 likes to work with game. He brought antelope to Charleston from his time working in San Antonio.

Edmund's Oast

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The meat at Edmund's isn't that extreme—unless you mean extremely tasty—but it's the presentation of the charcuterie that puts the brewpub on this list. Patrons can order a triple tower of house-made meat snacks if they so desire. Conquer all three levels.
This burger joint recently added the Godzilla to their menu. This menu item is a behemoth double-decker meat fest with goat cheese, bacon jam, scallion pistou, fried pickles, and smoked onion slaw. It seems like you should win a prize for finishing it.

La Nortena

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Outside of a few food trucks on Rivers Avenue, La Nortena is one of the only places patrons can enjoy specialties like beef tongue and tripe tacos. It doesn't get more authentic than that. The selection of fresh salsas really sell it.

The Macintosh

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One of the most decedent brunch items in Charleston, the Mac Attack at The Macintosh is a combination of pork belly, bone marrow bread pudding, and poached eggs. You're going to need a nap.

Big Gun Burger Shop

Got a craving for alligator? Head to Big Gun Burger Shop for their gator po' boy served with a jalapeno remoulade.

Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, home of Japanese A5 Kobe beef, also carries kangaroo loin on occasion. Hop on down to the Market to give it a try. (Sorry, that joke was too easy.)

Charleston Grill

Don't be scared to order the veal tongue at Charleston Grill. In chef Michelle Weaver's skillful hands, this piece of meat is transformed into something magical. Served with a masa cake and tomatilla sauce, the unusual meat has a Latin American flair.

Circa 1886 Restaurant

Perhaps the only restaurant to regularly keep antelope on the menu, chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 likes to work with game. He brought antelope to Charleston from his time working in San Antonio.

Edmund's Oast

The meat at Edmund's isn't that extreme—unless you mean extremely tasty—but it's the presentation of the charcuterie that puts the brewpub on this list. Patrons can order a triple tower of house-made meat snacks if they so desire. Conquer all three levels.

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This burger joint recently added the Godzilla to their menu. This menu item is a behemoth double-decker meat fest with goat cheese, bacon jam, scallion pistou, fried pickles, and smoked onion slaw. It seems like you should win a prize for finishing it.

La Nortena

Outside of a few food trucks on Rivers Avenue, La Nortena is one of the only places patrons can enjoy specialties like beef tongue and tripe tacos. It doesn't get more authentic than that. The selection of fresh salsas really sell it.

The Macintosh

One of the most decedent brunch items in Charleston, the Mac Attack at The Macintosh is a combination of pork belly, bone marrow bread pudding, and poached eggs. You're going to need a nap.

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