Jellyfish Salad

Live Drunken Shrimp

July 17th, 2011

Yes, that’s right. Live, drunken shrimp, brought to the table still jumping, and soaked in a bowl of rice wine until slightly more subdued. Of course, the LA ‘Nauts have loads of other Cantonese delicacies for you – duck tongues, goose web, sea cucumber, and multiple parts of pig, all washed down with cold Tsingtao beer.

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The Gastronauts take a trio of trucks off-road

The Gastronauts Go Off-Road with Food Trucks

July 12th, 2011

For some seriously off-road eating, the Naut’s park three food trucks outside a bar.

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Chef Jacques Gautier preparing Beaver Tail for the Gastronauts

Beaver Tail at Palo Santo (with a visit from D.O.H.)

June 14th, 2011

The Gastronauts head out to Palo Santo again, this time to eat Beaver Tail and other wild delectables. Not even a visit from the Health Department can stop this dinner.

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Mmmmm, crunch, crunch, crunch

Comida Oaxaqueña at Guelagutetza

May 15th, 2011

The LA Gastronauts head to the mole temple of Guelaguetza in LA’s Oaxacatown, where they dine on unusual ingredients sourced directly from Oaxaca for their dinner…including crickets, worms and a goat’s stomach stuffed with blood and offal.

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The Gastronauts visit Orhan Yegen's Sip Sak for some high Turkish cuisine.

Turkish Kokoretsi at Sip Sak

May 10th, 2011

The Gastronauts visit New York’s master of high Turkish cuisine Orhan Yegen at his restaurant Sip Sak for some Kokorec and other delicacies.

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The first Gastronauts in Los Angeles

An Isaan Dinner at Krua Siri

April 10th, 2011

For their first ever Los Angeles dinner, the Gastronauts head to Thai Town to eat silkworms, raw beef, and much, much more.

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The most delicious Goat Brains at Southern Spice

Back to Southern Spice

April 5th, 2011

We just can’t help ourselves: We have to go back to Southern Spice for seconds. Chef Sridhar Mani Ratnam’s Goat Brains are just about as perfect as can be.

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PUBLIC chef Brad Farmerie's Pig Blood Popsicles

A Bloody Dinner at Public

March 8th, 2011

For the Gastronauts 5th birthday, Brad Farmerie of Public puts on a beautiful blood-based dinner party featuring his Pig Blood Popsicles and other sanguine dishes.


A Burns Dinner with Beer Pairing at St. Andrews

Haggis at St. Andrews

February 8th, 2011

Put on your plaid skirts, ladies and gents, and get out your flashes and pipes. Tuesday night’s Haggis isn’t some New York City “ffffaux haggois.” It’s as close to the real deal as you can possibly get in the U.S.


Beautiful Lutfisk at Aquavit

Lutfisk at Aquavit

January 11th, 2011

Aquavit and Chef Marcus Jernmark put on a fabulous dinner of Lutfisk and other Scandinavian dishes for the Gastronauts.