The Gastronauts chow some Nepali cuisine at Mustang Thakali in Queens.

Goat Brains at Mustang Thakali

September 13th, 2011

Eager for some Nepali Goat Brains and Water Buffalo Chow Mein, the ‘Nauts head out to Queens to visit Mustang Thakali.

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The 'Nauts eat the king of burgers

The Gastronauts Eat the King of Burgers

August 9th, 2011

The ‘Nauts head to Williamsburg’s Burgerguru for some Kangaroo, Alligator, and another mysterious ingredient…

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The LA 'Nauts eat hearts, beaver, and cocks.

They Eat Hearts, Beavers, and Cocks in LA

August 7th, 2011

The LA Gastronauts pull out all the stops: Duck Hearts, Cocks Comb, Bear, Beaver — holy cow!

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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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