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We Solve Traver Rains's Testicle Troubles

Traver Rains
So designer Traver Rains of Heatherette can’t get cow balls here in New York? Well, why didn’t he ask us? Not that we are enthusiasts of the crinkly treats; the things have little taste and the gnarliest of textures (think of calves brains, but chewier). However, if the famished designer really wants them, they can be had. Ali frequently serves the dish at Astoria’s Kebab Café, and we’ve heard that they can be found occasionally at Kenka, the East Village izakaya that seems to specialize in weird bits and pieces. The ultimate place for this kind of thing, though, is probably A Fan Ti, a Flushing restaurant that has every part of the lamb and goat from the eyes to the oysters. As for the traditional Wild West breaded prairie oyster? That still hasn’t come to New York. Maybe a profitable new sideline for Heatherette? Related: Traver Rains Loves Him Some Cow Balls [Daily Intel]

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Brooklyn Heights About to Get a Candlelit Pizzeria

Brooklyn Heights: Oven, an “all candlelit, 150-label-wine-list pizza joint,” will soon open. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Flatiron: Hill Country barbecue does a preview, and Jason Perlow is there to document it in high-res detail. [Off the Broiler] Flushing: A Fan Ti is doing amazing things with lamb. [Gothamist] Long Island City: Water Taxi Beach to throw a “vegan extravaganza” on Saturday. [Joey in Astoria] Lower East Side: Herring season has arrived at Russ & Daughters. [VV] Park Slope: Rose Water chef Ethan Kostbar to leave in a few weeks. [NYT]

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