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To the Extreme: Eight Over-the-Top Meat Dishes

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When a simple meat-and-potatoes dish just won't do, here are eight places serving some creative or just downright massively meaty dishes. Appetite required — and sometimes, a sense of adventure.


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1. Craigie on Main

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853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
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Milk-Fed Pig's Head: A staple on the menu and meant for two diners to enjoy, the milk-fed pig's head comes with Peking pancakes, spicy pumpkin sambal, and boudin noir-hoisin sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

2. Sweet Cheeks Q

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1381 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1300
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The Big Rig: Serving up to 10 people, the “Big Rig” consists of two pounds each of pork belly, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and brisket, plus a full rack of ribs, one whole chicken, and a quart of each side. The menu encourages people who are still hungry after all of that to just ask. $450. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

3. Boston Burger Company

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1100 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(857) 233-4560
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420 Burger: More extreme then the “artery clogger” burger (which is deep-fried and topped with bacon and American cheese), the 420 Burger starts with a beef patty before American cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce join the mix. Sound normal? The ingredients list continues with mozzarella sticks, onion rings, French fries, and mac and cheese bites. [Photo: Yelp]

4. The Bacon Truck

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Moving Target
Boston, MA
(201) 694-9060
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Bouquet of Bacon: "Tell your loved one you care." [Photo: Facebook]

5. Smith & Wollensky

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101 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-1112
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Long Bone Rib Eye: Starving or bringing lots of friends is a must for this 32-ounce USDA Prime ribeye that is seasoned with a blend of spices, harissa, and a lemon-parsley garnish, finished with bone marrow butter. A signature dish at this steakhouse. [Photo: Facebook]

6. M.C. Spiedo

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606 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
Grand Tortellini and Meat Torta: It’s meat overload with a meat ragu consisting of sausage, chicken, pork, and beef with chicken and beef meatballs and house-made mascarpone and ricotta tortellini. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

7. The Haven

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2 Perkins St
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-2836
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Haggis: Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is made from a combination of minced lamb offal, oats, onions, and spices. And here, it's served with truffle honey mashed rutabaga and Drambuie butter. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

8. Suya Joint

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25 Poplar St
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 327-8810
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Nkwobi: Considered a delicacy in Nigeria, spicy cow's feet are cooked and served in a rich, chili gravy. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Milk-Fed Pig's Head: A staple on the menu and meant for two diners to enjoy, the milk-fed pig's head comes with Peking pancakes, spicy pumpkin sambal, and boudin noir-hoisin sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139

2. Sweet Cheeks Q

1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
The Big Rig: Serving up to 10 people, the “Big Rig” consists of two pounds each of pork belly, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and brisket, plus a full rack of ribs, one whole chicken, and a quart of each side. The menu encourages people who are still hungry after all of that to just ask. $450. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
1381 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

3. Boston Burger Company

1100 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
420 Burger: More extreme then the “artery clogger” burger (which is deep-fried and topped with bacon and American cheese), the 420 Burger starts with a beef patty before American cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce join the mix. Sound normal? The ingredients list continues with mozzarella sticks, onion rings, French fries, and mac and cheese bites. [Photo: Yelp]
1100 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

4. The Bacon Truck

Moving Target, Boston, MA
Bouquet of Bacon: "Tell your loved one you care." [Photo: Facebook]
Moving Target
Boston, MA

5. Smith & Wollensky

101 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
Long Bone Rib Eye: Starving or bringing lots of friends is a must for this 32-ounce USDA Prime ribeye that is seasoned with a blend of spices, harissa, and a lemon-parsley garnish, finished with bone marrow butter. A signature dish at this steakhouse. [Photo: Facebook]
101 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

6. M.C. Spiedo

606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Grand Tortellini and Meat Torta: It’s meat overload with a meat ragu consisting of sausage, chicken, pork, and beef with chicken and beef meatballs and house-made mascarpone and ricotta tortellini. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
606 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

7. The Haven

2 Perkins St, Boston, MA 02130
Haggis: Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is made from a combination of minced lamb offal, oats, onions, and spices. And here, it's served with truffle honey mashed rutabaga and Drambuie butter. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
2 Perkins St
Boston, MA 02130

8. Suya Joint

25 Poplar St, Roslindale, MA 02131
Nkwobi: Considered a delicacy in Nigeria, spicy cow's feet are cooked and served in a rich, chili gravy. [Photo: Facebook]
25 Poplar St
Roslindale, MA 02131

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