If our tales of Valentine’s nights gone awry have you shying away from a traditional dinner out, consider biting into some liver, spleen, or heart instead. Over at the Voice, inveterate weird-foods lover Robert Sietsema has rounded up his favorite heart-y fare — dishes that actually contain heart — like A-Wah’s casserole with pig’s heart, or Casa Mono’s fabada, duck-heart soup. Meanwhile, Ozersky TV has video today of Public’s Brad Farmerie making his pork-blood Popsicles (“they’re high in iron and vitamin B,” Farmerie enthuses), and World’s Fare has the rundown on Java Village’s Indonesian goat-leg soup, thought to be an aphrodisiac. Lest Manhattan and Queens get all the shout-outs, Brokelyn runs a Brooklyn-only “organ grab bag,” from chopped liver at Mile End to cow-spleen sandwiches at Ferdinando’s Foccaceria. Come to think of it, there’s still time to run out and score that one for lunch, if you dare.
Pig’s heart is only the beginning, people. Photo: Kagan McLeod