My 11 yr. old daughter has become a huge fan of Andrew Zimmern, and is getting very interested in food. She's not quite ready to start eating bugs or brains, yet, but is definitely interested in trying some more interesting foods in and around the twin cities.
We already are huge sushi and asian food fans, but looking for a place where we can try some of the more interesting bits/animals in a controlled environment. e.g. pig cheeks, alligator, rabbit, frog legs, etc. I think I would prefer to avoid the asian restaurants for this sort of thing, since they often involve a significant spice/heat factor, which she won't go for . . .
And, although I have pretty respectable kitchen skills, I'm not sure I want to dive into preparing this sort of thing on my own, until we've eaten some already. Any suggestions for a place or places to go to get some off the beaten path food items?
Thanks in advance.