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6 Scary-Delicious Dishes for a Halloween Date

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It's the season for spookiness, tricks and treats. Instead of candy apples or caramel corn, why not take on something a little more challenging (and a lot more delicious)? Here we list six local restaurants where some of the tastiest plates contain "scary" things.
— Steve Hacker


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Decca

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812 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 749-8128
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Spaghettini Nero features Goth-black squid ink, which adds a briny, complex flavor along with its dark color. [Image: Eater Louisville]

2. Mayan Café

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813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 566-0651
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The “cuitlacoche” in the cream sauce accompanying your salmon is a fancy word for “corn fungus.” It’s an ugly name for a tasty ‘shroom. [Image: Eater Louisville]

3. Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

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13823 English Villa Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 244-8896
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“Hot & Spicy Intestines” are indeed hot and spicy. They’re also crispy, garlicky and not at all chitlin-y. [Image: Facebook]

4. Proof on Main

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702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6360
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“Roasted Bones” arrive at your table ready to have their tasty, fatty marrow scooped out and spread on toast. Ghoulishly delicious! [Image: Facebook]

5. Jeff Ruby's

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325 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-0102
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A tarted-up steak palace is the perfect place to dig into bloody, delicious beef raw beef tartare. [Image: Facebook]

6. Tom+Chee

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1704 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 409-9494
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That cheese in your simple sandwich? It comes to you courtesy of rennet, which is an enzyme found in lamb stomachs and/or microbes. If that’s not scary enough, your sandwich is melting—MELTING! [Image: Facebook]

1. Decca

812 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
Spaghettini Nero features Goth-black squid ink, which adds a briny, complex flavor along with its dark color. [Image: Eater Louisville]
812 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

2. Mayan Café

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
The “cuitlacoche” in the cream sauce accompanying your salmon is a fancy word for “corn fungus.” It’s an ugly name for a tasty ‘shroom. [Image: Eater Louisville]
813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

3. Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

13823 English Villa Dr, Louisville, KY 40245
“Hot & Spicy Intestines” are indeed hot and spicy. They’re also crispy, garlicky and not at all chitlin-y. [Image: Facebook]
13823 English Villa Dr
Louisville, KY 40245

4. Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
“Roasted Bones” arrive at your table ready to have their tasty, fatty marrow scooped out and spread on toast. Ghoulishly delicious! [Image: Facebook]
702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

5. Jeff Ruby's

325 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
A tarted-up steak palace is the perfect place to dig into bloody, delicious beef raw beef tartare. [Image: Facebook]
325 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

6. Tom+Chee

1704 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
That cheese in your simple sandwich? It comes to you courtesy of rennet, which is an enzyme found in lamb stomachs and/or microbes. If that’s not scary enough, your sandwich is melting—MELTING! [Image: Facebook]
1704 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205