by Sabra Girard - 70 Reviews - 40 List
Unless you're a reality TV show contestant, you probably won't ever crave alligator, raw meat and seaweed. If you're a foodie, on the other hand, you're willing to try just about anything, blood, guts and all. These Dallas restaurants are known for challenging even the most adventurous of palates. (Alligators by Shutterstock)
Updated: October 19, 2009
FRIED ALLIGATOR TAIL: Maybe it's a Cajun thang, but this from-scratch Cajun joint on Live Oak Street gets props for having alligator tail on its menu (Duh, what else would you expect from Alligator Cafe?). Locals say it tastes just like chicken, and is even more enjoyable with hush puppies and french fries.
SEAWEED SALAD: This Greenville Avenue restaurant is known for Thai favorites, along with its signature seaweed salad. Sure, those strings may be salty as all get out, but you'll be rewarded nutritionwise by the mineral-rich food.
TARTARE: Living in Dallas, you've probably had about 1,000 versions of beef, from barbecue to grilled steaks. But have you tried it raw? The tartare dish is prettily dressed with egg and caviar on top, which makes you forget--temporarily at least--the cold flesh.
Sometimes the most luxurious restaurants can have the most intimidating menu items. The esteemed chef of the Hilton Anatole restaurant offers adventure in his plate of Berkshire pork belly--and ice cream with curry whipped cream for dessert.