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Royal Mile Pub’s Haggis

The Dish: Haggis ($7.50) with mashed potatoes, pickled vegetables, and gravy.

Where to Get It: Royal Mile Pub, 2407 Price Avenue, Wheaton, MD.  301.946.4511

What It Is: Traditional haggis is a mixture of heart, liver, and lungs with fat, onions, and oatmeal boiled in a sheep’s stomach. Like most Scottish fare, this staple is hearty and filling—the kind of stuff responsible for sturdy Scotsmen who can toss 200-pound logs for no good reason.

What It Tastes Like: You’re off the hook: There’s no sheep stomach in sight. Instead, the haggis is loosely packed with lamb hearts, kidneys, and livers and served without a casing. Livery and earthy, it easily cuts with a fork. Served over mashed potatoes and pickled carrots, celery, and onions, it’s liberally covered in read more

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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