While it's easy to be daring when you're in a group, it's even easier to be double-daring when Marc Summers is cheering your sister on as she stuffs pies down your pants. Now offering you a very different kind of physical challenge, Gastronauts.
Gastronauts is a semi-private "Club for Adventurous Eaters" that's been getting together monthly for five years in NY and is finally making its first appearance in LA this Sunday, offering up an insane multi-course off-menu selection of Northeastern Thai that's full of I-bet-you-won't-eat-that, Fear Factor-style dishes, also the name of a snarky blog that exclusively critiques Joe Rogan's outfits. Sunday's menu is eight courses for $50 featuring insanity like fried silkworms, an offal hotpot w/ stomach, liver, heart, and lungs of pork & cow, and crispy squid salad w/ fish maw, aka "swim bladder", aka the reason you always pee the second you get into a pool. To wash all that exquisite sustenance down, they're providing all-you-can-drink beer, and there's a strict rule that you have to at least try whatever is put in front of you, which is also Miley Cyrus's motto when she shows up at a party and someone has a camera.
Dinner Sunday's totally full up -- except for 10 spots exclusively reserved for Thrillist readers -- with the link below also allowing you to sign up for their mailing list to find out about their next dinner -- giving you a chance to be in the know, and live life like Marc Summers does now: with not a dare in the world (seriously, that dude is a crazy agoraphobe).
Published: April 7, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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