mountain oysters

mountain oysters

A food made from animal testicles, often those of a sheep or calf. A: "Let's get some mountain oysters!" B: "Are you sure? Did you read the description in menu?"
See also: mountain, oyster
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After sundown, once the horses are in their paddocks, follow the contestants to Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel, where the kitchen serves slabs of prime rib and Rocky Mountain oysters.
In terms of confusing names, they are right up there with Rocky Mountain oysters.
That calling was also briefly interrupted every now and again by the blasts of shotguns, and by noon we had our birds in hand and the trailer packed up--in time for a late lunch of world-famous Rocky Mountain Oysters at Bruce's Bar in Severance, where, as the motto goes, "the geese fly and the bulls cry.
Fried bull testicles, or Rocky Mountain oysters, are a Colorado favorite.
My biggest fear is that when we roll out the welcome mat, it will be flanked with people wearing cowboy boots and hats directing delegates and members of the press to the entrance of "The Wild West Rodeo" where they will be served buffalo, elk or worse--Rocky Mountain oysters.
While it's a 30-minute drive from downtown, The Fort is a quintessential Denver experience, with its upscale renditions of Southwestern cuisine classics--think Rocky Mountain oysters and braised bison tongue, plus elk and beef steaks.
Just don't eat beforehand -- and, yes, that means Rocky Mountain oysters, too.
I grew up in Texas, where they had Rocky Mountain Oysters, which are made from cattle's nether regions.
There's been food, as well-fresh, tough moose after a solid week of nothing but caribou; filleted wild-pigeon breasts marinated in orange juice down in Campeche; real Rocky Mountain oysters, from mule deer, in camp in Colorado--but, no, food isn't a place or a person, either.
Rocky Mountain Oysters are still consumed in the Mountain region, but often at the expense of unknowing tourists.
If you thought it was safer to stick to the mountain oysters, no such luck.
PNC Park in Pittsburgh serves Benkovitz Seafood's fish sandwiches, Coors Field offers Rocky Mountain oysters, there are crab cakes at Baltimore's Oriole Park at Camden Yards, lobster at Boston's Fenway Park, and Geno's cheesesteaks at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Every year in the month of August, punters gather at the Rock Creek Lodge near Missoula, north of the capital Helena, and enjoy the strange delicacy known as Rocky Mountain oysters.