> Weird food: Rocky Mountain oysters
You can eat these even if you have a seafood allergy — as long as you’re not squeamish. Rocky Mountain oysters — also known as prairie oysters, cowboy caviar, and Montana tendergroin, among other things, and eaten all over the West and parts of the Midwest — are bull calf testicles, breaded and fried and usually served with a dipping sauce.
> Weird food: Raisin pie
Raisins are great in trail mix and in raisin bread, but a whole slice of pie filled with nothing but these already cloyingly sweet dried grapes sweetened further with sugar and bound with cornstarch? Maybe not.
> Weird food: Belly of the Beast Burger
America has no shortage of excessive burger presentations, but this Las Vegas monstrosity has them all beat. It’s two patties of two pounds each, topped with cheddar and jack cheese, pork belly, tater tots, tomatoes, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing, all sandwiched inside an entire French-bread boule. The whole thing weighs 10 pounds. Can we get a wheelbarrow full of fries with that?
> Weird food: Grape Nuts ice cream
Those hard little pebbles called Grape Nuts seem like the quintessential cereal for austere New Englanders, lacking color or sugary frosting. In New Hampshire, though, they are turned toward indulgence — not with milk and sugar but by stirring them into ice cream.
> Weird food: Overloaded Oreo bagel
Another entry in the too-much-of-a-good-thing sweepstakes, this offering, from the Bagel Nook in Freehold, sandwiches crushed Oreos mixed with cream cheese into a chocolate-and-vanilla-swirled bagel. Have your lox on the side.