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Going for Blood: Food and Drink for Vampires

October ushers in the month of ghastly visions, including those at Saturday's Endless Night Vampire Ball featured on today's slide show. Vampires' thirst for blood has inspired today's roundup of blood-themed food and drink, either in name or reality. Sound disturbing? Just this past weekend in the New York Times' Magazine, author of Heat, Bill Buford, said that the most delicious thing he's eaten in a long time is a bowl of warm pig's blood.

Without further delay, here's a list of food and drink to court your favorite vampire.

5. Bloody Mary at Rosie's
These $3 brunch cocktails may not be the most creative renditions I've ever had, but with an extra dose of horseradish, they do the trick at one of the area's most fun brunch spots.

4. Boudin at Shuck-N-Dive
Often served as a special, boudin has been made with pork blood, though you'll be hard-pressed to find something quite so rustic outside of rural Louisiana.

3. Blood and Sand at Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
A 1920s cocktail that's making a comeback, it's composed of scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice.

2. Haejangguk at Gabose Restaurant
A staple Korean soup made with blood, it's the soup that's said to cure a hangover and will likely require an off-menu request, since it's not listed among the epic list of offerings.

1. Blood Sausage at Waxy O'Connor's

The sausages in bangers and mash are a breakfast staple on weekends and for soccer watching at this ex-pat hangout.


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