Eat and Drink Halloween in NYC: Get spooked with the city's scariest dishes By MELISSA KRAVITZ October 13, 2014 1:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email While some may experience mouthwatering anticipation at the sight of a crisp pig's head on a plate, others may run away faster than a character in "The Shining." Scare your tastebuds this Halloween by trying some of New York City's most unique and unusual food offerings... they just might spook you with their deliciousness. Live Octopus at Sik Gaek Photo Credit: FLICKR/chunso The seafood hot pot at Korean restaurant Sik Gaek in Queens comes with a live squid. Animal rights activists may disagree, but some find it cool to see their meal creep around right before they eat it. Check it out on YouTube. The fresh octopus hot pot runs from $79.99 to $99.99, so you'll have to bring a crowd to help hunt for (and afford) the seafood squirming in your dinner. Live Frog in Fresh Hot Pepper at Fu Run Restaurant Photo Credit: FLICKR/tamaki Choose from mild spicy, medium spicy or very spicy for your live frog flavor at Fu Run's northern Chinese restaurant located in Flushing. Scaredy cats can go for the deep fried frog with salt and pepper to ensure their meal doesn't hop off the plate. (Note that the frog pictured is not what will end up on your plate -- we'll let that be a surprise for you and your chopsticks.) Whole Roasted Pig's Head at The Gorbals Photo Credit: FACEBOOK/thebkgorbals If you've ever dreamed of dining on a head served on a silver platter, Ilan Hall's The Gorbals in Williamsburg is giving you your chance. Pork flesh straight from the face isn't for the faint of heart and the $41 dish is designed to share -- so you can look into the eyes of your dinner with some moral support. Grasshopper Tacos at Toloache Photo Credit: FLICKR/chinkerfly While eating insects may seem scary to many New Yorkers (probably because we fear ingesting a cockroach at a C-rated restaurant...), creepy crawlers can provide lean, inexpensive and environmentally-friendly protein. Mexican restaurant Toloache serves Chapulines tacos, made with Oaxcan-style dried grasshoppers and plenty of salsa to drown out any fear of that initial crunch into the insect bodies. Roasted Marrow at Prune Photo Credit: FLICKR/premshree You know that sticky, gooey stuff inside bones? It's actually really tasty on toast! You may be a bit scared, but step into Prune to try the inside of an animal skeleton for a savory, rich flavor like you've never tasted before. This is one of chef Gabrielle Hamilton's signature dishes, so you know it can't be that terrifying. Calf’s Brain Francobolli at Babbo Ristorante Photo Credit: YELP/ValeryC The idea of eating a baby animal's brain may leave you gagging, but Babbo is here to make it freakishly delicious. Think of it as dressing up like a friendly ghost for Halloween -- Babbo puts its rich calf's brain between fresh pasta sheets and covers it in cream sauce for a decadent (and normal-looking) dish. Balut at Jeepney or Maharlika Photo Credit: FLICKR/nat-sim Earlier this year, we introduced you to this dish made from a fertilized duck egg. A popular street food in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, you can try it in New York... if the tiny bones don't scare you. Bull Penis at Kenka Photo Credit: FLICKR/joo0ey Kenka, a popular Japanese restaurant on St. Marks, serves tasty ramen, udon and a familiar batch of French fries. But there are some less-recognizable items on the menu, namely: bull penis. Often a drunken-dare among weekend warriors on St. Marks, this piece of beef isn't too scary. Pair it with turkey testicles, also on the menu. By MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 13 creepy candies for HalloweenThis Halloween, skip the Snickers and go for something scary! 20 crazy-cute pet costumesLet everyone get into the spooky spirit. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.