Less gnarly than they look: Though sheep intestines are the key ingredient of the Sicilian street food called stigghiola ($4), they aren't stuffed like sausages. Stigghiola are skewered, or sometimes wrapped around or braided with leeks; in this case the intestines were coiled around more lamb, from animal parts unknown. These had been prepped elsewhere and re-grilled for street-fair consumption, so the aroma, which can be off-putting in the case of chitterlings, was considerably toned down.
At the Santa Rosalia Society Festival (a.k.a. the 18th Avenue Feast)
18th Ave. between 67th and 75th Sts., Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
The 2012 feast runs August 24 through September 3, evenings only