Now You Can Eat All The Testicles You Want -- For Free!

Have a ball.

Ahh, the pleasures of October: leaves falling, football everywhere .. and all you-can-eat testicles at Riley's in Syracuse, New York.

And not just any testicles -- free testicles.

They're lightly breaded, deep-fried testes from buffalo, bulls, boars, sheep and goats -- with a side of ranch dressing.

"Some people do it to try them," manager and server Valerie Brefka told The Huffington Post. "Some people actually love the taste of them."

Valerie Brefka

Riley's has hosted the Testicle Festival (it's spelled Testical on the T-shirts) for decades, Brefka said.

It's so popular this year that the restaurant just had to order 40 more pounds, Brefka said. The festival favorites are bull and bison (a raw version of which is shown below).

"It's now in full swing," owner Terry Riley quipped to

As for the gratis gonads, Riley told the site, "If you can't have fun with balls, then, well, I guess you can't have fun. So we don't ask people to pay for them."

But you might want a beer with those nuts or some liquid courage to try them. described the epicurean experience thusly: "Cooked, they look like a chicken nugget, but with a softer consistency, maybe like a fried scallop. The taste is a little meaty -- with the breading providing a good deal of the flavor."

Valerie Brefka

The balls drop -- from the menu -- at the end of October. Until then, everybody must get stones.

Valerie Brefka

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