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The Dish: Rabbit cake

Where to Get It: Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington; (703) 888-1920; greenpigbistro.com

Price: $22

What It Is: It’s like a crab cake, but made of rabbit meat. The entrée is served with wax beans, fennel, and—appropriately—carrots.

What It Tastes Like: Light in texture and juicy, like dark meat chicken, and not gamey at all.

Story Behind the Dish: “It’s a crab cake recipe without the crab,” says chef and owner Scot Harlan. “It’s a French dish by way of Virginia. Marylanders would probably say the same thing, but I’m a Virginian. And we’re in Virginia.”

How to Eat It: Take copious forkfuls and let it populate your mouth.

Photo by Mary Kong-DeVito