Secret Suppers: 13 Awesome Off-Menu Dishes

The Notorious BIG lives on as a burger. Photo: Seth Yaffe

Sometimes the best dishes aren't actually on menus. They're legacy items that a chef will whip up for favored regulars, late-night peculiarities that are too wacky for non-nocturnal consumption, or just special items held back for in-the-know diners. We've picked 13 tempting dishes that range from the high-brow (head cheese at Deuxave) to the downright trashy (chicken waffle nuggets at M3). Ask, and you shall receive.

And when you're doing looking at the best of what we have to offer, check out the off-menu selections in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philly, and San Francisco, too.