You know that sensation when something feels wrong? It's like a weird sixth sense. Sometimes it hits while staring at a menu, and you just can't place what's not right... something's missing. Unlike Haley Joel Osment, you may not be able to see the dead, but you can sense when an eatery isn't giving you everything they got. That's why we went out and found these five off-menu items that're available at local restaurants, but just not on the menu.
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Grappa-Cured Trout, 1789 Georgetown Grappa-cured between 24-48hrs (depending on the fish), this Springtime dish that was too cool for the menu is a nice layering of fennel, baby greens, and watermelon radish, all touched w/ some lemon creme fraiche.
The Glazed Donut T.U.B.S., Ted's Bulletin Capitol Hill Logan Circle Ted’s Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich is the sammie's full name. The acronym will be your new nickname after consuming something this monstrous:
Speakeasy Menu, Black Jack Logan Circle Only made for their secret Tumblr site, the menu is currently playing with a "Collins", and unlike Kerry Collins, these three boozers aren't racist. Instead, there's the John (rye/lemon/simple/soda), Tom (gin/lemon/simple/soda), and Sasha (cachaca/lemon/simple/soda).
Braised Veal Shank, Bibiana Penn Quarter Exec chef Nicholas Stefanelli knows Italian -- just look at his freaking name. He also knows that having a whole braised veal shank prepared ossobuco style keeps the other real Italians coming in.
Chicken Club, W Hotel Downtown Touted as one of Adam Richman's Best Sandwiches in America, the chicken club sandwich from the W Hotel is made with grilled and marinated chicken paillard w/ Nueske bacon, beefsteak tomatoes, a fried egg, and half of an avocado.