Hidden Menu

To discover the finer things in life, one must sometimes scratch the surface, like the time you scratched Beneath The Surface, and realized that sometimes, GZA works way better as a frisbee. Discover the delicacies your mouth's been missing, with Hidden Menu.

From a crack team of foodies with a penchant for the obscure, HM's a just-birthed blog dedicated to unearthing SF's restaurants' off-menu secrets, expressly penned to bring its readers back to that magical moment when you first heard about "Animal Style", and it had nothing to do with George Steele having sex. Early highlights:

Poleng's Milkfish Belly (aka Bangus): "After the rest of the fish is used to make other dishes, the belly is leftover and can be grilled up as a fatty treat for Poleng friends & family. This bangus belly was served with roasted garlic flakes, caramelized onions, and minced red and green peppers...Best consumed over rice" (go ahead and read that again: it doesn't say bangbus).

Pizzeria Delfina's Fried Calzone: "What it is: A classic calzone that's fried not baked, just as God intended...It's good but heavy. If you tackle the fried calzone, make sure to have the appetite of a middle linebacker", but hopefully not the delicate football analogies of a Hidden Menu blogger.

Starbucks: "The limits to Starbucks 'secret menu' are merely the limits of your imagination. You can even bring supplements from home and ask the barista to please include that in your drink". They go on to explain how to have 'bucks make you a "Cap'n Crunch Frappuccino", but omit how to avoid murder by barista.

Still in its infancy, HM's only got a handful of posts so far, but stay tuned for once-a-week updates. Also, reader contributions are welcome, though "all of these submissions will be edited and fact checked", not that you need to worry about that, since you're a Genius.