At restaurants all over town, elusive eats await under the radar. Menus are updated, new items are added, and sometimes the best things are not on the menu at all. Let Off the Menu guide you to some of Dallas' lesser-known culinary creations.
"Is Chris Young working? We hear he makes pretty good cocktails!" a middle aged man bellowed, while he and his buddy barged through Blind Butcher's large, black double doors last Thursday. They took a seat at the end of the bar. I didn't hear what they ordered; I was too entranced by my pork belly poutine.
"I don't suppose you guys serve any off the menu items?" I asked Young -- the only man behind the bar at the time -- with my mouth full of gravy fries. He explained that the kitchen runs on a pretty tight schedule, so no. He has, however, been "working on something." Before I could ask more questions his fingers were grabbing bottles, and mixing things into a cocktail shaker.