Within a number of local Austin eateries, specialty dishes are just not cutting with diners looking for the next best thing. As such, in addition to serving their full menu, several restaurants have begun offering secret, off-menu items only available to those in the know. Not advertised or included on the menu, news of these special featured dishes are spread by local word of mouth.
At Vince Young Steakhouse, a restaurant known for its superb wine selection and tantalizing dessert menu, the chef decided to combine the two by featuring an off-menu offering of a wine shake, consisting of vanilla ice cream mixed with a Cabernet from the restaurant's own personal wine label. Shady Grove still offers a number of dishes that were once featured on the menu but have since been removed, such as a diner favorite BBQ chicken salad. Local absinthe bar Peche is also getting in on the secret menu action, offering a Devil's Cocktail made with a base of gin and limoncello, alongside ten other secret ingredients. Read More