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Off the Beaten Plate: Grilled Glazer at Harolds Fried Chicken & Donuts

If you catch a glimpse of the Grilled Glazer from far away, it might appear to be a normal chicken sandwich. Upon closer inspection, though, and it's pretty clear that this is no ordinary meal.

Off the Beaten Plate: Walking Tacos at Henry T's

The “Walking Taco” is all about convenience. Order up a plate of these babies at Henry T’s and forget about the to-go box.

Off the Beaten Plate: Pumpkin Curry at Baan Thai

With Thanksgiving officially over and next month’s holiday feasts on their way, pumpkin heyday is in full swing. For those who can’t get enough of the festive vegetable, might we suggest something a little out of the ordinary: pumpkin curry at Baan Thai.

Off the Beaten Plate: The Spud at Limestone Pizza

Just when we thought pizza couldn't get any more carb-heavy, along comes The Spud at Limestone Pizza.

Off the Beaten Plate: The Blissful Swiss at Eats

Looking to dabble in a little food espionage? The Blissful Swiss at Eats is essentially a Reuben sandwich masquerading as a hot dog, and a tasty one at that. It's missing the rye bread (who eats a hot dog on rye?) and of course, the corned beef, but still calls to mind the classic sandwich.

Off the Beaten Plate: Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos at Quinton's Bar & Deli

What started as a temporary addition to the menu has now earned a permanent spot at Quinton’s: The Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos.

Off the Beaten Plate: Dessert Spring Rolls at Zen Zero

You’re not likely to find anything like Zen Zero’s dessert spring rolls in Nepal or Thailand — or any traditional Asian cuisine, for that matter — but that doesn’t mean the bastardized confection isn’t delicious.

Off the Beaten Plate: DaVinci Cibo at Cibo Sano

Like an Italian burrito.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Hash Brown Omelet at Haskell Avenue Cafe

An omelet in name and shape only — there's no eggs, only hash browns.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Woo Burger at West Coast Saloon

Lawrencians have loved the Woo Burger since West Coast started serving it in the late 1980s.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Mac N’ Cheese Omelet at Ladybird Diner

An omelet stuffed with macaroni and cheese — hey, why the heck not?

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Off the Beaten Plate: Sausage Pie at Daylight Donuts

Kind of like a jelly doughnut’s strange, savory cousin.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Thousand year egg at Panda and Plum Garden

This Chinese treat looks like a 1,000-year-old hard-boiled egg. It doesn’t taste THAT old — but it sure doesn’t taste new.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Grilled octopus at Genovese

This antipasti dish at Genovese has a few tentacles and suction cups.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Barbequed Egg Rolls at Bigg's

Every barbecue restaurant serves a pulled pork sandwich. Not every barbecue restaurant has this. By Sara Shepherd

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Off the Beaten Plate: Baozi at Oriental Pearl

In China people eat these doughy pork-filled steamed buns for breakfast, often carrying out a couple in a paper bag to eat on the run.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Okra Enchiladas at El Potro

Okra in an enchilada — something different under all that cheese.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Gulab Jamun at India Palace

It’s similar to the American donut hole, but arrives warm and drenched in a sugary syrup.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chinese Burrito at Thai House

It’s rather unexpected to walk into a Thai restaurant and find a dish closely resembling an item found on a Mexican menu.

Off the Beaten Plate: Deep Fried S'mores at Tad's Pizzeria

It’s true; anything can be deep fried these days.

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