At Terrebonne, homemade slices of (very hefty) meatloaf are piled onto a toasted French roll with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and the cafe’s special po’ boy sauce.
You’re likely to find a chimichanga — basically a deep-fried burrito — at almost any Mexican restaurant in town. What’s a little more off the beaten plate (ahem) is Tres Mexicanos’ sweet reworking of the Tex Mex favorite, which in this case involves dulce de leche. So, yum.
At KC Smoke Burger, chocolate and 100-percent Angus beef have been merged into one smoky, sweet creation.
For a sandwich modeled after chicken Parmesan that doesn't actually contain any animal protein, Yello Sub's Tempeh Parmesan offers a surprisingly meaty taste and texture.
These sweet little pouches take their name from the Shinto god Inari, who is believed to have a fondness for fried tofu — the more you know, as they say.
Looking through the hallowed archives of Off the Beaten Plate, it's pretty clear that my colleagues and I have a thing for innovative pizza creations.
They might look like a couple small pieces of chocolate cake from far away (remember Hostess Zingers? I do, because my mom never let me near them as a kid) but the salted caramel bacon pops at Ted’s Taphouse are a mostly savory affair.
Off the Beaten Plate visits Panda & Plum Garden to try the red bean pancake.
Trying out a dessert that's like China’s version of a crepe.
Off the Beaten Plate visits Tad's Pizzeria to try a pizza topped with spaghetti and meatballs.
I was a little suspicious upon catching my first glimpse of the spaghetti pie at Tad's Pizzeria, which despite the menu's description — a pizza topped with spaghetti, meatballs and Parmesan cheese — didn't exactly look like how I'd pictured it.
Off the Beaten Plate visits La Familia for a taste of their southwestern chicken egg rolls.
You wouldn’t expect to see egg rolls at a traditional Mexican joint, but that’s what we found during a recent lunchtime trip to La Familia Cafe & Cantina.
It’s a popular item at Kingfish Soul Food and Bistro, but you won’t see folks eating the pig-ear sandwich on a daily basis down South. At least that’s what the restaurant’s owner, who goes simply by Kingfish, tells me during a recent trip to the eastern Lawrence eatery.
Off the Beaten Plate samples the chicken gizzards at Set'em Up Jack's.
When in doubt, fry it. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, which took us to Set ‘Em Up Jack’s in search of chicken gizzards.
Off the Beaten Plate visits 8 Flavors restaurant to try a Chinese Burger.
It’s easy to walk into 8 Flavors and assume that the advertised “Chinese burgers” are some sort of wacky, modern riff on an American staple. After all, Americans invented the hamburger, right? Wrong.
Off the Beaten Plate visits Jade Garden for a taste of their Strange Chicken dish.
At a place where you can dine on such Chinese delicacies as “pork blood with innards” and “spicy intestine with tofu,” we have to admit that we were expecting something a little more, well, weird, when we ordered up a plate of Jade Garden’s “Strange Chicken” earlier this week.