Off The Beaten Plate

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Off the Beaten Plate: Nightmare on Massachusetts Street at Ingredient

It may not be an eating challenge, but this is one big burger. Finishing the whole thing could be nightmarish for some.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken fried meatloaf at Basil Leaf

The full name of this dish is “Chicken Fried Filet of Three Meatloaf” — with the three meats being pork, bison and beef.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Creamy Chicken Philly Pizza at Henry T’s

America, where even sandwiches can grow up to be anything they want to be — including pizza.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Deep fried Twinkies at Yokohama

On the one hand, fried Twinkies at a sushi place don’t make sense. On the other hand, the way Yokohama makes them, they kind of do.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Candied Cabbage Salad at Mariscos

Off the Beaten Plate’s first-ever featured salad is St. Patrick’s Day-perfect, and the kind of dish that might even convert professed cabbage-haters.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Venison tartare at Pachamama’s

Eating raw deer meat from a stone slab feels more chic than caveman-ish with this appetizer.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Thukpa at Zen Zero

In the Himalayan mountains, where most homes don’t have central heat, residents eat a lot of this spicy, satisfying soup to take off winter’s chill.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chili Mac Attack at Bigg's BBQ

What you’re really looking at is a layer of deep fried mac and cheese in a new creation on the menu at Bigg’s BBQ.

Off the Beaten Plate: Honey Fried Bananas at Little Saigon Cafe

It’s almost like they’ve disguised the banana by turning it into a fritter dessert with a delicious candy-like coating.

Off the Beaten Plate: Turkey Fries at Six Mile Chop House

It’s looks like your standard deep-fried dish, but it’s far from it.

Off the Beaten Plate: Spam Musubi at Ramen Bowls

Nicknamed “Hawaii’s Steak,” the salty luncheon meat has found its way onto the Japanese, Hawaiian-Pacific menu.

Off the Beaten Plate: Homemade Marshmallows at The Roost

What better way to complete a cup of hot cocoa or coffee than by submerging a giant homemade marshmallow into the beverage.

Off the Beaten Plate: Bison Bolognese at Merchants Pub and Plate

We really don’t need another reason to indulge in a plate of pasta, but the bison bolognese at Merchants Pub and Plate just gave us one.

Off the Beaten Plate: Ham and Corn Bun at Formosa Bakery

You’re not going to find these Asian breads by accident.

Off the Beaten Plate: Tom Yum Shrimp at Thai Siam

“Yum” is right there in the name.

Off the Beaten Plate: Brusco’s Deluxe at Johnny Brusco’s

For those with an empire state of mind, yet another New-York style pizzeria has hit Lawrence.

Off the Beaten Plate: Bavarian-Style Pretzels at the Bird Dog Bar

If you’re the type of person who enjoys dipping doughy carbs into warm cheese, this is the appetizer for you.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken Biryani at Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe

Chicken biryani at Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe

Off the Beaten Plate: Kufta Kabob at Mediterranean Market and Cafe

Kufta Kabob at Mediterranean Market and Cafe.

Off the Beaten Plate: Dagwood's Dream at Yello Sub

Named after “Blondie” comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead who dreamt of a multilayered sandwich stacked with a variety of obscure meats, cheese, and condiments, the “Dagwood’s Dream” at Yello Sub will satisfy multiple cravings at once.

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