SFoodie's Andrew Simmons first reported
on Hidden Menu
during its October launch. The local blog unveils secret, off-menu items at bars and restaurants. Part of this site's charm lies in the fact that it isn't self-promotional. It's as laidback and yet as fierce as those secret animal style fries
, a chill presence amidst the Bay Area's many, many food blogs.
Our hunch to check back in with Hidden Menu now, a few months later, was a good one, since the posts are still revelatory and coming consistently. Did you know you can get bacon focaccia
at Dynamo Donuts
if you get there just after 8 a.m., or that Tartine Bakery
will make you the house's signature Tartine toast
of that addictive bread, sweet butter, and orange marmalade? Neither did we. We're bookmarking the site so we'll be the second to know about some great secrets.