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These Guys Tried A $7 Secret Menu Item, A $29 Secret Menu Item, And A $2,500 Secret Menu Item And Man, Did They Feel Like Badasses

"It's like cracking open a fresh oyster, but the shell, is made of a cloud."

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Secret menu (also known as off-menu) items are cool because you don't always have to "pay to play," you just have to know about them. Steven and Andrew went to NYC to check out three off-menu items at significantly different price points:

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The first place they hit was renowned and beloved burger joint, Shake Shack, where they decided to try the "Peanut Butter Bacon Burger." The guys also paired it with a "shack shandy" which is the house lemonade mixed with Brooklyn company beer that's brewed for them.

You can order this by asking for a regular burger topped with bacon, and then asking for a side of peanut butter sauce! Some people also like to add pickles...to which I say, .don't knock it 'til you try em!
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You can order this by asking for a regular burger topped with bacon, and then asking for a side of peanut butter sauce! Some people also like to add pickles...to which I say, .don't knock it 'til you try em!

Steven was a huge fan, because it reminded him of an American version of "satay beef with peanut sauce." Andrew also enjoyed it, especially with the added pickles.

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Next up, they went to Gramercy Tavern, to enjoy another very special burger involving bacon. There are only 40 of these made a day and each patty is ground fresh in house. The bacon is cured with a sugar and salt solution and then it gets smoked -- it's also grilled to order! Plus, the cheese for each burger is melted in a mini cast iron skilled...dayummm.

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Steven's body stopped functioning, the burger was THAT good:

And they both agreed, this burger has a SOUL. And a bun as soft as a fluffy marshmallow.
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And they both agreed, this burger has a SOUL. And a bun as soft as a fluffy marshmallow.

The last restaurant they went to was, Petrossian and it is here, my friends, that they spent the most money EVER spent on the show. That's right, feast your eyes on the "most expensive soufflé in the world:

Yes, it's topped with gold leaf. You are seeing that correctly.
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Yes, it's topped with gold leaf. You are seeing that correctly.

In case you need a closer look, here's a gif of it being flambéed at the table:

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They both agreed that this is a caviar so delicious that anybody can enjoy it, no matter how daunting they find the dish.

My my! What poetry!
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My my! What poetry!

All in all, while they agreed that the soufflé was super unique and made them feel like they were in a "secret organization that ruled the world," all three of them picked "Gramercy Tavern" as the winner!

They claim it was the best burger they've ever tasted...but it could also be 'cause the Gramercy Tavern threw in some free cookies!
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They claim it was the best burger they've ever tasted...but it could also be 'cause the Gramercy Tavern threw in some free cookies!