ilikebeans wrote:Some of the best food I've had in local restaurants have been daily specials. Sometimes they even get onto the regular menu with enough requests.
I have had the same experience. In many restaurants, the special is a way for them to try something creative, and even test the waters for upcoming menu items. It could also be repeated weekly for promotional purposes, which I imagine was what the original poster was expecting.
However, I have been to a few restaurants that will run something that's regularly on their menu, maybe with a little different preparation, as their special. I'm reminded of a horror story about a local bar serving "hot dog soup". Use your better judgement to order a special. Is it something that sounds delicious and fresh, or is it old, expiring product or worse, illegally used leftovers from an event?
The real question should be "how special is the special?"