Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hash House a Whoa Whoa

With visitors in town wanting to go to the zoo – it was a perfect chance to go to Hash House a Go Go. What could be a better combo? Filling up on gargantuan amounts of food and then spending the day in the sun! What could go wrong? Well, if eating lots of food and downing Bloody Mary’s makes you tired you might fall asleep on the zoo tour bus. Or you might even foul your shorts at the slightest passage of gas.

Yet, let us not think about such unimportant matters and get to the food. Remember, as always this isn’t so much of a review as a report. A report from the edge. We’ve been here before to see the canoe sized plates so we were sure to come hungry. We were not disappointed. The wait was a staggeringly small 3 minutes at a little before 9 a.m. on Sunday – sweet! We rose as early as humanly possible to get there before it became a zoo – plus we were going to the actual zoo (world famous, you know!) and they say that it is good to get there early before the animals take their midday naps.

This is one place that it isn’t considered odd to take pictures of your food. The plates are the size of a tire! This is something to write home about!

The Tractor Driver Combo
Two Eggs w/ bacon sausage or potatoes with griddled french toast with banana cinnamon cream and pecan maple syrup

This one actually looks pretty easy to eat – honestly, I think it needs a little more. French toast was real tasty.

Hash House Farm Benedict
House smoked salmon with fresh asparagus, sundried tomatoes, chili cream and two basted eggs served on a fresh split biscuit with griddled mashed potatoes

Wowsa. Is that a lot of food or what? Here, you really couldn’t ask for more. This was mine and I think the best of the 3 breakfasts at our table. Lots of flavors. I ended up eating most of it, but in the end they took my plate away. And remember these plates (the photos lie!) are 2 feet across.

Another at the table ordered the ol’ Indiana favorite, Andy's Sage Fried Chicken with maple reduction, 2 eggs, bacon mashed potatoes & biscuit.

My wife skipped out on this meal – choosing to catch up on some work instead. Her loss. But she is hella busy. All in all, our visitors from out of town greatly enjoyed this place – or at least they said they did. And me? I give it a big thumbs up! I know the place may have a detractor or two but I think those folks don’t understand a thing or two about what a country boy needs to eat.

On a side note, walking back to the car we saw a sign in front of a building undergoing renovation that declared “Hash House presents: The Tractor Seat!” Or it might have been The Tractor House! Their website reports: “Open the first week of October! Cocktails & Sizzling Meats coming to you soon! It is located a block up from the Original Hash House a go go San Diego and will feature a new direction for the boys with late night dining and a huge signature cocktail list.”

Yum! I hope I get invited to the grand opening!

Oh yeah, how was the zoo? Pretty good. The polar bears were frisky and the orangutans were on their best behavior. I saw absolutely NO poop being flung!


Anonymous Captain Jack said...

there is nothing worse than unexpected pants fouling.

Funny post.

September 21, 2006 7:09 PM  

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