Monday, August 27, 2012
Hash House A Go Go, San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
On a recent visit to San Diego, my cousins took me to this restaurant. I've never really experienced the food scene in this part of the country and I had no idea what to expect.
Hash House is located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. It's not far from downtown, and has "cleaned up" since I left many many years ago. Hillcrest is fun, contemporary and progressive. Parking is tough. But, now I know it's where I need to hang out on my future visits to SoCal.
When I first walked in I noticed the dark, tavern like interior - casual and full of energy with the kitchen and bar within view. There were five of us, and we had no problems getting a table. From what I understand, their weekend mornings can get pretty busy.
First glance at their menu, I noticed lots of comfort food. I love chicken and waffles, and having enjoyed them in several Seattle restaurants I decided to give it a try.
To cool off, I started with a blueberry mojito. I love mojitos, especially extra sweet. My drink was sweet and heavy on the rum. It was thirsty quenching.
We were served a pail full of buttermilk biscuits. Where other restaurants serve bread and butter to their guests, Hash House offers warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven, honey glazed biscuits. Outstanding in flavor and texture, these biscuits are sure to start satisfying any appetite. I was beginning to get full and questioned my ability to continue to eat my main entree.
In perfect timing, our waiter brings out our dinner entrees. At first sight I was amazed at the size of the dishes that our meals were served. They were more like platters and punch bowls than plates. Once our dinners were on the table, I understood. The amount of food was more than ample. No, it was insanely gigantic. Our individual entrees could easily pass as a family style dinner. If big portions are your thing, then this is your restaurant.
I made a small dent, eating one piece of waffle (I was served 4) and one piece of chicken (of the two that topped my waffles). It was delicious. Plating and presentation was total eye candy. Portion size was insane. Two thumbs up.
Thank you Bobbie, Blythe & Tiffany - you all know how to eat!