A Vegas eatery brings pizzaz to Chicago brunch
Hash House a Go Go (1212 N. State) may be new to town, but this award-winning restaurant has been serving its quirky concoctions to San Diego and Las Vegas diners for years. The restaurant prides itself on serving “twisted farm food,” which combines the excess and extravagance of the Vegas strip with the simplicity of farm-fresh cooking — and while it offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s the brunch that really takes the (pan)cake.
To execute his vision, founder/creator and executive chef Craig “Andy” Beardslee takes brunch favorites like buttermilk pancakes, egg scrambles and Benedicts and cranks them up a notch — or 10. Take a whiff of this twisted take on eggs Benedict: a heaping pile of crispy sage-fried chicken atop two buttery eggs, bacon mashed potatoes and a biscuit, all covered with a maple reduction ($15.95). Or the signature griddled French toast, dipped in banana cinnamon cream and topped with a pecan maple syrup ($12.95), which satisfies the morning sweet tooth.
For those who roll out of bed on the later side of brunch, Hash House has everything from 1-pound stuffed burgers to farm-fresh sandwiches like the crispy cornmeal salmon sandwich ($14.95) to an assortment of salads. And because the midday meal isn’t complete without a brunchy drink, pair eggs with a fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosa or the bacon-tastic BLT Mary, both perfect for toasting to a new favorite brunch spot. Hashhouseagogo.com