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Essential things you need to know about Hash House A Go Go, new Plano restaurant that opens tomorrow

You know what’s about to be a smash hit? This place.

Hash House A Go Go, an interloper from San Diego, loaded up their all-day-breakfast truck and unpacked their oversized portions in the Lone Star State, opening their first Texas location in Plano. People in San Diego and Las Vegas are cuckoo over Hash House’s food – especially their ginormous pancakes. I was invited in last night for a “friends and family” preview prior to the restaurant’s opening tomorrow, and, wow, this place impressed me with its (mostly) from-scratch cooking, terrific value and creative offerings. It’s like the love child of Cheesecake Factory and Whiskey Cake Kitchen and the stepson of Original Pancake House.

  • HH describes their food as “twisted farm food.” I don’t have any idea what that means. You won’t either. Who cares? It’s all pretty good, and there’s lots of it.
  • To their credit, there’s actually hash on the Hash House menu – seven on the breakfast menu alone. (Cut and pasted from their menu: “Roasted Chicken, garlic, onions, asparagus and rosemary; HH Famous Meatloaf, roasted red peppers, fresh spinach and smoked mozzarella; Fresh Mushroom, artichoke hearts, sundried tomato and fresh spinach; Roasted Pork Tenderloin, charred tomato, corn, baby green beans and mozzarella; Ground Turkey, hardwood smoked bacon, onion and smoked mozzarella; Corned Beef, red onions and swiss cheese; House Smoked Fresh Salmon, cream cheese and scallions.”)
  • One of these things will hurt you: “The Big O’Sage fried chicken and waffle tower,” “The Big O’ crispy “hand-hammered” pork tenderloin sandwich,” HH’s “Famous one pound stuffed burgers.” Yes, it was gluttonous, but I tried two of the three, subbing a meatloaf dish for the pork loin. I would happily order any one of those again.
  • Don’t order the pork ribs; they are boiled first, which is just not the way it’s done here. There, I said it.

Like its Vegas brethren, this Hash House is going to be a runaway hit with families. Yes, there will undoubtedly be a wait list anytime you arrive. But trust me: Hash House is worth the wait. Good thing the owners are already scouting additional DFW locations.

“Dallas reminds me a lot of California 20 or 30 years ago,” c0-owner Jim Rees told me. “Lots of business and everybody eats out. We’ve already had people knock on the door and say they’re fans from Vegas or San Diego.”


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