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    Post #1 - April 28th, 2013, 12:38 pm
    Post #1 - April 28th, 2013, 12:38 pm Post #1 - April 28th, 2013, 12:38 pm
    Had a great breakfast @ HASH today.
    On The Corner of Western Ave.@ Hirsch , this small spot (less than 10 tables) has loads of neighborhood charm.
    Image
    Retro-Look Tables @ HASH by Man_of Steel, on Flickr
    The menu(s) is one big chalkboard- painted behind and alongside the counter.
    Image
    Hash: : Order-then-sit-then-EAT by Man_of Steel, on Flickr

    The tables are self service; The idea being to order /pay first- take your "number" to the table, and when your
    "number" is called out by the Men-Manning-The-Grill, you go and get your own food.

    Since the menu is built around "Hash"- why order a bagel? (which looked very good as well, though)
    My dining companion ordered the
    Pork Bubble and Squeak
    Pork shoulder, sweet potatoes & brussel sprouts served with mustard cream sauce.
    (try it with bacon fat hash for $1.00 more) A VERY savory dish- the Brussels Sprouts
    (could have been more -ratio-wise) were perfectly cooked and not overdone. A great HASH.

    I chose the Daily Special Hash "Purple Haze"
    (which-back in the day was Acid/not a Hash Brand name :P )-
    a wonderful melange of Potato and Beets Red Onions and Basil and Greens,embellished with blu cheese,added bacon for an upcharge,
    and topped w/2 smiling Sunny Side Up Egg.
    I'm smiling w/pleasure just writing these ingredient together! :D

    Overall, a very magical breakfast, served w/a side of Wheat Toast.
    (The bread could have been more "interesting"-IMHO- as opposed to regular
    diner-esque bread)

    The owner of HASH used to own the Bagel place on Damen -whose name I can't recall- which she co-owned w/ Restauranteur Dion Antic- who
    created IGGYS amongst many other places.
    Image
    HASH : a great new Breakfast spot by Man_of Steel, on Flickr

    We will be back to this wonderful addition to Chicago's great breakfast spots.....now- if they will only be able to recreate
    the infamous Ham-Off-Bone Hash of Patty's Diner (w/ the addition of Sweet Potatoes that I re-created at home, of course!)
    I'll be a daily regular.
    Show them some LOVE. These guys are so deserving of it.

    HASH
    1357 N. Western
    Chicago, IL 60622
    773.661.2964
    http://www.hashchicago.com/

    Hours: 7am - 4pm daily
  • Post #2 - April 30th, 2013, 3:34 pm
    Post #2 - April 30th, 2013, 3:34 pm Post #2 - April 30th, 2013, 3:34 pm
    Hombre de Acero wrote:The owner of HASH used to own the Bagel place on Damen -whose name I can't recall-


    Her name is Maggie McCoy and it's great to see her appear in your photo!

    Definitely give some love to HASH. Thanks for starting a thread.
  • Post #3 - May 4th, 2013, 11:12 am
    Post #3 - May 4th, 2013, 11:12 am Post #3 - May 4th, 2013, 11:12 am
    Had a nice meal @ HASH- again.
    I guess we went back-again-because, it was so good. :D :wink:
    The S.O. had the Bubble & Squeak hash- made w/ xtra Brussel Sprouts- less Potatoes....

    Image
    Bubble & Squeak Hash w/ Grilled Brussel Sprouts by Man_of Steel, on Flickr

    and I ordered the Daily Special- a Poutine, made w/shredded Pork and gravy w/pickled Japapenos & Blue Cheese- atop The Well Done Potatoes (I wouldn't really call them 'Hash" per se- more like cubed- and deep fried Potatoes)
    Quite tasty- although- I still "pine" for the Ham-Off-Bone-Hash + Sunny Side Up Eggs that
    I soooooo crave from long closed Patty's Diner in Skokie.
    Image
    Poutine Hash w/ Blue Cheese and Shredded Pork & pickled Japaeno's by Man_of Steel, on Flickr

    Doesn't take many customers to fill this place up- but the tables do turn quickly.
    The clientele's a nice mix of mostly neighborhood folks + both entire families and couples.

    Image
    Interior View @ HASH by Man_of Steel, on Flickr

    BTW- the Bagels sold @ HASH are made by New York Bagel and Bialy of Lincolnwood- THE PLACE for real Bagels!
  • Post #4 - January 19th, 2014, 1:35 pm
    Post #4 - January 19th, 2014, 1:35 pm Post #4 - January 19th, 2014, 1:35 pm
    I joined friends at Hash yesterday for a quick bite. I had the Humboldt Hash (black beans, hominy, tomatoes, chihuahua cheese & chorizo served with salsa verde) with optional avocado. I liked that they fried the chorizo to get a good crispiness on the pieces. I think it would have been better with a chipotle salsa rather than the salsa verde. That didn't stop me from cleaning my plate. One friend had the chilaquiles and the other had the Ukie Hash (pork sausage, kraut & smoked mushrooms). I didn't get to sample their food, but they also cleaned their plates. They serve Dark Matter coffee for you caffeine addicts. Muffins and cookies by Fritz Pastry. I don't get to this area often, but I would go back to Hash. It was an enjoyable, tasty meal.
    -Mary
  • Post #5 - January 20th, 2014, 5:47 pm
    Post #5 - January 20th, 2014, 5:47 pm Post #5 - January 20th, 2014, 5:47 pm
    The GP wrote:I didn't get to sample their food


    A common problem when dining with civilians (no criticism of your friends intended :wink: )
    "Don't you ever underestimate the power of a female." Bootsy Collins
  • Post #6 - January 20th, 2014, 6:48 pm
    Post #6 - January 20th, 2014, 6:48 pm Post #6 - January 20th, 2014, 6:48 pm
    David Hammond wrote:
    The GP wrote:I didn't get to sample their food


    A common problem when dining with civilians (no criticism of your friends intended :wink: )


    To be fair, I wasn't exactly offering up my plate to them.
    -Mary
  • Post #7 - July 4th, 2015, 12:29 pm
    Post #7 - July 4th, 2015, 12:29 pm Post #7 - July 4th, 2015, 12:29 pm
    I'm sorry to say that I'm breaking up with HASH.

    I see the lines and the filled up tables on Hirsch Street, spilling over w/ Hipsters
    Dogs and infants..... So- someone's happy w/ their rations at HASH.. But
    After my visit there today , they won't be seeing my hard-earned $$ any more.

    Is it wrong to expect that an Omlette should have melted cheese inside ( as opossed to clumped-together-shredded-Sysco-looking-"Swiss-Cheese")??
    If you're "nicked" an extra buck for Sweet Potatoe Hash- as a substitution for a regular potato hash-
    and the perfectly sized-cubed-Sysco-Systems-lookin-Sweet-Potatos are still hard/uncooked
    on the inside- wouldn't that make you unhappy?
    Add in an UN-toasted English Muffin-(a buck xtra sub. too!!!?) and their Grill Guys get a downgrade in my
    Opinion.
    Maybe the clusters of Farwell To Thee Atendees
    arent troubled as much with uncooked food- or even partially cooked food,
    But I do.
    After bringing this to the attention of Management there
    She did apologize and offer to erase our bill
    But I still felt less love for this once cool corner spot in Humboldt/Wicker Park(s)
    Than I had in the past ...
    And since I'd brought this place to my fellow Lthforum-era felt obliged to update my impressions of this
    Oh-So-Popular-Dog-Watering-Hole.
  • Post #8 - July 4th, 2015, 1:06 pm
    Post #8 - July 4th, 2015, 1:06 pm Post #8 - July 4th, 2015, 1:06 pm
    Hombre de Acero wrote:I'm sorry to say that I'm breaking up with HASH.

    I see the lines and the filled up tables on Hirsch Street, spilling over w/ Hipsters
    Dogs and infants..... So- someone's happy w/ their rations at HASH.. But
    After my visit there today , they won't be seeing my hard-earned $$ any more.

    Is it wrong to expect that an Omlette should have melted cheese inside ( as opossed to clumped-together-shredded-Sysco-looking-"Swiss-Cheese")??
    If you're "nicked" an extra buck for Sweet Potatoe Hash- as a substitution for a regular potato hash-
    and the perfectly sized-cubed-Sysco-Systems-lookin-Sweet-Potatos are still hard/uncooked
    on the inside- wouldn't that make you unhappy?
    Add in an UN-toasted English Muffin-(a buck xtra sub. too!!!?) and their Grill Guys get a downgrade in my
    Opinion.
    Maybe the clusters of Farwell To Thee Atendees
    arent troubled as much with uncooked food- or even partially cooked food,
    But I do.
    After bringing this to the attention of Management there
    She did apologize and offer to erase our bill
    But I still felt less love for this once cool corner spot in Humboldt/Wicker Park(s)
    Than I had in the past ...
    And since I'd brought this place to my fellow Lthforum-era felt obliged to update my impressions of this
    Oh-So-Popular-Dog-Watering-Hole.

    Lots of assumptions and proclamations here, so I'll add another one: perhaps the place was never that great to begin with? In any case, when you brought the problems to their attention, they offered to comp your entire bill. That makes it seem like management is (still) very much on top of things.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #9 - July 4th, 2015, 1:31 pm
    Post #9 - July 4th, 2015, 1:31 pm Post #9 - July 4th, 2015, 1:31 pm
    Yeah- no.
    Ronnie- good management- Is PROACTIVE.... Not reactive.
    A Good Manager would never had let a plate of food be served
    In an uncooked state- and when I'd sent the Dish back one time-
    My "Toasted English Muffins" came delayed to the table-
    After two requests- unToasted.
    An eagle- eyed Manager would have seen a plate come back- and-
    "Fixed" the issue before a customer needed to ask for the Manager.

    As to "assumptions"? - my observations are based upon many years of
    Carefully- crafted time not only in The Industry, but as a "Rater" for Lettuce Entertain You for
    Several semesters/sessions.
  • Post #10 - July 4th, 2015, 9:22 pm
    Post #10 - July 4th, 2015, 9:22 pm Post #10 - July 4th, 2015, 9:22 pm
    Hombre de Acero wrote:Yeah- no.
    Ronnie- good management- Is PROACTIVE.... Not reactive.
    A Good Manager would never had let a plate of food be served
    In an uncooked state- and when I'd sent the Dish back one time-
    My "Toasted English Muffins" came delayed to the table-
    After two requests- unToasted.
    An eagle- eyed Manager would have seen a plate come back- and-
    "Fixed" the issue before a customer needed to ask for the Manager.

    As to "assumptions"? - my observations are based upon many years of
    Carefully- crafted time not only in The Industry, but as a "Rater" for Lettuce Entertain You for
    Several semesters/sessions.

    It's definitely a shame when places we once liked nosedive.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #11 - July 14th, 2020, 10:33 am
    Post #11 - July 14th, 2020, 10:33 am Post #11 - July 14th, 2020, 10:33 am
    From Server to Owner, a Wicker Park Fixture Reopens With a New Look

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/7/14/213 ... ern-avenue
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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