Las Vegas: Hash House A Go Go
I’ve been hearing about Hash House A Go Go for years now. Usually my “diner” blow-out meal after a long weekend of drinking in Las Vegas is the Peppermill but we decided to trek off-strip out to HHAGG for the amazing sounding sage fried chicken and waffles. The two pieces of chicken top four waffles and the whole thing is showered with maple syrup and fried leeks. It’s held together by an enormous knife and practically a whole rosemary bush.
Verdict? Is it terrible I prefer Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles? Not that Roscoe’s is the best because it’s not. But they know something about waffles. HHAGG’s were a bit mushy. I think it’s because they had pieces of bacon sticking out of ’em and no one wants burnt bacon. Man, I had too much mushy food in LV this time around! But the chicken (breast) was definitely better than ‘Scoe’s. I just happen to like dark meat more so I would not order this dish again. It’s amazing to look at and I have a hankerin’ to try their meatloaf or an actual has next time.
As it turns out there is a Hash House A Go Go in San Diego which I’ve heard about before. I didn’t get a chance to go the last time I was down there but I did visit their sister restaurant, The Tractor Room where I had wild boar hash for the first time.
My friend had the craziest looking biscuits and gravy I’ve ever seen. The two biscuits top a huge mound of mashed potatoes and the whole thing is topped with eggs anyway you want ’em (she got them soft scrambled) and sausage gravy. She made a tiny dent in it before declaring they won.
I waged a decent war with my food. My friend ate half of a waffle and I had one. You can’t really tell but I also busted the chicken out of its fried skin (I don’t know why I love fried chicken so much when I don’t enjoy skin– I usually take it off).
Later I saw everyone taking home their leftovers but we had a long drive home ahead of us. Next time I’m gunning for Peppermill’s Chicken Fried Steak!
6800 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146