Hash House A Go Go (1212 N. State Pkwy.; www.hashhouseagogo.com ) has to be experienced to be believed.
Special Events Coordinator Melissa Poirier described the concept of the restaurant (which is actually a chain, including several eateries in Las Vegas) as "twisted farm food." Some might see it as a "diner on steroids" as well.
The decor definitely reinforces the farmhouse concept, down to the porcine images on the walls. However, there's also no denying that Hash House is total comfort, down to the food.
Ahthe food. I had heard from someone in my apartment building who was amazed at the portions. In particular, his eyes widened while describing the sage chicken-and-waffles dishwhich definitely piqued my interest.
Well, my friend didn't lie. In fact, the entrees are so expansive that they can be sharedwhich can even be perfect for a couple on a budget (especially with dishes averaging about $15). Regardless of what time you go, you get almost more than a human should have.
I mean this as a compliment, but it doesn't help that there are so many choices. Breakfast offerings alone range from scrambles (such as chuck roast, chipotle charred tomato, fresh asparagus and mozzarella cheese) to "farm Benedicts" to flapjacks/waffles. "Farm-fresh sandwiches," salads and one-pound stuffed burgers are among the things you can get for lunch or dinner.
There's also an "Indiana Favorites" section with breakfast, lunch or dinnerand this is where I found the chicken and waffles. Although I knew it was a lot, nothing prepared me for what I got: four large waffles (with bacon strips cooked in them) along with two large pieces of tasty chicken. It says something that I took not one, but two containers home, as I could only consume one waffle and one piece of chicken.
My dining companion opted for the pork tenderloin sandwich (also from the Indiana section of the menu). The standard-sized hamburger bun took up maybe one-twelfth of the meat's area. The tenderloin was the basically the shapeand sizeof Mongolia. Even more importantly, we both found the dish delicious.
As if that isn't enough, there are dessertsincluding a bacon-chocolate cheesecake. My dining companion had the blueberry-chocolate cheesecake, which was actually quite good (possibly because the blueberry is subtle and doesn't overwhelm the dessert).
In addition, Hash House is actually bi-level, with a basement space that can, according to Poirier, accommodate up to 75 people. One thing's for sure: No matter where you sit in this restaurant, you won't leave hungry.