Mike Madriaga 12:40 p.m., May 25
Cheese Shop: Best danged corned beef hash in town?
Is there any breakfast more wicked and delicious than corned beef hash?
That great wad of salty, potatoey gunge, with a couple of eggs, English muffins, cuppa steaming joe: starts a mawnin’ off right.
Add to that the über-romantic surroundings of an expensive hotel courtyard c/w a moderate price, and the world’s suddenly a beautiful place.
Have to admit, I was totally astonished when I cruised by the historic Horton Grand Hotel...
...and there in the window, a big sign: “The Cheese Shop, come on in!” Or words to that effect.
And where you come in to is this beautiful brick and tree-strewn courtyard. Hannah...
...comes out in kinda formal waitress dress, doesn’t throw me out, and acshully lets me order this breakfast Costs me $10.95 pus tax for the corned beef hash.
And the thing I really like is this is home-made hash. The chunks of corned beef are pretty big.
I dunno. Somehow the Victorian window balconies, the white wrought iron tables, the quiet rustling of the trees, the sky above, smack in the middle of the raucous Gaslamp. Just don’t tell anyone, okay?
Hate to spoil it.
So much more. Check upcoming Tin Fork.