Now that all my family and friends have become potato hash-assimilated (resistance is futile), new hashcapade recommendations pop up all the time. The most recent suggestion came from Lisa’s coworker who mentioned Toast. After I dutifully added it to my list, I checked to see if Toast was on twitter and found them, @Toast_PDX – instant follow.
That very same day, I saw this tweet: “Creme Fraiche Coffee Cake. Orange Chocolate Muffins. Pomegranate Orange Mimosa. Pork Belly Hash. It’s a good day! #pdxeats #pdxdrinks” Suddenly, my day had purpose and meaning, but more importantly, a brunch plan! Much to my chagrin, a calendar glitch made it impossible, but @Toast_PDX assured me that they’d let me know the next time potato hash was on the menu.
|Toast – Family, Al Fresco and Bike-Friendly|
|Diner-supported art makes Toast friendly to all Picasso wannabes.|
Well, shut my mouth and damn my eyes! The very next day, @Toast_PDX tweeted me: “-Bacon Hash today – FYI.” Talk about the power of social media! I felt like Toast was my new best friend and that they understood and accepted my potato hash obsession! This impromptu hashcapade was on!
|Beer tap tempted me the entire meal – wish it had been the weekend!|
|Bacon Hash – Hash-a-licious!|
And so, a mere 2 weeks after my Bacon Takedown win for Bacon Hash, the most delicious, wholesome and delightful bacon hash from Toast arrived. I was blown away by the imaginative combination of ingredients: pickled red onion, collard greens and carrots with perfectly pink bacon (parboiled & fried briefly?), roasted potatoes, all topped with a poached egg. Kai offered the house-made hot sauce which rocketed this hashcapade to the stratosphere – I was in heaven!
So, I’d like to propose a toast to Toast: Here’s to the most twitter-friendly restaurant in Portland, their amazing staff and their awesome bacon hash!