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Corned Beef Hash at BonBon in Cleveland

50 Cities 50 Hashes: Heather Johnson at BonBon in Cleveland!

I recently was invited on a blogger trip to Cleveland by the folks at Positively Cleveland. One of the stops was this fabulous brunch spot – BonBon in Ohio City, one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods. We were there for Sunday brunch and were planning on it being our last meal in the city – and we would not be disappointed.

BonBon Cleveland

It took a lot of willpower to not just pick that giant cinnamon roll plate up and bring it to my table. Seriously – does that not look amazing?!

BonBon Bakery

Our Columbus blogger tried this Vanilla Bean French Toast and yes – that’s corn sprinkled on top. I was a little scared off by it but he loved the sweetness of the corn and said it was fantastic!

BonBon Vanilla Bean French Toast

I have been looking into hash recently because of my Hashcapades assignment – soon I’ll be finding someplace in Cincinnati that serves up some hash – so when I saw a Corned Beef Hash on the menu at BonBon – I had to try it.

BonBon CBH

This corned beef hash wasn’t like the kind that came out of a can in the 80s – this had brussels sprouts, peppers, onions, mushrooms and a fried egg. Now when I saw “fried egg” – I thought there would be a fried egg on top. Um no. There is a brown sphere on the top of the plate – it’s like a soft boiled egg that is fried! While I love all the ingredients – I didn’t love this hash. The corned beef was really dry and it was all in need of moisture or a sauce. I can’t wait to explore the Hashcapades cookbook and find one to make myself!

BonBon Donuts

While we were all stuffed from brunch – the Cleveland girls said we had to try their Cinnamon Sugar Donuts served with preserves, house-made chocolate sauce and sweetened mascarpone. These were light and airy little donut holes and were delicious! It was perfect to have a sweet treat after the rich brunch.

Why Should You Go? The pastries alone are drool-worthy and the brunch has a lot of unique offerings you just don’t find every day. BonBon was a great brunch spot for sure and I was glad to finally try some hash!

Heather Johnson started TheFoodHussy.com in 2008 after reading “10,000 Hours”. What had she done for 10,000 hours? Eat and write! Heather combined those two loves with her nickname “Hussy” and created something fun and special – TheFoodHussy.com! She’s now expanded from restaurant reviews to recipes, product reviews and road trips! Follow Heather on Twitter @foodhussy.

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