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Italian Sausage Hash at First Watch in Cincinnati

50 Cities 50 Hashes: Heather Johnson at First Watch in Cincinnati!

Earlier this year, I was recruited by the folks at Hashcapades to find a restaurant in Cincinnati that serves hash. Now this is not as easy as it seems – especially when your husband is allergic to eggs! But they are running 50 Cities, 50 Hashes and I had to meet the challenge!

Now you might be asking – what’s a Hashcapade? Well according to the Hashcapades cookbook by Clark Haass, it’s the art of a perfect hash adventure whether in your home or in a restaurant – EZ!

Parma Hash at Cinci

I’ve been trying to find a restaurant that serves hash but most have it for breakfast and a lot of times there’s nothing egg-free on the menu. That said – I was at lunch with my coworkers at First Watch in Covington and noticed quite a few hash options on the menu! VICTORY!

Parma Hash - Bam!

I decided to branch out a bit and try the Parma Hash ($8.99) with two eggs, hash of fresh, seasoned potatoes, Italian sausage, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions and tomatoes with melted Parmesan, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Two eggs perfectly cooked over easy – amazing – so simple and so delicious!

Parma Hash again!

I cut it all up and let the gooey egg yolk run through and flavor all of my hash and it was delicious! This was a definite win for hash!

I have to say – I had a hard time choosing which one to order – they really have a great selection – that Avocado, Bacon and Tomato nearly won out – but I liked this one. I’m looking forward to trying out some of Clark’s recipes! And don’t forget to check out my Cleveland Hashcapade as well!

Why Should You Go? Well – my hash was great. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the combination was delicious. Everybody was happy with their food as well. I also got a cup of creamy chicken & wild rice soup but it was really awful. It had this really odd flavor and I only took two bites. Service was not a strong suit either. Luckily the hash was good.

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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