You know you’ve found a winning breakfast spot for a hashcapade when the waiting list continues throughout the day! Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro in Boise, Idaho has been packing them in for over a decade. And on this crisp, wintry morning, three different hashes were calling my name – Smoked Salmon Hash, Red Flannel Hash and Corned Beef Hash. Decisions, decisions!
As you can see, the Smoked Salmon Hash caught my eye because, well, I happen to make a decent award-winning version myself. (He blogged humbly) But I digress. Let’s talk a wee bit more about Goldy’s and its warm, charming and eclectic atmosphere.
Along S. Capitol Boulevard between Main and Grove, Goldy’s stands out with its red brick exterior and accented windows. A small table of coffee rewards patrons who patiently wait for a table. When you step inside, dark red velvet curtains cordon off the hungry crowd from the elements. As you enter Goldy’s, you see a cool hydra-like bulbelier illuminating its inviting and vibrant interior. (Yes, I just made that up – bulb + chandelier!)
As my friend, Mike, and I settled in our chairs, Missy greeted us and gave us the low-down on the hashes. Smoked Salmon Hash is awesome with an egg and the Red Flannel is simply delicious – her personal favorite. We opted for the Smoked Salmon Hash and eagerly tucked into their hash brown-like treatment. Complete with capers, a poached egg and a creamy hollandaise sauce that topped the hash, we stopped talking and devoured it instantly – yum!
Now, I’m not sure if it was my ten-mile run along the Boise River earlier that morning or Missy’s suggestive powers, but we also split an order of the Red Flannel Hash. Simply elegant and elegantly simple – beets, roasted potatoes and apple wood smoked bacon were the only components in this minimalist version. The verdict? Fabulous! Bon Appetit must think so too because Goldy’s was written up as one of ten favorite breakfast establishments in the US!
I can’t think of a better way to end this post than a panoramic view of the state capitol building from Vista. For 8 years, Boise was my hometown where I worked in hi-tech, attended Boise State University, and launched Idaho’s first brew-on-premise, BrewWorks. Therefore, this weekend was a sort of homecoming for me and Goldy’s was certainly a high-light. Special thanks to Missy, Kaleb, Blake and Alex for an excellent hashcapade!