50 Cities 50 Hashes: Shanley Cox at Westside Local in Kansas City
Tucked away in a quiet Kansas City neighborhood, Chef Nina Gann at The Westside Local serves up the best breakfast hash in town. In an area well known for its beef, you might expect hash that contains some of what the Midwest is famous for. But Chef Nina’s Veggie Hash is so delicious you won’t miss the meat.
Made with sweet potatoes, one sunny-side up egg, oyster mushrooms, roasted poblano, breakfast potatoes, kale, Brussels sprouts, fresh herbs and hollandaise, the dish is bursting with color and flavor.
The restaurant stays true to its name by keeping all of its products and ingredients local – from bacon to brews – just flip over the menu and you’ll see a list of all the farmers and local businesses that went into making your meal.
From first bite you’ll taste the fresh herbs mingled with rich homemade hollandaise sauce that immediately sets the tone for the rest of the dish. Get a forkful of salty Brussels sprouts, snag a mushroom and swipe them both through egg yolk/sauce mix. That’s your roadmap to hash euphoria.
If you have room, the Apple Bread French Toast is Westside Local’s signature sweet breakfast item. The homemade apple bread contains loads of vanilla, cinnamon, chunks of walnuts and then battered and topped with chunky apple butter.
From its hashtastic start to the satisfyingly sweet finish, Kansas City’s Westside Local is your Midwest stop for phenomenal food.
|Shanley Cox lives in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City. Her blog, Eat it Kansas City, dishes on the K.C. cuisine scene and shares the latest food news, reviews and events happening locally. Shanley has a passion for writing, photography and most of all – feeding her face. Hungry for more? Check her out on Twitter: @EatitKC.