By Teresa Bitler
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but Hash Kitchen makes brunch the most fun.
Disco balls hang overhead, a DJ spins party tunes, and every wall features an Instagram-able saying or backdrop. Not to mention, the restaurant’s 5,000-square-foot Chandler location boasts a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with more than 60 add-ons, ranging from pickles and bacon, to deep fried ravioli and hush puppies.
The fun continues on the menu. Executive chef Joey Maggiore reimagines breakfast staples to create new dishes such as Blue Corn Banana Fosters Pancakes with caramelized bananas, candied pecans and cinnamon whipped cream; and Lucky Charms French Toast encrusted with the popular cereal and topped with dehydrated marshmallows and gold dust.
Waffles, eggs Benedict, frittatas and scrambles compliment the restaurant’s signature hashes. Try the Hangover Short Rib Hash featuring jalapeno corn bread and potato hash, poached eggs, onion rings and demi hollandaise sauce. Or opt for an out-of-the-box offering like Breakfast Cannelloni, rolled pasta sheets stuffed with bacon, short rib ragu, cheeses, bechamel, fried eggs and fried leeks.
Those who favor lunch can dine on salads, burgers and sandwiches. Hash Kitchen also offers gluten-free choices and has a kids menu for diners under the age of 12.
Food is only half of the fun at Hash Kitchen—alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are an important part of the brunch experience, too. At the Bloody Mary bar, guests can choose from salt rim offerings, several types of tomato juice, and base vodkas, including house-infused options, in addition to the seemingly endless toppings.
Overwhelmed by the possibilities? Order the restaurant’s original version, or sip a premade Bloody Mary from a drink pouch, instead. The Bloody in a Bag comes in flavors like Type O, bacon vodka with “chili and peppers bloody mix.”
Mixologist Sheldon Wiley’s bar serves other boozy drink pouches, rum slushies in a disco ball topped with cotton candy and mimosa flights. But the Cereal Shooter Flight—four coconut milk-based cocktails that mimic classic childhood cereals like Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch—are a Hash Kitchen favorite.
The goal is for Hash Kitchen to be “fun, over-the-top and completely one-of-a-kind,” according to Maggiore, who co-founded The Maggiore Group along with his father, Tomaso Maggio, the man behind Valley favorite Tomaso’s. Their restaurant concepts include The Sicilian Butcher, which boasts a make-your-own meatball meal, and The Sicilian Baker, which has a cannoli bar.