Celebrate National Watermelon Day on August 3 with a Hash House A Go Go’s Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, and a great way to celebrate is with a Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade from Hash House A Go Go.

Hash House A Go Go, Kiwi Watermelon LemonadeThe concoction is available in both nonalcoholic ($4.95) and spiked with vodka ($12.95), and garnished with a huge wedge of watermelon. We had it with our meal and it was light and crisp.

Can’t make it there? Hash House A Go Go has kindly provided us with the recipe:

Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade

1 oz kiwi syrup
4 1/2 oz homemade lemonade
2 oz fresh watermelon juice

Fill a 20 oz glass 90% full of ice. Then layer in the kiwi syrup, lemonade, and watermelon juice, in that order. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

Hash House A Go Go is located at 5350 International Dr, near Festival Bay Mall.

Hash House A Go Go Offers Special Father’s Day Menu on June 16, 2013

Looking for a cool new place in Orlando to take your dad for a Father’s Day meal on June 16? Try Hash House A Go Go, which is offering some special menu items for the day.

Hash House A Go Go OrlandoFather’s Day specials include:

  • Papi Chulo Hash – Crispy potatoes, pork tenderloin in chipotle adobo, fresh corn, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, fresh avocado, queso fresco, crowned with two eggs, served with a fresh tortilla. ($14.95) Add a Corona for $4.
  • Peanut Butter Banana Flapjack – Topped with fresh whipped cream. ($8.75)
  • Crispy Pork Tenderloin Quesadilla – Flour tortilla filled with charred tomatoes, fresh corn, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, scrambled eggs, and crispy pork, all on a bed of mashed potatoes and crowned with barbeque cream. ($15.95) Add a Hamms for $1.
  • The Spicy BBBLT – Spicy jalapeño bacon on fresh milk bread with chili mayo and a choice of fries or a house salad. ($12.95) We tried the regular BBBLT on a recent visit and loved it.
  • Felix’s “Front of the TV Meal” – 14-ounce Certified Angus Beef New York steak with griddled mash, sliced tomatoes, choice of eggs and fresh fruit. ($14.95)

Brunch is served from 7:30am to 5pm. followed by dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations will be available from 7:30 to 9am and 3 to 5pm. All other times will be first come, first served. For reservations or inquiries, please call 407.370.4646. For more information, please visit hashhouseagogo.com.

Hash House A Go Go is located at 5350 International Drive, near Festival Bay Mall.

Out and About: Dining at Hash House A Go Go for Orlando Restaurant Week #OWRW2013

I was so excited when I heard Hash House A Go Go had finally opened a location in Orlando. My roommate and I always ate at their Vegas locations, because the food was always so good.

Well, this Memorial Weekend, I went with two friends to check out the Orlando location and try out their lunch offering for Orlando Restaurant Week. We loved it.

The ORW lunch menu offered up your choice of one of their one-pound stuffed burgers, their BBBLT sandwich or the Kokomo Meatloaf sandwich, along with your choice of fries or a salad, and a choice of soda or iced tea for only $10 (plus tax).

Hash House A Go Go - Stuffed Burger
Hash House A Go Go – Stuffed Burger

I ordered their stuffed burger with hardwood smoked bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese (though I had the avocado on the side since I’m allergic) with fries, as did my friend Patti (who got my avocado slices). This thing was mondo huge. Seriously…they use steak knives instead of toothpicks to anchor the sandwich together.

It was two half-pound burger patties with the toppings actually stuffed between – and they didn’t skimp on the ingredients, as the cheese just oozed all over and I counted 4 slices of bacon. It was served on a bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion.

It was so much food, especially with the side of fries, that neither of us could get through more than half of the burger.

Hash House A Go Go - BBBLT sandwich
Hash House A Go Go – BBBLT sandwich

Rhonda ordered the BBBLT with fries. The BBB stood for bacon, bacon, and bacon, served on a wedge of iceburg lettuce and several slices of tomato, in between two large slices of old fashioned milk bread (a white bread that was soft in the center and crunchy on the outside from being griddled first). She was really happy with her sandwich, too, but also ended up taking home half of it.

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Still Time to Enjoy Orlando Restaurant Week Menus Through May 31

orlrestaurantweekOrlando Restaurant Week is a great way to get out and try some new restaurants, while making less of a dent in your wallet. Unfortunately, there is only a little over a week to take advantage of this promotion, as it ends May 31, 2013.

Basically each participating restaurant is offering up a set menu at a special price, ranging from $10 to $35 per person. Depending on the restaurant, you can find a menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some are offering for more than one meal.

One place I recommend checking out is the new Hash House A Go Go on International Drive. They have menus for all three meals, starting at only $10. You can also enjoy lunch at B&B Junction (a starter, a burger, and a soda or iced tea) for only $10. Dinner there is $5 more, but you also get a dessert and you can even drink a draft beer with your meal price.

Many restaurants around the Orlando area are participating, so grab some friends and enjoy a meal out while the promotion is still on. For more information, visit OrlandoRestaurantWeek.com.

Hash House a Go Go to Open Orlando Location on International Drive on April 16, 2013

hashhousegogo-exteriorOne of my favorite west coast restaurants is about to open an Orlando outpost this week.

Hash House a Go Go will be opening their newest location on International Drive on April 16, 2013, near Festival Bay and Premium Outlets-International Drive.

HHaGG serves up what what they call “twisted farm food” and it is indeed hearty fare. Everytime I’ve dined at one of their locations, I’ve always left with a to-go container of leftovers.

But it’s not just that they serve huge portions, their food is delicious, too. My favorite meal there is breakfast (I love their brown sugar banana flapjacks the size of a plate), but their lunch/dinner items are equally good. Favorites among friends are the Sage Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict and the 1-lb Stuffed Burgers.

Prices for most entrees are in the $9-$15 range, and as I mentioned earlier, portion sizes are huge.

Hash House a Go Go is located at 5350 International Drive in Orlando. You can call them at 407-370-4646 and also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/HashHouseAGoGoOrlando.

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