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Nov 1, 2021Liked by David Coggins

Western Cafe, per chance?

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The East Village’s Yellow Rose texmex cantina turned themselves into Waffle House for Halloween brunch today. This southern girl was thrilled to see some proper hash browns in NYC.

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Oct 31, 2021Liked by David Coggins

My father, God bless him, has made home fries for years (despite being both a native Idahoan and a former short order cook) because he thinks hash browns are too involved for him to make at home. And yet, when we would go out to our local diner he would order, astonishingly, home fries! I suppose old habits die hard.

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Ha! You can’t argue with that!

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Nov 2, 2021Liked by David Coggins

This is correct from start to finish, hashbrowns are king.

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Hash browns are better. However, if a breakfast joint serves home fries, I order them well done, with cajun seasoning if they have it, fried onions, and ketchup.

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Tony Chachere's solves all potato issues.

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I am an equal opportunity potato consumer. The consistent thread, though, is that they be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I love well seasoned home fries at places where they throw in roasted garlic cloves and other bits and bobs. Delicious. But! Hash Browns have superior mixing/scooping capabilities. Now I'm hungry...

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I agree wholeheartedly that hashbrowns are the way to go, but quietly the best part of this post was the nod to the beer sidecar with a Bloody Mary. The person first responsible for that deserves to be enshrined and celebrated with a national holiday.

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The best home fries I have had were in…Missoula

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Ha! That's amazing.

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Amen!

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