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pacz Mar 14, 2008 08:30 AM

Saw Rachael Ray making Corned Beef Hash this morning which is making me crave a really good corned beef hash. Anyone know where to get to get really good hash? Neighborhood not a problem, but would prefer somewhere in the SoHo area.

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  1. The Engineer RE: pacz Apr 4, 2008 08:28 AM

    The only CBH I know of that isn't dog food from Sexton/Sysco is found in the Summit Diner, in Summit NJ. Take NJ Transit from Penn Station to Summit. Look for the railroad car diner across the street from the train station. Its not Soho, but Soho dosen't strike me as a place that knows from Corned Beef anyway.

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      Carol Gardens RE: The Engineer Apr 6, 2008 03:10 PM

      That IS a great diner. I also hope someone comes up with a suggestion for hash that is at least somewhat yummy in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

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        The Engineer RE: Carol Gardens Apr 7, 2008 11:24 AM

        You would think, with all that good corned beef laying around, that good hash would be easier to find. Actually, its easy enough to boil a potato, then dice it, some corned beef, and some onion and saute everything together yourself at home...

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      Miss Rennie RE: pacz Mar 11, 2009 05:43 PM

      The CBH at Veselka isn't bad. Could be a bit crispier. And the hash at the Second Avenue Deli, though hugely overpriced, is pretty good even though it has something weird in it that I can't rightly recall just now, like maybe peppers?

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        Potrezebie RE: pacz Mar 17, 2009 11:28 AM

        Last time I was at Junior's on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, it was still the homemade (strips of beef, not oakmeal consistancy like from a can) that was about the only still-good thing there, since their cheesecakes turned to pure sugar.

        Any recent CBH lovers try it there?

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          bigjeff RE: Potrezebie Jan 18, 2010 08:16 PM

          interesting menu item. I don't like most of their stuff. good to know, just in case.

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          jjim RE: pacz Apr 2, 2009 09:31 AM

          I have had it at good enough to eat on the upper west side. did not hav an alpo taste

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            Hoc RE: pacz Apr 2, 2009 11:45 PM

            Carnegie Deli has good CBH, but it hs green peppers in it. Also, way too expensive and too much for one person to finish. But it is tasty.

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              StheJ RE: pacz Apr 25, 2009 11:46 AM

              I'm a huge cbh fan... Toms Diner on Washington Avenue in Brooklyn has very good cbh.

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                sadie RE: StheJ Aug 31, 2009 09:31 AM

                See, I love Tom's like crazy, but have been disappointed in their CBH, which I found too fine-ground with a touch of the Alpos. Did you have it made extra-crisp or any other modification?

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                  StheJ RE: sadie Sep 2, 2009 10:01 AM

                  No... Just normal. Where would you suggest for better?

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                Grippstick RE: pacz May 7, 2009 04:16 PM

                Waverly Diner on 6th Ave

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                  dpastor RE: pacz Jul 1, 2009 07:35 AM

                  Sarge's in the 30's on the east side has it - its an excellent all round deli btw.

                  For a change, try duck confit hash at Norma's - bring a friend to share it with.

                  Fairways' cbh is disappointing.

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                    nooyawka RE: dpastor Jul 28, 2009 10:39 AM

                    Saw this post yesterday and developed a craving as a result. Ahh, the power of suggestion. Started out from Queens at 6:30pm for Summit Diner (closing at 8:30pm). Didn't make it to the Holland in time and aborted my attempted. Called Tom's in Brooklyn (as fallback) and no one answered. Found out today they close at 4pm! Arghh! Thwarted. Stars are not aligned. Have to try again on a different day...

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                    Miss Rennie RE: pacz Aug 4, 2009 05:42 PM

                    Moonstruck Diner on 2nd Avenue in the East Village does a pretty good CBH. Only you need to crisp it in a pan when you get it home or else order it very well done.

                    Oh, and their hash brown potatoes are sublime. Again, order them well done.

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                      StheJ RE: Miss Rennie Aug 5, 2009 05:02 PM

                      How can it be good if you have to take it home and cook it again?

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                        Miss Rennie RE: StheJ Aug 14, 2009 01:49 PM

                        Uh, because it tastes really, really good?? And if you don't like it crispy, it's fine as is.

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                      ChanceTDaily RE: pacz Aug 28, 2009 04:00 PM

                      Theres a tourist trap right across the street from Grand Central Station, on the corner where they have the eagle. They have some killer corned beef hash. And its the real stuff.

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                        mikegre RE: pacz Jan 12, 2010 04:32 AM

                        I agree with the person who said Sarge's Deli has very good corned beef hash. Large pieces of meat...not the mushy stuff.

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                          sugaryt37 RE: pacz Jan 13, 2010 04:28 PM

                          Brooklyn Label in Greenpoint has a fantastic Corned Beef Hash brunch item. Really delicious patty of corned beef hash with two poached eggs on top. It is not SoHo but it sure is delicious

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                            optek00 RE: pacz Jan 18, 2010 11:09 AM

                            Polonia on 1st avenue. You can sit at the counter and it is home made by a polish mom that has been cooking since she was 8 I bet.

                            Better than stage's ask for it well.

                            1. sgordon RE: pacz Jan 26, 2010 11:43 AM

                              I'll vote Shopsin's in the Essex Market.

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