Jen and I were at Eastern Market last week looking around like we frequently do in the summer. We were hungry for breakfast so we decided to try the Farmers Restaurant. We were encouraged, because their sign said that were famous for their corned beef. Also, the place was packed which is usually a good sign.
Jen and I wanted to split a meal because we had heard that the portion sizes were large, so we ordered the homemade corned beef hash which came with toast and 3 eggs any style. The server was prompt so we quickly ordered the hash with rye toast and poached eggs. Now I personally love cutting into a poached egg that is sitting on top of a pile of savory corned beef hash. I love the way the creamy yolk spills all over the hash.
At least thats the way it should be, but not what we got. Jen and I tend to make our own corned beef hash so we are definitely snobs when it comes to this breakfast treat. What we were served was very disappointing. First, the toast was cold. Second,the poached eggs were so overcooked that they were hard as bullets. No creamy yolks for me. Lastly, the corned beef hash, albeit a very large portion had several flaws. The onions in the hash were under cooked and greasy, while the corned beef was plentiful, the potatoes were not. The corned beef looked like grilled sliced lunch meat that was very fatty. It just seemed like a thrown together greasy mess. Underwhelming does not even begin to describe how we felt considering Wigleys corned beef is located down the road.
Look, maybe other things on the menu are good, don’t know but our breakfast was not! If you do go here do not get the hash, but better yet walk down to Vivios and have a bloody mary and a corned beef sandwich.