Restaurants & Bars 7

Hangtown Fry

Rod Williams | May 15, 2005 12:01 AM

I had an excellent Hangtown Fry for breakfast on Friday at Full House, (3719 MacArthur Blvd, in Oakland's Laurel District), my very favorite local breakfast place. It reminded me to ask Chowhounds where else in the Bay Area one can find this historic Californian treat.

Hangtown Fry is arguably California's earliest contribution to American cuisine, a delectable omelette with breaded-and-fried oysters and smoky bacon, all stirred together rather than folded over. Full House adds coarsely chopped scallion greens, which is fine, but I don't think this is traditional. Hangtown was the original name for Placerville, in the Sierra foothills, and this dish was reportedly served to the gold miners there in the mid 1800s.

So, any more nominees for a good Hangtown Fry?

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