Pastrami Hash at Hank Charcuterie
By Sarah Gish and Andrea Shores
At Hank Charcuterie, a butcher shop-turned-full service restaurant in Lawrence, brunch is more savory than sweet. (Even the French toast comes with hearty smoked ham).
Several menu items are served in a screaming hot cast iron skillet (seriously, don’t touch it), including the delectable pastrami hash. The $12 breakfast consists of roasted potatoes, onions and sauerkraut baked with hunks of salty, smoky pastrami under a layer of white cheddar and a poached local egg. A hint of grainy mustard adds an extra layer of flavor.
Equally filling is the Campfire Breakfast ($11) — Kansas pinto beans baked with ham and topped with house-made maple breakfast sausage, a pickled jalapeno, smoked apple gastrique and an egg. Both dishes pair perfectly with a spicy Bloody Mary ($6), served in a mason jar with house-made pickles.
Hank Charcuterie, which is located in a former filling station at 1900 Massachusetts St., serves both dishes during brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. — S.G.