A friend recently informed me about the homemade corned beef hash at J.P. SPOONEM’S, a neighborly diner serving the Edgewood section of Cranston for more than 25 years. While many mom-and-pop diners claim to prep their own hash, it often looks and tastes the same (as in straight from the can) — not so with the Spoonem’s version. This hash is more of a brisket than the typical baby food consistency, but it’s far from stringy or sinewy. It melts in your mouth and complements a pair of poached eggs on rye, for only $6 with home fries. And there’s no need to order it well-done; the crispy grill finish is unnecessary here. They also offer plenty of homegrown variations on morning classics, like Eggs Carbonara and the Bull’s-Eye pancakes, a sweet twist on the classic eggs in a basket. But it’s the hash that remains the star of the show since opening their doors back in 1982.
J.P. Spoonem's | 1678 Broad Street, Cranston | 401.941.3550