Brunch with Live Music
Start the day jamming out over eggs and bacon at these five spots with live music.
Ogie’s Trailer Park
1155 Westminster St., Providence, 401-383-8200, ogiestrailerpark.com
Music Genre: Blues
Popular local band or performer: Pianist Travis Colby
Atmosphere: While Ogie’s Trailer Park, the popular 1950s-themed West Side watering hole, has a lively atmosphere at night, you can expect something a little more laid-back on Sunday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. during the Live Blues Brunch. The restaurant serves brunch cocktails and its own unique twist on Southern food, including a Benedict-inspired eggs “Ogie” with barbecue pulled pork, and grits and eggs, with jalapeno cheddar grits, bacon lardons, sunnyside up eggs and tomatillo sauce.
Dish to get: Biscuits and sausage gravy. Depending on your level of hangover, add the optional Dorito-fried chicken breast to speed your recovery.
60 Valley St., Providence, 401-473-2900, trooppvd.com
Music Genre: Hip hop and reggae
Popular local band or performer: Local deejays or playlist
Atmosphere: Given that Troop, the buzzy Olneyville restaurant, is inspired by “the golden age of hip hop,” it’s no surprise that it would offer a weekend brunch and Monday industry brunch with deejays sometimes spinning old school and reggae tracks or a hip hop-themed playlist. The restaurant hosts monthly Eggs Over brunch dance parties with Stay Silent PVD, but even when those aren’t happening, expect a fun, high-energy environment with global street food.
Dish to get: The Hangover Burger with bacon, cheese, aioli and a fried egg, or breakfast skillet with two eggs, pork and beans, home fries and cheese.
25 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401-423-2150, narragansettcaferi.com
Music Genre: Blues
Popular local band or performer: Changes weekly
Atmosphere: Narragansett Cafe, or “the Ganny” as it’s known to islanders, is one of Jamestown’s best kept secrets. During the Sunday afternoon Blues Brunch, February through May, you can eat your fill and then dance it all off to bands like Robin Soares and Friends and Neal Vitullo, Dave Howard and the Vipers. Brunch is served 1 to 4 p.m. and you can stay for the music if you want to turn your Sunday into a funday.
Dish to get: The Blues Burger, a sirloin burger topped with a fried egg, or classic lobster eggs Benedict; it is Jamestown, after all.
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