If I could have things my way, I’d deem every Sunday ‘Brunch Day’.
So the weekends would go…Friday, Saturday,
I know I claim breakfast to be my favorite meal, but Sunday brunch seems like it deserves to be on its own level and is my absolute favorite. It just tastes extra special because its on Sundays. Especially those lazy Sundays.
Yesterday I had brunch at a popular spot in Providence, Nicks on Broadway. Wait time is usually between fourty-five mins to a good hour and a half during prime brunch time. We went in around 10 am and didn’t get seated until around 11:35am.
It’s a fairly small place with only about 4 tables that fit parties of 4 or more. All the other seats are bar seats plus a couple two person tables scattered through the restaurant.
I looked at the menu while waiting, but still couldn’t decide what I wanted. Everything just sounded so good!
Since everything is fresh and local and because it’s recommended by literally every person here in Providence I knew anything I chose would be delicious. Usually i have the biggest sweet tooth, but I was strangely in the mood for some poached eggs!
I finally decided on the Baked Shartner Farm Butternut squash + parmesan Polenta and two eggs + spinach.
One word – ahhmazing.
I wasn’t sure how it would be served, but it turned out perfect. The squash was mixed into the polenta which gave it an extra rich and creamy texture that went oh-so-well with the two perfectly poached eggs. Plus the slightly melted parmesan sprinkled all over the top added a nice salty-ness to the overall dish.
I also tried a piece of this brioche french toast and it was definitely yum-worthy. A good sweet dish.
After brunch I walked down a couple streets to Seven Stars Bakery to pick up a few treats for the afternoon.
That would be one gingerbread star cookie and one cinnamon roll. The cinnamon roll was made with a puff pastry and so flaky and full of cinnamon-y goodness.
Seven Stars also has the most amazing durum bread. Seriously, this.bread.is.amazing! I tried it at Broadway Bistro the other night and had to ask them where they got their bread from. It was by far the best that was offered at any of the restaurants we’ve visited in Providence. And beyond.
I even bought a loaf this afternoon to take with me back to Texas.
And I also bought a cherry pistachio biscotti for my plane ride.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to be quite tasty.
In fact, this whole week has been rather tasty.
Vermicelli noodles with julienned carrots and daikon, cucumbers, bean sprouts, lettuce, and crushed peanuts. The sauce on the left was poured over the noodles.
I also had bún last Sunday in Richmond, VI also.
But instead of shrimp, it was grilled tofu.
This afternoon we returned to Venda Ravioli for a last meal in Providence. I once again ordered the tomato and mozzarella panini. They forgot the chopped basil, but it was still good! Fresh mozzarella is always good.
Now I’m sitting at Boston International Airport watching planes take off.
And I’ll be watching quite a few more take off since I just heard our flight has been delayed. Again. It’s departure time is now 7:50pm and it’s currently 10 til 4pm.
I guess that gives me time to get some work done now. No excuses
And I’ll leave you with one last photo:
The capitol in Providence lights up pink at night because its breast cancer awareness month! Isn’t that neat??
What’s your favorite brunch food? Or favorite brunch spot?