Succotash

Rhode Island is a tiny state, so it is rare that a restaurant opens up and I don’t hear about it, but that is exactly what apparently happened with Succotash, a café/brunch spot/bar that does “simple, fresh food with a Southern twist.”  It literally opened up a few blocks from my home, yet I had no clue!  We had the pleasure of going there this past Friday night with a few friends who opened up our eyes to this charming place!

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Succotash had a breakfast/brunch menu that had me wishing it was 7AM instead of 7PM, but their dinner menu was pretty appealing as well.  It had lots of veggie-friendly options, and I was fortunate enough to try quite a few things off of their menu.

Our table began with two vegetarian comfort food apps that were ridiculously tasty– frickles (aka fried pickles) and hush puppies (small bowls of fried cornmeal).  The frickles were served with a ranch dipping sauce and were crunchy on the outside and soft inside, which was the ideal texture.  The hush puppies, served with a chipotle dipping sauce, were my favorite though– they reminded me a lot of Indian pakoras (fritters) for some reason in terms of taste and texture.  They were well seasoned and also had a crispy exterior and soft, almost creamy interior.

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For dinner, I had their black bean burger with a mix of sweet potato and regular fries.  It was a great burger, with nice bits of whole black beans throughout, and I especially loved how it was served with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado!  The letter “S” was actually branded on top of the burger roll, which I thought was a nice touch!

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We also ordered a side of their mac n’ cheese, which was creamy with a nice crusty top. I liked also how the “mac” was bowtie pasta, which is kind of unusual for mac n’ cheese.

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Succotash had some delicious sounding desserts like banana bread pudding and apple cobbler, but we were all stuffed and could not partake. Succotash is an excellent addition to the Providence restaurant scene, and I really want to go back to try some more of the vegetarian items on their menu!

Do you like southern food? I am not opposed to it at all, but it is not often vegetarian friendly, which can be tough.

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