The restaurant business is a tricky one, but if you can get it right, why not capitalize? Warren mainstay Chomp Kitchen and Drinks has found its niche and become a favorite to locals and visitors alike. The small East Bay eatery has provided customers with original burger concoctions and a curated craft beer selection since 2013. Now, the mouth-watering, Instagram-worthy, gluttonous dishes are going to make their debut in Providence – an endeavor that, according to owner Sam Glynn, has long been in the making.
“I’ve been looking to grow Chomp to Providence for a few years now,” says Sam. The owner looked at a slew of different locations in various areas of the city before he found the right one. Then, he finally landed on a location on Ives Street, taking over the old (and dilapidated) Eagle Super Market storefront. After some progress on the renovations Sam says, “It very much feels like Chomp in there already.”
The space itself is going to be a little bit bigger than the one in Warren, and the staff intends to make the most of it. The Providence Chomp boasts a plan to host events local breweries, pop-ups with some of their local food purveyors, and “other fun stuff.” (Let’s hope trivia and live music is coming down the pike!)
As for the menu, the restaurant will stay true to its original forte: burgers, beer, and lip-smacking appetizers. Sam says that we should expect Chomp staples like the House Burger, Bacon Burger, Mac and Cheese Burger, Chomp Hot Chicken Sandwich, wings, and fried pickles. However, the joint will pay homage to its new home with the Eagle Super Burger (similar to the Stack Burger) – a behemoth of different beef, pork, and chicken patties topped with rich cheeses, jams, and pickled vegetables.
In the past, Sam mentioned that he takes pride in introducing his customers to different flavor profiles and beers. The small restaurant has earned the trust of its Warren customers, and the staff hopes to do the same in Providence.