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Stay warm with Blues, Bloodies and Brunch

December 3, 2013

JAMESTOWN - Now that football season is over, it may seem like there is nothing to do on chilly Sunday afternoons. However, the Narragansett Cafe in Jamestown will be hosting a special Sunday afternoon series to keep you occupied until Summer.

Located at 25 Narragansett Ave., right in the heart of Jamestown with a view of the bay, the small neighborhood tavern will be hosting Blues, Bloodies & Brunch every remaining winter Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m.
The bar serves a variety of different Bloody Marys made to the customer’s liking. You can Also try a Bloody Maria, made with tequila, or a Bloody Shame, which is the bar’s virgin take on the infamous cocktail.
The brunch menu is classic. Eggs Benedict and omelets, to burgers and sandwiches. There is also fresh seafood straight from the water outside. Hot clam chowder in a bread bowl can warm up any late winter afternoon.
The Bloodies are tasty and the Brunch is satisfying, but the best part of the afternoon is the music. Winner of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine’s “Best Blues Hangout” award, the Narragansett Cafe has a knack for booking the best bluesy acts around.
The first Blues, Bloodies & Brunch afternoon was on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, and the act was the George Gritzbach band. Other bands to come include Robin Soares & Friend Blues, Super Chief Trio, The Mike Crandall Band, Chili George & the Stackhouse Band, Sugar Ray Norcia & the Bluetones, the Duke Robillard Band and Professor Harp.
Last Sunday, Feb. 12, Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts took the stage. The band played around with a variety of styling and line-ups. They played as a trio for a little bit, with one of the band members picking up the vocal duties. Most of the afternoon, however, they had their fourth member on stage, who sang his heart out and played a soulful harmonica.
The band played some of their older tunes during the afternoon, and finished off by playing their latest album Call My Name in its entirety.
The bar was packed with people, from the front door, around the bar to the pool table in the back, and every seat in the house was taken, but that didn’t stop a few happy souls from finding room to dance to The Blue Heart’s smokey sounds.
Behind the stage, which stands on the left side side of the bar, are both a proudly displayed American flag and the bar’s Rhode Island Monthly Awards banner.
The ‘Gansett has been open for over 25 years, serving up neighborhood food and music while providing a comfortable, classic atmosphere that is fit for younger and older crowds alike. There is also live music on the weekends, and the ‘Gansett never charges a cover fee.
So if you can’t find a way to occupy yourself on a Sunday, or want to simply continue the drinking and dancing from Saturday night a few more hours before work on monday, check out Blues, Bloodies & Brunch, the place to be Sundays in Jamestown.
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