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The Playwright Bar
3.0

Although most Southie residents know Playwright as a hotspot on Saturday nights for 20-somethings, it surprisingly doubles as a decent brunch spot. The atmosphere is simple and dark, but on a nice day the large windows open up, which makes the space more inviting. We had high expectations for their brunch drinks, since it is a bar after all! We weren’t disappointed with options like the expresso martini, fruity champagne punch, or the $5 mimosa. The food menu itself isn’t very diverse. It’s of medium size and filled almost entirely with egg options, only wavering with the French toast. Other options include the Croque-Madame, Mexican omelet, or steak & eggs; pretty standard brunch fare. The Mexican omelet is good, but nothing mind-blowing. It’s hearty and filled with cheese, onions, peppers, and salsa, but the ingredients aren’t of very high quality. Still, the eggs are flavorful and with the side of guac you can’t go wrong. The eggs quesadilla is yummy too (we really stuck with the Mexican/southwestern theme). It’s very filling, and comes stuffed to the brim with scrambled eggs, tomatoes, scallions, and of course cheese. The sides of home fries served with every brunch dish are underwhelming, of a small portion size, and not seasoned very well. Aside from the home fries, the main entrees of each dish are of a great size. Prices are unbeatable, with all entrees falling under $11, even the steak & eggs. If you want simple, straight-forward food without too much flair, Playwright is your brunch spot.

Leigh Fishback
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