I definitely have mourned the loss of Farmstead, which had been my favorite Providence restaurant until chef Matt Jennings moved back to Boston (the horror).
That’s really my only excuse for taking so long to make it to The Salted Slate, which took its place in Wayland Square.
However, I was pleasantly surprised on our visit for brunch. The dishes we tried ranged from the savory, like the wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, pear tomatoes, bacon, and bleu cheese dressing, to the sweet such as the bag of warm doughnuts (what’s not to love there) and a French Toast made from brioche topped with sweet strawberries and orange chantilly cream.
I still miss Farmstead, but I’m glad to discover its worthy replacement, which will easily top my list of East Side brunch spots.