High End Ballpark Menu, Indoor Bocce, Self-Serve Taps Are Draw at New Sports-Themed Restaurant and Nightclub in Providence, RI

The Nutcracker and Melon Ball Punch cocktails

“Rec Room PVD was an opportunity to connect everything I’ve picked up…You won’t find anything like it in Rhode Island.” – Marvin Barksdale, co-owner

Rec Room PVD opened September 7, 2017 with a menu that satisfies those who love ballpark food but crave thoughtful flavor pairings and occasional hints of spice. The team drafted a starting line up of ballpark fare, then stepped up the flavor profiles by infusing ingredients from Korean, Thai, Japanese, Spanish, and American cuisine. Nosh on:

Habañero Kimchi Wings

Curry Coconut Wings

The Parker Burger with miso marinated yellow onions charred, pureed and mixed into the meat

Churro Ice Cream Sandwich lightly dusted with cinnamon sugar

House cured, fried, and skewered Bacon On A Stick, dipped into a bourbon-maple glaze and dusted with local tomato powder

The hot dog program includes eight different dogs, including:

Olneyville-Adjace Weiner, a beef and pork smoked dog, served with crispy onions, a tangy chili sauce, and spicy bacon jam

DET Striped Pig Pork Frank with Bacon on a Stick inside the bun served with mustard and maple bacon glaze

BAL DMV Beef and Pork Dog served with Old Bay chips, Louisiana pure aioli, and sauteed peppers and onions

“I’ll look to chili powder, coriander, or paprika before I look to salt,” said Culinary Director Dom Hayman. “That’s part of my cooking style.” As for his tendency to play with spice, Hayman said, “The spice will be evident but not overpowering.”

Alongside a ballpark-inspired menu, patrons will sip craft beers and cocktails influenced by famous outdoor sporting events around the world, including:

The Melon Ball Punch, a nod to the US Open. Served in a Collins…

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