There are a million different ingredients you can stick in a Bloody Mary, but few of these morning cocktails have contained chunks of locally caught lobster. For that, you’d have to head to T’s Restaurant this summer, where you’ll find a medley of seafood, bacon, olive, and citrus crowning a salted goblet. Even the choice of liquor is South County-based: Loyal 9 Vodka is distilled by Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co., headquartered in South Kingstown.
The Lobster Bloody Mary is the flagship of T’s summer menu, and be warned – it’s bigger than you think it is. This extravagant drink was a hit last year, especially on social media, where photos of the scarlet-tinted concoction went viral on Facebook and Instagram. As a fruitier alternative, there’s always the Daily Moment Mimosa, which blends both orange and mango juice.
T’s is well known for its fresh and local ingredients, and lobster features prominently in its warm-weather dishes, including the much-beloved Lobster Benedict. You can also expect the return of sweet corn and homemade hash. As always, T’s breakfasts go especially well with Rhode Island-brewed Downeast Coffee.
You’ll find the same scrumptious meals at both the East Greenwich and Narragansett locations – and if you decide to trek up north, the Cranston branch as well – and breakfast and brunch are served every day of the week. But if you really want to take advantage of the sunny weather, our recommendation is Narragansett: The patio is ample, whether you sit beneath an umbrella or claim one of its colorful Adirondack chairs. You might also consider walking out with coffee mug; the “round belly” design has a certain folksy elegance, and it looks good any time of year.