PLāYT Expands Its Brunch Program

Now it's served on both Saturdays and Sundays.


Michael LeBlanc and Jerome “Spike” Williams

Image courtesy of PLāYT

Owned by former Picán owner Michael LeBlanc, PLāYT Restaurant in downtown Hayward is now serving brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays, expanding by a day the brunch concept that started last summer. 

The brunch menu's highlights include fried chicken Benedict, catfish and grits, and Texas French toast, along with — from the restaurant's full bar — Bloody Marys, ginger/peach Bellinis, a variety of Mimosas available by the glass or carafe, and raspberry/elderflower sparkling cocktails.

LeBlanc's three decades of entrepreneurial and hospitality-industry experience include a span as the principal owner of Brothers Brewing Company, the first-ever African-American-owned beer outfit. This inspired him to create a high-end, black-owned restaurant, harkening back to his roots and his fondness for two esteemed New Orleans dining spots, Dooky Chase and Chez Helene.

Heading up PLāYT's kitchen is executive chef Jerome “Spike” Williams, who also worked at Picán. 

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