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Ocean State BBQ Fest At Steel Yard

(6.10) Back by popular demand. The Ocean State BBQ Fest 2017 takes place Friday and Saturday at the Steel Yard. Facebook event page. Food, beer, Yacht Club soda, coffee, Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, live music, DJs . . . and finally, the judges will be

Den Den KFC Now Open — No Really

Whatever the opposite of a ‘soft opening’ is, that’s what happened at Den Den Korean Fried Chicken last Saturday. But they are really and truly open now. I poked my head in at 2pm today and the place was humming along nicely; everybody looked happy

Castle Theater Now Federal Hill Pizza

Hooray! Another endangered property has been brought back to life. The old Castle Theater on Chalkstone Avenue is now Federal Hill Pizza. Seven years ago Billy and Christine Manzo opened the first Federal Hill Pizza down in Warren (the very first incarnation was in Federal

Durk’s Bar·B·Q Does Takeout

Fatty Brisket . . . my new country western name. Durk’s is great and now they have take-out service. On my first visit, I chose the brisket. You can specify fatty or less fatty. But c’mon people; the fat is where the flavor hides. Can’t

Visit The J&W Culinary Arts Museum

[Additional note: It was just reported that the museum will be permanently closed to the public on February 27. Was not informed of this at the time of this writing. BC] This way to the diner exhibit featuring, among other exhibits, the restored Ever Ready

Durk’s Bar·B·Q On Thayer

Durk’s Bar·B·Q on Thayer Street has opened. It seems to be just dinner for now. From RI Monthly, Chef consultant Jake Rojas of Tallulah’s Taqueria and Tallulah on Thames and Jay Carr of the Eddy worked together to launch Durk’s. The restaurant is owned by

Special New Orleans Tasting — Olive Tap

(11.11) A tribute to Greg Holtkamp. This week’s Friday food tasting at The Olive Tap will honor the memory of Greg Holtkamp whose sudden death last year left the Wayland Square community bereft. Greg and wife Deb opened the olive oil bar several years ago

Armenian Food Fair And Bazaar

(11.6) Everybody calls it the church with the blue cross. The Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church hosts their 86th (!) annual Armenian food fair and bazaar this Saturday and Sunday. Emphasis on food! Shish kabob, tourshi, cheese boereg, kufta, khema, lahmajoon, cheoreg, yalanchi, piaz!

Wintertime Farmers Market

(11.5) Back indoors at the Hope Artiste Village. The market has taken over both the 999 Main Street and 1005 Main Street corridors, with food trucks in between. Farm Fresh Rhode Island reports that over 80 vendors now participate. For this 2016-2017 season, over 80

‘Eat The World’ On Benefit Street

(10.23) The RISD Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will be taking over a block of Benefit Street this Sunday with their ‘Eat the World’ celebration, described as a . . . cultural food festival that celebrates the diversity of RISD students through food. We have

BaoBao Open On Westminster Street Downtown

The long-awaited Tom’s BaoBao is now open on Westminster Street. And bao (steamed buns) is the only thing they serve. Gail Ciampa announced the opening yesterday in the ProJo, The Providence restaurant, in the Kinsley Building, features 55 stools and communal table seats. There’s a

Bucktown On West Fountain

Fried chicken and biscuits and banana pudding? And honey butter? I don’t know what that is, but I know I need it. Just reading the review of this place in today’s ProJo made me ravenous. Bucktown, a new little restaurant just down from Luongo Square,

Bob & Timmy’s To Reopen

Here’s some welcome news. Tim “Timmy” Doyle, original owner of Bob & Timmy’s Grilled Pizza at 32 Spruce Street, is getting it up and running again. It had been closed for the summer. Mark Reynolds at the ProJo reports, Doyle, who has been working for

New Best Thing In Town

The tomato sandwich at the new North Bakery downtown . . . and I haven’t stopped thinking about how soon I can get back there and have another one or two. And where have pretzel crisps been all my life? The North Bakery tomato sandwich

Ocean State Oyster Festival

(9.17) This was a big hit last year when it debuted. Let’s hope it’s an annual thing now. Head over to the Riverwalk along South Water Street this Saturday for the Ocean State Oyster Festival. Highlighting fine local food, beer, wine, and refreshments, local bands

Cherry Pie And Some Damn Fine Coffee At What Cheer

And how about a side of Schmilco with that? The good people at What Cheer Records and Vintage are celebrating the vinyl reissue of Angelo Badalamenti’s “Twin Peaks TV Soundtrack” all day Tuesday. (Facebook event page.) The coffee will be provided by our friends at