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filed under: Food | art

‘Human Nature’ At Mad Dog Studios

9AM ON 26/03/2014
BY H.L. Parker

human nature ‘Human Nature’ — a study of the human form and spirit in sculpture and 2D — is up at Mad Dog Studios in Pawtucket through April 11th.

Also, seats are newly available for the Pop-Up Restaurant Thursday, March 27th — make reservations here.

Chef Kirby Dorius and his “State Fare” team are a local, seasonal, traveling restaurant located in Rhode Island and they are celebrating their first anniversary of providing our gallery guests with culinary excellence.

Chef Dorius, caterer and graduate of the Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University — serves a 5-course pre-fix menu in our studio, converted for the evening into a restaurant.

Mad Dog Artist Studios & Gallery, 65 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket


filed under: Food | West End

West Side Diner Open

9PM ON 08/10/2013
BY H.L. Parker

West Side Diner The former Poirier’s Diner is up and running at its new location on Westminster Street just down from Community MusicWorks. Poirier’s Diner first opened in 1947 at 581 Atwells Avenue near Eagle Square and closed in 1999. Jef Nickerson at Greater City Providence wrote back in 2011 when the renovation was first announced,

The Poirier’s Diner is probably better known as El Faro to those who last patronized it when it was situated at Fort Thunder. It was removed from its Atwells Avenue location when Eagle Square was redeveloped and has been looking for a permanent home ever since.

The diner has at various times also been called Armand’s, Krystal’s, and the Top Hat. Flo Jonic at RIPR spoke with co-owner Lisa Arena about saving and restoring many of the original features like the counters and booths. Almost impossible to photograph the exterior on a sunny day — it’s all gleaming stainless steal and glass.

Breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday 6am to 3pm, Sunday 7am to 2pm, 1380 Westminster Street


filed under: Food | Fox Point

R.I. Seafood Festival This Weekend

7AM ON 04/09/2013
BY Daily Dose

india point park Head over to India Point Park for the 3rd annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival.

Rhode Island’s premiere seafood festival hosting the best seafood in all of Rhode Island and southern New England. Restaurants, food distributors, breweries, wineries, local companies, artists and non-profit organizations will be present at the event to promote their products, service or cause and celebrate the end of the summer. There will be live music playing at “The Pier Stage” throughout the event.

Music by TJay and the Mighty Good Boys.

Free, 11am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, India Point Park, directions


filed under: Food | West End

North Of Providence

10PM ON 21/07/2013
BY Beth Comery

north Word is getting around about the food at North where they are doing different and wonderful things as per their mission statement. A reviewer for the Boston Globe has instructed her readers in no uncertain terms to leave Boston and head south.

Maybe once a year, if I’m lucky, I get to eat somewhere that blows my mind. I just got my taste for 2013. Which is why I’m going to tell you to get in a car and drive to Providence to eat at a tiny restaurant that doesn’t take reservations. It will be worth it.

She singles out one of my favorites, the squid and goat dan dan noodles, for special mention, as well as the green chow mein and the cucumber and Chinese Sausage. And I love the North cooks for this incidental remark:

North’s menu is local and seasonal, but the cooks don’t tout that fact. It’s just how restaurants should be, they say.

Hoo-ray. Let’s put an end to chefs proclaiming their use of “only the freshest ingredients, locally grown” as if that shouldn’t just be assumed. Is there a modern restaurant somewhere opening up cans of Del Monte cut green beans?

North is open seven days at 3 Luongo Square.


filed under: Arts and Crafts | Food

Wild Colonial Opens During Prov Flea

11AM ON 30/06/2013
BY Beth Comery

providence flea The Wild Colonial Tavern on South Water Street now opens at noon on Sundays because of the Flea crowd. Smart.

We are open and deliciously air conditioned for the Flea. It’s the one time we also encourage you to bring in food from the trucks at the Flea to enjoy with our delicious beverage selection. Feel free to buy our tasty food, though.

Not smart? The Providence Flea now features “Spiritual Readings by Phyllis.” Please. When will people (and by people, I mean women) stop wasting their money on fortune tellers and psychics?

The Flea features vintage fashion, local crafts, antiques, curiosities, and furniture, and runs from 10am to 4pm on Sundays through August, rain or shine. Lots of food trucks and South Water remains open to traffic.

(N.B. According to the Wild Colonial web site, there will be no Pub Quiz tonight. Closed for renovations.)


filed under: West End |

Diner Renovation Nearing Completion

1PM ON 13/05/2013
BY Daily Dose

poirier's diner Encouraging news about the old Poirier’s Diner now located at 1380 Westminster Street. An update in today’s ProJo tells how local developer and property owner Jon Özbek was finally able to bring this project to fruition. It has taken ten years and $750,000.

Özbek purchased the diner in 2003 — the visionaries behind the Eagle Square shopping center were apparently unable to appreciate its charm. After years in storage the diner was moved to its present location where it has been attached to an old auto-repair garage. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with seating for 110 people, including a bar in the back, and some patio seating. According to the article,

Poirier’s Diner first opened in1947, during Providence’s industrial peak, at 581 Atwells Ave. near Eagle Square, nestled among manufacturing giants such as General Electric, U.S. Rubber, Uncas Manufacturing, Blacher Brothers and others. The diner went through a succession of owners and names through the decades. It was known as Squires, Top Hat and El Faro before closing for good in 1999.

It’s not altogether clear whether the name will remain the buy Danabol Dianabol Online same.


filed under: America | holidays

Cinco De Mayo — Americans Celebrate The Battle Of Puebla

9AM ON 05/05/2013
BY Daily Dose

Mariachi de Brown Because somebody’s got to do it. On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army prevailed in an unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. This made Americans thirsty. Thus we have Cinco de Mayo.

Head downtown today for the In Downcity Cinco de Mayo block party. There will be food trucks including Poco Loco Tacos and Mijos Tacos, the Rock and Roll Yard Sale and activities for kids.

Check out the Mariachi de Brown, Brown University’s official mariachi band and Rhode Island’s only mariachi band, since 2005.

Noon to 6pm, Sunday, May 5, Westminster between Eddy and Clemence Streets, directions


filed under: Food | Thayer Street

New Gourmet Heaven Off Thayer — Open 24/7

10AM ON 29/04/2013
BY Beth Comery

gourmet heaven A new Gourmet Heaven location has opened on Meeting Street — right up from Thayer behind the Avon — you will no longer have to go all the way downtown to satisfy that 3am craving for mac ‘n’ cheese and gummy bears and cookies and wasabi peas and Funyuns and a dozen eggs we need eggs . . . and more cookies . . .

Several other businesses have come and gone at this location — which is always sad, that was somebody’s dream — but I think this one has a real good chance. It’s the right business in the right place. Full deli, hot/cold buffet with prepared food, every snack known to man, and tables inside and out. Even groceries.

Today (Monday April 29) is the Grand Opening at this new location with free sampling at the salad bar from noon to 2pm.

Gourmet Heaven, 205 Meeting Street, Hours: always


filed under: Broadway | Food

New On Broadway — The Grange

1PM ON 23/04/2013
BY Beth Comery

grange First, everyone loves this new façade (which brought about the removal of the old awning that had an apostrophe in the wrong place which used to drive me nuts). More importantly this self-described “vegetable restaurant” seems to be making people pretty happy with the food and not just the vegetable people. My vegan friend couldn’t stop talking about her chicken-fried oyster mushroom po’ boy on pretzel bread, but added that her husband — a lifetime member of the ‘Bacon of the Month Club’ — loved his noodles and also wanted to go back.

Designer Kyla Coburn is responsible for the look of the place and continues to make Providence a more lovely city in which to eat and drink (Loie Fuller, the Avery, etc.).

The Grange at 166 Broadway is closed Tuesdays but otherwise open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch (check out Facebook for some pix of vegan beignets and donuts).


filed under: Food | gardening

SCLT Hub Day — Four Locations

9AM ON 05/04/2013
BY Daily Dose

community gardens (4.6) Southside Community Land Trust will kick off the growing season with its Neighborhood Hub Day on Saturday, April 6th. The Hub Day is the event to sign up for SCLT membership and participate in the Providence Community Growers Network. Attendees will be able to pick up compost and seeds, meet fellow neighbors who grow food, and participate in a food growing workshop led by urban gardening experts. (List of Providence Community Gardens)

East Side: Sessions Street Community Garden, 160 Session Street,11am to 2pm.

Southside: Davey Lopes Recreation Center, 227 Dudley Street, 10am to 1pm.

West End: Groundwork Providence, 111 Grove Street, 10am to 1pm.

Olneyville: Manton Avenue Community Garden, 40 Florence Street, 11am to 2pm.


filed under: Food | West End

Urban Greens Equinox Party

10PM ON 18/03/2013
BY Daily Dose

186 Carpenter Street (3.21) Celebrate the coming of spring, meet your neighbors, share some delicious food, and learn about Urban Greens’ plans for a community owned grocery store in the West Side of Providence. Music, snacks, raffles.

Live music performances by Providence’s multi-talented Scratch farmers — Katie Miller, Natalie Joblonski, and Nathan Bergman-Dean.

Food from Cabot Cheese, a New England co-op.

A screening of a short talk by LaDonna Redmond, Chicago food activist about urban access to healthy food.

Plus prizes from: Farmacy Herbs and Westside Wellness.

6pm, Thursday, March 21st, Urban Greens Equinox Celebration, 186 Carpenter Street


filed under: West End |

Dogs (Hot And Scurvy)

1PM ON 05/02/2013
BY Daily Dose

dog eat dog Join Brian Oakley and Joshua Kemp III for ‘Be Stiff!’ at the Scurvy Dog.

We’re gonna take our party to the next level… Join us EVERY Tuesday starting February 5th!!!!

DJ Brian Shawn Oakley & Joshua Livingston Kemp the First will entertain you with whatever the heck tuneage and tubeage they feel like playing. Acid Punk, Smooth Grind, Senior Contemporary, Hard Listening, Feel Bad Oldies… PLUS Jennifer will be doing DOG EAT DOG, serving up hot dogs featuring unique flavor combinations that you don’t know you love yet!

Eat the Bry, or the Kemp. Be the first to make obvious rude jokes about hot dogs and other hot dog-shaped things named after people you know.

10pm to 1am, Tuesdays, Scurvy Dog, 1718 Westminster Street


filed under: East Side | West End

I Heart Providence (East Vs. West)

9PM ON 03/02/2013
BY Daily Dose

I Heart Providence (2.5) What better way to show your love for your city than by pitting one neighborhood against the other in a steel cage, grudge match, food fight to the death! Head down to City Hall Tuesday for the 4th annual “I Heart Providence” celebration and cheer on your team.

The two sides in the culinary competition will be:

East Side: Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House, Brandy Schwalbe of The Duck & Bunny, and Paul Jalaf of Vanity

West Side: Mike McHugh of Julians, James Mark of North, and Jonathan Dille of the (soon-to-open on Broadway) Grange.

Participating stores and restaurants include Abyssinia, Ebisu, El Rancho Grande, Eye Cookies, Fertile Underground Grocery, Kabob and Curry, Los Andes Restaurant, Olneyville New York System and Whole Foods. Music by Bored with Four and Miss Wensday and the Cotillions.

6pm to 8pm, Tuesday, February 5, City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street


filed under: Food |

Thank You Blogosphere And Bakosphere

6PM ON 02/02/2013
BY Beth Comery

macarons The Thursday night Blogosphere Holiday Party went off without a hitch. Big thanks to Jef Nickerson of Greater City Providence and everybody else who helped make it happen.

It is my understanding that Cornish Associates and In Downcity generously provided the cookie platters from Ellie’s Bakery on Washington Street, and that Ellie’s further contributed a plate of macarons on top of that. You fiends! Those things are yummy. A macaron is a sandwich-like meringue cookie with a light gooey filling. Try the pistachio.


filed under: Food | the bucket

Wintertime Farmers Market And Pickle Contest

2PM ON 02/11/2012
BY Daily Dose

gourds The (indoors) Wintertime Farmers Market kicks off Saturday, November 3rd, at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Produce available at this time of year may include: arugula, bok choi, kale, collards, cabbage, chard, apples, cider, potatoes, sweet potatoes,leeks, garlic, fresh herbs, beets, parsnips, turnips, winter squash. Also shop for Seven Stars baked goods, shellfish, coffee, poultry, oysters, beef, pork, cheese, eggs, honey, maple syrup. And the knife-sharpening guy! And food trucks! Go here for a list of the vendors (note that some only set up on Saturdays). Also note;

Saturday, November 3rd, at 11am is the 2012 Pickle Contest! Pickle up your veggies for a contest at the first indoor Wintertime Market of the season. Judges will select winners in several categories: Best Traditional Pickle; Best Brine; Best Ferment; and Best All-Around Pickle. Sign-up online or come to taste some crazy pickles.

Recycling: Available at the Main Street side of the market hallway. You can now also drop off clean egg cartons and berry cartons for re-use by farmers and all of Providence’s new backyard chicken keepers.

Composting: EcoRI accepts residential compostables, vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds & filters, and compostable paper only. There is no charge for the service, but a $1 is suggested to support the program. More about Community Composting here.

9am to 1pm on Saturdays/4pm to 7pm on Wednesdays/no dogs please

Wintertime Farmers Market, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket


filed under: East Side | Get Out of the House

Hope Street Fest Sunday

6PM ON 20/09/2012
BY Daily Dose

Hope Street Hope Street will be closed to traffic between Fifth and Burlington Streets this Sunday afternoon for Fall Fest.

Live music and hay rides ($2). Food trucks and a Grilled Pizza Duel between Pizzico and Blaze Restaurant.

“Call Me Maybe” flash mob workshop (Festival Ballet parking lot at 3:15pm). The flash mob itself will take place at the First Works Festival on the 29th. Pumpkin patch (free pumpkin for the first 150 kids).

Noon to 4pm, Sunday, September 23, Hope Street between Fifth and Burlington Streets


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