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Sakura Festival — Saturday Classical High

Sakura means ‘cherry blossoms’ and they are a huge deal in Japan. The nation follows the cherry blossom forecast like we track hurricanes. (Right now it’s peaking in Tohoku, but maybe start heading north to Hakodate.) You can enjoy Japanese culture, food, and whatever this

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,

Chef Matt Jennings On The Television

“So how did you end up in Providence?” This unexpected query was posed to chef Matt Jennings on the ‘CBS Saturday Morning’ food segment today. Formerly of Farmstead in Wayland Square the nattily dressed and majorly tatted up chef has since returned to Boston. Last

Local Chefs Up For James Beard Honors

Two Rhode Island chefs — J & W grads both — are semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards. Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway (open since 2002) is already a Providence institution, while Champe Speidel will be relocating his Persimmon from Bristol to the

‘You Should Be A Plumber’

This advice from native son Dewey Dufresne to his ridiculously accomplished restaurateur son Wylie draws a laugh from CBS host Vinita Nair. But attention graduating seniors — he’s not wrong! The pair are seen here in front of Alder, Wylie’s latest venture in lower Manhattan.

When In LA — Go To Providence

Known as the “Seafood King of Los Angeles” Michael Cimarusti cites his childhood experiences in Rhode Island — grandparents in Providence and summers spent fishing in Narragansett — as major culinary influences. (Cimarusti has been nominated for his fourth James Beard for his LA restaurants:

Ogie’s Trailer Park In West End

Suddenly it’s all about this place. Ogie’s Trailer Park is the latest restaurant, bar, and beer garden in the West End/Armory area. And it is incredibly photogenic, particularly the swell interior with mid-century modern lighting fixtures, furnishings, and kitsch. A sweet Serro Scotty guards the

‘Kitchen’ On Carpenter Street

This compact eatery for brunch and breakfast plates is fast developing a slobbering and vocal following who will grab you by the lapels and talk you stupid with every single detail. Sadly it was closed when I showed up late. Apparently you can tell when

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Food Trucks

The Providence Phoenix has a comprehensive rundown of the Providence food truck scene — from sliders to escargot to vegan soft serve — including all the Twitter tags. (What perfect technological synergy. Twitter was made for the food truck business . . . and the

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North Bakery Opens In West End

I was going to use a picture of some delicious pastries but I think everybody would rather look at this. North Bakery opened its doors today with pastry manager Kelly Dull among the welcoming faces across the counter. North Bakery is an offshoot of the

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Seafood Throwdown At Armory Park

(5.29) Farm Fresh Rhode Island opens its Summertime Armory Market with a special event. Chef Colin Sepko from Julians and Peter Gobin from Mijo’s Tacos go head-to-head in the Local Seafood Throwdown at the Armory Market with a mystery fish! Meet the fishermen and women,

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‘Human Nature’ At Mad Dog Studios

‘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

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West Side Diner Open

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

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R.I. Seafood Festival This Weekend

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

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North Of Providence

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

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Wild Colonial Opens During Prov 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