RI VegFest At WFAC

(2.13) Meat-free donuts! This I can get behind. I pulled up the RI VegFest website to write about this upcoming two-day event at the Waterfire Arts Center only to see: “VIP and general admissions tickets have sold out.” But procrastinating vegans, vegetarians, and the merely “plant curious” should not despair: “Late entry tickets are now …

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Holiday Farmers Markets

(12.22) Not only will Farm Fresh RI on Sims Avenue be hosting its regular Saturday Farmers Market, but they have added an extra evening market on Wednesday, December 22, from 3pm to 7pm. Products typically on sale include: Veggies, cheese, herbs, baked goods, mushrooms, shellfish, dog treats, honey, spa products, cut flowers, mittens and scarves …

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NicoBella’s Gets Into The Spirit

Look who makes a great Santa! I stopped by NicoBella’s downtown last Sunday to inquire about an upcoming art show, only to be greeted by owner Daniel Crenca all suited up and checking my naughty/nice status at the door. He will be adopting this persona on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays through the season. As you …

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New Sign For Olneyville New York System

And you probably couldn’t even tell. Alarm spread throughout the city last summer when the New York System announced that their neon sign was beyond repair and would have to be replaced. We needn’t have worried; owner Greg Stevens hired Providence Painted Signs with orders to “fabricate a brand new, yet still iconic, sign “that …

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Hope Street Farmers Market Saturday

Interruptions in the supply chain are not a problem when you buy locally. Only two Saturdays left in the Hope Street Farmers Market season. Seen here is a file photo of root vegetables. Your results may vary. What’s available may also include: cut flowers, lamb, beef, scallops, oysters, baked goods, coffee, fresh herbs, apples, and …

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Columbus Day Festival All Weekend

(10.11) Be advised, several blocks of Atwells Avenue (between Dean and Sutton Streets) have been closed to traffic to make way for the 29th annual Columbus Day Festival. DePasquale Plaza will be jumping. Guests will be able to experience cuisine from over 20 Federal Hill restaurants that have expanded seating or are offering additional menu …

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Bourdain Documentary Starts

Screenings of the new documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” start Thursday at the Providence Place Cinema. Directed by Morgan Neville, Slate calls the movie “a brilliant, sometimes troubling documentary about at brilliant, sometimes troubling man.” Roadrunner intercuts clips of interviews with its subject and those who were close to him with behind-the-scenes footage …

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Fusion Ice Cream Shop On Federal Hill

Helado Taiyaki on Dean Street describes its unique frozen treat as a “Latin twist on a Japanese dessert.” Taiyaki is a traditional fish-shaped cake which is used here as a vessel for soft serve and novel flavor combos inspired by the owner’s childhood experiments. (Helado is Spanish for frozen, or ice cream.) Providence Monthly interviewed …

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Pig Roast At Urban Greens

(6.27) Urban Greens Food Co-op in the west end will be holding a Pig Pickin’ and craft sale Sunday afternoon. Also on the menu: Rib-eye steak, chicken, swordfish, vegan sausage, lots of sides. Only $15.99 per plate. Noon to 4pm, Sunday, June 27, Pig Roast, Urban Greens, 93 Cranston Street, (directions)

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