Food

Local Dude Eats Bugs

Meet David Gracer, proprietor of Providence’s Sunrise Land Shrimp, whose slogan is, “Mmm, That’s good Land Shrimp!” Let’s get this right out of the way: land shrimp are, as far as I can tell, crickets. But that’s not all David eats. As a self-proclaimed entomophagist (dudes who eat bugs.) Mr. Gracer is spreading his message …

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Interest grows in local foods movement…

Looks like this week’s forum at Brown was a big success: PROVIDENCE — Sure, the shoppers still hunt for tomatoes as they scan the produce at the winter farmers’ market downtown. But most don’t leave empty-handed, instead cradling fresh eggs or winter squash, beets and radishes fished out of baskets by the AS220 stage. Local …

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Providence’s Most Eligible Bachelor

An absence of inappropriate turtlenecks wasn’t the only thing missing in Providence Monthly’s annual 10 Most Wanted Issue.  The Beehive of Industry’s dapperest and most wanted gentlemen was left off the list!  Glee Guy, the debonair fellow with the fancy shoes and charming eyebrows pictured on the right, is all the more eligible now that …

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Amuse My Bouche

I’m not an expert, I just drink a lot.An aperitif, or topped off with orange juice in the morning. Engagements, weddings, divorces, graduations, pay raises or lay-offs. We’ve always found reasons to drink champagne. Now, I drink champagne as often as possible and for no occasion at all, but there is one day of the …

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Festivus dinner update

Well, as I mentioned yesterday, my holiday dinner included a close encounter with New York’s “Littlest Hustler.” The kid’s an experience. A unique mix of precocious and childish, playful and mean — In other words, incredibly manipulative. But he is somehow such that it almost feels reasonable that there’s a 3,000-word profile about him in …

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Attention Whole Foods shoppers:

It’s about time we all agree to stop confusing the genteel with the progressive. This is out of The Independent: Whole Foods Market, which recently expanded into Britain with a store in London’s upmarket suburb of Kensington, has been discovered stocking tomatoes from one of the most notorious Florida sweatshop producers. Whole Foods ignored an …

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now will you eat your vegetables?

‘ripe 2008 calendar:harvest the beauty’ This can be yours for a $17 tax-deductible donation which will benefit Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Southside Community Land Trust and the Brown Student Garden project. Photographs by Lucas Foglia and Kate Abarbanel. Order online.  Also available at the Brown Bookstore and Farmstead Cheese at Wayland Square.

Tomorrow — Fox Point Garden fundraiser

The Fox Point Community Garden will be holding its first fundraiser on Monday from 7-10 PM at the Portuguese Sporting Club at 92 Gano St. The garden just finished up its second season, with 120 plots tended by hundreds of people. And thousands of butterflies.There’ll be music and food and auctions and such. Suggested donation …

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Amuse My Bouche

In culinary terms, the amuse bouche refers to the tiny bite-sized morsel that precedes the first course, an introduction of the chef and preview of the meal to come. Amuse My Bouche refers to the food column that you find here on Providence Daily Dose, promising local restaurant reviews, Providence food&bev industry gossip, and general …

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“Oh my god, she’s fashion roadkill!”

Fashion is commonly thought of as a guilty indulgence, but this Friday, November 30th, at 7pm in RISD’s Metcalf Dining Hall (30 Waterman Street), you can enjoy some beautiful and unique designs while supporting a good cause. Project Apron: Fighting Hunger With Fashion, hosted by RISD Dining, will raise funds to fill the shelves at …

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Wintertime Farmers Market Opening This Saturday!

Providence Wintertime Farmers Market Opening This Saturday! AS220 – 115 Empire Street Every Saturday 12-3 pm As the winter months begin, Farm Fresh Rhode Island is thrilled to announce the opening of a new indoor farmer’s market, happening every Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm at AS220. This weekly market will begin this Saturday …

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