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Hope Street Farmers Market — Saturdays Lippitt Park

With regards to distancing and such, the Hope Street Farmers Market has got it figured out. I checked in last Saturday and felt completely comfortable at all times — they do have a pretty big area. The entrance is at the north end of market, and the exit is out the south end. Let’s talk …

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Hope Street Farmers Market Saturdays

The Hope Street Farmers Market at Lippitt Park has started up its Saturday schedule. (They also set up on Wednesday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm.) This week let’s talk about some of the nonfood offerings. First: There’s a bicycle valet. Volunteers from RI Bike and Recycle-A-Bike will watch your bike for you while you shop. …

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Sakura Festival At Classical High

(4.29) Sakura means ‘cherry blossoms’ and they are a huge deal in Japan. The nation follows the cherry blossom forecast the way 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 guy is doing, this Saturday at the fifth …

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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 year, he opened Townsman in Boston where he serves up …

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‘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. (Watch here.) Wylie Dufresne, wd~50 founder and frequent food TV …

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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: Providence* and Connie & Ted’s, named for his grandparents.) For …

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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 front door. We can’t find a menu online, but they …

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