Food

Tini Open in Downtown Providence

Tini — the new restaurant from Al Forno owners George Germon and Johanne Killeen — is now open on Washington Street. I guess it’s been open for four weeks, but yesterday was the first I noticed it. Not too surprising, considering that the diminutive front makes it seems almost like a side room of Gracie’s. …

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United BBQ Opens On Ives Street

The Ives St renaissance continues with the opening United BBQ — 3 years in the making, and I don’t think proprietor Claude Goldstein will take offense at the admission that some of us weren’t sure this day would ever come. Best BBQ seitan I’ve ever had, among the many vegetarian options. (Properly filing us veggies …

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Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Thursday, October 23rd, 7:00pm Join urban grower RJ Ruppenthal for an evening workshop and talk. Author of Fresh Food From Small Places: The Square Inch Gardeners Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting, Mr. Ruppenthal will talk from over 30 years of experience growing fresh food on rooftops, window sills, garages, and everywhere in between. …

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What Do You Do When A F*cking F*gg*t Wants A Pizza?

I’m not sure why this has been bugging me for the last twelve hours, but it really has, to the point where I may have even had a dream about it last night: Yesterday I worked late and skipped dinner, but then decided to head out to the Black Rep for some SoundSessioning.  Because the …

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The Red Fez: Providence’s 92nd Best Restaurant?

I spent many terrible Friday nights as a child in a white basement with a dropped ceiling on a side street off Pocasset Avenue, writhing in agony at the smell of the calimari being eaten with terrible fervor by my mother and my Auntie Lala. It was St. Bart’s Club, one of a number of …

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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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Well, if you’re reading this today:

After you’re done with your Chinese food and theater-hopping at Providence Place, head on up to Boston for the Matzoh Ball. More than a little lame, but the only show in town:Avalon, 15 Lansdowne Street. THE ALTERNATIVE TO JUST ANOTHER “SILENT NIGHT”! Hosted by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals and Things To Do, the …

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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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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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