Showcasing the best of the ever-expanding Rhode Island culinary scene, the Eat Drink RI Festival is returning to Providence for an expanded four-day all-local food festival. Taking place Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th, the Festival . . .
Now in it’s 8th year the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival not only brings in some of the most prominent chefs from around the country . . .
On Monday evening, May 13, 2013, the Providence Zoning Board of Review approved Drake Patten’s request for a zoning variance for the property at 399 Broadway so that she can open an urban farm supply store named Cluck. If this seems like a bit of déjà vu it’s because the Zoning Board approved the request three months ago and, through… Read more →
I’ve written twice before about Cluck’s attempts to open an urban farm supply store at 399 Broadway in Providence. Unfortunately, after many months of planning, build-out, stocking the store with inventory and constant persistence from Cluck’s owner Drake Patten, the store has still not been able to open it’s doors. Now, more than ever, in this fight to not only… Read more →
EAT DRINK RI FESTIVAL RHODE ISLAND’S FIRST-EVER THREE-DAY LOCAL FOOD CELEBRATION COMES TO PROVIDENCE Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 PROVIDENCE, RI (March 1, 2013) – Celebrating the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island, the Eat Drink RI Festival is set to take the stage as the state’s very first three-day local food festival. Taking place Friday,… Read more →
The Sun WineFest ’13 is this weekend and as always it attracts some of the best names in the food, wine and spirits world to the Mohegan Sun Resort in southeastern Connecticut. One of those food personalities is Andy Husbands, the chef/owner of Tremont 647 in Boston, Massachusetts. Readers of this site may recognize Husbands name as he is the… Read more →
Here is my final recipe in the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Original Recipe Contest. The other three entries utilized either Border Springs Farm lamb or shellfish, either Rappahannock River Oysters or Olde Salt Clams. This time out we were gifted with both lamb and shellfish, more specifically ground lamb and Olde Salt clams. There are a number… Read more →
From the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau comes the news of the next Providence Restaurant Week. As has become the tradition in the area, Restaurant Week has grown to Restaurant Weeks, running for two full weeks beginning Sunday, January 13. All the information, including the complete list of participating restaurants can be found at http://www.goprovidence.com/rw/ Restaurants Statewide are… Read more →
Congratulations to Providence’s Gracie’s and Newport’s Bouchard Restaurant and Inn and Castle Hill Inn. All three are in a list of the top 100 restaurants in the country, alongside such worldwide best restaurants as Eleven Madison Park and The French Laundry, as chosen by OpenTable reviews. According to OpenTable, “Out of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners… Read more →
Note: for the latest news on Cluck! please see this story: The Latest on the Battle for Cluck! Your Help Is Still Needed. Cluck! is a planned urban farm supply business that is trying to establish itself in a lot with a vacant garage at 399 Broadway in Providence. Unfortunately, what seems to be a good retail business, which would bring… Read more →