The first Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2015, the Great Cupcake Championship, was held this past Sunday, March 15th at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Thirteen area bakers specializing in cupcakes competed to see who had the best, according to a panel of six culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing for the People’s Choice.
Last November nine of Rhode Island’s top bartenders gathered at The Eddy in Providence, along with a crowd of many more bartenders, four judges and a lot of Bols Genever, to compete for a trip to Tampa to celebrate Repeal Day. Because of the Repeal Day prize the cocktails created were to all be Prohibition-era inspired.
It’s almost time once again for one of the year’s best chef and restaurant events in Rhode Island, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. Where else can you find 24 of the area’s best chefs preparing their fantastic food in the same place, while also benefitting a great charity? The event is coming up on Thursday, September 19 in Newport… Read more →
From Eat Drink RI contributor Adam Baffoni comes this review of Providence’s newest restaurant, birch, from Heidi and Benjamin Sukle.
In a sign that the vibrant and nationally renowned culinary scene in Providence continues to grow, a new restaurant, birch, will be opening this summer from acclaimed chef Benjamin Sukle and Heidi Sukle. The Sukles released the news today that they will be taking over the former Tini space at 200 Washington Street and opening a restaurant serving “modern American cuisine… Read more →
Food & Wine has announced the nominees for this year’s The People’s Best New Chef and in the New England region the nominees include Rhode Island Chefs Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House and Benjamin Sukle of The Dorrance. This is Bolin’s third nomination for the award and Sukle’s second. Food & Wine nominates 100 chefs—ten chefs in ten regions… Read more →
On Tuesday, February 5th, the fifth annual I HEART PROVIDENCE was held at Providence City Hall. This year’s event included a culinary competition with the theme East Side vs. West Side. East Side chefs Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House, Brandy Schwalbe of The Duck & Bunny, and Paul Jalaf of Vanity “battled” against West Side chefs Mike McHugh… Read more →
Now in it’s fifth year, I HEART PROVIDENCE 2013 is hosting a culinary competition at Providence City Hall between East Side chefs Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House, Brandy Schwalbe of The Duck & Bunny, and Paul Jalaf of Vanity versus West Side chefs Mike McHugh of Julians, James Mark of North, and Jonathan Dille of The Grange, a plant-based… Read more →
Normally we would just FaceTwitInstaPin this story instead of making it a standalone post, but then we saw the article’s practically buried. When you go to the list of “One Year In” interviews for December, Providence’s Lester and Sukle interview isn’t in the list! Let’s show Eater that Providence can get twice as much traffic as all those other cities,… Read more →
In what has become the best annual culinary event in Rhode Island, on Thursday, September 20th, twenty-two of Rhode Island’s best chefs assembled at Belle Mer in Newport for the 11th Annual March of Dimes Rhode Island Signature Chefs Auction. This year’s honoree was Jonathan Cambra of the Boat House in Tiverton. A proud husband and father of two, Cambra has been… Read more →