“The Smoking Monkey” Wins the 2012 Temple Downtown WaterFire Cocktail Challenge

On Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012, Temple Downtown Restaurant & Lounge held their first WaterFire Cocktail Challenge. Five of the Temple bartenders were challenged to create a signature cocktail and competed to be named the WaterFire cocktail at Temple Downtown. The cocktails were judged by Barnaby Evans, Executive Artistic Director of WaterFire, Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal Food Editor and Dale Venturini, President
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The New York Times Highlights Trace and Trust

Noted cookbook author and Providence native Joan Nathan writes an excellent story for this week’s The New York Times Dining & Wine section on Rhode Island based Trace and Trust and Wild Rhody, a “boat-to-table initiative” as Nathan describes it. The article also features comments from Nick’s on Broadway Chef Derek Wagner and New Rivers‘
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Edible Communities Wins James Beard Foundation “Publication of the Year” Award

Edible Communites Publications, of which local magazine Edible Rhody is a part, won the Publication of the Year award at the James Beard Foundation awards held Friday evening in New York. Publication of the Year is a new category under the Beard Foundation’s Journalism Awards group. Genie McPherson Trevor, editor of Edible Rhody, sent out
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Willa VanNostrand Wins Rhode Island Cocktail Contest

The finals for the Rhode Island Cocktail Contest were held at Local 121 tonight and the winner is Willa VanNostrand, bartender at the E & O Tap in Providence. VanNostrand’s winning cocktail, “The Benefit Dram,” is a perfect balance of liquor and fresh ingredients and will be served at RISD Museum of Art during their
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