“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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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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News Bites: Providence One of America’s Top Foodie Cities and Edible Rhody Named Award Finalist

CNBC has posted a slideshow placing Providence in a list of ten of America’s Top Foodie Cities alongside the usual suspects San Francisco and Seattle. While there’s so much more to the city than the write-up of “‘stuffies’ . . .  ‘gaggers’” and the ubiquitous—well-deserved, as it may be—”Al Forno,” it looks like this listing
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