News Bites: White House Kids’ “State Dinner,” Dave’s Coffee Syrup Goes National, Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef 2014

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Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: White House Kids’ “State Dinner,” Dave’s Coffee Syrup Goes National, Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef 2014

Rhode Island Community Food Bank Twitter Town Hall: Summer Food Service Program for Kids

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On Monday, July 1, at 4 pm, the Food Bank will host a half-hour Twitter Town Hall in partnership with the USDA, RIDE, United Way and the City of Providence to promote the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program that provides free meals to children in need during the summer. Currently, 51,300 children [….]

Reed Urges Kids to Submit Their Favorite Healthy Recipes for a Chance to Attend Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House

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Reed Urges Kids to Submit Their Favorite Healthy Recipes for a Chance to Attend Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House National recipe contest to promote healthy eating WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jack Reed wants Rhode Island kids to show off their culinary skills and win a trip to the second annual White House [….]

Gracie’s Offers Kids’ Tasting Menu for the Holidays

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Gracie’s restaurant in downtown Providence is now offering a three-course kids’ tasting menu during the holiday season. Executive Chef Matthew Varga and Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark designed the kids’ menu using the same philosophy behind Gracie’s main dining menu: “offering the freshest ingredients to reflect the flavors of the season.” Varga said, “I always have a blast cooking for kids because [….]