Hood Soup Boutique Truck Comes to Providence with soup from Chef Ben Lloyd of Tazza

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On Tuesday, December 11 through Thursday, December 13, Hood is bringing the Soup Boutique, Inspired by Hood Cream, a touring food truck sampling chef-created soups featuring Hood Cream, to Providence. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Soup Boutique will be in downtown Providence offering free soup samples, one from a recipe created by Executive Chef [….]

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 [….]

A Visit to Trafford for Newport Restaurant Week, November 4 – 13, 2011

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Newport Restaurant Week (NRW) begins anew this Friday, November 4, at over 55 restaurants in Newport & Bristol Counties. Diners at participating restaurants get to enjoy three-course lunches for $16, and three-course dinners for $30, from the 4th through November 13. In talking with the NBCCVB about this year’s Restaurant Week we decided to do [….]

Charcutepalooza May: Grinding: merguez and Mexican chorizo

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Sometimes, as the poet Burns wrote, “the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” That isn’t to say I didn’t grind meat for this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge. Nor is it to say the final product wasn’t very tasty. It’s that, well, things went awry. Which is why there are only two “before” [….]