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WINES, SPIRITS & DELICACIES
❧ Bottles Fine Wine—The East Side’s award-winning liquor store. Featuring thousands of wines, including over 800 under $15; over 1,000 beers and full line of spirits. Open M–Sa 9 am–10 pm, Su 10 am–6 pm. 141 Pitman St., Providence. 401.372.2030; BottlesFineWine.com
❧ Grapes and Gourmet—One-stop shop for fine wines, craft beers, spirits and some of the best artisan cheese around. Open M–Th 9 am–9 pm, F–Sa 9 am–10 pm, Su noon–6 pm. 9 E. Ferry Wharf, Jamestown. 401.423.0070 or Facebook.
❧ Grapes & Grains—An emporium for wine enthusiasts offering a unique selection of wine, spirits and craft beers in a beverage learning environment. G&G is a Cork ReHarvest partner. Special orders, gift boxes, private tastings, weekly educational events. Open M–Th 10 am–8 pm, F & Sa 10 am–8:30 pm, Su noon–6 pm. 24 Bosworth St., Barrington. 401.245.2100; GrapesAndGrainsRI.com; or on Facebook.
❧ Greenvale Vineyards—Taste estate-grown wines in the historic Stable/Tasting Room. Tour vineyards overlooking the Sakonnet River. Live jazz 1–4 pm Sa through Dec. 9. Open daily M–Sa 10 am–5 pm & Su noon–5 pm. 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 401.847.3777; Greenvale.com
❧ Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet—Offering unique artisan ingredients; thoughtfully selected wines, beers and spirits; weekly classes. Fresh pastries and lunch daily: hearty, healthy and a little indulgent! M–Sa 10am–8pm, Su 10am–6pm. 11&13 Memorial Boulevard East, Newport. 401.619.3966; NewportWineCellar.com.
❧ Nickle Creek Vineyard—Known as the fun family winery with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The tasting room is the perfect setting for a quick getaway; grounds surrounding the winery make for the perfect picnicking spot. 12 King Rd., Foster. 401.369.3694; NickleCreekVineyard.com
❧ The Savory Grape—Offers a top-notch selection of wine, spirits and craft brews, many organic. Online ordering, shipping and delivery. M–Th 10 am–8:30 pm, F–Sa 9:30 am–9 pm, Su noon–5 pm. 1000 Division Rd., East Greenwich. 401.886.9463; TheSavoryGrape.com
RESTAURANTS & CATERERS, CAFÉS, BARS & GRILLS
❧ Bacaro—A split concept Italian restaurant offering a unique dining experience: Enoteca (Italian wine bar), Salumeria (cured meats and cheeses) and Cicchetteria (small plates). The menu reflects the food and philosophy of Italy. 262 Water St., Providence. 401.751.3700; BacaroRestaurant.net
Blackstone Caterers—Since 1945, inspiring absolute confidence. Exquisite food, innovative presentation and flawless service provide guests with an unparalleled culinary experience while supporting local fishermen and artisans and utilizing locally grown organic produce. 401.848.2030; BlackstoneCaterers.com
❧ Brix Restaurant + The Vineyard Café at Newport Vineyards—Eat local, drink local at Newport Vineyards. Enjoy outdoor dining at the Vineyard Café for lunch, or dine fireside at Brix Restaurant for dinner overlooking the winery. Farm-focused and locally sourced menus paired with estate grown wines. 909 E. Main Rd., Middletown. 401.848.5161; NewportVineyards.com.
❧ Cav—One of Providence’s most original and dazzling restaurants, Cav has won numerous awards for its outstanding cuisine and service. Set in an old brick factory, Cav serves classic dishes with sophistication and attention to detail demanded by owner Sylvia Moubayed. 14 Imperial Pl. #101, Providence. 401.751.9164; CavRestaurant.com
❧ Chair 5 Bistro & In/Outdoor Rooftop at The Break—Handcrafted, locally sourced, seasonal menu. Weekend music. Main bistro daily 5–10 pm, brunch Su 8 am–2 pm; rooftop bar M–Sa noon–10 pm, Su 2–10 pm. 1208 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 401.363.9820; DineChair5.com
❧ Chez Pascal & The Wurst Kitchen—A cozy neighborhood bistro with a menu that is French influenced and seasonally inspired by New England farmers, plus The Wurst Kitchen, a small open kitchen located in Chez Pascal featuring house-made sausages, sandwiches and small plates. The Wurst Window provides easy walkup access to sausages. Chez Pascal serves dinner M–Th 5:30–9 pm, F–Sa 5:30–10 pm; The Wurst Kitchen serves lunch Tu–Sa 11:30 am–2:30 pm, dinner Tu–Sa same closing hours as Chez Pascal. 960 Hope St., Providence. 401.421.4422; Chez-Pascal.com
❧ The Cooked Goose—Serving breakfast, lunch, picnics to go, prepared foods, baked goods and gourmet cheeses year-round. 7 am–7 pm daily. 92 Watch Hill Rd., Westerly. 401.348.9888; TheCookedGoose.com
❧ Ellie’s Bakery—Defining simple pleasures. This intimate bakery promises wholesome goodness and a delightful awakening of the senses. Freshly baked breads, pastries, sandwiches, cakes, French macarons, local tea and coffee. Open M–Sa. 61 Washington St., Providence. 401.228.8118; ElliesBakery.com
❧ The Flatbread Company—Serving local, organic, wood-fired pizza. Local spirits and craft beer on tap. Open daily 11:30 am–10 pm. 161 Cushing St. on College Hill in Providence. 401.273.2737; FlatbreadCompany.com
❧ Jamestown Fish—A casually elegant restaurant featuring European-inspired preparations of pristine seafood from local waters, complemented by an extensive wine list. Dining room and Bridge Bar open W–Sa 5 pm; Su 4 pm. Patio open 7 days for lunch and dinner in summer. 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 401.423.3474; JamestownFish.com
❧ Julians Restaurant & Catering—Award-winning brunch, dinner, drinks and craft beer served daily since 1994. Vegan & vegetarian options since always. M–F brunch 9 am–4:30 pm, dinner M–F 5–11 pm; Sa–Su brunch 8 am–2:30 pm, dinner 5–11 pm; drinks till 1am every day. 318 Broadway, Providence. 401.861.1770; JuliansProvidence.com
❧ KG KitchenBar—Serving creative American fare at neighborhood prices. Come and be part of something special on Providence’s Upper East Side. Chef Kevin Gaudreau offers scratch cooking with casually upbeat service. Open seven days for dinner starting at 4 pm. Lunch is offered W–Sa and our brunch is Sunday 10 am–3 pm. 771 Hope St., Providence. 401.331410; KGKitchenBar.com
❧ Matunuck Oyster Bar—Right on the oyster pond, Perry Raso’s popular venture features fresh local seafood, including his own Matunuck oysters, combined with produce from his own Matunuck vegetable farm. Oyster farm tours and off-site catering available. Indoor and outdoor waterside dining, open daily. Lunch and dinner from 11:30 am. 629 Succotash Rd., East Matunuck. 401.783.4202; RhodyOysters.com
❧ Metacom Kitchen—Modern American Bistro. Seasonally driven cuisine, rustic in appearance, refined in approach. International wine list, craft beer and cocktails. Dinner W–F 5– 10 pm, Sa–Su 4–10 pm. 322 Metacom Ave., Warren. 401.245.1193; MetacomKitchen.com
❧ Mill’s Tavern—Celebrating 15 years of fine dining, the Mill’s Tavern is an acclaimed four-star restaurant, nestled in the culinary-rich North Main Street area of Providence, offering fresh seasonal fare with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Open daily: M–Th 5–10 pm, F & Sa 5–11 pm, Su 4–9 pm. 101 N. Main St., Providence. 401.272.3331; MillsTavernRestaurant.com
❧ Parkside Rotisserie & Bar—Now celebrating 20 years of serving the best in all-natural meats and fresh local produce. M–Th 11:30 am–10 pm, F 11:30 am–11 pm, Sa 5–11 pm, Su 4–9 pm. 76 S. Main St., Providence. 401.331.0003; ParksideProvidence.com
❧ New Rivers—Entering its 26th year, New Rivers continues to be a trailblazer in local- and seasonal-inspired food and drink. Menu offerings range from local fish, meats and vegetables to house-made pastas and an extensive in-house charcuterie program. Dinner M–Sa 5 pm–closing. 7–9 Steeple St., Providence. 401.751.0350; NewRiversRestaurant.com
❧ The Salted Slate—American dining in the heart of Wayland Square. Lunch Tu–F 11:30 am–3 pm, brunch Sa–Su 9 am–3 pm; dinner Tu–Su from 5 pm. 186 Wayland Ave., Providence. 401.270.3737; SaltedSlate.com
❧ The Sea Goose Grill & Raw Bar—Local restaurant showcasing the best of southern Rhode Island aquaculture, seafood and farms. Casual and friendly, full bar and extensive wine list. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 265 Post Rd., Westerly. 401.315.0788; TheSeaGoose.com
❧ Small Point Café—A cozy and colorful place to watch the world go by. Enjoy good conversation over fresh and healthy food, the best coffee and treats. Good to stay or to take away. See website for info on validated parking. Open daily, M–F 7 am–7:30 pm, Sa 7:30 am–7:30 pm, Su 8 am–7:30 pm. 230 Westminster, Providence. SmallPointCafe.com.
❧ The Village Hearth Bakery Café—Jamestown’s artisanal bakery. Wood-fired pizza every Sunday 4:30–7:30 pm. Open F 7 am–4 pm; Sa 7 am–4pm; Su 7 am–2 pm. 2 Watson Ave., Jamestown. 401.423.9282; VillageHearthBakeryCafe.com
GOOD THINGS TO EAT & DRINK
❧ Dave’s Fresh Marketplace—The largest locally owned and operated supermarket in Rhode Island, since 1969. Ten locations from Cumberland to Wickford, providing outstanding customer service with the freshest, best-quality foods. DavesMarketplace.com
❧ Farmacy Herbs—Rhode Island’s only bulk herb store, farm, herbal school and integrative medicine clinic. Classes, consultations, chemicalfree teas, bulk herbs and herbal products. Open M, W, Th, F 10 am–5 pm and Su noon–5 pm. 28 Cemetery St., Providence. FarmacyHerbs.com
❧ Hope Street Farmers’ Market —Everything fresh and local, plus a lot of fun. On Providence’s East Side, now open Sa 9 am–1 pm and W 3–6 pm through October 28. EBT/SNAP accepted. Lippitt Park, Providence, between Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard. HopeStreetMarket.com
Narragansett Creamery—Award-winning artisan cheeses and yogurt handcrafted in Providence with family pride. Made with fresh local milk and never any additives or preservatives. At your local store or call 401.272.4944; RICheeses.com
❧ Olive del Mondo—Providence’s first olive oil and vinegar tasting bar. Fresh extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and more—all on tap. Independently owned and operated. Open M–Sa 10 am–6 pm, Su noon–5 pm. 815 Hope St., Providence. 401.383.5733; OliveDelMondo.com
❧ The Pantry at Avenue N American Kitchen—The Pantry, offering the ultimate takeout, is the latest addition from Nick and Tracy Rabar, specializing in prepared foods, local grocery items and artisan lunch. M–F 11 am–6 pm, Sa–Su 10 am–4 pm. 20 Newman Ave., Rumford. 401.228.6691; AvenueNAmericanKitchen.com
❧ Pastiche—For 25 years, a dozen pastry chefs have been creating world-class pastries on Federal Hill. Tortes, cheesecakes, mousse cakes, cookies and decadent layer cakes, all to enjoy here or to take away for your own delight. Open Tu–Su, or call in an order. 92 Spruce St., Providence. 401.861.5190; PasticheFineDesserts.com
❧ Provender—Providing Tiverton and surrounding area with in-house bakery, deli, gourmet shelf products, box lunches and awarding-winning sandwiches and cookies for 35 years. Spring and fall Wed–Su 10 am–4 pm; July and August Tues-Sun 9 am–5 pm. 3883 Main Rd., Tiverton. 401.624.8084; ProvenderFineFoods.com
❧ Seven Stars Bakery—Everything is baked from scratch using only the best ingredients. Stop by for a loaf or a cappuccino on Broadway or Hope St. in Providence or in Rumford. For hours at all locations: 401.521.2200; SevenStarsBakery.com
❧ Sin—Breakfast items, daily treats and coffee drinks as well as custom cakes. Cocktails and plated desserts. Daily 7 am–4 pm. Now at 1413 Westminster St. 401.369.8427; EatWicked.com
❧ Sweet Berry Farm—Pick your own seasonal fruits. Eclectic farm and specialty food market with fresh baked goods and gourmet meals to go or stay. Open daily April–December. 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown. 401.847.3912; SweetBerryFarmRI.com
❧ Whole Foods Market—The world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods. Dedicated to stringent quality standards and committed to sustainable agriculture. Open daily 8 am–8 pm, with two stores in Providence and one in Cranston. WholeFoodsMarket.com
EVENTS & DESTINATIONS
Downcity.com—A local blog devoted to sharing the best that Downcity Providence has to offer. Learn about neighborhood happenings, food specials, shopping, living, local gossip and more. InDowncity.com. Follow us on Facebook: In-Downcity Providence, and Twitter: @InDownCityPVD.
Providence Restaurant Weeks (July 9– 22)—Enjoy three-course lunches for $16.95 or three-course dinners for $29.95 or $34.95. Visit ProvidenceRestaurantWeeks.com now for menus and more info. Providence Restaurant Weeks is sponsored by GoProvidence.com and OrderUp.
KITCHEN ACCESSORIES, COOKING GEAR, GREEN RESOURCES, GIFTS & INTERIOR DESIGN
❧ Adler’s Hardware—A full-service neighborhood hardware store offering personal service for 89 years, as well as home design services. 173 Wickenden St., Providence. 401.421.5157; AdlersRI.com
❧ cluck! Urban Farm Supply—Tools, supplies, books, feed, educational programs and unusual gifts related to urban homesteading, backyard chicken and bee keeping and all matter of self-reliance practices. Tu–Sa 10 am–6 pm, Su noon–4 pm. 399 Broadway, Providence. 401.274.1160; CluckRI.com
The Compost Plant—Bulk compost, soil blends and bagged Rhody Gold products: Original Gold all-natural compost, Potters Pleasure premium potting soil and Grow Master super soil mix. Local food for your garden! 844.741.GOLD; CompostPlant.com
Design + Renovation—Rhode Island’s bestkept secret for custom-designed and professionally built kitchens, baths and other home remodeling projects. Deal directly with the owner, Waylan Tucker, artist, designer, builder. 401.467.3292; DesignRenovation.info
❧ RI Kitchen & Bath—An award-winning design-build firm specializing in kitchen & bathroom renovations. Serving clients in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut since 1989. Open daily. 139 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. 401.463.1550; RIKB.com
Site Specific—A gastronome’s choice for design-build, general contracting and construction management. Located in Providence, Site Specific focuses on sophisticated, design-minded clients. 401.632.4400; SiteSpecificLLC.com
❧ Stock Culinary Goods—A curated shop dedicated to those who love to cook and entertain, with an emphasis on good design, regional craftsmanship, international sourcing and food-themed gatherings. Stock helps set the mood, set the table or make the meal. 756 Hope St., Providence; 401.521.0101; StockCulinaryGoods.com
❧ Wickford Gourmet Outlet—A treasure trove of kitchen items from the former owners of Wickford Gourmet. Wide selection of discounted glasses, dishtowels, pepper grinders and much more. 21 W. Main St., Wickford. 401.294.8430
FLOWERS, GARDENS & LANDSCAPING
❧ The Farmer’s Daughter—Purveyors of unique and unusual plant material, vegetables, pottery, fountains and garden decor. Open daily 9 am–6 pm, mid-March thru December. 716 Mooresfield Rd., Wakefield. 401.792.1340; TheFarmersDaughterRI.com
❧ Garden Endeavors—Landscape design/build company serving Southeastern New England. Specializing in garden rejuvenation; bringing new life to outdoor spaces. Kitchen gardens, containers, flower and ornamental borders. 401.465.1760; Gardenendeavors@me.com; Garden-Endeavors.com
❧ Robin Hollow Farm—Outstanding cut flowers and events with local flowers. Farmers’ markets in Newport, Providence, Saunderstown May–October. Events year ‘round—call for appointment. 401.294.2868; RobinHollowFarm.com
HANDS-ON LEARNING FOR ALL AGES
The Gordon School—Academic, racially diverse, child-centered. Nursery to eighth grade; outstanding secondary school placement; 12-acre campus with pond, vegetable gardens and 73% open space. East Providence. 401.434.3833; GordonSchool.org
Rocky Hill School—An independent, co-ed, non-denominational, college preparatory day school on 84 waterfront acres. East Greenwich, RI. Preschool through grade 12. Innovative teaching and interactive educational experiences prepare our diverse student body to become lifelong learners and leaders. 401.884.9070; RockyHill.org
The Wheeler School—Since 1889, inspiring and challenging young people in grades nursery–12. Vibrant, creative school environment in the heart of College Hill on the East Side of Providence. 401.421.8100; WheelerSchool.org