August 2016

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The Dish: Veteran-Owned Mike's Ice Serves Thai Ice Cream Rolls

The mobile ice cream truck, run by and dedicated to veterans, has some serious social media swag, including Pokemon GO doughnuts.

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The Dish: Get Grilling with the Backyard Food Company

The homegrown business expands with a new heirloom pickle line, a Smashburger collaboration and distribution from Maine to New Jersey.

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Close Out Summer With A Banana Split

Whether you want to get a single scoop or go bananas, there are plenty of tasty options.

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Your Chance to Live Like Newport's Elite

The Live the Gilded Life sweepstakes offers a chance to win a three-day getaway for two, including transportation, accommodations and exclusive access and experiences at the Newport Mansions.

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Five Can't Miss Events of the Week: Aug. 25–31

Music in the park, artsy Pawtucket, Brew at the Zoo and more.

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Writing and Reading with Frequency in Providence

Unleash your creative side through playwriting, poetry and some quality time with a mad scientist and his monster.

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The Dish: Olson and Son Hopyard Helps Family Through Tough Times

Eric Olson started growing hops for a hobby he and son, Liam, could do together, and the endeavor took on a life of its own.

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Listen to Sarah Potenza's Debut Album

The Rhode Island-bred singer's release "Monster" is available today, August 19.

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Get Wet at One of These Free Water Parks for Kids

Providence Parks and Recreation has a list of twelve free water parks from which to choose, including the brand new Splash Water Park.

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Saving Superman, One Tour at a Time

A look inside Providence's most iconic — and controversial — vacant building.

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Five Can't Miss Events of the Week: Aug. 18–24

Pops in the park, Lovecraft b-day, a night market and more.

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Help Support Gotta Have Sole's Shoes for School Program

Help raise enough funds to provide 1,000 children with the footwear they need to begin the 2016-2017 school year on the right foot.

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Last Chance: Avenue Q at OSTC

Don't let the puppets fool you: With nude scenes and songs like "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," Avenue Q is as edgy as it gets.

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A Dose of Horror at the Lovecraft Film Festival

Movies inspired by Lovecraft’s work will be presented, as well as panels, vendors and readings focused on the author.

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Lighting Up Hope Street

A party at NBX Bikes is kicking off a crowdfunding effort.

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Sneak Peek: L.L. Bean's New Outpost in Garden City

Visit the new store and dream of chilly days and cable knit sweaters.

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Five Can't Miss Events of the Week: Aug. 11–17

Foo Fest, Washington County Fair, Reggae Fest and more.

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Try 'Gansett's Bananagrams Beer, Hi-Neighbor! Have a Hefeweizen

The next installment in 'Gansett's Hi Neighbor Mash-Up Series celebrates ten years of Bananagrams.

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Poking Around Providence's Historic PokeStops

Thirteen historic sites serve as PokeStops in Providence, so take some time to learn while you play.

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Take a StoryWalk at URI

Follow the adventures of Rhody the Ram as he proves the Ocean State is the best vacation destination.

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Play PokemonGo at the Zoo

Admission is free to Providence residents the first Saturday of each month.

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Will it Be Hillary or Donald? You Are What You Drink

Yacht Club Bottling Works launches a “Soda Pop Poll” with a duo of drinks inspired by the presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Get a Preview of the Future Eat Drink RI Central Market

Saturday's market features twenty-six vendors selling local food and drink products and farm produce at the future location of Providence’s local food market.

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Five Can't Miss Events of the Week: Aug. 4–10

A weekend of food, beer, film, theater and antiques festivals.

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The ALS Ice Bucket Meets Coffee Milk Challenge

Larry Kaplan stopped in Providence as part of his 50in30 Challenge for which he's traveling to fifty states and having buckets be filled with local substances to be dumped over his head.

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Party Like a Maker with FabNewport

Unleash the best version of yourself — a bobblehead, naturally — at a FabNewport Maker Party and film screening.

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