Jamie Coelho

The Dish: 22 Gluten-Free-Friendly Places

Whether you eat gluten-free due to an allergy or for lifestyle reasons, there are plenty of local restaurants and businesses that can cater to your needs.

Dining out is easier than it used to be for those with restrictive diets. Whether you eat gluten-free due to an allergy or for lifestyle reasons, there are plenty of local restaurants and businesses that can cater to your needs. But you don’t need to stick to strict nutrition in order to enjoy these gluten-free foods or restaurants; the recipes and dishes are delicious no matter the type of diet you follow.

The Dish: Be Like Tom Brady and Eat Spirulina

Agcore Technologies is a vertically integrated farm in Cranston that’s growing blue-green algae for its SunFresh Proteins brand of snack clusters and powder.

Agcore’s SunFresh Proteins brand produces it in a powder form that’s used in smoothies, teas and other foods, and they also launched CrunchLina snack clusters in original and maple flavors.

11 Favorite Spots for Providence Restaurant Weeks

The biannual dining event includes three-course lunches for $16.95 (long lunch, anyone?) and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95 at more than 100 restaurants.

Providence Restaurant Weeks are returning to the city and the surrounding area January 14 to 27. Now’s the time to book your reservations to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best deals at Rhode Island’s top restaurants.

Cluck! Farm and Garden Supply is Moving to Cranston

Shop the final sale this week and weekend, and stay tuned for a late-February reopening at Drake Patten's farm.

This weekend, Cluck’s final sale will continue with more than 40 percent off remaining goods (some exclusions apply). There will also be a Thank You Party on Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, for people to shop final markdowns and help the owners pack up the rest of the boxes.

Free Opioid Crisis Presentation and Play in Providence

“Owning Our Story: About the Opioid Overdose Epidemic” includes TED Talk-style presentations from local speakers, interactive skits and small scenes performed from COAAST’s acclaimed play, Four Legs to Stand On.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the opioid crisis, there is a free presentation and play, “Owning Our Story: About the Opioid Overdose Epidemic,” that will be performed at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence on January 15 from 6 to 9 p.