Jamie Coelho

The Dish: Star Chefs Coastal New England Rising Stars

Massive chefs' event highlights coastal New England talent, including Rhode Island favorites.

Providence is hosting the Star Chefs 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Gala at the Providence Biltmore on April 15 from 5:45–9:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by starchefs.com, will honor up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals across New England. The awards ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m., and the dish tasting begins at 7 p.m. The walk-around tasting gala will give attendees…

Watch Rhode Island Philharmonic's Music Education Concert

All this week, local schoolchildren had the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic live at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

All this week, local schoolchildren had the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic live at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Nearly 11,000 children visited the Vets wielding their recorders and while they listened to various performances by the orchestra, they were also encouraged to play their instruments and sing along to scores. This was all a part of the Philharmonic’s…

Donate Prom Gowns to Help Girls in Need

On April 12, Child and Family’s Groovy Girls and Salve Regina University are holding the 2014 Prom Dress Giveaway.

Have an extra prom dress gathering dust in a closet, or maybe an evening gown you wore to a gala, never to be seen again in your social circle? Donate it to the Child and Family Prom Dress Giveaway and make a deserving young lady’s day. On April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Child and Family’s Groovy Girls…

Dean Hotel Opening Party Shakes Up Providence

What do singing drag queens, a Burmese albino python and a marching band all have in common?

What do singing drag queens, a Burmese albino python and a marching band all have in common? They were all part of the fun at the Dean Hotel grand opening party last Thursday in Providence. The historic 1912 building was a former brothel and strip club – the Sportsman’s Inn – and over the last year, it has been completely…

Web Extra: Q&A: Bartender Jesse Hedberg

Learn what it's like balancing bartending gigs at three of the best cocktail spots in the state.

The upcoming April issue of Rhode Island Monthly is all about cocktails. We feature thirty-four drinks from the best bars across the state plus interviews with local bartenders and great bar food bites. This is a web-exclusive interview, but you can pick up the April issue on newsstands starting on March 31.   How did you get into bartending? I…

One-Stop Shopping at the Arcade

Take a peek inside the Arcade and check multiple tasks and pleasures off your to-do list with this itinerary.

Providence’s historical Arcade is the nation’s oldest operating indoor mall and, unlike many commercial mega-plexes, it focuses on local-minded retailers. 130 Westminster St., Providence, 401-454-4568, arcadeprovidence.com 9 a.m. Savor latte art at New Harvest Coffee and Spirits, featuring beans from around the world roasted in Pawtucket. Bring your laptop and peruse email over free WiFi and a Seven Stars pastry….

Best April Fools' Jokes in Rhode Island

Last year's April Fools' jokes are still funny today. We kept track of some of the best spoofs we saw posted by local businesses, organizations and personalities on social media.

1. Roger Williams Park Zoo: "Here at the Zoo, we strive to give you the best visitor experience possible! Which is why we've decided to add SHARKS to the Wetlands Trail – these massive apex predators will be sure to get your heart pounding as you walk the idyllic Wetlands Trail. Who doesn't want a little excitement in their nature…

Adopt the Most Adorable Micro Pigs Ever

“The Rhode Show” always highlights something cool from the magazine for a video segment, and this month, adorable pet micro pigs stole the show.

I went on “The Rhode Show” today to talk about what's inside the April issue of Rhode Island Monthly, on newsstands now. The magazine is all about the best cocktails in the state, celebrity bartenders and bar bites. “The Rhode Show” always highlights something cool from the magazine for a video segment, and this month, adorable pet micro pigs stole…

The Dish: Humble Pie Company

The name Humble Pie applies as much to baker Daniel Sheehan as it does to the pie.

Peek your head inside the kitchen at Crossroads and you might see Daniel Sheehan making some of the most beautiful pies you’ve ever seen. On one occasion, he weaved lattice strips of dough over a linzertorte pie filled with ruby-red cranberry jam. Around this time of year, he’s baking maple pecan, apple, and lemon and chocolate tarts, and a gluten-free…

Get Speed-Styled Tonight!

Attendees will get ten-minute consultations at four different stations about wardrobe, hair and makeup for a complete mini-makeover.

Have you ever wished you could get a makeover, but don’t have the time? Tonight the Arcade is hosting Speed Styling from 6-9 p.m. Attendees will get ten-minute consultations at four different stations about wardrobe, hair and makeup for a complete mini-makeover. It’s like speed dating, except for your appearance. Tricia Cromwell of Trust in Tricia is a wardrobe consultant…