Jamie Coelho

PPAC's Starcatcher Tells the Real Story of Peter Pan

If you’ve seen the Disney version of Peter Pan, then you know the story about the boy who never grew up began long before Wendy, John and Michael were born.

If you’ve seen the Disney version of Peter Pan, then you know the story about the boy who never grew up began long before Wendy, John and Michael were born. Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice, tells the tale of how Peter Pan got to Neverland and…

Nutty Buddies

It’s a weekday morning at Nuts ‘N More’s new 10,000-square-foot East Providence facility, and a tractor trailer is unloading 5,000 pounds of protein powder at the back door. “That protein will be gone in about two weeks,” says Neil Cameron, co-owner of the company that creates natural peanut and almond butter with fourteen grams of protein per serving without any…

Playing Chicken

The rooster, a landmark at Sollitto’s Liquor Mart in Washington Park since 1969, has found a new home. Some think it’s for the birds, but for Chris Morris, owner of Antonelli’s Poultry on Federal Hill, it’s a dream come true. He had been trying to convince Domenic Sollitto to sell it to him for decades, and he finally caved last…

The Dish: Dinner by Dames

The Cafe at Easy Entertaining will spotlight five of Rhode Island’s best women chefs for a special collaboration meal.

The chefs featured in Dinner by Dames. Clockwise from left: Melissa Denmark, Jessica Wood, Maria Meza, Kaitlyn Roberts and Jordan Goldsmith. Photo by David Dadekian of eatdrinkri.com.   Sometimes male chefs get all the attention, but not in our home state. On March 5 at 6 p.m., the Cafe at Easy Entertaining in Providence and Eat Drink RI will spotlight…

Remembering the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire

Our hearts are with the victims, families and first-responders who have suffered from this disaster, and we will always keep them in our thoughts.

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick, which occurred on Feb. 20, 2003. It was the deadliest concert in history, killing one hundred people and injuring more than 200. The fire was set off by pyrotechnics that ignited foam sound insulation at the venue during a performance by the heavy-metal band Great White. Our…

James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists in Rhode Island

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists were announced today in Orlando, Florida, and several Rhode Island chefs earned recognition.

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists were announced today in Orlando, Florida, and several Rhode Island chefs earned recognition. Leading the group with two semifinalist mentions is Persimmon in Bristol, run by husband and wife team Champe and Lisa Speidel. The restaurant earned a semifinalist nomination for Outstanding Service for the second time and chef Champe Speidel was also…

The Amazing Race with Amy Diaz and Jason Case

Watch Amy Diaz and Jason Case on their journey to the "The Amazing Race," including clips from their audition videos.

Amy Diaz and Jason Case strengthened their relationship on “The Amazing Race.” Last year, Amy Diaz and Jason Case endured their first Valentine’s Day together sequestered in Los Angeles. “We spent a week in our hotel room not being able to talk to anyone but each other,” says Diaz. At the time, they were finalists for the twenty-third season casting…

Bringing Baby Out and About

Sometimes it's necessary to run errands with a little one in tow. Here's the easiest way to do it.

While waiting in line at a store over the weekend, a child started having a meltdown while mom and dad tried to calm him. The older woman in front of me, probably about seventy, glared at the parents and said to me, “When I was raising my kids, we never went out. We stayed home. Too many germs.” Little did…

North to Open New Bakery This Spring

Baker Kelly Dull gives us the lowdown on sweet and savory treats.

Good news for north restaurant fans (other than Monday’s sold-out dinner with momofuku chef de cuisine Sean Gray). The owners are launching a new bakery this spring just a few minute’s walk from the restaurant on the corner of Battey and West Fountain streets on the West Side of Providence. The north bakery will bring more unusual items to the…

CVS to Cease Tobacco Product Sales

The Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced today that it plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, 2014.

Smokers will soon have to find a new place to stock up on cigarettes. The Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced today that it plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, 2014. It is the first national pharmacy to do so. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature…