Jamie Coelho

Last Chance Fall Fun

The temperature may be turning chilly, but there’s still time to enjoy the great outdoors.

The temperature may be turning chilly, but there’s still time to enjoy the great outdoors before winter sets in. Whether it’s a trip to your local farm to bring home late-fall’s bounty, or a bike ride or walk along Rhode Island’s many paths or trails, be sure to get out there this weekend before it’s too late. Walk or Bike…

PPAC's Ghost is a Technological Wonder

The special effects throughout the musical are also some of the best I’ve seen at PPAC to date.

Patrick Swayze is so proud. I know, because he was sitting next to me (in spirit) last night at Providence Performing Arts Center at opening night of Ghost: The Musical. From the songs and acting to the set design and never-before-seen effects, Swayze kept telling me the production is spectacular in every way. I agree. I saw the movie for…

Food Truck Bash in Providence

Food trucks from Providence, Boston and New York City will compete in an all-day celebration of street eats.

WHO: Ten food trucks from Providence, Boston and New York City will compete in the Food Truck Bash, including Providence’s own Radish, FuGo and Portu-Galo; Boston’s Baddest Burger and Sandwich Co., Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Chubby Chickpea; and New York’s Nuchas, Big D’s Grub, Phil’s Steaks and Wafels and Dinges (waffles and things in German). WHAT: We know Providence is…

Web Extra: Pronk! Takes the City by Storm

More than fifteen street bands will come marching, cymbal crashing and tooting their own horns into India Point Park for Providence Honkfest (Pronk!) on October 14 at 3 p.m.

More than fifteen street bands will come marching, cymbal crashing and tooting their own horns into India Point Park for Providence Honkfest (Pronk!) on October 14 at 3 p.m. The mission of the festival is to “reclaim the streets with brass, beats and feet.” One of those bands is the Extraordinary Rendition Band, known for spontaneous outbursts of music in…

Q&A: Accordion Extraordinaire Cory Pesaturo

A Cumberland musician brings the accordion back into vogue.

A Cumberland musician brings the accordion back into vogue. Cory Pesaturo makes the accordion cool. The twenty-five-year-old has performed with Wynton Marsalis and for Bill Clinton, and this year, he played alongside actor and guitarist Johnny Depp and the band Bill Carter and the Blame on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. He flies all over the world, travelling 75,000…

Twin River Gala Celebrates New Table Games

Now the Lincoln hotspot has sixty-six tables featuring blackjack, craps and roulette, in addition to more than 4,500 slot machines.

Twin River Casino certainly threw the party of the year last night to celebrate the launch of new table games. Now the Lincoln hotspot has sixty-six tables featuring blackjack, craps, baccarat, poker, roulette and a big money wheel, in addition to more than 4,500 slot machines. The comedy club, restaurants and entertainment are already a draw for both Rhode Islanders…

Q&A: Dustin Diamond to Perform at Twin River

You might know him as Screech from "Saved By the Bell," but he'll be showcasing his standup comedy skills Friday night.

Thursday night, Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., is celebrating the launch of new table games with a gala complete with entertainment, food and cocktails, surprise guests and more. We found out who a few of those surprise guests will be at the big party. Former child stars and now standup comics Dustin Diamond, best known as Screech from “Saved By…

Berry Good

’Tis the season for pick-your-own berries at local farms. But what to do with all those beauties? Chefs and cocktail experts share their top recipes for a berry-themed brunch.

  Chef Joe Simone The Sunnyside Catering Small parties: joe@thesunnysideri.com, 247-1200, thesunnysideri.com   Italian Blueberry-Lemon Cake Based on a recipe by Lynne Rosetto Kasper Serves 8−10   2 cups plus 3 Tbs all-purpose flour 1 ½ cups plus 2 Tbs sugar Pinch of salt to taste 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cold, cut into     small pieces ¾ cup milk…

Going Whole Hog

James Beard Award nominated chef juggles family, success and recent opposition while representing the Rhode Island culinary scene on a national level.

It’s a Wednesday morning at Farmstead in Providence’s Wayland Square in late-January, and Matt Jennings returns from a meeting wearing his chef’s whites. “I usually wear blue,” he says, “but nothing was clean.” He sports sleeves of colorful tattoos, a cropped haircut that draws even more attention to a blue mockingbird tattoo on his neck and a newly grown mustache…

Cheap Eats

Learn how to feast by spending the least with grab-and-go and bar food options, gourmet grub for less and ethnic bites for the global diner.

So, where can we get a good, cheap meal around here? Lots of places! We’ve been keeping track of tasty, affordable options across the state for our guide, featuring three different categories for the eater of everything: grab-and-go and bar food options, gourmet grub for less and ethnic eats for the global diner. Get ready to feast while spending the…