Diner’s Update

The Dish: Diner's Update: March/April 2015

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS 3/19 On Thursday, Easy Entertaining Cafe is hosting its first Pop-Up Pizzeria. Guests can choose the build-your-own option or sample signature pies. The dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. and reservations are recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. To reserve a table, call 401-437-6090 or email info@easyentertainingri.com.   3/20−3/29 Today marks the start of the long-anticipated  Newport Restaurant Week. For nine…

Dine Out on April 30 to Support AIDS Project Rhode Island

Dining Out for Life is looking for restaurants to join the cause and help raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention and education services.

AIDS Project Rhode Island is looking for local restaurants to join the fight against AIDS and HIV by participating in the Dining Out for Life program. On Thurs., April 30, restaurants will give a percentage of proceeds from the night’s checks to help provide HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. So far,…

The Dish: Diner's Update: February/March 2015

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

3/7−3/28   Celebrate March Madness a little differently this year. Farm Fresh Rhode Island will hold events every Saturday at the wintertime farmers market at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket that highlight local restaurants and food. Events include cooking demos, a pie-eating contest, a scavenger hunt and a beer tasting.   3/11 Meet and learn from DeWolf Tavern's chef Sai…

The Dish: Diner's Update: January/February 2015

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS   1/26 Simone’s restaurant cooking classes will be held in Warren on specific Monday nights from 6:30−9 p.m. The first class will take place on Jan. 26 and will start with a grand tour of the new kitchen, followed by a cooking lesson that includes a menu of caramelized cauliflower dip, roasted butternut squash and red onion salad, roast…

The Dish: Diner's Update: December 2014/January 2015

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS 12/20 Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum Distillery are hosting their annual Hoppy Holidays event for the fifth year in a row. Sip Newport Storm beers and Thomas Tew Rum cider, munch on beer-infused cupcakes and tour the brewery and distillery. Kids can enjoy homemade root beer and ornament making. For event updates and more information, visit Newport…

The Dish: What's New at the Wintertime Farmers Market

From gift ideas to special events and new vendors, here's what you can find at Hope Artiste Village.

New Vendors: The Farm Fresh Rhode Island Wintertime Farmers Market at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket is now the largest in New England, says Georgina Sarpong, Farm Fresh RI’s farmers market program manager. The market takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 9, 2015, with more than sixty-five local purveyors selling dairy products, poultry and…

The Dish: Diner's Update: November/December 2014

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS 11/19 Easy Entertaining in Providence will host Fatto a Mano: A Handmade Pasta Class from 6−7 p.m. After a lesson in basic pasta-making techniques by chef Ashley Vanasse, each guest will make his or her own pasta dough to take home. Reservations required. The cost is $39 per guest. Call 401-437-6090 or email info@easyentertainingri.com.   11/19 Pane e Vino…

The Dish: Diner's Update: October/November 2014

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

10/24 Visit Castle Hill Inn in Newport for the Relais and Chateaux Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 7-11 p.m. Guest chef Pablo Montero of Spain will prepare an eclectic, Spain-meets-New England six-course meal alongside chef Karsten Hart. Fine wines from the Abadia Retuerta vineyards will be served. Reservations for the dinner…

The Dish: Diner's Update: September/October 2014

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS   9/19-9/28 East Greenwich Restaurant Week features affordable three-course prix-fixe meals and other dining deals at dozens of East Greenwich restaurants. Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar is featuring a three-course dinner for $24.77 and Dante’s Kitchen is offering fried chicken and waffles for $12.77. Don’t forget La Masseria’s lunch for $16.77 and dinner for $24.77 (not valid Friday or Saturday…

The Dish: Diner's Update: August/September 2014

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 9/6 Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting the Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Sept. 6 from 5−9 p.m. Sample more than 100 craft beers from fifty of the area’s finest brewers, including Trinity Brewhouse, Foolproof Brewing Company, Bucket Brewery, Lagunitas and many more. Brew at the Zoo also involves encounters with animals and live music, and everyone…