Food and Drink

African Alliance of Rhode Island Sees Success in Urban Gardening and Retail Products

The nonprofit has five community gardens and is selling produce and retail products at farmers markets, including garden egg relish, carrot and apple jam and more.

The African Alliance sells vegetables at the Armory farmers market.   Rhode Island’s African community faces various challenges while adjusting to a new life. Julius Kolawole, cofounder of the African Alliance of Rhode Island, explains that the nonprofit and its annual Health Summit were created to help Africans acclimate to the area. In the past, many Africans would arrive to…

PPL Library Card Catalog Becomes a Free Seed Bank

Libraries across the country have rediscovered their ancient card catalogs and found new uses for them.

Artfully assembled from dense hardwoods and hand-crafted brass fittings, suffused with the dust and wear of dozens of years of use by thousands of readers, the card catalog seemed as if it had always been there, a part of the landscape. Today, that landscape has evolved, and the card catalog is extinct.

Olivia Culpo’s Back 40 Opens in North Kingstown

The former Miss USA and Miss Universe's hotly anticipated restaurant features American comfort food and a sprawling outdoor patio.

North Kingstown’s newest restaurant opening involves Rhode Island’s very own former Miss USA and Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo. The hotly anticipated Back 40 features American comfort food, an extensive dining room and lounge area and forty seats at an outdoor patio.

Get a Sneak Peek Inside Bayberry Beer Hall

The German-style beer hall brings the outdoors in with natural lighting, a living wall and a communal atmosphere.

This week, you can “prost” with your neighbors at Bayberry Beer Hall on the West Side of Providence. The German-style beer hall boasts an industrial style with raw brick detailing and exposed ceilings that stay true to the building’s past as a 1800s horse stable. It’s been completely renovated to bring the outside in with lots of natural light spilling in through the windows and a living wall of greenery.

5 Places to Grab Sushi

Try some fresh fish at its finest.

There’s nothing quite as fresh (maybe even too fresh for some palates) as a couple rolls of sushi. With the summer winding down, there’s no better time to try out a few new restaurants. Serving everything from deep fried shrimp tempura rolls to fresh tuna rolls, these restaurants are doing amazing things with simple ingredients. Sakura Courtesy of Sakura’s Facebook…