Jamie Coelho

Honoring Myra Moo Cow

Last week we posted a list of our top ten favorite Rhode Island mascots, but we missed a very important one.

Last week, we put together a list that celebrated Rhode Island's top mascots. It wasn't until we posted the list on our blog, that we realized we mistakenly left out a very important mascot. Our readers let us know about the oversight right away, so we were bound and determined to make it up to A.B. Munroe Dairy. The mascot…

Rhode Island's Top Mascots

Here are some of our favorites from around the state.

Here in Rhode Island, we love our mascots. From clam shacks and baseball teams to even pest control businesses, it seems like everyone has a spokes model, spokesbug (or even spokespud) for support. Here are some of our favorites from around the state. 1. The Big Blue Bug: Also known as Nibbles Woodaway, the mascot for pest control company Big…

Rhode Island Monthly on The Rhode Show

We discussed the July 2014 issue of Rhode Island Monthly, which is all about seafood.

This morning we went on “The Rhode Show” to discuss the July 2014 issue of Rhode Island Monthly, which is all about seafood. We talked about Rhody oyster farms, clam digging and calamari (now the official state appetizer of Rhode Island), and how you can get squid prepared in so many different ways (Hawaiian style! Wasabi! Greek stuffed!) other than…

The Best Photo from Rhode Island PrideFest

The photo went viral with more than 19,200 likes and comments from around the world.

This weekend at Providence’s Rhode Island PrideFest, the drag queen JuJubee (a contestant on Season 2 of “RuPaul's Drag Race”) posted this photo to her Facebook fan page with a little boy named Jeffrey. His mother, Starlie Becote, brought him over to meet JuJubee, and JuJubee posted the photo with this message: JuJubee: "His mother brought him over and I was…

Summer Ales

Local brews to sip in the sun.

Clockwise from top: La Ferme Urbaine (LFU), Hazy Day, Offshoots, Summertime India Pale Ale, Strawberry Blonde, Cranberry Orange Farmhouse Ale La Ferme Urbaine (LFU) The Belgian-style saison features a blend of German hops, pilsner and pale malts, wheat, rye, oats and spelt. It pours a hazy straw color and delivers a spicy, dry finish. Where to find it: Available for…

Cocktail Party

Craft cocktails are all the rage, and Rhode Island’s scene is getting bigger as fast as you can say, “Hey bartender!” We imbibed far and wide to find some of the best libations, locally made liquors and bar food. It's five o'clock somewhere!

Classic Cocktails Some things never change, but these variations make a good thing even better. Vesper Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen 41 Bowens Wharf, Newport 849-7778, flukewinebar.com How It’s Made: Who says you can’t mix vodka with gin? The mixologists at Fluke prove that you can. They even pour in some Cocchi Americano Bianco for good measure. Be sure to…

Entertaining with Claudine

Claudine Pepin and Rollie Wesen throw a backyard dinner party — one for the books — at their home in Barrington.

“Dad, are we having caviar?” asks ten-year-old Shorey Wesen, daughter of Claudine Pepin and Rollie Wesen and granddaughter of the legendary French chef Jacques Pepin. Shorey’s barefoot and swinging from a rope tied to a tree in the backyard of the family’s modest Colonial home in Barrington, where they’ve lived for three years. The house is painted yellow but in…

The Dish: Tricycle Ice Cream

Peddling (and pedaling) ice cream sandwiches made with farm ingredients at local markets and events.

After Dave Cass gave Giovanni Salvador an ice cream machine as a birthday gift last September, it changed everything. The gym buddies began experimenting with recipes and fresh ingredients, testing frozen variations on other friends. “We got a book by David Lebovitz  and we made our way through the recipes,” says Salvador. “We learned everything from green tea, chocolate and strawberry to…

Host an International Exchange Student

If you’re learning a lot about countries around the world watching the World Cup, just think how much you could learn by hosting an international exchange student in your home.

If you’re learning a lot about countries around the world watching the World Cup, just think how much you could learn by hosting an international exchange student in your home. The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is accepting families of all kinds (kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents) to host high school age students coming from more than…

Comic Relief

Mike Murray’s hearing loss inspired an unexpected talent.

“Growing up was rough, especially at the breakfast table,” says the Deaf Comic, Mike Murray of Johnston. “I’d have my head down in the bowl of Rice Krispies, saying, ‘I got nothing.’ ” But he liked alphabet soup. “That was like closed captioning in a bowl,” he says with a twinkle in his eyes, his baby blues strategically matching his…