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North Bakery Stays Open Late for Dinner

Experience a smaller, simpler dinner menu and well-curated beverage list Thursday through Sunday nights.

North bakery is keeping the lights on late. What was once just a stop for your morning coffee and pastry, a light lunch and sweet and savory snacks is now serving a simple dinner menu with beer, wine and cocktails. The restaurant will continue with its daily daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., but on Thursday through Sunday…

Like No Udder: A Refuge for Alternative Eaters

Come vegans, come celiacs, come lactose intolerant: This new bricks and mortar ice cream shop is just for you.

You've chased the purple spotted truck and you've tasted the vegan soft-serve swirl. Extra peanut butter sauce, please! But chase no more (unless you like the exercise). In April, the owners of Like No Udder vegan ice cream truck opened a bricks and mortar shop in Fox Point, where you can find your dairy-free fix every day of the week…

The Dish: Behind the Scenes at Johnson and Wales University

Students' Day 9 final presentations in the pastry arts department look too good to eat.

Last month, Rhode Island Monthly got a behind-the-scenes look at Johnson and Wales University’s final Day 9 presentations in the baking and pastry departments. Students take one class that lasts nine days over seven- to eight-hour daily stretches, with the final ninth class serving as presentation day. We poked our heads into various kitchens and labs where students learn everything…

The Dish: PVDonuts Opening Specialty Doughnut Shop

Providence will welcome its first gourmet doughnut shop on Memorial Day weekend.

Providence is gaining its first specialty doughnut shop like those that are popular in the Portlands, both Oregon and Maine. Customers have already lined up for PVDonuts' artisanal breakfast treats with unusual flavors at popup events at local businesses. At Hope and Main’s Meet Your Maker market last month, fans gathered at 11:30 a.m. before a noon opening, and PVDonuts…

The Dish: Persimmon Providence Opens

Champe and Lisa Speidel balance business and family life while relocating their beloved restaurant to Providence.

Things truly happen all at once: Opening a new restaurant, a baby’s first birthday, earning an honorary doctorate. All three of these feats are happening in the month of May for the Speidel family. Champe and Lisa Speidel plan to open Persimmon in Providence on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m.; Champe will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree…

The Dish: Shri Bark Healthy Snacks a Hit at Local Schools

WJAR-TV NBC 10 morning news co-anchor, certified yoga teacher, nonprofit leader and Shri Bark developer Alison Bologna supplies schools with healthy snacks.

Alison Bologna has devoted much of her time to introducing healthy snacks into schools, and now it’s finally happening. Bologna, known as a WJAR-TV NBC 10 morning news co-anchor, as well as a certified yoga teacher and nonprofit leader, has recently introduced Shri Bark “A Smart School Snack” into local schools. Bologna started Shri, an urban outreach yoga studio in…

The Dish: 8 Home Gardening Tips

Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers gives us the ins and outs of backyard planting.

'Tis the season for growing, and Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers is fielding all kinds of questions about starting a garden right now. When should I plant? What should I plant? How much should I plant? Here she rounds up some backyard gardening tips for us green thumbs in training. 1. Plant your garden around Mother’s Day: Generally, you…

The Dish: 5 Fun Things About the Eat Drink RI Festival

The annual celebration of local food and drink expands and moves its main event to the RI Convention Center.

After a few years, the Eat Drink RI Festival needed bigger pants. The fifth annual event,  April 28 to May 1, has moved from the Biltmore Hotel to the Rhode Island Convention Center for its main event, the Grand Tasting, and Grand Brunch. “It’s bigger, better, and expanded everything,” says Eat Drink RI president David Dadekian. “We sadly outgrew the…

The Dish: 6 Top Grilled Cheese Spots in Rhode Island

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, here are the cheesiest, toastiest sandwich options in the Ocean State.

As a kid, I grew up with plain grilled cheese as a staple at my house, but since then I've learned about all the wonderful flavors this sandwich can inspire with the help of talented chefs and fun ingredients. For National Grilled Cheese Month, we set out to find the state’s best grilled cheese sandwiches and came back with these…

Q-and-A: Narragansett Brewery Returns to Rhode Island

Mark Hellendrung, president of Narragansett Beer, shares more details about the brewery's move to the Guild in Pawtucket.

Happy National Beer Day! Yes, there is such a thing. By now, you’ve probably heard the good news. After many years and through various obstacles, Narragansett Beer is finally bringing the brewery back to Rhode Island. This week, Narragansett Beer President Mark D, Hellendrung and team moved into their new offices at the Guild, located at 461 Main St. in…