Food & Drink – Promos

The Dish: Q-and-A with Ben Sukle of Oberlin

The co-owner of birch talks about opening Oberlin, a second, larger restaurant in the former Flan/Bodega Malasana location.

So you’ve been open about a week now. How have things gone so far? It’s been good. The first day was chaotic, but it was chaotic in a good way because there were a ton of people here. We did have a line to start. A lot of regulars came. Now we can accommodate large parties. We had a twelve-…

Doughnuts for Days

Sweet treats fried and frosted to perfection.

Ma’s Donuts’ cro-donut features eighteen layers of croissant dough and comes in flavors like glazed, raspberry cream cheese, Boston cream and cookies and creme. When it’s time to make the cro-donuts, says Valdemar Leite, bakery owner since 1993, “the dough is loafed with butter, stretched out, refrigerated for two days then proofed in a machine that steams it and makes…

Zeppole Zeal

Bite into St. Joseph's Day with a traditional favorite.

March 19, St. Joseph’s Day, is a very big deal in Rhode Island. Every season between February 1 and Easter, LaSalle Bakery turns out thousands of zeppoles from its food safety-compliant kitchen. Though the equipment has changed, the bakery still uses the same recipe from the 1930s that Michael Manni Sr. learned from the original owners when he worked there…

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…