Hot weather, Southern food

Connect Providence, the same group that brought us the I HEART PROVIDENCE movie, is holding its April meeting at Mamie Ellen’s Southern Vittles in South Providence on Wednesday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m.
Mamie Ellen’s, which opened last fall, is named after Elliott Butcher’s North Carolina-raised mother. When he’s not busy coaching the boys of Moses Brown to basketball championships (state champs two years straight), Chef Butcher is cooking up comfort food based on his mother’s family recipes. This month he’ll be serving up mac and cheese, fried chicken, collard greens, candied sweet potatoes, and more. A recent story about him by WPRI highlights how hard he’s working in these tough economic times.
Of course, you’ll need something cold and wet to wash down that food. Fear not: The guys at Coastal Extreme Brewing Company will be on hand with plenty of Newport Storm to help lubricate the social wheels at what’s always a fun and interesting Providence event.

Mamie Ellen’s Southern Vittles
568 Broad Street
(Parking lot & on-street)