Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly February 2009


Stalking the Perfect Parsnip

Locavores say we should only eat food that’s locally grown, which is easy enough in the summer. But what about the wintry depths of February? One woman rises to the culinary challenge.

Sweet Spot

The Arts and Business Council commandeered two penthouses at the Residences at the Westin for their Sweet Suite Soiree, a bash featuring live music and hors d’oeuvres passed by the Providence Roller Derby. VIP guests then headed to Tiffany & Co. for a private dessert reception and local art exhibition. The $6,500 raised will support the Council’s programs and services.

A New Day

Mariska Hargitay, a.k.a. Olivia Benson, sex-crimes detective on NBC’s hit drama “Law & Order Special Victims Unit,” headlined Day One’s thirty-fifth anniversary luncheon at the Westin. The event, attended by more than 400 supporters, helped to raise awareness and money for Day One’s (formerly the Rhode Island Rape Crisis Center) treatment, intervention and prevention services.

Undercover Chocolatiers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, adventures in artisan chocolates await right next door — if you know where to look.

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RI, the One-Party State

With a scant ten Republicans at the State House, checks and balances are long gone; will accountability follow?

Time Traveler

This Brown archeologist and genius grant winner travels distant jungles and ancient worlds, and brings what he finds back to share. Just don’t call him Indiana Jones.