Flicks and Fare on Washington Square

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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

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Downcity Providence Food Tour

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15 Experiences to Help You Spring Forward – March Lil Rhody Round-Up

Emma Sullivan | February 28, 2019 | Culture, Food, Things To Do
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Not quite winter and not quite spring (for Rhode Islanders at least), March is a month of ups and downs. Some days are cold and some days are warm. With that in mind, we’ve crafted this list of happenings to get you back outside, but with plenty of indoor alternatives. We’re looking forward to all of the foodie fun March has to offer!

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Live Bait: True Stories from Real People
AS220
Friday, March 1 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you have a “yummy” story to tell? March’s Live Bait theme calls for “yummy” true stories. If you have a true story to tell that fits this month’s “yummy” theme, put your name into the fishbowl and when called, share your tantalizing tale. There is a six-minute time limit, so make it snappy. If you don’t have a tale to weave, you can sit back and listen. You can learn more about Live Bait: True Stories from Real People here.

AS220 is located at 115 Empire Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cheese Making Demo
Knight Memorial Library
Saturday, March 2 from 2 pm – 4 pm

Cheese is one of our favorite food groups, hands down. Learn how to turn milk into cheese and taste recipes from professional chefs Malinda Coletta and Phillip Griffin, owners of Professor Chef.  Their Cheese Making Demo is free and open to all ages. Registration is required to make sure there are enough seats and samples for everyone to enjoy. Contact Donna Woodworth at (401) 467-2625 to reserve your spots.

Knight Memorial Library is located at 275 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island.

Bridal Show Weekend
Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Sunday, March 3 from 3:30 pm – 6 pm

If you’re planning a wedding or know someone who is, Bridal Show Weekend in Newport is a perfect source of inspiration. Gurney’s Newport is hosting their signature “Sip, Savor & Say I Do” as a part of the weekend’s festivities. Tour their Rose Island Ballroom, get a taste for their food and drink offerings, and start dreaming up your perfect wedding.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is located at 1 Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island.


Plan ahead – book your private group tour today! Private group tours can be arranged for Newport and Providence, giving you and your group a personalized foodie experience. Perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, alumni events, and more. Find more information and get planning – click here.


Whiskey Tasting and Cocktail Making!
Sin
Sunday, March 3 from 5 pm – 7 pm

Calling all whiskey fans (and soon-to-be fans)! Peter Choy of Western Spirits is leading a whiskey tour with Bird Dog Whiskey and Calmut Bourbon. Learn about the companies and their journies to success. Taste of variety of samples and watch as Peter demos specialty cocktails made with their whiskey and bourbon. After the demo, you’ll be able to sample three of the specialty whiskey cocktails. Just in case you get hungry in the middle of the demo, sweet and savory treats will be available.

Tickets for Whiskey Tasting and Cocktail Making are $45 per person and are available for purchase here. Tickets are required as space is limited.

Sin is located at 1413 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

King at Oberlin
Oberlin
Tuesday, March 5

King Restaurant of NYC is popping up at PVD’s Oberlin. King is known for their seasonal, simple food with influences from Southern France Italy. If we trust our gut, this event is sure to be incredible. Call Oberlin at (401) 588-8755 to make your reservations today.

Oberlin is located at 186 Union Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

International Women’s Day Brunch
Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender
Friday, March 8 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8. Celebrate the empowerment and revolution of international women at the International Women’s Day Brunch. Share and learn stories from likeminded people and stay to enjoy brunch. All gender identities are welcome.

The Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender is located at 26 Benevolent Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

CatVideoFest 2019
Jane Pickens Theater
Sunday, March 10 at 1 pm

Cat videos rule the Internet. CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos from animation, music videos, the Internet and beyond. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to The Potter League for Animals. Click here to watch the CatVideoFest teaser trailer and purchase your tickets. General admission is $10.

Jane Pickens Theater is located at 49 Touro Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

Ripka x Bywater Popup Dinner
Bywater
Monday, March 11 from 5 pm – 9 pm

Ripka is popping up at Bywater in Warren. Bywater is taking the night off from its seafood-focus to welcome Ripka, an Eastern European and Jewish-inspired food startup based in Providence. At the popup, “Enjoy “zakuski” (beet “vinaigrette” salad, eggplant spread, marinated mushrooms, & more), two kinds of pierogi, slices of “medovik” (honey cake w/ honeycomb toffee), and traditional “hamantaschen” cookies – just in time for the Jewish holiday of Purim!” Book your table for the Ripka x Bywater Popup Dinner here.

Bywater is located at 54 State Street in Warren, Rhode Island.


Discover (or rediscover) the Providence food scene with Rhode Island Red Food Tours! Food journalist Dana Laverty shared her experience taking our Downcity Providence food tour. Read her article here.


Jamaican Patties
Long Live Beerworks
Wednesday, March 13 from 3 pm – 10 pm

JA Patty RI is bringing their freshly baked Jamaican Patties to Long Live Beerworks. Their patties are handmade with natural ingredients and authentic Jamaican spices. Their signature pastry dough is stuffed and then baked until golden brown. Fillings include traditional beef, jerk chicken, callaloo, and dumpling. Each patty comes with a dipping sauce pairing. It’s a great opportunity to try something new and the perfect excuse to spend an afternoon at the brewery.

Long Live Beerworks is located at 425 W. Fountain Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Test Kitchen
Mount Hope Farm
Saturday, March 16 from 6 pm – 9 pm

March’s Test Kitchen at Mount Hope Farm is Mardi Gras themed. As they say, the menu is bringing the Bayou to Bristol. Menu highlights include Crawfish and Andouille Gumbo, Crispy Creole Chicken and Baton Rouge Beignets. Drool.

Reservations are required and can be made here.

Mount Hope Farm is located at 250 Metacom Avenue in Bristol, Rhode Island.

What’s Up Newp’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Midtown Oyster Bar
Friday, March 15 from 4 pm – 1 am

We can’t believe it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with What’s Up Newp and friends at Midtown Oyster Bar on the eve of Newport’s famous Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Midtown will be serving up Irish fare for the night and Ragged Island Brewing Company is launching their new 5th Ward Dry Irish Stout.

There is no cover and the day’s rule is first-come, first served. It is a family-friendly event but is 21+ after 9 pm. Check out the day’s full schedule and find more information here.

Midtown Oyster Bar is located at 345 Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

Piemonte Wine Dinner
Metacom Kitchen
Wednesday, March 20 at 6 pm

All the way from Italy, Metacom Kitchen is hosting award winner, Paolo Ghislandi of Cascina Carpini Winery for a very special Piemonte Wine Dinner. The dinner is $70 per person (tax and tip not included) and reservations are suggested. Call 401-245-1193 to reserve your table.

Metacom Kitchen is located at 322 Metacom Avenue in Warren, Rhode Island.

Rustic Wedding Expo
Mishnock Barn
Sunday, March 24 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Rustic weddings are all the rage. The Mishnock Barn is hosting the Rustic Wedding Expo to show off their rustic offerings and highlight their most popular vendors. Mishnock Barn “has been the home of local music and line dancing for decades and when you see the inside you will feel like you just stepped into an incredible rustic Pinterest board.” Sounds like the picture-perfect spot for a country wedding!

For more information, contact Kelly at Kelly@BridalShowsbyKelly.com.

Mishnock Barn is located at 200 Mishnock Road in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Global Eats: An International Culinary Celebration!
Rhodes On the Pawtuxet Inc.
Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Last year’s Global Eats was a smashing success. Back for a second year, Global Eats is a culinary fundraiser for the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. New England’s best chefs are cooking up incredible global dishes. The chef lineup is quickly growing, but current chefs include Cesin Curin from Los Andes, Noah Metnick of Waterman Grille and Jake Rojas from Tallulah’s Taqueria.

General admission tickets are $40 and a VIP experience is available for $100. Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Rhodes On the Pawtuxet is located at 60 Rhodes Place in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Spanish Tapas Night with Chef Pam Farmer
Gracie’s
Sunday, March 31 from 6 pm – 9 pm

Take your taste buds to Spain from the comfort of Gracie’s dining room. Chef Pam Farmer is a longtime friend of Gracie’s and frequent host of very popular “paella parties.” Pam and Gracie’s Executive Chef Matt Varga will prepare a three-course dinner inspired by Pam’s travels throughout Spain. The menu will include a standing tapas bar, Pam’s famous paella, and her signature sangria. The evening will be topped off with warm churros (our favorite!) served with chocolate sauce and other Spanish favorites.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here. The event is sure to sell out, so don’t delay!

Gracie’s is located at 194 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

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