June is Pride Month and there are some specials offered at Rhode Island Spirits, Feast and Fettle and Wright’s Bakery. And June means outdoor dining too, so make sure you visit our Blackstone Valley restaurants, breweries, distilleries and vineyards and enjoy your food and drink outdoors. And start making your plans for Father’s DayMapleville Farm is an option for you. Read on for all the details…

 

The Trap North

10 Smith Street, Smithfield

401-618-87827

 

New restaurant alert!! The Trap North is open – the building and the food look fantastic. Check out their MENUS.  

 

 

Feast and Fettle Neighborhood Fridge

727 East Avenue, Pawtucket

401-753-2572

 

 

June is Pride Month and the team at Feast and Fettle have created a great menu to celebrate: Rainbow Cocktail Mixers, Sift Bake Shop rainbow colored macarons, rainbow-colored bagels with cream cheese, and five-cheese ravioli with basil cream sauce. For every order you place, Feast and Fettle will donate $1 to BAGLY, a dedicated organization supporting LGBTQ+ youth (and Sift Bake Shop will also donate $1 to BAGLY for every order of macarons purchased). So support Feast and Fettle and get some rainbow treats!  Here are their MENUS (scroll down to see the Pride Menu).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island Spirits

40 Bayley Street, Pawtucket 02860

401-856-4111

 

RI Spirits is celebrating Pride Month with the proceeds from their Pink Lemonade cocktail going to Youth Pride Rhode Island. This refreshing specialty cocktail, featuring Rhodium RI Red vodka and lemonade, will be available at the tasting room throughout the month of June. And check out that rainbow straw!

 

And congratulations are in order for the team at Rhode Island Spirits! They recently won three medals in a day! Their Rhodium Coffee Black Walnut Vodka earned a gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a silver medal in the American Distilling Institute’s International Spirits competition. Also at the American Distilling Institute International Spirits competition their bespoke Newport Restaurant Group Gin earned a bronze medal.  Awesome!!!  Stop in their new location to congratulate them and celebrate with a drink!   

 

 

 

 

Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery

200 Woonsocket Hill Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896

401-767-3014

 

Wright’s Bakery is celebrating Pride Month with their Funfetti cake with rainbow-colored frosting. It’s available in-store or with online pre-order. Wright’s is selling these 4" cakes daily now through the end of June. And you’ll be supporting LGBTQIA+ youth in Rhode Island! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Youth Pride Inc., the only nonprofit in Rhode Island specifically dedicated to meeting the needs of LGBTQIA+ youth!   

 

 

 

Wildflour Vegan Bakery and Juice Bar

727 East Avenue, Pawtucket 02860

401-475-4718

 

Wildflour Vegan Bakery has posted their summer hours (Monday-Thursday 7 am to 9 pm, Friday 7 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday 8 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday 8 am to 9 pm). They’ve got a new salad – baby spinach with toasted almonds, fresh blueberries, cucumber and maple mustard dressing (pictured). Or if you’ve got a sweet tooth, try their traditional carrot cake (pictured). 

 

 

 

Avenue N

20 Newman Avenue, Rumford

401-228-6691

 

Avenue N, Providence

959 Hope Street, Providence

401-270-3895

 

Honeybird

230 Massasoit Avenue, East Providence

401-919-5885

 

Summer is here and so is outdoor dining at Avenue N in Providence and Rumford, as well as Honeybird in East Providence.     

 

 

 

 

 

Davenport’s Family Restaurant

1070 Mendon Road, Cumberland 02864

401-334-1017

Davenport’s Bar and Grille

1925 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence 02914

401-438-3381

 

The patio is open for dining in Cumberland and there’s entertainment too (weather permitting) – this weekend it’s Roger Ceresi from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Friday and on Saturday, Steve & Tony from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Why not try their Salmon special.

 

 

 

 

La Arepa

582 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket

401-335-3711

 

Did you know that La Arepa is now serving brunch? This Venezuelan breakfast looks delicious!  They are open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Check out their MENU

 

 

Mapleville Farm

544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, RI 02839

401-568-0544

 

Take Dad to the fifth annual Father’s Day Feast on the Farm Breakfast on Sunday, June 18. You certainly won’t go hungry after filling your plate with eggs, pancakes, waffles, potatoes, and meats from local farms. Click HERE for tickets.  

 

 

IN THE NEWS:  Check out these recent articles that mention Blackstone Valley Food and Beverage businesses:  

 

Rhode Island Monthly – May 9, 2023 – A Conversation with RI Brewers Guild Executive Director, Nils Weldy

 

From The Insider.com – The Best Brewery in Each State in 2023 According to Yelp

The winner from Rhode Island: Crooked Current Brewery in Pawtucket

 

"A hidden gem among local breweries! Love this place. Great original beers on tap. Selections are constantly rotating. Owners are friendly and knowledgeable. Growlers and cans available for purchase. Tasting area can get crowded during peak times. A must stop if touring local breweries," wrote Yelp user John T.  Learn more about Crooked Current Brewery here.

 

Rhode Island Monthly – May 23, 2023 - Buns Bakery Rebrands as Navad Bakers

 

Rhode Island Monthly – The Dish – May 24, 20237 Hidden Gem Asian Restaurants in Rhode Island (mentions Pho Horn's in Pawtucket)

 

From PattyJ, a lifestyle blog: We tried this darling café in Cumberland, RI and Wow. (May 23, 2023) – Apothica Cafe

 

From PattyJ, a lifestyle blog: A Delicious Spot for Lunch or Dinner in Smithfield (May 22, 2023) – blackie’s

 

From Rhode Island Monthly Diner’s Update (May 25, 2023 by Jamie Coelho). You’ll read info on Crumbl Cookies in Smithfield, Emerald Bay Food Hall at Bally’s Twin River, Feast & Fettle Neighborhood Fridge in Pawtucket, The Nerdy Baker in Rumford, Maven’s Delicatessen in Pawtucket, The Guild, Pawtucket Farmer’s Market, Food Truck Friday at Sacred Cow Ice Cream and Market, and the RIDEA Craft Beverage Fest 2023

 

Have you picked up a copy of “Hey Rhody – the Annual Dining Guide”? I picked one up at my local supermarket. It’s full of great information, including a story about the Rhody Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail, promoting all of the great beverage businesses in the Blackstone Valley, a story about Incred-A-Bowl in East Providence, and an ad showing that OZ Tacos and Tequila won RI’s Best Tacos 2 years in a row.  

 

For more Food and Beverage Events happening in the Blackstone Valley, click HERE

 

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