Topic: Food

Community Action Partnership of Providence’s food pantry returns after closing earlier this year due to health and safety concerns.

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CAPP pantry re-opens in downtown Providence

February 6, 2020 0 comments

An elderly woman, wrapped in layers of knitwear, pulls a duffel across the floor of the food pantry. She has trouble bending her knees, so an employee kneels to help fill the bag with corn flakes, pistachios, canned chickpeas, a black plastic bag filled with potatoes, onions and carrots.

The popular bike-cart bakery Butterbang Croissants was first established in Denver by baker Brian Leosz, whose passion for baking originated in childhood. His personal favorite menu item is the Almond croissant.

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Croissants cart delights students with baked goods

January 27, 2020 0 comments

Rain or shine, wind or snow, the city of Providence counts on up-and-coming bike-cart-based bakery Butterbang Croissants to grace its streets and uplift residents with famous flaky specialties.

Iraqi-American conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz presented his cookbook, “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” at the List Art Building Tuesday evening.

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Conceptual artist discusses Iraqi date palm-inspired cookbook

November 13, 2019 0 comments

Michael Rakowitz, an Iraqi-American conceptual artist, stepped into the List Art Building on the evening of Nov. 12 to present his latest gastronomic project,  “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” a cookbook which features recipes from 41 chefs — himself included — that revolve around date syrup.

The Food in Providence panel featured the owners of PVDonuts, Plant City and Louis Family Restaurant. They discussed the use of social media, business management and the food scene in Providence.

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Plant City, PVDonuts, Louis owners discuss food industry

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The owners of an Instagram-darling donut shop, a plant-based food ‘city’ with four restaurants under one roof and a 5 a.m. diner once featured by Guy Fieri convened yesterday to share their stories and discuss entrepreneurship.

Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

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Rhode Island company emphasizes locally grown food as climate change looms

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Passersby of a windowless building tucked away in North Providence might not immediately assume that it contains a sustainable farm producing microgreens and shoots.

Anne (left) and Mariusz (right) Masnyk run the Subway on Waterman Street. The couple enjoys working together in the shop, which serves much of the Brown community.

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Couple turns Subway into family operation

October 31, 2019 0 comments

The Subway tucked on Waterman behind the Sciences Library is more than just one of the franchise’s many quick stops. It’s a local, family-run business and an opportunity for its owners, Anne and Mariusz Masnyk, to connect with each other.

Wieners ordered “all the way” at the late-night establishment are traditionally loaded up on the chef’s arm and served piping hot.

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Wieners sizzle at Olneyville NY System

October 1, 2019 0 comments

It’s midnight in Olneyville. A chef opens up a steam drawer and takes out three golden side-cut rolls, warm and soft.

The Shake Shack on Thayer Street is the first in the state. The occasion was attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

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Shake Shack shakes up Thayer

March 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Shake Shack finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Shake Shack team members and the owners of 249 Thayer St.

Angelica Hicks, a coordinator for Equal Exchange, promoted the purchase of fair trade bananas to support just treatment of producers and growers.

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Banana prices are ripe for change, speaker says

March 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

While bananas are some of the cheapest and most popular products in most grocery stores, they are often sourced from companies that do not adhere to fair-trade practices, according to Angelica Hicks, who coordinates the banana supply chain for distributor and cooperative Equal Exchange.

Youssef Arkhtarini, baker at Aleppo Sweets, previously owned bakeries in Syria, where he sold baklava by the stacks every day.

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Syrian eatery Aleppo Sweets draws crowd to Ives Street

February 28, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Feb. 24 marked the one-month anniversary of Aleppo Sweets’ opening on Ives Street. The shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere: Copper Turkish tea sets decorate the front of the restaurant, a dozen plants and lamps hang from the azure ceiling and Arabic songs play softly in the background.