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Topic: Food

Chinatown’s owners have acquired the storefront formerly home to Durk’s Bar-B-Q. In addition to expanding the physical space, Chinatown also plans on expanding its menu to include sushi and rice bowls.

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Chinatown and Metro Mart expand amid pandemic financial troubles

October 22, 2020 0 comments

Despite financial difficulties stemming from the pandemic, two businesses on Thayer Street are expanding their physical spaces.  Chinatown on Thayer and Metro Mart, located at 277 Thayer St. and 221 Thayer St., respectively, have both leased the storefronts adjacent to them and are expanding their businesses.

COVID-19 affected the logistics of the annual Eat Local Challenge, but many local producers still worked to supply their ingredients for this year’s menu which highlighted the products of New England food producers.

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Eat Local Challenge Celebrates Sourcing and Sustainability

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Brown Dining Services hosted the annual Eat Local Challenge Sept. 29 to promote the work of New England food producers and to inform students of how dining hall food is sourced.

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 Comments are Disabled

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.