St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and in this newsletter, we have more great food and drink options for celebrating in the Blackstone Valley. But first there are a couple of other food and drink events you’ll want to know about this week….

 

Krakow Deli Bakery Smokehouse

855 Social Street, Woonsocket 

401-765-4600

 

Krakow Deli Bakery and Smokehouse in Woonsocket is holding an All-You-Can-Eat Potato and Cheese Pierogi Day on Wednesday, March 15 from 11 am to 7 pm. Pierogi will be served with choice of sauté onion and bacon or their famous "dirty" sour cream. Only $11.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

German-American Cultural Society of Rhode Island

78 Carter Avenue, Pawtucket 

401-726-9873

 

This month’s Trachtenabend Dinner falls on St. Patrick’s Day so you can celebrate your German and Irish roots with at the German-American Cultural Society by enjoying their special menu of Guinness Beef Stew with Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes). There will be live music too!  Click HERE for more information.  

 

 

The Hype RI

401 Putnam Pike, Chepachet

401-757-6533

 

The Hype RI serves up healthy shakes and teas and has a special menu for March with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. They’re open from Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.  

 

 
 

The Last Resort

325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield

401-349-3500

 

On St. Patrick’s Day, The Last Resort will be open at 12 noon, featuring drink specials, give aways, Irish-American fare and more! Live music starts at 4 pm with “Adam Go Music”  and “What Matters?” starts at 9 pm.  

 

 

 

 
 

 

Miller’s Famous Sandwiches

628 Warren Ave, East Providence

401-434-6678

 

 

You can get an overstuffed Corned Beef Reuben to Miller’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! And don’t forget their huge lobster rolls

 

 
 

Museum of Work and Culture

42 South Main Street, Woonsocket

401-769-9675

 

Children’s Baking Workshop

Cupcake Decorating with Gingersnaps Bakery

 

Don’t wait to sign up (this event sells out fast) for this family activity which is being held during April vacation on Wednesday, April 12 from 11 am to 2 pm. This year’s event will focus on Earth Day and feature a ‘potted plant cupcake’ decorating demonstration with Gingersnaps Bakery chef and owner, Kayla Morris. Participants will also enjoy an interactive Earth Day matching game, baking bingo, and a guided tour of the museum’s new exhibit Flowing Through Time: Nature, Industry and Communities of the Blackstone River led by museum educators. Each baker will receive a chef’s hat, apron, recipe card, pre-printed activity materials, as well as a cupcake and all the necessary decorating supplies from Gingersnaps Bakery. Tickets are $22 and provide entry to one child participant and a parent or guardian. Space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are available for purchase at rihs.org.

 

Have you been participating in the Poutine Indulgence event this month? You’ve got until the end of March to sample poutine from ten participating restaurants. Here are the details: 

 

The Museum of Work and Culture is hosting the seventh annual Poutine Indulgence competition throughout the month of March as part of its Francophonie events celebrating French culture in Rhode Island. Ticket holders can travel to ten participating restaurants around Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to sample the poutine. Then, vote for your favorite on the museum’s website between March 20 and April 1. The winner will be announced during the annual Salute to Spring event on Sunday, April 2. Newcomers this year include Black Sheep of Providence, Black restaurant in Woonsocket and Savini’s Pomodoro in Woonsocket, all putting out their best poutine. They’ll face some stiff competition, though. Adeline’s Speakeasy Kitchen Bar in Cumberland returns this year after claiming the title three years running through 2021, and Friskie Fries in Johnston and Providence is always a fan favorite. Ciro’s Tavern in Woonsocket, KG Kitchen Bar in Providence, Poutine Peddlers in Taunton, Mass., Red’s Kitchen in Seekonk, Mass., and Ming’s Sando Bar in Pawtucket are also returning to the competition this year. Poutine passports are available for purchase on the Rhode Island Historical Society website. Passports are $15 per person and include samples at ten restaurants, either takeout or dine-in. The competition lasts through the month of March, and voting will take place between March 20 and April 1.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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