It’s a busy week in the Blackstone Valley for great food and drink! March 19 is St. Joseph’s Day and the tradition is to have delicious Zeppole. Here are some great options for Zeppole in the Blackstone Valley: Pastryland Bakery in Smithfield, Zaccagnini’s Bakery in Pawtucket, Gingersnaps Bakery in Lincoln, Ivy & Lace Bakeshop in Greenville, Juliana’s Bakery in Cumberland, and Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery in North Smithfield. Many of these bakeries have gotten creative with different flavors, such as chocolate, coffee milk, Oreo and cannoli. And, of course, St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17, so read on for more places to celebrate in the Blackstone Valley! 

 

Savini’s Pomodoro

476 Rathbun Street, Woonsocket

401-762-5114

Ciro’s Tavern

42 Cherry Street, Woonsocket

401-769-3330

 

Both Savini’s and Ciro’s will be open on St. Patrick’s Day, offering Corned Beef specials and their regular menus.  Enjoy a real Irish treat and a tradition at Ciro's Tavern in Woonsocket as the girls of Tir Na Nog Irish Dance perform in the pub – March 17 at 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingersnaps Bakery

182 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865

401-475-2587

 

Gingersnaps has some great St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes available, including Pot O’ Gold, Lucky Charms, Kiss Me, I’m Irish, Taste the Rainbow, and Shamrock Shake – get yours before they’re gone! You can get them in the store through March 17.  

 

 
 

Black Duck Tavern

31 Warren Avenue, East Providence

401-434-8703

 

Black Duck Tavern has St. Patrick Day Specials all week (all $14)Corned Beef Sandwich (corned beef piled high, melted Swiss cheese, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and thousand Island Dressing on toasted marble rye bread), Corned Beef Ravioli (Irish style ravioli stuffed with corned beef, Swiss cheese and whole grain mustard tossed in a cream sauce topped with scallions and served with bread), and a Corned Beef Burger (an 18-ounce Angus beef patty piled high with corned beef, sauerkraut, spicy mustard, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on a toasted potato bun). 

 
 

 

 

 

Smug Brewing

100 Carver Street, Pawtucket

401-642-5701

 

Smug Brewery says that have Shamrocks and Shenanigans for all this week! Check out their schedule:  

 

 

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