Showing posts from February, 2013

Dining ~ Ellie's Bakery ~ Providence

Ellie's Bakery
61 Washington St.
Providence, Rhode Island

Everybody's talking about Ellie's! Since the boulangerie opened in January, all the food bloggers are writing and raving about it. We felt left out, but are rarely Downcity during daytime business hours.

At last, an appointment brought us into Providence in the middle of the workday. We planned our visit to Ellie's around it, and it was well worth the effort.

The place is small, but very charming, modeled after the Parisian style.

We arrived at breakfast time. The offering was an egg sandwich done with either house-smoked bacon or house-made sausage. We got one of each.

The bread, rather than a traditional English muffin, is a house-made mix between an English muffin and [insert French specialty bread that I can't remember]. It's a touch sweeter and denser than an English muffin, and delicious. The egg and bacon or sausage was served with a tomato jelly that came as a surprise. I found it a bit sweet, bu…

Food Artist ~ Meghan

Baker's name: Meghan
Business name: Miss Vegan
Location: Online based RI shop

1. Tell us about your work: 
About 5 years ago I decided to make a life a changing decision. I decided to take on a vegan lifestyle. It had been the best thing I have ever done. It didn't take long for me to realize how much I missed eating desserts. I baked my first vegan cupcake, and it was instant love. I put passion into every treat I create. One would never know my tasty treats are dairy, egg, honey, and animal product free. Nothing is more satisfying then seeing the pure indulgence and happiness my treats put on ones face.

2. How did you come to be open an etsy bakery?
I started off on a very small scale selling vegan baked goods at the Scituate farmers market in 2008. Seeing as though that only ran for the summer season, I needed other ways to fulfill my baking addiction. I had heard about et…

Events ~ I Heart Providence ~ Feb. 5, 2013

I Heart Providence
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI
February 5, 2013

For the fifth year, I Heart Providence pulled off a great night of community, food and fun.

This year they added a competition theme for the participating restaurants: East side vs. West side.

The judges panel consisted of writer David Dadekian of, Chef Branden Lewis of Johnson & Wales University, and Chef Matt Varga of Gracie's.

Some of the participating restaurants included:

Cook and Brown ("European Gastropub") - East Side

Duck and Bunny ("Snuggery") - East Side - Winner, Best Chef

North - West Side

Vanity (1920's "Speakeasy") - East Side

The Grange ("Plant-Based Restaurant") - West Side

Julian's - West Side

There were also plenty of Providence-based artists, organizations, restaurants and crafters.

Live entertainment was provided by Miss Wensday and the Cotillions, who performed swing and torch music in the City Council chambers

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From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Christopher Columbus by ArtFan70

Temple of Music by mike_dooley

514 Broadway Providence RI by 1W57thNY

University Hall after Storm by Armadillo Commander

Providence, RI Riverwalk by acanyc

Winter Waterfall by Wilks2010

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Winter by Bell7283

Urban Decay by BlueisCoool

Cliche by Brianbestoso

Untitled by Bellamy Photography

IMG_1567 by browley

Winter Storm Nemo by Carly Sabatino

Rhode Island State House by Cross Photography

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Jamestown RI by E Godfrey

drift by emiliabright

New Year's first sunrise by enjoiskate8

New Ice by filledtoovercapacity

The RI State House by Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)

State House Summer by GoProvidenceRI

Rhode Island State House by h ssan

Providence by leith70

Corner House by Town & Building Designer