News Bites: Tallulah’s Tacos, Homestead Hard Cider and Sundays at Farmstead

by David Dadekian
Homestead Hard Cider

Homestead Hard Cider

Three current news releases—Eat Drink RI is not the source for these items—please follow any links for more information.

Tallulah’s Tacos

Tallulah’s Tacos Is Happy To Announce The Grand Opening Of The Shack at Dutch Harbor!

Tallulah’s Tacos brings fresh, traditional Mexican style tacos and burritos that embrace the flavors reminiscent of the West Coast. Homemade Horchata, Melon de Agua, and Basil Lime Lemonade quench the thirst; while Tacos, Burritos or Burrito Bowls can satisfy even the hungriest of patrons.

There are even breakfast options for the early birds! Come and try the breakfast burritos and tacos offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 11am.

Gluten free? That is never a problem for Tallulah’s Tacos, as the tacos, burrito bowls and sweet desserts such as Horchata Panna Cotta are gluten free. There are also vegetarian options such as a black bean taco/burrito, Mexican shrimp cocktail and black bean burrito bowl.

The menus are located on the website as a PDF file and can be downloaded and printed for convenience.

The Shack is committed to using the freshest of ingredients within the menu and therefore could possibly run out of popular items daily. Some of the ingredients are grown, sourced, and created from local neighboring farms.

Contact Information and Address:
The Shack @ Dutch Harbor
252 Narragansett Ave.
Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835
Twitter: @tallulahstacos

Farmers Market Summer Taco Cart Schedule

June 5th through October 30th
Aquidneck Farmers Market
Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI

May 18th through October 26th
Coastal Growers Market Summer
Casey’s Farm, Saunderstown, RI

May 18th through October 26th
Hope Street Market
Lippett Park, Providence, RI

In conjunction to local farmers markets and festivals throughout Rhode Island, Tallulah’s Tacos will also be available for private events using the taco cart. Please go to to learn more about what is offered and pricing details.
Carts are sold out on Saturdays, 2013 through October

Festivals & Events to visit Tallulah’s Tacos at:

Newport Film

Green Market Festival

Folk Festival

Jazz Festival

Newport Wine & Food Festival

Homestead Hard Cider

The following is from the Kickstarter campaign for Homestead Hard Cider. Please consider donating to help launch locally brewed hard cider.

We have the recipes, the cider house, and the local apples for our 100% natural apple cider, now we need your help!!! #HomesteadCider

Our names are Jeremy Quaglia and Kyle Schmitt and we are Homestead Hard Cider.

When it comes to quality care and expert craftsmanship, the term “home brewed” couldn’t hit any closer to… well, home. New England has always been our home. We grew up in Attleboro just forty minutes south of Boston, went to college in Massachusetts, and have remained friends since we were children. We both live in the same houses we grew up in, and it was in our homes that a little over a year ago we began Homestead Hard Cider on none other than Homestead Lane. Since then we have worked tirelessly to build Homestead Hard Cider into the nano-cidery it is today. We have perfected the recipes, garnered fan support, and moved production out of our homes into a more permanent location in Attleboro where production can be streamlined.

Over the past few years, the market for cider has grown exponentially. Sales have been driven by corporate owned and operated companies. Their expensive marketing campaigns allow them to claim to be hand crafted when really they are sacrificing quality and taste in favor of mass quantities. At Homestead Hard Cider, the cider we produce is the direct result of our dedication and hard work. We get out of it what we put into it – something of genuine quality and unique taste. Oh, and did we forget to mention the alcohol content?

Like many people, we like to drink, so you better believe we aim high. Our original brew provides drinkers with an offering of 9.5% ABV and our newest brew boasts a delightfully high ABV% that we’re willing to bet you’re going to love.

We love cider, we love our community, and we love the notion that Homestead Hard Cider’s presence can prove that two 23 year olds can run a thriving business. We hope our success will give other aspiring entrepreneurs the confidence that they can be successful too. Not only are you funding our operation, but we truly believe you are funding a movement. A movement not to take Attleboro and surrounding communities back to what they were, but instead to what they can be. Revitalizing our economy starts with small grassroot businesses.

This is the next step for Homestead Hard Cider. We are on the cusp of something big and your help will be the extra push we need to get there. We believe that what we have created is not just something special, but something worth trying for yourself. This is where the Kickstarter community comes in. We have seen what you have been able to do for others and it is impressive. The age of social media is a crazy thing that allows us to connect with people we never would have been able to otherwise. By contributing you can forever call yourself part of the Homestead Hard Cider family. When you’re able to buy Homestead in your hometown, you’ll be glad you did. To show our appreciation you will obviously get some pretty cool merchandise in return for your generosity.

Kickstarter campaign for Homestead Hard Cider.


Spicing Up Sundays at Farmstead, Inc.
Summer Brings Sunday Suppers & Hearty Brunches to Wayland Square

WHAT: So long, Sunday slumps! The crew at Farmstead, Inc. is shaking up your typical laundry and takeout routine with family-style suppers and monthly brunches, complete with all the house-cured meaty, artisan cheesy fare you dig from Farmstead.

Weekend happenings include:

Sunday Suppers
Every Sunday night, excluding May 26 and June 2
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$29.00 per person; $39.00 per person with beverage pairing

Beginning this spring, Matt & Kate Jennings and the Farmstead team share age-old family recipes in a weekly Sunday Supper series. Diners are welcomed for three-course family-style feasts of homespun classics with a Farmstead twist, served communally with an optional beverage pairing (two hand-selected wines from the restaurant’s cellar, one cocktail or a beer-and-shot combo, depending on the menu). The full bistro menu will also be available during Sunday-night dinner starting June 9. Reservations accepted but not required.

Inspired by mom’s greatest hits, upcoming menus include (subject to adjustments):

June 9th
Melville Rangoon and “Duck Sauce”
Orange Beef and Broccoli with Steamed Rice
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream
Singapore Slings

June 16th
Fried Pickles with Garlic Ranch
BBQ Ribs, Coleslaw and Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Bourbon Slush Punch

June 23rd
Antipasto All’Italiana
Nanny’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
Affogato with Biscotti
Nero D’Avola

Monthly Brunches
First Sunday of every month; next occurrence June 2
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Round off your weekends Jennings-style with once-a-month Sunday-morning brunches done up the Farmstead way. Midday meals include playful takes on brunch standards featuring monthly changing options like Sweet Pea Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Fried Mortadella & Pancake Sandwiches, Papas Gordas and House-Made Cider Doughnuts. Reservations suggested but not required.

WHERE: Farmstead, Inc.
186 Wayland Avenue, Providence RI

HOURS: Retail:
Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

First Sunday of every month 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday – Saturday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday Suppers 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM


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