News Bites: Providence Restaurant Week 2015, Girls on the Run RI 2nd Annual “Brewing Boldness” Friend-raiser, Waterman Grille New Cocktail Menu

by David Dadekian

Providence Restaurant Weeks

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Restaurants Statewide are on the Menu For Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks January 11-24

People who received restaurant gift cards this holiday season can put them to good use during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks, January 11-24. Diners will be able to choose from about 80 restaurants offering three-course, prix fixe lunches for $14.95 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $29.95 and $34.95. A comprehensive list of all participating restaurants, along with their Restaurant Weeks menus, may be found at

“In the decade since it began, Providence Restaurant Weeks has become a local tradition,” said Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), which runs the twice-yearly event. “As the city’s culinary reputation has grown nationally, so has the opportunity to affordably sample some of the best restaurants in the country.”

This year, the PWCVB is partnering with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England to promote their annual cookie sale. Some restaurants will be offering cocktail and dessert specials that incorporate popular Girl Scout cookie varieties.

Reservations for each restaurant may be made online at – (unless otherwise noted) or by calling the restaurants directly. Restaurants participating in the Girl Scout promotion and their special creations are also noted on the website.

Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks are sponsored by Taco, Navigant Credit Union, Yuengling Beer and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Girls on the Run Rhode Island Hosts 2nd Annual “Brewing Boldness” Friend-raiser at Foolproof Brewing Company

WHAT: Girls on the Run Rhode Island will host its 2nd Annual “Brewing Boldness” Friend-raiser on February 6, 2015 at Foolproof Brewing Company in Pawtucket.

The event will feature food from Easy Entertaining and beer from Foolproof. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support Girls on the Run’s mission of inspiring girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to view sponsorship opportunities, please visit

WHEN: Friday, February 6, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Foolproof Brewing Company
241 Grotto Avenue #1
Pawtucket, RI

TICKETS: $50 – entrance, 1 drink & small bite food
$75 – entrance, 3 drinks, small bite food & Foolproof Pint Glass

Tickets available at

About Girls on the Run Rhode Island

Girls on the Run Rhode Island provides a life-changing, youth development program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The 20- lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that empower girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.

Girls on the Run Rhode Island was established as a nonprofit in fall 2011, and is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 220+ councils across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit


Providence’s Waterman Grille Debuts New Specialty Drink Menu

Fight off the Winter Blues this January with new libations from Waterman Grille

WHO: Waterman Grille of the Newport Restaurant Group offers guests a new, craft cocktail menu to indulge in this winter.

WHAT: Waterman Grille is helping guests fight off the Winter Blues this season with a new tantalizing cocktail menu. Created by Beverage Director Shawn Westhoven, the new menu’s most anticipated libation is the Figa. Made with Westhoven’s own Figcello that he created by soaking figs in a jar of vodka for 4 weeks, chilled Earl grey tea and tangerine juice, it’s sure to become a fan favorite for its refreshing yet complex spin on an Italian classic. The menu offers 11 thoughtfully curated cocktails that highlight Waterman Grille’s house-made infusions and locally-sourced ingredients. The new specialty drink menu includes:

House-made fig cello, chilled Earl grey tea, tangerine juice

Prosecco, double Cross Vodka, St. Germain, edible hibiscus flower

Jim Beam, Amaro Averna, cinnamon, rosemary, fresh lemon juice, star anise

Fifty Pounds Gin, Cocchi Americano, Cocchi Torino, Campari, orange twist

House Sangria recipe finished with red or white wine and fresh fruit

House-made pineapple-infused vodka,shaken well, served on the rocks

Cognac, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, twist, sugar rim

Tito’s vodka, local apple cider, pear puree, cinnamon, lemon juice

Rittenhouse Rye, absinthe, vermouth, bitters, cherry

Bacardi, POM juice, fresh lime juice, mint, simple, splash of soda water

House-infused jalapeno Tequila Reposado, blood orange puree, cointreau, fresh lime juice,
Thai chili-sea salt rim

WHERE: Waterman Grille
4 Richmond Square
Providence, RI 02906


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