News Bites: Stoneacre Brasserie Afternoon Tea / Blackstone Valley Culinary News

by David Dadekian

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Stoneacre Brasserie Debuts Afternoon Tea

Stoneacre Brasserie Afternoon Tea

Stoneacre Brasserie in Newport, RI debuted their weekly Afternoon Tea earlier this month, available Friday-Sunday from 2-4PM starting at $28 per person. The special weekend experience is made for the whole family to enjoy with two menus, one of which is made just for the kiddos.

The menu comes with a 3-tiered display of sweet and savory bites including Buttermilk Biscuits with Seasonal Jam, Honey Butter and Devonshire Cream, house made Cauliflower and Cashew Stuffed Peppadew PeppersSalmon Belly BLTsMacarons and Sea Salt and Heath Bar Brownies, among others. 

For the little ones, the Brasserie serves up Almond Butter and Grape Jelly “Uncrustables,” Cucumber and Cream Cheese Roll-ups, Vermont Cheddar Grilled CheeseApplewood Smoked Ham Baguette with Gruyere & Honey Mustard, as well as Hand Cut French Fries with Ketchup and Aioli

Specialty add-ons are available on Friday afternoons as well, for anyone looking to upgrade the experience.

View the Afternoon Tea Menu

The Afternoon Tea experience is available at Stoneacre Brasserie and will launch at the Chinese Tea House, located at the Marble House, later this Spring in collaboration with Stoneacre Hospitality Group.

Blackstone Valley Culinary News – February 15 to February 22, 2022

Atrium on Main 
285 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI  02860

Valentine’s Day is over but you can still enjoy some Valentine’s specials at Atrium on Main.  They are running their Valentine’s Day specials – cocktails such as a chocolate covered strawberry martini, a raspberry mimosa, a pink senorita, a pomegranate fizz, a dark chocolate Old Fashioned, a hot & salty cocoa and a chocolate-kissed coffee.  You can enjoy a cocktail with their Dinner for 2 for $50 specials.  Check out the Valentine Menu HERE

Boundary Kitchen & Bar
67 Garrity Street, Pawtucket  02861

Have you seen their new website?   Click HERE to see everything happening at The Boundary Kitchen and Bar and check out the pictures of their fabulous food, as well as  all their different, eclectic and awesome event spaces HERE

German-American Cultural Society of Rhode Island
78 Carter Avenue, Pawtucket  02861

The February Trachtenabend on Friday, February 18 from 7-11 pm will feature musical entertainment by Tubafrau.  Dinner in the Ratskeller will feature a pre-plated meal of Sauerbraten, Spätzle and Red Cabbage.  There are limited tickets available so click HERE for tickets and more information.  

Smug Brewing
100 Carver Street, Pawtucket  02860

Smug welcomes Matilda’s on Saturday, February 19 from 4 to 8:30 pm.  Matilda’s is famous for their Dominican-inspired gourmet empanadas and pastelitos.  You can make it a meal with rice, beans and plantains!

Rhode Island Spirits
59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket  02860

The Tasting Room is open Friday (4-8:30 pm), Saturday (1-8:30 pm), and Sunday (1-6 pm).  Stop in for a cocktail or maybe a hot chocolate.  And they’ve got two events coming up:  

Friday, February 18, 6-8 pm – Cocktails and Bingo.  It’s a free event but get there early to guarantee yourself a table.  

Friday, February 25, 6-8 pm – Cocktails and Cheese Pairings – with Edgewood Cheese Shop at the RI Spirits Tasting Room.  You’ll enjoy a flight of 3 cocktails and cheeses that pair with them.  For an evening of tasting and fun, click HERE for tickets ($22) and more information.  

Johnny’s Victory Diner
2731 Victory Highway, Burrillville, RI  02830

Johnny is making more of his BBQ spiced rub and stocking up at the diner!  Get it while it lasts ($6.99) – it’s great on meat, fish, fries and chips….just about anything!!!!

Bravo Brewing Company
75 Pascoag Main Street, Pascoag  02859

On Friday, February 18, the Farm to Sandwich Food Truck will be at Bravo Brewing Company from 4 to 8 pm.  From 6 to 9 pm there will be music with Jake Hunsinger.  

Then on Saturday, February 19, from 4-8 pm the ISH Food Truck will be at Bravo serving Polish-Irish food. 

Ravenous Brewing Company
10 Industrial Road, Cumberland  02864

Here’s the food line-up at Ravenous this weekend:  

Friday, February 18 at 4:30 pm – The Burgundian

Saturday, February 19 at 2:30 pm – Farm to Sandwich

Sunday, February 20 at 1 pm – Sunnyside Food Truck

Lops Brewing
122 North Main Street, Woonsocket, RI  02895

New merch alert at Lops!  Check out the IPA T-shirt using the Block Island IPA design.  On Friday, February 18 the Supa Dupa Food Truck will be at Lops.  On Saturday, February 19, check out the “Beat the Winter Blues Beach Party” with a Sunrise Mimosa, Wheels Up Mango Pale Ale, a Pina Colada Seltzer and NaNu The Burmese fusion.  That would be a great time to get your IPA t-shirt!

Foolproof Brewing Company
241 Grotto Avenue, Pawtucket  02860

On Saturday, February 19 from 2-7 pm the Cluck Truck will be at Foolproof.  While you’re there, try their newest Irish Stout – roasted malts with hints of smoke and chocolate giving it a full-body taste.  It’s available now on draft or in cans to go.  

Smug Brewing
100 Carver Street, Pawtucket  02860

New Beer Alert!  Smug is now offering Going Back to Cali, West Coast IPA – on draft and in cans.   Why not try it this weekend:  

Friday, February 18 – Taproom is open from 3-9 pm.  

Saturday, February 19 – Taproom is open from 3-9 pm and MatildaRI food truck will be there from 4-8 pm.  

Sunday, February 20 – Taproom is open from 12 noon until 5 pm.  

The Guild
461 Main Street, Pawtucket  02860

The Rhode Island Beer Club will be at The Guild on Friday, February 18 at 7 pm.   On Saturday, February 19, 2022 Keane’s BBQ will be in the kitchen at 2 pm and The Day Breaks will be providing the music starting at 5 pm. 

Francesca’s on Pawtucket
526 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket  02860

Congratulations to Francesca’s on Pawtucket!  Restaurant Guru awarded them the Best Mexican Restaurant in Pawtucket honor!  They offer Mexican and American cuisine.  Check out their Menu for fantastic breakfast and lunch options, including Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarianoptions.  They are BYOB now, so feel free to bring a special beverage.  They can also host your private event – bridal shower, baby shower, wedding, birthday, etc.   

Ten Rocks 
1091 Main St., Pawtucket  02860

Did you know that Ten Rocks is now open for lunch on Fridays (11 am to 3 pm) and brunch on Saturdays (10 am to 3 pm)?   Check out their MENUSand stop in to experience great Cape Verdean cuisine and culture!

Davenport’s Family Restaurant
1070 Mendon Road, Cumberland  02864
Davenport’s Bar and Grille
1925 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence  02914

Are you a Davenport’s “Frequent Friends Club Card” holder?  You should be!  Present your card at every visit/order (including dine-in and take-out).  Their computer keeps track of your visits, and you’ll earn 1 point for every dollar spent.  When your account reaches 250 points, you will be given a $10 gift certificate to be used on your next visit.  The card never expires….and until March 26, 2022, you’ll earn double rewards on every meal Monday through Saturday before 3pm.  But wait…there’s MORE!  Half-price on all appetizers at the bar and lounge extended until 7:30 pm on weekdays and 8:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Check out their weekly specials.

Rhode Island Spirits
59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket  02860

So much happening at RI Spirits – see below for upcoming events and don’t wait to get your tickets/make a reservation.  Their events often sell out:

Friday, February 25, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm – Cheese and Cocktail Pairing with Rhodium cocktails and cheese from the Edgewood Cheese Shop.  Enjoy a flight of 3 cocktails and cheeses that pair with them.  You’ll meet one of the distillers and the Edgewood staff to ask questions.  Cheese will be available for purchase at this event and the distillery Tasting Room will be open to purchase additional cocktails if desired.  For more information and to get tickets (don’t wait!), click HERE

Friday, March 11, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Distillery Trivia Night.  Jordan will lead you and your team through the first Distillery Trivia Night!  Get your team together and come early to get a table.  Teams will compete for the top prize of either a $25 gift card or a bottle of your favorite spirit to take home!   

Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – Rhodium Gin School.  Enjoy an hour and a half of cocktails, gin history and tastings, starting with a welcome gin & tonic.  In addition to gin history, you’ll smell different botanicals and learn about taste profiles of different styles of gins.  A distiller with lead you through a tasting of Rhodium gins.  Class ends with a cocktail class when you get to shake your own gin drink.  You’ll receive a bottle of Rhodium gin of your choice to take home.  Snacks are included.  There is a limit of 8 students per class, so don’t wait to get your tickets HERE

White Dog Distilling
560 Mineral Spring Avenue
Pawtucket  02860

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society and White Dog Distilling for the continuation of the RIHS “Drink in the History” series on Thursday, March 10 from 6 pm to 7 pm.  Join Alecia Catucci, co-owner and co-founder of White Dog Distilling at this in-person event at White Dog Distilling.  Enjoy light culinary fare while you are welcomed with a craft-made White Dog mini-cocktail and then be taken through a flight of rum and moonshine tasting selections.  Then researchers Traci and Andrew will share the story of Eliza Granger, a female distiller in Providence in the early 19 century.  Get your tickets HERE

Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main Street, Woonsocket  RI  02895

IT’S TIME FOR POUTINE INDULGENCE!!  The MOWC 6th Annual Poutine Indulgence is happening from March 1-31, 2022.  There will be 7 restaurants competing for the title of Best Poutine.  Your job is to be the judge.  Get your Poutine Passport and sample poutine from the participating restaurants.  You’ll have until April 1 at midnight to vote for your favorite poutine.  The winner will be announced at the Museum’s annual Salute to Spring Event on Sunday, April 4.  Poutine Passports are available for $15 each or two for $25.  To get your Passport and to find out more details, including the participating restaurants, click HERE.   


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