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Narragansett Creamery wins Gold and Bronze Medals at the World Championship Cheese Contest
Narragansett Creamery was awarded a First Place Gold Medal for its Low-Fat Coffee Yogurt at the World Championship Cheese Contest on March 3–5 in Wisconsin. Our low-fat coffee yogurt contains milk and probiotic cultures, contains no stabilizers or preservatives, and is lactose free.
Narragansett Creamery was also awarded a 3rd Place Bronze Medal for its Burrata Cheese. Each Narragansett Creamery Burrata is made by hand. Mozzarella is stretched to form a pocket where it is then hand-filled with Stracciatella, a mixture of “torn” mozzarella (Stracciare – to tear apart) cream, and a trace of salt.
This year’s World Competition was highly competitive with 2,978 entries from 29 countries. The contest initiated in 1957, is organized by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.
“We are honored to win these awards in the Yogurt and Burrata categories and to be included with such an outstanding group of dedicated and creative cheesemakers,” said Mark Federico, owner and co-founder of Narragansett Creamery.
Narragansett Creamery is a family-owned creamery based in Providence, RI that uses milk from nearby New England farms to make its artisanal cheeses and yogurts.
“We thank our local farmers who supply us with excellent quality milk which enables us to create award-willing cheeses,” Federico said.
RI Breweries Easter 2022 Schedule
Wondering if your favorite RI Brewers Guild facility will be open on Easter? Here’s a list of open and closed breweries for Sunday, April 17th. See you there!
Fool Proof Brewing Normal hours, 12 noon – 6
Linesider Normal hours, 12 noon – 6
Long Live Beerworks Normal hours 12 noon – 5
Lops Brewing 10 am to 6 pm
Moniker Brewery Normal hours
Narragansett Beer Normal hours
Newport Craft Brewing Normal hours
Pivotal Brewing Normal hours 12 noon to 5
Proclamation Ale 12 noon to 6
Providence Brewing Co Normal hours
Ravenous Brewing Normal hours
Rejects Beer Co Normal hours
Shaidzon Beer Co 12 noon to 5
Six Pack Brewing 12 noon to 5
Taproots Brewing Co 11 am to 4 pm (bar service only, no food)
The General’s Crossing Normal hours
Twelve Guns Brewing Normal hours
Union Station Brewery 11:30 am to 1:00 am
West Passage Brewpub Normal hours
Apponaug Brewing Co Closed Revival (LVP&B) Closed
Beer on Earth Closed Smug Brewing Closed
Bravo Brewing Closed The Guild Pawtucket Closed
Buttonwoods Closed The Guild Warren Closed
Chair 2 Closed Tilted Barn Brewery Closed
Coddington Brewpub Closed Trinity Brewhouse Closed
Crooked Current Closed Whalers Brewing Closed
Grey Sail Brewing of RI Closed Ragged Island Farm Brewery
Hive Beer Closed (Closed temporarily under construction)
Blackstone Valley Culinary News – April 6, 2022
Davenport’s Family Restaurant
1070 Mendon Road, Cumberland 02864
Davenport’s Bar and Grille
1925 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence 02914
Davenport’s has new spring specials. And they are also now offering gluten-free pizza which has been very popular.
Kountry Kitchen/Kountry Clam Shack
10 Smith Avenue, Greenville 0282
Sadly, our friends at Kountry Kitchen will be closing the restaurant on April 10. The Kountry Clam Shack did a Culinaria Live episode with us which was great! We’re happy that the Delos family will be retiring and relaxing. The restaurant has been purchased and will be undergoing renovations for about six months before it reopens under new ownership. So stop by before April 10 to enjoy Kountry Kitchen one more time and to wish the Delos family well! Here is more information in a Valley Breeze article
Angelos Palace Pizza
133 Mendon Road, Cumberland 02864
Angelo’s is having an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 17. Seatings are at 10:30 am and 1 pm – reservations are required. Adults are $30; Children are $20; and children under 5 are $15. Check out the buffet menu HERE
1537 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket 02861
Spumoni’s is offering their famous Easter brunch again and I hear it’s spectacular! It will be on Sunday, April 17 between 10 am and 3 pm and the cost is $28.99. Reservations are accepted for parties of 5 or more, but don’t wait to call for reservations (at the above number). Check out the Easter Brunch Menu
Ye Olde English Fish & Chips
25 South Main Street, Woonsocket 02895
Congratulations to the Robinson Family at Ye Olde English Fish and Chips on their 100th Anniversary! There was a great story by WPRI about the Robinson Family and the history of the iconic Woonsocket restaurant. Read it HERE
Rhode Island Spirits
59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket 02860
Rhode Island Spirits has a very busy event schedule. Hope you can join them for some of these events:
· Friday April 8 Distillery Bingo 6-8, free, no reservation required; Cookie Chow will also be onsite with sweet treats!
· Saturday April 9, Uncorked! (to benefit RI PBS). We’ll be at the Pawtucket Armory for this event with samples of Rhodium products.
· Sunday April 10 Gin School (sold out, but there are tickets available for June/July/August)
· Friday April 15 Distillery Trivia with Jordan 6-8, free, no reservation required, PRIZES
· CLOSED Easter Sunday April 17
· Sunday May 8 Mothers Day We’ll be featuring Donuts, Spiked Coffee, Bloody Marys and Mimosas
Mimi & Pop’s Ice Cream Shop
1306 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
Mimi & Pop’s opened on April 1. Stop by for some sweet treats – soft serve and hard serve ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes and more!
622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln 02865
New restaurant alert! This new restaurant, specializing in Hawaiian-style Poke bowls, has opened a Lincoln Commons location – the first franchise to open in New England! Read all about them in this Valley Breeze article. Here’s a picture of their MENU or you can design your own bowl.
Notes Coffee Co.
508 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket 02861
Save the Date! Notes Coffee Co. will be holding their first Maker’s Market event on Friday, April 22 from 6 to 9 pm. More info to follow regarding the artisans who will be there.
100 Carver Street, Pawtucket 02860
PICK UP and TAPROOM HOURS FOR THIS WEEK:
April 6th, Wednesday 1pm – 6pm (Pick-up only)
April 7th, Thursday 3pm-9pm (Taproom and Pick-up) Trivia with Reb begins at 6:30 and 7:30; Nanu Burmese Fusion onsite
April 8th, Friday 3pm-9pm (Taproom / Pick-up)
April 9th, Saturday 1pm-10pm (Taproom / Pick-up)
Bonsai Bar event and Sarcastic Sweets
April 10th, Sunday 12pm – 5pm (Taproom / Pick-up)