News Bites: Mill’s Tavern and Red Stripe Veterans Day Specials / Giusto Holiday Lasagna to Fight Hunger / The Good Trade Makers Market Returns

by David Dadekian
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Mill’s Tavern Salutes Veterans and Active Military with 25% Off Dining and Non-Alcoholic Beverages on Veterans Day Weekend

Mill’s Tavern, located at 101 North Main Street in Providence, is proud to honor veterans and active-duty military service personnel this Veterans Day. From Friday, November 10th through Monday, November 13th, Mill’s Tavern is offering 25% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages exclusively for veterans and active military service personnel. A valid military ID is required to redeem this special offer. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call (401)-272-3331.

Mill’s Tavern recently debuted its seasonal fall menu from Executive Chef Edward Bolus and his culinary team. Guests can choose from dishes like Pumpkin Pesto Crostini with burrata cheese and pepita pesto; Baked Statler Chicken Breastwith sumac and winter squash served over bulgur pilaf with tzatziki; an 8oz Black Angus Filet Mignon served with house smoked bacon, mushrooms, onion marmalade, and bourbon au poivre sauce; or something sweet like Maple Crème Brûlée with speculoos cookies.

 Red Stripe Honors Veterans and Active Military on Veterans Day Weekend  with 25% Off Dining and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Red Stripe, located at 465 Angell Street in Providence, will celebrate Veterans Day by offering 25% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages from Friday, November 10th through Monday, November 13th for veterans and active military service personnel. A valid military ID is required for this special offer. For more information or to make a reservation, or call 401-437-6950.

Red Stripe is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with brunch on Sundays, and serves menu favorites like Buffalo Cauliflower a tempura fried cauliflower served with blue cheese, house-made hot sauce, and green onions; Red Stripe Moules & Frites features cherry tomatoes, pesto, garlic, shallots, cream, and Red Stripe lager; the Red Stripe Burger with Havarti cheese, charred red onion, guacamole, lettuce, and tomato; Steak Frites, featuring a 36-hour house-marinated 10 oz grilled hanger steak topped with Chef’s butter, arugula, and house frites; and for something sweet, the fan-favorite Big Slice of Chocolate Cake: decadent six-layer chocolate cake topped with rich chocolate ganache.

Giusto Holiday Lasagna to Benefit MLK Center

Giusto is bringing back its “Buy One, Give One” holiday promotion this year in partnership with the MLK Center in Newport. From November 20 – December 23, for every full lasagna purchased (serves 6-8), Giusto will donate one to the MLK Center. Lasagnas are $75 each (plus tax) and there are both meat and vegetarian options available. They are ready to bake and include full heating instructions. Ordering begins on November 13 and requires 24 hours-notice for pick-up. Orders can be placed by calling 401-324-7400.

The Good Trade Makers Market Returns To WaterFire Arts Center

The large-scale community shopping experience brings nearly 100 independent makers to Providence for a two-day celebration of creatives and tradespeople.

The Good Trade Makers Market
The Good Trade Makers Market

The Good Trade Makers Market will return to Providence, RI on November 18-19, 2023. This annual event gathers nearly 100 independent makers and small manufacturers of home decor, art, gourmet food items, apothecary products, apparel, accessories, and more from all over the country for a weekend-long community shopping experience at WaterFire Arts Center (475 Valley Street, Providence, RI).

“We believe that for small makers to grow, they need opportunities to meet new shoppers outside of their immediate communities, in addition to receiving support from their local area,” said BJ Mansuetti, co-owner of Rhode Island-based Ampersand Creative Co., the organizers behind the event. “What’s unique about The Good Trade is that we’re highlighting local RI-based artisans, makers, and manufacturers while also welcoming businesses from 11 other states and introducing them to Rhode Island during the weekend. In trade, we aim to introduce Rhode Island small businesses to other cities to help them reach a new audience, too.”

“We’re a small state that is committed to shopping small,” adds co-owner of Ampersand Creative Co., Robin Dionne. “Our goal is to boost the local economy by creating inclusive spaces and events for creatives to connect with the community and sell their handcrafted goods.”

Held annually since 2021, The Good Trade Makers Market brings thousands of shoppers from across New England to Providence. In 2022, the Rhode Island-founded event expanded to Burlington, VT, creating an opportunity for dozens of Rhode Island-based businesses to grow by reaching shoppers in a new city. The Good Trade now generates an estimated $600,000 in revenue for participating small businesses each year.

The Good Trade Makers Market
The Good Trade Makers Market

“The community response to the event has been overwhelmingly positive, from both vendors and shoppers,” says Dionne. “In surveying our vendors after each event, we learn how small businesses are impacted by The Good Trade, and we have been excited to learn about new collaborations with other makers, expansions into local stores, and how the boost in revenue has helped businesses grow.”

The Good Trade will also bring back the popular “Plinko for a Cause” game this year, a large, interactive fundraising game where shoppers can donate $5 to play to win prizes provided by The Good Trade and event vendors. This year, 100% of the funds donated will benefit Riverzedge Arts, a Woonsocket-based non-profit organization that offers paid work-based learning opportunities for teens who create art and design products for real-world clients. 

Advance tickets for The Good Trade are available now for $8 in advance (advance sales end at midnight on November 17th) and $10 at the door at Ticket price includes a beverage from sponsors, including a small beer from Proclamation Ale, a small cocktail from The Industrious Spirit Company made with Boot Black Cocktail Syrup, a small hot coffee from New Harvest Coffee Roasters, Topo-Chico Sparkling Mineral Water, or a small ice cream from Gather Farm.  Other sponsors include Providence Tourism Council, Trinity Beer Garden, Gather Glass, and Swamp Yankee Art.

Visit @goodtrademakersmarket on Instagram for vendor announcements and giveaways from now through November 17th.

The Good Trade Makers Market
The Good Trade Makers Market

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