Washington Street Eats | Our Journey 2

Welcome to the blog for Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery. We are excited to share our stories with you, and to hear from you. Our goal at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is to bring new flavors and old favorites to you with fresh, thoughtful food, baked goods, and coffees. We invite you to take a break from […]

Sucrée Event Highlights

Sucrée: A Sticky Sweet Tasting Soirée | Honey Sweet, sweet memories were made recently at the first in a new series of dessert pop-ups hosted by GraciesProv: Sucrée! The evening brought together Gracie’s own Executive Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark along with Caitlyn McGuire of Ellie’s Bakery, Lori Kettelle of PVDonuts, and Adam Young of SIFT Bake […]

National Macaron Day – Willy Wonka Style

Monday, March 20th is the long-awaited first day of spring—but guess what else it is? National Macaron Day, or as the French say, “Le Jour du Macaron”! Without a doubt, this is one of our favorite holidays at this little Parisian bakery. The French macaron is a sweet cookie made with whipped egg whites, confectioners […]

Valentine’s Day at Ellie’s – Local Love

Valentine’s day at Ellie’s Every year,  on February 14th, cheesey $5 I<3U cards go out, midgrade chocolate sales skyrocket and the teddy bear industry cranks out last minute gifts for individuals to purchase for their significant others. It’s quite a marvel, really, how the history of St Valentine has shifted to become a commercialized holiday […]

Sucrée – A Sticky Sweet Tasting Soirée

“Sucrée” A four course Chef’s tasting, all dishes dessert The cure for your sweet tooth’s deep feelings of hurt Starring four pastry chefs, each serving a course Inspired by honey; bees at the source A night where desserts have their moment to shine On the eve of the feast of Saint Valentine Lovers of chocolate, […]

Gracie’s & Ellie’s Bakery | A Year In Review

Gracie’s & Ellie’s: A Year In Review | Stephen Willson People are saying 2016 will be remembered as one of the worst years in history. Exaggeration and negativity have become so common in our everyday conversation. We, as a whole, have taken to boasting about tragedy and misfortunes, rather than celebrations and solutions. As this […]

Employee Spotlight | Gracie’s Office Manager – Kelly Doran

Kelly Doran, a born and raised Rhode Islander, has over 10 years of experience working in the restaurants that make Rhode Island food and culture so great. She joined the Gracie’s team in 2015 as the Office Manager, responsible for the day to day tasks like answering phones and taking care of guest reservations. This […]

Matthew Varga Awarded Chef of the Year by RIHA

Congratulations to our favorite Chef, Matthew Varga! This year, Rhode Island Hospitality Association has awarded Chef Varga the title of Chef of the Year! We, the team at Gracie’s and Ellie’s, are honored to call him our chef.  Chef Matt is a man of many skills, talents, and passions. In the grand scheme of all […]

There is a Light That Never Goes Out

There is a Light That Never Goes Out  |  Kelly Doran – Gracie’s Office Manager Day or night, there is a light that never goes out. It is never dimmed and never dulled. The light itself hangs above the entrance of Gracie’s, a AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Restaurant located on Washington Street in Providence, Rhode […]

Host Your Holiday Event at Gracie’s

Consider Gracie’s when choosing your holiday party venue. Did you know we have 2 private rooms available for your intimate gatherings and memorable dining experiences? Did you know we will work with you on customized menus, signature drinks, and even team bonding activities? Let us help you create the most memorable holiday gathering. We do […]

Wine Crush Wednesday – Pine Ridge ‘Crimson Creek’ Merlot, Napa Valley, CA ’08

Wine Crush Wednesday by Stephen Willson Welcome to Wine Crush Wednesdays, or “WCW” if you’re in a hurry. Each Wednesday we will bring you a different, dreamy wine to crush over. November is here. It’s cold outside. At this point in the season, sweaters, hoodies, and fleece, have become wardrobe staples. Once again, we have […]

Gracie’s Cruise on the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg

We are always seeking out new ways to be inspired, as well as providing inspiration for our fans. This never ending quest has opened a new and exciting outlet for both our team and our guests. Gracie’s and Chef Matthew Varga are taking this show on the road, or, rather, sea, and we can’t wait […]

Star Chef Series | The Festivious Feast of Foie with Chef Michael Ginor

Star Chef Series | The Festivious Feat of Foie with Chef Michael Ginor There are only a handful of foods that I could eat every single day for the rest of my life. That short list includes corn on the cob, beef tartare, and, last but not least, foie gras. Foie gras is delicious, decadent, […]

October Macarons: Halloween Edition

October Macarons: Halloween Edition Spooky-cute cookies have hit the shelves for the month of October! We’re excited to debut our Halloween candy-inspired macaron collection for the first time ever. Each month, our bakers congregate for a meeting of the minds to determine the flavors for the next month’s featured macaron collection. At last month’s meeting, […]

Ellie’s Fall Drinks

Ellie’s Fall Drinks by Max Hodge The hazelnut latte is a new addition to the fall lineup at Ellie’s. Combining rich hazelnut puree with steamed milk, espresso,housemade raw vanilla syrup and dashed with spiced sea salt, this is a ‘hug-in-a-cup’ drink that lures you in and you’ll never want to leave the warm embrace of […]

Ellie’s Fall Sandwiches

Ellie’s Fall Sandwiches by Max Hodge Its that time of year when the city is finally getting back into the groove of the influx in population from college students, the streets being more populated and a chatter in the air. Gone are the lazy days of summer, where long days drifted into long, warm evenings […]

In Pursuit of the Perfect Croissant: Part 2 | Our Journey Through NYC

In Pursuit of the Perfect Croissant: Part 2 | Our Journey Through NYC by Max Hodge The journey continues from part 1 posted here! Runner &  stone Getting a table at this hip eatery is no easy affair. We were greeted by a cheery waiter who was clearly in the weeds just from the dance […]

September Macarons: Back-To-School Edition

    by Nicole Dupuis For many of us, myself included, the arrival of September brings about mixed feelings. Fall itself is a season marked by contradictions—it ushers in exciting new beginnings, but also means the end of a brilliant summer. When I was in school, of course, this feeling was all the more pronounced. […]

September Soda

by Max Hodge, Ellie’s Bakery Manager Ahhhh… it’s hot out, isn’t it? Our rooftop garden in Downcity is full of life, but our herb garden is feeling the heat. Production has slowed, as it does naturally at this time of year, but luckily we’ve been squirreling away our herbs for a rainy day (or in […]

Late Summer Sandwiches at Ellie’s

by Max Hodge, Ellie’s Bakery Manager   Summer is always an interesting time, with the frantic energy of spring subsiding into long days and a slower pace. The greens of spring have long been harvested, and tomatoes and other juicy vegetables are taking their time bathing in the sun, slowly developing flavor and becoming sweeter […]