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 […]

Service Sessions – Steph Pajak | Gracie’s Host

Here at Gracie’s Venture, we have upwards of 60 employees. Each month, we interview members of the team to get an inside look on how the Venture functions. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dante Foggy, a newer member of our team. Here’s his inside look! By Kelly Doran What is your role at […]

Ellie’s Mid-Winter Lunch Menu

New year, new lunch offerings at Ellie’s! We’re kicking off 2018 by bringing the flavors and colors of the New England winter to our menu, from light bites like the Squash Tartine amd Roasted Beet Salad to heartier fare like the Pastrami Sandwich on our new rye kaiser rolls! To start us off, the Squash […]

Service Sessions – Dante Foggy | Ellie’s Bakery Line Cook

Here at Gracie’s Venture, we have upwards of 60 employees. Each month, we interview members of the team to get an inside look on how the Venture functions. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dante Foggy, a newer member of our team. Here’s his inside look! By Kelly Doran Dante, what is your function […]

Service Sessions – Kendal Fitzsimmons | Catering and Events Director

Greetings! Welcome back to our fun little behind the scenes series for Gracie’s & Ellie’s staff called Service Sessions. For the last two installments we brought you insights from two fabulous team members from the perspective of service from both front of the house and from the culinary team. This time we switch gears to […]

Ellie’s Bakers tour Maine Grains and Rusted Rooster Farm

The process is equally as important as the product! Last weekend, the Ellie’s team took a field trip to Maine Grains in Skowhegan, ME, where we camped out at one of their suppliers, the Rusted Rooster Farm, to get a better sense of the ingredients that we use in our bakery and the work that […]

Fabulous Fall Flavors at Gracie’s

The time has come to say goodbye to all of our favorite summer ingredients. But the exodus of tomatoes and basil marks the arrival of fabulous fall flavors. The menu at Gracie’s is making its own transition, as dictated by the changing seasons. Let us entertain your palate with New England’s finest autumnal offerings.   […]

Ellie’s Autumn Beverage Delights

It seems that summer is finally letting go and autumn is here to stay, which makes it the perfect time to debut our new fall drink menu! Whether you’re craving something quintessentially pumpkin or in need of a homeopathic cold-and-flu remedy, this season’s beverages are sure to delight across the board. The Pick-Me-Up is a […]

New Espresso Blend + September Drink Specials

September in Rhode Island: the farm fresh produce is still delicious and abundant, but patches of yellow leaves seem to crop up relentlessly in the tree tops. We tried to capture this change of season with our latest drink specials for the month. For those warm, sunny days that make you want to hit the beach one last time, […]

Ellie’s Early Autumn Menu Melodies

The start of a new season means new updates to the breakfast and lunch menus at Ellie’s! The following items, created by Executive Chef Matt Varga of sister restaurant Gracie’s further down Washington Street, are a delicious reflection of what local farmers are currently supplying to our kitchens. Our seasonal “tartine” showcases September’s abundance of […]

Service Sessions – Alyssa Jerrell – Ellie’s Bakery Manager

As we’ve started to see from past Service Sessions, tons of hard work and love goes into everything we do. This extends to our bakery, Ellie’s Bakery, as well. You’ve seen a glimpse into our servers’ lives, and our kitchen’s crew’s lives. Now ,venture into the world of Alyssa Jerrell, the manager at Ellie’s Bakery. […]

Service Sessions – James Santana – Gracie’s Line Cook

Hello there! Welcome back to Gracie’s Service Sessions. In our last edition, we spoke with Anat, a front server here at Gracie’s Providence. Today, we’ll move to the Back of House to catch up with James Santana, a line cook and plater to take a look at what drives him to provide the best hospitality […]

Service Sessions – Anat Sagi – Gracie’s Front Server

Hello! Welcome to the very first Gracie’s Service Sessions. If you ever wanted an inside look into the lives of our team here, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do our servers tend to your needs, but they keep Gracie’s and our mission alive and growing. This project was designed to give you […]

Chocolate Layer Cake with Matcha Buttercream and Rose Ganache

Chocolate Layer Cake with Matcha Buttercream and Rose Ganache Yield: 1, 6” layer cake, serves 8   Chocolate Layer Cake Eggs, room temperature 2 each Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g) Butter, melted 6 Tablespoons (90g) All Purpose Flour ⅔  cup (90g) Corn Starch ¼ cup (25g) Cocoa Powder ½ cup (50g) Baking Soda 1 teaspoon […]

Our Culture

by Stephen Willson – Front of House Manager The culture at Gracie’s is one which I hope is not unique to our magical little restaurant. I would like to believe that there are countless other restaurants in the world with similar values and goals as ours. We are trying to change the world for the […]

Ellie’s July Macaron Collection

It seems that summer is finally here, and our July macaron collection is the perfect light and refreshing antidote to Rhode Island’s hot and humid days. This month’s collection took its inspiration from novelty “ice cream,” one of our favorite summer treats, which we also sandwich between macaron shells in our signature Macaron Millie ice […]

Gracie’s duo Sommeliers

By Nicole Dupuis Just as ten years ago, the farm-to-table and fine dining culture in Rhode Island was only just beginning to take root, Rhode Islanders are now turning increasingly towards more unique and exciting wines, with an eye for quality and an appetite for experimentation. This shift in Rhode Island’s drinking culture led to […]

Honey Glazed Beer Bread

Honey Glazed Beer Bread 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon malt powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon dry active yeast 1/4 cup honey, plus more for glazing 3 cups beer at room temperature (see note) 1 tablespoon butter Combine flours, malt powder, salt, and yeast in a mixing bowl […]

Pâte à Choux

Pâte à Choux Yield: 24 gougères, 12 profiteroles 63 g Water 63 g Milk 50 g Butter ¼ teaspoon Salt ½ teaspoon Sugar 75g All-purpose flour 2 each Eggs For gougères fold in 20g of shredded cheese, black pepper, and chopped fresh herbs. Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with […]

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread Yield: 1 dozen All Purpose Flour 1/3 cup (175g) Salt . teaspoon Butter . cup (150g) Powder sugar . cup (50g) Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest 2 each Directions: 1. On medium speed, cream together room temperature butter and powdered sugar until pale and fluffy. 2. Add lemon juice and zest, beat for […]

Blueberry Hand Pies

Whole Wheat Pastry Dough Whole Grain Pastry Flour (Maine Grain) 130g (1 cup) All-Purpose Flour 100g (¾ cup) Sugar 45g (¼ cup) Baking Powder 6g (1 teaspoon) Salt 4g (1 teaspoon) Brown sugar 7g (1 teaspoon) Butter, cold 227g (2 sticks) Ice water 60g (¼ cup) Directions: Cube cold butter into small pieces. In a food processor pulse all of the dry ingredients, […]