Tag Archives : Food


10 Years Downtown: Our Anniversary! 1

Today is our Anniversary: Ten Years in Downtown Providence Ten years ago, downtown Providence was a different place. Many of the great restaurants and shops did not yet exist, and some of our favorites have since left. Gracie’s originally opened on Federal Hill, but opportunity knocked, and we moved into a great location across the […]


Which Providence Restaurant Is Our Favorite? Part 1 1

We work with food. A lot. We are pulling weeds from the rooftop garden in June, harvesting mushrooms in September, curing bacon weekly, and scaling fresh fish nightly. Putting energy into this is what we love, and we hope to share that love with every dish and every treat that leaves our kitchen. We also love to visit other restaurants, and enjoy the creativity and passion that our colleagues share with their guests.


What Is A Tasting Menu?

 What Is A Tasting Menu?   If you have looked at the menus or websites for many high end restaurants, you have probably noticed that most of them offer a tasting menu. For the adventurous, ordering dinner without regard to what might arrive to your table could be great. Even for the less curious, most restaurants […]


Making Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a quintessential New England winter cookie. The blend of spices in a fresh cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a mug of hot chocolate. If you get a gingerbread cookie mix kit from us, the dry ingredients are already supplied. The directions are on the card included with the mix, but we thought it might be more fun to watch a video. If you want to start from scratch, we have the ingredients in the Gingerbread Cookie Recipe post. Comment below, and let us know if this video is helpful.

 


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a welcome addition to any occasion, or just because. The Ellie’s chocolate chip cookie is our signature take on the traditional recipe. The oats add a nice texture, and, of course, these are filled with chocolate – YUM! Comment below to let us know how this works for you.  


Behind the Scenes: Star Chef Dinner Part 2

This is the second in our “Behind the Scenes” series. This section and section one take you into the kitchen to find out what happens before dinner gets to your table. Our Star Chefs Dinners give us an opportunity to collaborate and learn from some of our favorite chefs. Our guests get the opportunity to […]


A Conversation with Star Chef Taylor Knapp

On Monday, October 20, Gracie’s is hosting the next dinner in the Star Chefs Series. Chef Taylor Knapp, of First and South in Greenport, New York, will join us for an evening of passed canapés, and a five-course tasting menu. We were curious to know what Chef Taylor might have planned for his first visit […]


Art Culinaire 1

We are excited to announce that Gracie’s Executive Chef Matthew Varga is featured in the current issue of Art Culinaire: The International Magazine in Good Taste. Art Culinaire is published quarterly as a hard cover celebration of artfully crafted foods and culinary talent. Issue 111 dedicates ten pages of full-color photographs and recipes to Chef […]


Blackbird Farm – Field Trip

Chances are if you see a pig walking the streets of Smithfield, Rhode Island, it belongs to Ann Marie Bouthillette. “They like to go out for a stroll occasionally,” Ann Marie jokes. The truth is, these American Heritage Berkshire pigs are very inquisitive, and while they might enjoy a night on the town, they have […]


Blackbird Farm

Ann Marie Bouthillette began working with animals when she was three years old. Her childhood included showing livestock, active participation in the Future Farmers of America, and learning as much as she could about working on a farm. It is only natural that she now runs Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Ann Marie, with her family, […]


Gracie’s Star Chef Series

The Star Chef Series at Gracie’s is a tradition we love and look forward to every year. These special dinners began in 2007, during our Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry dinner. In order to make the event a great success, we invited several guest chefs to work with us. It was an amazing evening, with our team […]


Southside Community Land Trust – Plant Sale

We love fresh, local produce. It is good for the local environment, the local economy, and the taste buds. When it comes to local food, Southside Community Land Trust is a pioneer in Rhode Island. SCLT began organizing and cultivating urban community gardens 30 years ago, and their 50 acre Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, […]


Cinco de Mayo

This Saturday, we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo in downtown Providence. We will be out with Millie, the Macaron Ice Cream cart, and there will be an abundance of food trucks, face painting, and music. This should prove to be a fun day, with a little something for everyone. Contrary to popular belief, however, Cinco […]


RI Mushroom Company, Proclamation Ale Company & Sons of Liberty Spirits Co.– Field Trip | 3.09.14

On Sunday, March 9, the Gracie’s team hit the road for West Kingston to visit the RI Mushroom Company. The RI Mushroom Company is currently featuring the blue oyster, crimini, golden oyster, king oyster, maitake, portobella, and peoppino mushrooms. Each variety has unique flavors and textures, but we think they are all delicious. Owners Bob […]