Today, April 13, is Make Lunch Count Day! There are many reasons why you should pay more attention to lunch – it will benefit you and your local restaurants too. Click HERE for all the info! 

Spring is here and that means it’s time for new spring menus, seasonal openings, new food events and voting for the 2023 Best of Rhode Island! Read on for all the details….


Johnny’s Victory Diner

2731 Victory Highway, Burrillville, RI 02830



Feel like some great BBQ, Bourbon and Beer?? Then don’t wait to get your tickets to this private event on April 28 at 5:30 pm on the deck. Venmo, call Johnny at 765-2661 or stop in the diner. Tickets are selling out fast (only 8 left as of yesterday).  For $65 you’ll get mouthwatering BBQ with sides and dessert, a selection of top-notch bourbons ($6) and beers ($3) - or you can try one of their specialty cocktails, and live music by Kevin Riordan of “Fit to be Red”. The menu includes smoked brisket queso dip with tortilla chips, smoked corned beef egg rolls, white Alabama smoked chicken, baby back ribs in a Thai chili glaze, pulled wild boar, cowboy pit beans, honey drizzle cornbread, fried onion strings and a grilled pineapple sundae! 







Rhode Island Spirits

40 Bayley Street, Pawtucket 02860



RI Spirits has a new spring menu! Plus they are bringing back some old favorites: the Bergamot Sling, the Forager’s Greyhound, the Cosmopolitan, the Magic School Bus and the Limoncello Spritz. Stop by their beautiful new location with your friends for drinks – a returning favorite or something from the new menu! They are open Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 8:30 pm, Saturday from 1 to 8:30 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.





Len’s Seafood, Hotdog and Ice Cream Haven

401 Newport Avenue (Slater Park), Pawtucket



Len’s has opened for the season! So enjoy the weather by checking out Slater Park and when you’re hungry, stop at Len’s. Click HERE to see their menus.  



Mimi & Pop’s Ice Cream Shop

1306 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863



Mimi & Pop’s has also opened for the season. They are open 7 days a week from noon to 8 pm.  



Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille

970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917



It must be spring because outdoor dining is back at Tavolo! Enjoy a great meal day or night on their patio. They are open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am to 9 pm; Friday from 11:30 am to 10 pm; Saturday from 3 pm to 10 pm; and Sunday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.  





Phantom Farms

2920 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland



Got plans for Mother’s Day yet? Take mom to “Muffins with Mom” at Phantom Farms on Saturday, May 13 (8 am to 10 am or 10 am to noon). For $8 per person, enjoy an assortment of muffins, coffee, tea and juice. Visit Phantom Farms to sign up for this event.  




A & W Root Beer

460 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI 02828



Cruise Nights start Tuesday, April 18! Head to A & W in Smithfield for some homemade root beer and great food while you check out the classic cars.  



Angelo’s Palace Pizza

133 Mendon Road, Cumberland 02864



Angelo’s has a lot happening – Wine Wednesdays when you can enjoy a bottle of wine and a charcuterie cheese board for $30, Musical Bingo on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm (prizes too), and every Saturday there is live music from 8 to 10 pm. Check below for the music schedule as well as the April weekend specials.  




Smug Brewing

100 Carver Street, Pawtucket 02860



Here’s what’s happening at Smug this weekend!







Remember to VOTE for your favorite Blackstone Valley food and drink establishments in the 2023 Best of Rhode Island Reader’s Poll. Click HERE to vote for your favorite Blackstone Valley places. Voting ends on April 30 at midnight and you can only vote once per valid email address. Please support our Blackstone Valley food and beverage businesses!




For more Food and Beverage Events happening in the Blackstone Valley, click HERE