This week I have three new food venues in the Blackstone Valley to tell you about and a few more options for Mother’s Day celebrations if you haven’t made your plans yet. Read on for all the details and more…..



Emerald Bay Asian Food Hall

Bally’s Twin River Casino

100 Twin River Road, Lincoln



New Restaurant Alert!! Twin River has added yet another option for dining – the Emerald Bay Asian Food Hall, serving modern and traditional cuisine from a variety of Asian cultures, including Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam and Thailand. There is a 150-seat food hall where you can order at the counter or from touch screens. Executive/Celebrity Chef, Jack Lee, has put together great multicultural menus – check them out:  MENU   Tea and Bread Drinks Menu   And don’t forget to stop at the bakery section too! The hours are Sunday through Thursday from noon to midnight and Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 am.  



Don El Diablo

55 Douglas Pike, Smithfield


New Restaurant Alert!!  Don El Diablo opened on Cinco de Mayo and is the newest place to go for tacos, tequila, beer, margaritas and live entertainment. They are open Tuesday-Thursday 4-11 pm, Friday 4 pm to 1 am, Saturday noon to 1 am and Sunday noon to 8 pm. Check out their MENU




473 Putnam Pike, Suite A-2, Greenville



New Restaurant Alert!! CAVA opened May 5. Welcome to Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley!  It’s a fast casual Mediterranean restaurant serving customizable greens and grain bowls, salads and pitas. Pictured is the Lemon Chicken Bowl. Check out their great MENU.  The very generous team at CAVA have a great background story – read about it HERE



Feast and Fettle Neighborhood Fridge

727 East Avenue, Pawtucket


Looking for a special treat for a Mother's Day brunch? Try the Fresh Fruit Platter with Honey Whipped Yogurt. Or check out Feast and Fettle’s Mother’s Day MenuTo see what they have in the Fridge for pick up this week, go to their locations page and click on Menu – or click HERE. This week they have favorites like Garlic Cheddar Chicken Bake, Cacio e Pepe Potatoes, Jonah Crab Cakes and more... 




Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery

200 Woonsocket Hill Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896



Wright’s has Mother’s Day special treats, available in-store Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14 (menu pictured).


And maybe you’d like to get mom Wright’s new productRaspberry Coconut Crumble Fruit Squares – it’s a flaky pie crust with a raspberry filling and topped with a coconut crumble.


If you’re in the mood for ice cream, make sure you check out their May pint lineup. In addition to Strawberry Shortcake ice cream, try the Vanilla Hazelnut Swirl – it’s the top-rated flavor of the 2023 Test Batch Club Season!


Interested in participating in the 2024 Test Batch Club? Memberships are on sale now (the 2024 Test Batch season starts in January, but you need to buy your membership now). Here are all the details:  2024 Test Batch Club





Savini’s Pomodoro

476 Rathbun Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895



You can still make reservation for the Pomodoro’s Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. Upstairs seating times are 9 am to 1 pm and downstairs seating times are noon to 6 pm. Call or text 401-808-9165 







727 East Avenue, Pawtucket 02860




We mentioned in last week’s newsletter that Rasoi is having a Mother’s Day Buffet. Here’s the menu!  



Black Duck Tavern

31 Warren Avenue, East Providence



Beer tasting is back at the Black Duck Tavern! Buttonwoods Brewery will be there on Friday, May 19 from 7 to 9 pm so you can sample some of their best beers. And while you’re there, you can enjoy live entertainment by Alex Cohen from 8 to 11 pm. Don’t forget about the other things happening at the Black Duck: 


Trivia Wednesday and Specials – every Wednesday, hosted by DJ Trivia. Doors open at 4 pm and trivia starts at 7:30 pm. Weekly prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Get your team together and show up early so you can enjoy the Wednesday specials: Half-off nachos, half-off wings and $2 off all Tito’s Handmade Vodka!

Thursday SpecialsBurger and Beer Deal – Choose any burger and a beer from a select list for $15!  










Smug Brewing

100 Carver Street, Pawtucket 02860



Smug has a new release - Crushable (Orange IPA), 5.5%abv – available on draft or in cans. Listed below is their schedule for this weekend and future events happening:  





May 11th, Thursday 3pm - 9pm:  Trivia starting at 6:30 and the homemade sweetness of Cookie Chow


May 12th, Friday 3pm -10pm:  Good Thomas Musical Bingo (7:30) and flavorful pretzels from VonHanson's


May 13th, Saturday, 1pm - 10pm:  Ready to plant a tiny tree with the Bonsai Bar? ...and some popcorn in disguise from Inpopnito


May 14th, Sunday, 12pm - 6pm: celebrating Mom's all day with the deliciousness of Yagi Noodles





Games start at 6:30 - Prizes for first and second place teams!

All games are played on your mobile device.


MUSIC BINGO from Good Thomas on Fridays 

 Join us for 4 games of Music Bingo (with prizes!) from 7:30-9:30


Bonsai Bar Events - May 13th and 27th

Click link to see the dates throughout the year. Time to learn the art of Tiny Trees! Make sure you get your ticket now to reserve your space!


Pasta Workshop - May 21st

Alex from Newport Pasta Company is back to show us some of his pasta making tips and tricks!


Castle Nitor Sneak Preview - May 28th

Allison from Castle Nitor will give you a preview of the workshops this summer. She'll be bringing costumes, games, examples of crafts and more - think "mini Renaissance Faire"!


Board Game Night - June 3rd

Come and check out the latest board games from UnTapped Games!


2023 RIdea Fest - June 3rd

 The funds raised by this festival will be donated to the JWU scholarship that helps people from diverse backgrounds pursue a career in the beverage industry.



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




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