Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 report with pics

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Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 report with pics

Welcome to the official thread for our annual New England Spring Meet n Greet
This year we will have a "Central Rhode Island Centric" meet n greet  meaning we'll be touching upon the delicacies that the mid- section of the state is known for including Hot Weiners,  Coffee Milk, Bakery Pizza Strips  and  Classic Red  Sauce Italian Food.
 
Please use this thread to let me know that you will be attending so that I can have an accurate count.
Also please feel free to make any suggestions .
 
I would like to use this opportunity to make a suggestion for Breakfast at the veryfirst  and one of very few diners to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
The Modern Diner in Pawtucket
http://www.quahog.org/cuisine/index.php?id=78
 
Followed by the new "Food on  the move"  exhibit at the Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum
 
We can consider lunch either on Federal Hill (Providence's Little Italy) or at one of the Hot Weiner Joints (or both!)
and then on to some Bakery Pizza Strips at one of many great local Italian Bakeries.
 
post edited by wanderingjew - 2010/05/27 18:14:21
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    bethgrd
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/09 17:31:19 (permalink)
    Modern diner looks terrific!
    i will defer to you as you are a native and know the area.
    not being a weiner eater, one will suffice for me.
    love to eat on federal hill...what rests. do you know there???
    beth
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/09 19:37:28 (permalink)
    This will be my first Meet-n-Greet.  Looking forward to sampeling some of the RI specilties and meeting some of the Roadfooders.  Beth and I have met and been out to lunch a few times. 
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/09 20:57:14 (permalink)
    Paulde, as you can see, the date is now up in the air, however I do look forward to meeting you.

    Bethgrd.

    Angelos on the Hill

    Has been reviewed in a couple of prior roadfood books. I've never been disappointed there.

    http://www.angelosonthehill.com/

    Andino's has a review by The Stern's  but I've never been there.

    http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/6853/andinos
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 07:50:09 (permalink)
    Dale, get yourself together!! jeez.
    How about May 22?
    Paul, so glad you are coming!!!
    beth
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 08:19:23 (permalink)
    bethgrd

    Dale, get yourself together!! jeez.
    How about May 22?
    Paul, so glad you are coming!!!
    beth


    Beth
     
    I have start writing stuff down. My girlfriend reminded of a prior commitment for May 15. I'm usually good at remembering things but not a couple of months in advance. I actually went over several dates with her just to make sure that we didn't have anything planned so
    May 22 is it!
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 09:28:55 (permalink)
    WJ, are there are buses/trains from NYC that you would recommend?  Would I come in to Providence?  I am so looking forward to this!
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 09:34:08 (permalink)
    I was hot to hit RI on the 15th.

    Oh, well, maybe another year.
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 09:42:44 (permalink)
    billyboy

    WJ, are there are buses/trains from NYC that you would recommend?  Would I come in to Providence?  I am so looking forward to this!

     
    Billyboy
     
    I just sent you a pm with some options.
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 09:42:44 (permalink)
    billyboy

    WJ, are there are buses/trains from NYC that you would recommend?  Would I come in to Providence?  I am so looking forward to this!

     
    Billyboy
     
    I just sent you a pm with some options.
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 09:49:23 (permalink)
    May I join you?  I am still not sure if May 22 is ok for me, but I should know soon.
     
    BTW, I grew up on coffee milk --  it was the only way my parents could get me to drink milk!
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    Re:Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet Saturday May 15, 2010 2010/03/10 09:51:35 (permalink)
    Ivyhouse

    May I join you?  I am still not sure if May 22 is ok for me, but I should know soon.
     
    BTW, I grew up on coffee milk --  it was the only way my parents could get me to drink milk!


    Of course you can! I enjoyed meeting you in Buffalo this past September.
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/10 10:37:26 (permalink)
    The 22nd still works for me.  WJ are you close to Allie's Donuts in North Kingston?  Are they still good?
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/10 10:48:24 (permalink)
    paulde

    The 22nd still works for me.  WJ are you close to Allie's Donuts in North Kingston?  Are they still good?

     
    Paulde
    Allies is still great. . In fact my office is bringing in a cake from Allies to celebrate our 70th anniversary. Unfortunately I won't be having any due to the severe damage that Chi Town Diner did to me on the last Charleston Glee Club trip. 
     
    I'm only 6 miles away but it won't be anywhere near where we will be heading on the tour.
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/10 21:28:17 (permalink)
    Here's another option for Breakfast.

    JP Spoonems in Cranston
    http://quahog.org/cuisine/index.php?id=179

    I've never been there but have heard great things about the place.
    In fact since my birthday weekend is approaching I may splurge and check the place out .....Apparently they're known for Maple Johnnycakes

    The good thing about JP Spoonems is that its only a mile away from the Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum

    After the museum we can go to Federal Hill for Lunch at either
    Andino's or Angelos  after which we can wander around Federal Hill and perouse the Italian Delis and Bakerys. There's a great little pastry place called Pastiche
    A stop there is a MUST for Italian pastries and cookies
     
    http://pastichefinedesserts.com/
    and then on to either Crugnale or DeFusco's Bakery for Pizza Strips and other Goodies

    and finally to either Weinorama or Olneyville NY System for Hot Weiners.
    post edited by wanderingjew - 2010/03/11 09:43:10
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/11 08:41:42 (permalink)
    Bump!
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/11 10:55:55 (permalink)
    Happy birthday, WJ. Hope it was/is/will be a good one ( check the appropriate box. )
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/11 15:35:51 (permalink)
    Happy upcoming b-day weekend! We are still on the fence - have a nephew graduating basic training down at Fort Knox that is tentatively scheduled for that week. If that doesn't pan out we'll circle back around for what sounds like a great day in the lovely Ocean State!  Terri & Tim
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/11 16:26:18 (permalink)
    My friend Terri and I will be there!
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/11 18:10:50 (permalink)
    As far as I can see, I'm there!
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/13 10:49:03 (permalink)
    Carolina Bob

    Thanks, my birthday is this Monday the big 4-5

    Brickie

    Looking forward to meeting you

    TinTinCT

    I really hope you both can make it . I enjoyed hanging out with you last year in Western Mass and in Buffalo this past fall.

    I know we've got a couple of months but
    I haven't heard from others yet...
    Waltpiii? Wheregreggeats?, Ayersian?
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/13 21:55:46 (permalink)
    I would like to join in.
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/14 10:35:30 (permalink)
    I have put it on my calendar.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Walt
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/14 12:55:50 (permalink)
    Hot Dog King,

    You are most certainly welcome to join in- I look forward to meeting you.

    Walt, looking forward to seeing you and Denise. I think it's been almost a couple of years since I've seen you at the Boston meet up led by Cecif


    I went to JP Spoonems today




    The photo was taken with my cell phone- so not the greatest quality.

    This is the Johnnycake Platter. The Jonnycakes are actually served on a ham steak with melted swiss  with home fries and fruit .
    This was good, and there seemed to be some really cool items on the menu and the place had  a great atmosphere and although the big advantage is that JP Spoonems is ridiculously close to the Johnson and Wales Culinary Museum, my vote for breakfast is still the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, not only for its history but for their amazing 2-3 dozen breakfast specials they have on their board every weekend.
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/16 15:52:58 (permalink)
    I would very much like to join this if possible. I may be driving up from NYC and then could give people a lift. As the date approaches, I'll know whether or not that is the case and if so, figure out how to meet up.
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/20 16:37:55 (permalink)
    WJ, Amy & I are in like flint!    Chris
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/29 11:59:48 (permalink)
    Greetings from Cape Cod, MA!
     
    Would love to join in on this meet and greet in Rhodes Island.  How do I get specific information on this event?
     
    Pauline & John
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/29 12:31:35 (permalink)
    My friend Terri is coming with me (her first Roadfood tour) and we are both really looking forward to this!  We already have our plane tickets and hotel rooms!
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/03/29 13:43:29 (permalink)


    I'd like to go, but I'll have to see if I'm available as the date gets a bit closer.  I've tried to get out to "Lil Rhody" for awhile now.  I'm looking forward to trying the NY System Wieners and Coffee Milk.
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    Re:Updated new date- Central Rhode Island Meet-n-Greet - May 22 2010/04/01 20:23:06 (permalink)
    Do wieners float?
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