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The Malted Barley, in Providence, is now brewing its own beer. Brewmaster Richard Spoehr’s first beer, a Belgian Wit Ale, will be launched at a party on Thursday, Feb. 15. [THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL FILES / DAVID DELPOIO]


The Malted Barley, 334 Westminster St., Providence, (401) 490-4300, is now brewing its own beer. Brewmaster Richard Spoehr collaborated with the Isle Brewers Guild, in Pawtucket, for the first beer, a Belgian Wit Ale, brewed with pineapple and spices. A launch party will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event, and include a pint glass, T-shirt and two pints of the beer. Buy tickets at Eventbrite at bit. ly/2BYuHg6 or learn more on its Facebook page.

Two Hope & Main member companies, SanoBe Super-foods and Halvah Heaven, came home with 2018 Good Food Awards in January. The annual national competition recognized 199 food companies out of more than 2,000 entrants this year. SanoBe Superfoods founder Jennifer Beauregard developed her peanut butter product line to be super-nutritious and a delicious complete meal — in a jar. Her winning peanut butter was her Crunchy Cacao flavor. Halvah Heaven founder Victoria Wallins decided to make her delicious tahini-based candy because she saw an opportunity in the world of small, creative purveyors. She makes each batch meticulously by hand, using all natural, gluten-free, vegan ingredients and organic sweeteners. Wallins’ winning halvah was her Silk Road flavor.

This week and weekend

Langworthy Farm Winery, 308 Shore Rd., Westerly, (401) 322-7791,, will host a Tasting & Truffles event on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11, from noon to 5 p.m. Get five Hauser Chocolate Truffles for $7.50 plus tax with the purchase of either a wine tasting or a glass of wine.

Rehoboth Station 2 Firefighters Association will hold its annual Prime Rib Dinner at American Legion Post 302, 84 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance from any Station 2 firefighter or by calling (508) 226-2914 or

(508) 252-3132. No walk-ins.

Coming up Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliot will visit Providence and host a dinner at The East End on Monday, Feb. 26. Meet The Master Distiller at the Four Roses Reception will be held at Bottles Fine Wine, 141 Pitman St., Providence, from 4 to 6 p.m. Reservations are not required but they do expect a crowd as Elliot speaks and signs bottles. The dinner at The East End, at 244 Wickenden St., Providence, begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes small-batch limited editions. Tickets are $125. Call (401) 433-9768 for reservations.

A Shrove Tuesday traditional intergenerational pancake supper will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport. Admission is by donation. Participants are asked to bring a dessert or nonalcoholic beverage to share. For more information, call the church office at (401) 847-0675.

Travel Gracie's executive chef Matt Varga and an adventurous group of guests will take their love of cuisine to the sea on an eight-day cruise featuring stops at ports throughout Southern France, from Avignon to Lyon, beginning Oct. 28. Guests will enjoy incomparable wines, cuisine and breathtaking scenery with chef Matt as their guide aboard Uniworld's luxury super ship, the S.S. Catherine. Full details on this all-inclusive boutique cruise can be found at, by calling Lori Seeley of Innovative Travel Concepts at

(941) 312-2584, or by emailing


The Choir School of Newport County will hold a Mardi Gras Dessert Tasting, Choir Cabaret and Silent Auction on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport. Admission is $20 per person and a dessert to share. Beverages will be provided. Silent auction items may be previewed at from the event will go towards the school’s trip to England in August. For more information, call

(401) 858-2562 or visit

A Jonnycake and Clamcake Lunch to benefit the Jonny-cake Center of Peace Dale will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at George’s of Galilee, 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett. Entertainment for children and raffle baskets will also be featured. All proceeds will support the food pantry. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. They are available online at or at 1231 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale.

Valentine's specials Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, Connecticut, has a variety of restaurants that will serve special meals on Valentine's Day. The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Todd English’s Tuscany, Pasta Vita, Hash House A Go Go, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, Jasper White’s Summer Shack, Sushi Koya, Splendeur Botique, Victoria’s Secret and others will have specials on Feb. 14. Visit for details.

One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport,

(401) 848-4824,, will have a five-course Valentine’s Day menu for $79 with a carefully curated wine pairing added for $35 on Wednesday, Feb. 14, as well as the following weekend. Call for reservations.

There are several Valentine's Day specials at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln. The Shipyard Pub will have pesto cream ravioli and grilled shrimp ($14). The Wicked Good Bar & Grill will have twin filet medallions with polenta fries, roasted asparagus and white truffle aioli ($24), butternut squash ravioli ($18), and a special appetizer, dessert and cocktail ($6-$7). Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse will have Chateaubriand for Two ($72), Duck a L’Orange ($42), Pistachio Crusted Salmon ($45) and Pappardelle Imperial ($52), along with appetizer, drink and dessert specials.

Valentine's Day specials at Mario’s Risto Bar, 20 Haven Ave., Cranston, (401) 942-1009, include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Beef Wellington, Sweet and Spicy Salmon, and Veal Sorrento. Call for reservations.

Red Stripe, 465 Angell St., Wayland Square, Providence,

(401) 437-6950, and 455 Main St., East Greenwich, (401) 398-2900, , serves favorites for Valentine's Day, including Steak Frites, Mussels Frites and Roasted Salmon, as well as specials that include Lobster Risotto, Butcher's Tenderloin and a Chocolate Ganache Heart dessert.

Mill's Tavern, 101 North Main St., Providence, (401) 272-3331,, has Valentine's Day specials, including a 32-ounce Beef Porterhouse for Two and Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Day Boat Scallops.

Jonathan Edwards Winery, 74 Chester Maine Rd., North Stonington, Conn., (860) 535-0202,, will host Dark & Decadent on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be wine, jazz, oysters, artisanal chocolates, a photo booth and tarot readings. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

On the menu Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport, (401) 847-4971,, is expanding its Asian fusion menu to include drunken noodles (chicken, beef or veggie), with house-made wide rice noodles and mini pork meatballs with a root beer glaze; Thai cucumber salad with curry vinaigrette; tuna carpaccio with Asian vinaigrette; blackened yellowfin tuna with wasabi butter; and more. The menu continues to highlight housemade pastas, pot pies and shepherd's pie, as well as seafood, beef and pork entrees. Small plates feature house-smoked chicken wings, quattro fromaggi, items from the raw bar, the daily soup and bone marrow. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches are $7-$14, entrees $15-$25, and special entrees, including lobster, duck and beef, up to $35.

Wicked Good Bar & Grill, Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, (401) 475-8600,, will have fish and chips with chowder ($16.95) on Fridays during Lent (Feb. 14-March 30).

— Janet Butler and Gail Ciampa

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