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Contents

The Bay Magazine • February 2020

Cover Story

20 But First, Coffee Local roasters share what’s brewing in the East Bay coffee scene

A great cup of coffee begins with beans (pg. 24)

Departments The Buzz

18 RHODY GEM: A Barrington bou-

32 HOME: A Tiverton farmhouse is

39 IN THE KITCHEN: It’s always

11 Local maker transforms your favor-

tique that simplifies shopping with –

treated to a resourceful makeover

Valentine’s Day at this Barrington

ite flowers into wearable momentos

and for – kids

12 Escape the cold with eight winter

19 CALENDAR: The Must List and other

35 SPOTLIGHT: Make a better cup of

reads by Rhode Island authors

events in your area

cocoa from this raw mix made right

candy shop

Food & Drink

in Rhody

14 The past gives way to an exciting

Life & Style

future for Warren’s Parker Mills

29 SHOP: Add some dazzle to your

36 EXPERIENCE: Bristol’s Statesman

winter wardrobe with jewelry from

offers unexpected tavern fare

16 VOICES OF THE BAY: Rob Browne

Pic of the Bay 42 A snowy snapshot from a contributing photographer

Newport-based Loren Hope

38 FOOD NEWS: Palmer River Grille

on what makes Bristol Bagel Works so special

40 RESTAURANT GUIDE

30 INFLUENCER: Take a walk on the

coming soon, Lil’ Bear Sports Pub re-

wild side with Wallace Mattingly of

vamps menu, Gurney’s outdoor igloos

Coastal Canine

ON THE COVER: From beans to brew, local cafes break down the roasting process.

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Publishers Barry Fain Richard Fleischer Matt Hayes John Howell

Media Director Jeanette St. Pierre

Editor in Chief Elyse Major

Assistant Editor Abbie Lahmers

Managing Editor Megan Schmit

Staff Writer Robert Isenberg

Creative Director Nick DelGiudice

Editorial Designer Abigail Brown

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Senior Designer Taylor Gilbert

Staff Photographer Savannah Barkley

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The Buzz Buzz on the Bay

Voices of the Bay

Rhody Gem

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Eternal Love Gina Caramadre transforms flowers into beads, preserving favorite moments for a lifetime It started with a bouquet of red roses on Valentine’s Day two years ago. Gina Caramadre wanted to preserve the flowers from her boyfriend – her “true love” – in a meaningful way, not just pressed and framed or stowed inside an album. After much research, plus lots of rolling, sealing, and stringing, she transformed the plucked petals into a 108-bead mala necklace. “Mala is a symbol of peace, used as a tool to meditate and ground the mind, encouraging healing,” explains Caramadre, who describes the necklace also as a symbol of her relationship, which she defines as grounded in peace and “divinely eternal” – the very essence of what is now her jewelry business. Caramadre, while a project manager for Alex and Ani, had no formal training as a jeweler before starting Eternal in October of 2018, but she was both passionate and determined; she learned the right wire and strings to use, the different components like beads and

clasps, and taught herself how to crimp, knot, and source materials. “It seems I can preserve any flower that has a substantial petal,” Caramadre says, listing gerbera daisies, magnolias, peonies, and carnations as examples. Then, the magic happens. Through a chemical process, she breaks the petals down and waits for them to curate into flower clay, a process that takes several weeks. That clay is then rolled into beads, sealed, and strung onto wire. While the operation is small, Caramadre’s dreams are big. She’s looking into elevated materials, such as sterling silver and 14 karat gold, and partnering with local florists, wedding venues, celebration planners, and funeral parlors. “I want to continue telling people’s stories and sharing these special moments in time,” she says. “This craft has been the most beautiful way to connect with humanity, and my hope is to keep connecting.” DivinelyEternal.com, @divinelyeternal -Megan Schmit

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The Buzz

ON THE BAY

New Chapters Escape the cold with winter reads by local authors February is frigid and overcast, and there’s only so much Netflix a Rhody can watch. Luckily, our state is overflowing with authors, and the past year has been rich in new publications. When the mid-winter nights start to feel endless, we recommend curling up in front of the radiator with a good story (and maybe some hot cocoa). Here are a few titles to consider, from Hitchcockian suspense to globe-trotting dramas. -Robert Isenberg

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The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise When Hedgehog finds a letter on the ground, he’s ecstatic to learn that somebody loves him. He spends the rest of his day with a spring in his step, enlivened by the poetic little note. But was the love letter really addressed to him? Written by award-winning East Bay author Denise, this charming picture book shows children the value of friendship – and how even a misunderstanding can strengthen our bonds.

On a Quiet Street by J.L. Doucette No one can believe that a go-getter like Stacey Hart would end up murdered. Who would do such a thing? Well, you’d be surprised: As forensic psychologist Dr. Pepper Hunt probes Stacey’s life, numerous suspects and motives turn up. Real-life Providence therapist Doucette continues the mystery series she began in 2017 with Last Seen.


1365 Fall River Avenue Seekonk • 508-336-6800 TonysFreshSeafood.com Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie You always ruin the ones who are stupid enough to love you. Such are the “little voices” that taunt Devon Burges, a new mother struggling with postpartum depression, who doggedly tries to find her friend’s murderer. Providence author Lillie won widespread acclaim with this debut thriller.

Abundance by Dr. Michael Fine Two American volunteers hope to do some good in Liberia, until one of them is kidnapped by local militants. A harrowing story of First World altruism and Third World realities, Abundance is the fiction debut of Dr. Fine, an outspoken Pawtucket physician and former RI health director.

100 Things to Do in Rhode Island Before You Die by Robert Curley Sure, most of us have devoured a lobster roll, but have you attended the Charlestown Powwow? Have you taken a soothing dip at Bodhi Spa? South County travel writer (and frequent The Bay contributor) Curley knows his state well, and even lifelong residents may be surprised by how many local experiences they have yet to try.

The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul by Mark Binder Mrs. Chaipul owns the only restaurant in the Slavic village of Chelm, and she interacts regularly with the wise Rabbi Kibbitz. Prolific author and storyteller Binder presents a good-humored novella that reads like a string of Ashkenazi folktales.

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman When Viji and Rukku escape their abusive home in India, they find sanctuary in a derelict bridge. But can their ragtag new family weather a major crisis? Veteran oceanographer Venkatraman sweeps her readers away to the slums of Chennai, where she sets her powerful coming-of-age story.

Mission of the Kings by J. Michael Squatrito, Jr. If Harrison Cross can just decipher the Talisman of Unification, he may be able to save the world from the terrible Scynthians. But can he succeed, when an army of dragons stands in his way? This fourth and final installment of the Overlords series is an epic ode to sword-and-sorcery novels by this Tiverton author.

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Young workers at Parker Mills, circa 1909 Photo from the Library of Congress

Sitting on 10.4 acres of Metacom Avenue in Warren is a sprawling industrial brick building, built in 1899, known as Parker Mills. Back in its heyday as a textile mill, it employed more than 250 people and boasted more than 500 looms. It was one of many manufacturing mills in this cozy coastal community, which attracted workers from near and far both during and after the Civil War era. It operated successfully until 1968, when the 240,000-square-foot facility became home to Carol Cable, a leading manufacturer of booster (jumper) cables. From 1990 to 1995, it was used as a warehouse, and in most recent

times, was best known as home to Display World, until the company shut down in 2006. Enter Peter King, president and CEO of WaterRower, a company that manufactures high-quality water rowing machines. King saw the potential and life still left within Parker Mills’ historic walls. Originally, he thought the space would be ideal for warehouse and factory expansion, but since purchasing the mill and a handful of other large-scale commercial buildings in town, he was impressed by the trajectory of business growth in Warren and began to think bigger.

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Today, Parker Mills is home to more than 10 tenants, including Just Dance!, a dance and fitness studio; Unimed, a laboratory supplier; American Echotech, makers of air pollution monitoring systems; and Atlantic Aquaculture, manufacturer and distributor of custom aquaculture farming equipment. There’s 426 Fitness, a 30,000-square-foot health and fitness facility, which King plans to grow with the addition of a spin studio, dance space, racquet courts, and yoga studio, and McKenzie Gibson Studios, where artist and designer McKenzie Gibson (perhaps best known for competing on season two of HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge) commands a full-service woodshop and metal shop. King hopes to add what he describes as “incubator” spaces in manufacturing, design, and research; communal office workspaces and child development and daycare services; plus dedicated workshop space for more local independent artists to have a collaborative place and gallery area. For King, an Australian native who now calls the Touisset section of Warren home, investing in Warren is investing in the future: “It’s going to be quite a transformation.” -Andrea McHugh

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THE BRISTOL ART MUSEUM PRESENTS

WATER, WATER, Everywhere

The Buzz VOICES OF THE BAY

by Nina Murphy

Baked with Love Rob Browne of Bristol Bagel Works shares what makes their shop so special

ON VIEW JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 23, 2020 This exhibition seeks to draw attention to our coastal environment through artwork that is either about water or created from water-based material. As a whole, the exhibit reflects the many relationships we have with our marine environment. Viewers will encounter artwork that expresses the artists' emotional understanding of or connection they have to the ocean, its force, its creatures, illusions and its myths. This is an exhibit of painting, ceramic, and mixed media, with styles ranging from illustrative and realistic to abstract.

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For the last 25 years, the Browne family has been known for rolling out signature, day-fresh bagels and an intrinsic sense of community at Bristol Bagel Works. While Herb and Christine Browne are the front face of the shop, son Rob is responsible for the kitchen. A graduate of Vermont’s Green Mountain College, Rob works seven days a week and treasures nighttime solo fishing and sailing with his family. Now, he sits down to dish on family, food, favorites, and the unexpected six-week close in summer of 2018 thanks to a complicated oven installation.

OVEN WOES: The new oven manufactured by Baxter demanded very specific installation instructions, which led to so many problems. We were living a nightmare. We kept running into one problem after another. DON’T GIVE UP: Had it not been for my dad [Herb], I don’t know if I would have had enough energy for it. It really took a couple of people to push this boulder up the hill. He has been through adversity and he knew to keep going. Everyone was trying to help us, from town hall

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WINTER IS HERE! Be Prepared! to restaurant people to our customers who left messages on the door. We are a part of Bristol and we learned how many people missed us. BAGEL MENTOR: Jim Hedin was the fourth leg when we opened. He was our baker and I studied under him for four years before taking over for many years. Our baker now, Steve Moses, is an outstanding loyal worker. I can’t do it without him. FIRST BAGEL MEMORY: Lender’s frozen bagels! I would fork split them, toast with butter and cream cheese. This was years before I even thought of doing bagels. I would only eat one [Lender’s] today under duress. BRISTOL BAGEL’S MOST POPULAR: The “Works” bagel, which features sesame, poppy, onion, and garlic. I copy all my numbers so I know exactly to the dozen how many I sell. We are so busy I have to have a hard number to hit or we will run out.

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PERSONAL FAVE: Onion or Cheddar Broccoli, toasted with our scallion cream cheese. I literally eat two bagels a day. I’ll be taking one home after work today. I make all our flavored cream cheeses. I buy the cream cheese in bulk and flavor it with vegetables and seasonings. BAKER KNOWS BEST: Ah, that’s my secret. I’ll [be traveling], walk into some bagel shops, and get one look at the bagels and walk out. My eye tells me exactly what they’re doing with their bagels and it’s inferior to what we have. FEEDING GENERATIONS: Over the years I have loved watching these little kids show up, bagel bites in their mouths, and ten years later they’re still coming in. OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN: I had gotten away from sailing, but once this shop started up, my dad (who is an outstanding sailor) and I started racing boats together and it has been an awesome bond.

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The Buzz

RHODY GEM

Piccolo Children’s Boutique Baby and Children’s Store We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it! What it is: Piccolo is a one-of-a-kind children’s boutique offering a variety of styles and unique merchandise. Clothing in sizes newborn-16 are available for girls, and through size 14 for boys. Where to find it: On 290 County Road in Barrington, Piccolo occupies the space next to Feminine Fancies in a shared plaza. Owner Robin Silva opened Piccolo in the former Teddy Bearskins spot. “People are still surprised to find a children’s store here since their closing, even though it’s been over two years,” she says. What makes it a Rhody Gem? One of the things that makes Piccolo so unique is their customer service. The only full-service children’s clothing and shoe store in the area, Photography by Savannah Barkley for The Bay

kids can get their feet measured to the correct fit and then choose from a variety of footwear – including brands recommended by pediatricians. A play corner offers a spot for restless kiddies to spend time while their parents shop. More than just clothing, they also carry accessories and toys like puzzles and stuffed animals. Piccolo is known for stocking everything from casual to special event attire and is currently making room for bathing suits. There’s also layaway and complimentary gift wrap. A true one-stop shop.

Piccolo Children’s Boutique 290 County Road, Barrington 401-245-1839 @piccolochildrensboutique

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5 essential events happening this month

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Photo by Bob Baglini, courtesy of Herreshoff Marine Museum

February 8: Warm up at the Frostbite Bash at Herreshoff Marine Museum! Enjoy creative cocktails, craft beers, catered food, a lucrative raffle, and plenty of dancing. Bristol, FrostbiteBash.com

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Misquamicut Aloha Luau 2020 07 feels like a trek to the tropics with a pig roast, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction – all supporting beloved beach activities. Westerly, EventBrite.com

Spotlighting family-forward film14-23 makers, Providence Children’s Film Festival presents 10 days of curated cinema screened at various venues, along with postfilm conversations and activities. Providence, ProvidenceChildrensFilmFestival.org

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Whether or not you’re a plantbased eater, the inaugural VegFest RI introduces veggie-geared vendors, organizations, local celebs, and more to a broader food community. Providence, ArtsCenter.WaterFire.org

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Platinum artist and rising star rapper and songwriter Lil TJay will grace the stage at the Ryan Center with his True 2 Myself Tour. Get your tickets now for this can’t-miss concert! Kingston, TheRyanCenter.com

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CONCERTS AT LINDEN PLACE MANSION PRESENTS:

The Buzz

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Prelude

TO A KISS

JAZZ REFLECTIONS ON LOVE with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet Join us for an evening of love-inspired music in the Linden Place mansion parlors on Friday, February 7, 2020.

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MUSIC GALACTIC THEATRE February 20: Jake Perrone and Dav Blues. 440 Main Street, Warren. GalacticTheatre.com SANDYWOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS February 1: Magnolia Cajun Dance. February 15: Providence Mandolin Orchestra. 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. SandywoodsMusic.com STONE CHURCH COFFEEHOUSE February 22: House of Hamill. 300 High Street, Bristol. StoneChurchCoffeehouse.Weebly.com

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TIVERTON CASINO February 1: Dan Marro. February 7: Jen-

nifer Tefft. February 8: Outcry. February 14: Matt Browne. February 15: Marvin Perry Duo. February 16: The Dunn Brothers. February 21: Chet Matteson. February 22: Pat Lowell. February 28: The Instructors. February 29: Bill McGoldrick. 777 Tiverton Casino Boulevard, Tiverton. TwinRiverTiverton.com

COMEDY COMEDY CONNECTION February 6-8: Stavros Halkias. February 9: RIBC Comedy for a Cause. February 14-15: Mike Vecchione. February 20-22: Drew Lynch. February 27: A Night of Laughs to Support

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Blue Star Moms. February 28-29: Dustin Ybarra. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. RIComedyConnection.com

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BRISTOL ART MUSEUM Through February 23: Water, Water Everywhere Exhibition. February 28: Praxis: Abstraction; 4 Strategies Exhibition Opening. 525 Hope Street, Bristol. BristolArtMuseum.org

MORE February 1: Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium. ASRI.org. February 6: Hidden Worlds - The Secret Life of Bugs. Middletown, NormanBirdSanctuary.org. February 8: Herreshoff Frostbite Bash. Bristol, FrostbiteBash.com. February 14: WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree. Middletown, NewportVineyards.com. February 14: Winter Music Series - Opera’s Greatest Romantic Arias. Bristol, Blithewold.org. February 14 and 21: Colonial Newport Lantern Tour. NewportHistoryTours.org. February 14-16: Winter Book Sale. Newport, RedwoodLibrary.org. February 14-23: Newport Winter Festival. NewportWinterFestival.com. February 14-23: Newport Burger Bender. DiscoverNewport.org. February 15: Colonial Wedding Expo History Space Event. NewportHistory.org. February 15: Owling - Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night. Bristol, ASRI.org. February 15: The Duke Robillard Quartet at St. Michael’s Church. Bristol, CCSatSM.org. February 15-16: WINEterfest at Newport Vineyards. NewportVineyards.com. February 16: Meet Your Maker. MakeFoodYourBusiness.org. February 17-21: February School Vacation Week. Bristol, ASRI.org. February 21: Hope for Haiti’s Child featuring Neal and the Vipers. Bristol, EventBrite: Neal and the Vipers. February 22: Owls and Ales. Bristol, ASRI.org. February 22: Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show - Joe Larson. Middletown, NewportVineyards.com. February 22-23: Beach Polo. Newport, NPTPolo.com. February 29: Author Meet and Greet with Mark Wilson. Bristol, ASRI.org.

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But First,

Coffee

In the coldest months, locals turn to gourmet coffee – warm, invigorating, and roasted right here in the East Bay By Robert Isenberg Photography by Nick DelGiudice

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e New Englanders love our coffee – especially in winter, when a steaming cup of joe revives our senses and propels us through an overcast day. And although most of us are comfortable bumming around those national chains, we know that the most “pleasing flow of spirits” comes from independent roasters. The East Bay is studded with such roasteries, and you can visit every one of them and find “the good stuff.” No two coffee places are alike; you will find vibes as diverse as their brews. Nor are they easy to find; you could live in Bristol for years without knowing that Coastal Roasters is just a 15-minute drive away. Each roaster feels like a special enclave, where “green” beans are heated to perfection, and – in many cases – you can watch the process take place. The beans themselves are imported from all over the world, and you can sample the flavors of Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Sumatra without so much as crossing a bridge. Here, then, are some local favorites. Each of these indie cafes is respected for its roasting techniques, and they’re all worth a mid-winter visit.


Borealis Coffee Pedaling down the East Bay Bike Path, you can’t help but smile – and probably stop – at Borealis Coffee, the only cafe built into a former train station. But this offbeat venue is more than just a pitstop for cyclists seeking an energy boost. Using a small Probat roaster that only takes five kilos (about 11 lbs) of beans at a time, Borealis vends global coffees and espressos for discerning customers. With its bright interior and cozy patio, Borealis is the perfect place to savor a velvety cup of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and bump into Riverside residents. Established by Alaska native and film industry veteran Brian Dwiggins, the cafe hints at his far-north origins – including the name “Borealis,” as well as the “Hibernation Roast” decaf, whose packaging shows the silhouette of a Kodiak bear. Riverside, BorealisCoffee.com


Coastal Roasters Yes, Coastal Roasters is actually situated on the coast. The cottage-like building is located on a pretty stretch of Tiverton, within stumbling distance of Grinnell’s Beach. From the road, you can see sailboat masts, rocky shoreline, sparkling water, and the landscaped remains of Stone Bridge. In the warmer months, the front patio is a relaxing spot to sit in an Adirondack chair and watch the traffic ease by. Inside, Coastal Roasters is a straightforward cafe, where you can find a range of pastries and smoothies, and the coffee is self-served. The roaster is fully visible, so you can watch the masters at work. Co-founded by New Bedford native Donald Machado, Coastal Roasters specializes in wholesale, retail, and coffee catering for local organizations. It’s also a great stop on a scenic drive down the FarmCoast. Tiverton, Facebook: Coastal Roasters

The Coffee Guy On paper, The Coffee Guy is a quaint little coffee house in Middletown, just down the road from the Newport waterfront. But it’s housed within Harvest Newport, a dynamic marketplace, art gallery, and bohemian lounge. At the Coffee Guy bar, you can order fine coffees from around the world, thanks to an off-site roasting facility, or you can stock up on cold brew, which is available in bonafide growlers. But don’t go anywhere; with its earthy artwork and decorated skateboards, Harvest is a funky place to hang out. You can sink into a sofa with a cup of steaming chai and watch the ebb and flow of groovy locals. Meanwhile, if you’re a farmers market regular, you can usually find a Coffee Guy stall at the Aquidneck Growers Market. To claim your small-batch beans, you can use the website to reserve a bag and pick it up in person. Middletown, TheCoffeeGuyRI.com

Coffee is everywhere, and you don’t have to roast your own beans to sling some quality java. The coffee house is a neighborhood institution, a place for socializing,

Angelina’s Lower Hope Street Cup of Jo Cozy eclectic spot nestled along charming Hope Street, perfect for

Art Cafe This quirky, wood-shingled coffeehouse triples as an art gallery and frequent music venue. Little

typing at a laptop, or daydreaming through the window. Here are a few of our East Bay favorites.

fueling up before shopping local. Bristol, Insta: angelinas.coffee

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Custom House Coffee Before he opened Custom House Coffee, Robert Mastin served in the US Navy, and he has a strong devotion to military veterans. You may not realize this right away; Custom House is a folksy cafe, where the walls are decorated with old coffee cans, antique signage, and photographs of local landmarks. You can also pick up a range of bagged beans, as well as coffee-making equipment, such as the coveted Chemex. Right in the middle of the space, a massive roaster browns the beans in full view, inviting patrons to appreciate the process firsthand. This machine is also the backbone of Robert’s second brand, Veteran Coffee Roasters, which donates a dollar from every pound of coffee to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, a support network for veterans. Coffees bear martial names like B-52 Blend and DEFCON Decaf. Former personnel also earn discounts on Military Mondays. Middletown, CustomHouseCoffee.com

Empire Tea & Coffee The original Empire Tea & Coffee stands on Broadway, in the middle of Newport, and this location is still considered the “heart of Empire.” The 300-year-old storefront looks like the facade of a Colonial tavern, and the interior, with its rustic wood floors and deep common room, dates back a century. Empire roasts a range of coffees, which can be purchased in handsome little bags, and you can also procure high-quality teas, such as the Cherry & Rose Petal Sencha. At the same time, Empire is a very modern business: The menu is presented on a glowing TV screen, and the register is an iPad. You can order through the Empire app and send digital gift cards to friends. Couple your caffeine with an old-school breakfast sandwich or a health-conscious açai berry bowl. True to its name, Empire is everywhere, with three locations on Aquidneck Island and one on the Bristol waterfront. Newport, Middletown, Bristol. EmpireTeaAndCoffee.com

Blue Kangaroo Coffee Located in the Barrington commercial district, Blue Kangaroo is a great spot for coffee,

The Coffee Depot This busy Main Street cafe is a major hub for Warren’s daytime social scene. Warren, Facebook:

Sydney A slick cafe and bakery with traces of Australian culture and an expansive menu of smoothies

Thriving Tree Coffeehouse Remote but sizable, Thriving Tree provides coffee and books in a spirituality-focused setting.

sandwiches, and pie. Barrington, BlueKangarooRI.com

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From Bean to Brew

How gourmet coffee gets to your cup

Making coffee is an art, and its many steps can span the whole planet. Like sommeliers, coffee professionals can spend hours describing the finer points of a particular brew – its unique origins and preparation. Generally speaking, though, your cup of gourmet, organic, Fair Trade coffee probably followed a familiar path. • Coffee beans start as tree flowers. The “beans” are seeds,

• Most beans are “Arabica” or “Robusta,” but the

• Berries are picked by hand, sorted, and the “stones” are

• The coffee is brewed. Again, there are countless ways

• “Green” beans are shipped to the United States (or

cezve, among others – never mind espresso and cappuccino machines.

which grow inside little red berries. They grow in warm, equatorial regions: Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. (Sadly, not New England).

removed. They are “fermented” with lots of water, mostly to cleanse fruit residue, and dried.

wherever). Independent roasters prefer “single-origin” coffee, which grows in a specific district or country.

• The beans are roasted, the only way to make “green” beans

brewable. Big companies like Folgers or Maxwell House will roast beans en masse in colossal facilities. Independent roasters use modest machines to roast beans in small batches.

combination of regional flavors and roasting techniques (light, dark, French, cinnamon) produces an incredible range of flavor profiles.

to do this: the “drip” coffee most of us make, but also French presses, “pour-over” devices, and the Turkish

• The last step is up to you: Cream? Soy milk? Sugar? Stevia? Or just as it is?


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Sparkle & Shine If a month had a personality, February could be described as flirtatious. Slightly longer days hint at spring, but in reality the forecast is filled with snow. Stores start to display lighter-weight clothing, but temperatures generally settle around freezing. Flirt back at the calendar by adding some luster to your look with eye-catching pieces from Loren Hope. Headquartered in Newport with a flagship store and studio, this

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Life & Style HOME

by Elyse Major

Simply Transformed A circa 1740s Tiverton farmhouse is treated to a mindful makeover

The temporary kitchen of the MHFarmhouse

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project was constructed from found items

Currently, the Moores are working their way through what they’ve labeled the MHFarmhouse. Moore has been told that the modest structure dates back to the 1740s and is an early King’s Grant property. “We have been watching this building deteriorate for many years,” she says. “We purchased ‘her’ a little over two years ago and have been planning and slowly working on her restoration.” Endeavors like the farmhouse require time and patience. Moore notes that they are still at the beginning, but that doesn’t mean daily life can’t be pleasing at each stage. “If you are in

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“No one seemed to want to take on such a large project, so we decided to,” says Blair Moore with resolve, describing the ramshackle saltbox on a patch of farmland in Tiverton. “We craved the space we once owned in Australia, and had driven by this farm many times.” The “we” is her family, an industrious clan originally from the land Down Under who relocated to the US back in 2009. Based in Tiverton and doing business as Moore House, they specialize in transforming neglected properties – including a rag-tag architectural assortment ranging from cottages to a Quonset hut – each carefully restored and then decorated into boutique lodgings for others; but this time it’s personal.


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the middle of a renovation phase, create some zen zones within the space. Something that is cohesive and tonal in color will help relax your senses from the chaos of renovation,” she advises. “We are moving on to the long barn next that will house a giant kitchen and living space, with large windows and doors to really take in that beautiful view.” An interior designer, Moore has a vision for each dwelling and her signature aesthetic of farmcoast simplicity runs through the family’s myriad properties. “Each has its own story and style. It is up to the designer and homeowner to pay attention to what the architecture is telling you,” she offers.

GET RHODY STYLE Describing her vision as tonal and textural with a sustainable vibe, Moore looks for reclaimed wood and salvage, uses mixes of leftover paints from projects, and seeks furnishings at antique shops as much as possible, then layers with modern shapes and decor. “We usually live in a space for about a year or two before we deep dive into the land of renovation,” explains Moore of the process. “Time tells you a lot about a home and your wants and dreams about what it can become. I believe it is our duty to pay attention to these aspects in every home to help tell the home’s story for generations to come.”

Editor’s Note: Follow the progress on Instagram @moore.house and @moorehousedesign

For Blair Moore, the focus on each project begins with environmental and home preservation. Here are ways she outfits spaces with character and charm. Pro Tips Moore likes to bring the outside in with large windows and plenty of plants. She also suggests grounding spaces with old and vintage pieces. Shop Local Moore’s favorite small businesses include The Cottage in Tiverton Four Corners, Peckham’s Greenhouse in Little Compton, Stoneacre Brasserie in Newport, and Epilogues in Bristol for home goods and antiques. Beach Vibes What elements offer clues about living in Rhode Island? According to Moore, it’s crisp sheets, neutral tones, and “hardy floors for beachgoers!”

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Food & Drink Experience

Food News

In The Kitchen

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A Better Cup of Cocoa Trade the processed variety for a “raw” mix made right in Rhody Flip over a box of Swiss Miss or Godiva hot chocolate mix and you’ll find a longer list of ingredients than you might expect, including things like corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa processed with alkali, and soy lecithin. When Sandra Giraldo moved from Colombia to the US, she found herself unable to drink chocolate with these manufactured additives, which irritated her auto-immune conditions like IBS and hypoglycemia. After years of experimenting with raw cacao and herbs, combined with her own health journey, Sandra founded Enjoyful Foods out of Hope & Main.

The label on Sandra’s Original Cacao Mix says it all: raw, vegan, paleo, organic, powered by nature, simple, powerful, pure. The buzz words are backed by the ingredient list, which consists of just three ingredients: organic raw coconut sugar, organic raw cacao powder, and Himalayan pink salt. “In its raw form, cacao is packed with Vitamin C, flavanols, antioxidants, and many important minerals,” the package explains. And from our experience, it tastes great – mixed with regular, soy, or almond milk! EnjoyfulFoods.com -Megan Schmit

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Food & Drink EXPERIENCE

by Chuck Staton

Tavern Redefined Chris Kleyla’s Statesman serves up local fare with flair lighting, and subtle nods to roots in a seafaring community, all create an atmosphere of inviting elegant dining. Wide open views of the harbor offer stunning vistas of sprawling sunsets over sails, but despite the carefully considered ambience, Statesman is clearly here to impress with its food. Owner and chef Chris Kleyla has accomplished something deceptively difficult with his tavern’s food and decor: an efficient combo of sophisticated and comfortable, to delicious result. After wrestling to suggest only a few options, our waitress was firm in her recommendation. “Get the fried chicken sandwich.” Judging by their “Best BBQ in Town” notice, it’s apparent that Kleyla specializes in foods with a Southern influence, and the fried chicken and pimento cheese sandwich ($15) is a star item. Pimento cheese is sharp cheddar cheese, with aioli, scallions, and roasted red peppers, spread on the fried chicken for serious diversification with the briny pickles and cabbage slaw. Superb as an entree, the sandwich had a flavorful, rich,

crunchy fry to it and was served with golden thick-cut french fries. The Brussels sprout appetizer ($12) was excellent, standing out from the sprout crowd with a refreshing alternative focus on pickle mustard seed and mint. The crispy tempura cod sandwich ($15) was top-notch with buttery, meaty, and supremely elevated fried fish. We also were there to experience Statesman’s once-a-week taco night. Held each Thursday, they serve up chile braised chicken, pork shoulder, and roasted vegetable tacos ($2.50). Light starters are also provided that fit surprisingly well with the Southern and New England influences that also populate the main menu. Even that tavern staple, New England clam

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Sure, I might live minutes away, but there’s something about Bristol that always feels like a day trip or vacation. There’s the historic architecture and shops along Hope Street, but veer off the red-white-andblue-lined 114 onto State and nothing beats the view of a road meeting the water. It’s along this path where you’ll find Statesman, sandwiched between other businesses, but once at the door, this place exudes its own flavor. You could easily be in Boston or Salem – after all, the establishment pays homage to the American taverns of the Revolutionary War that dot towns and cities throughout the East Coast. With lanterns and a traditional wooden carved tavern sign posted in the doorway, Statesman nails the theme of classic New England. The exterior is brick painted a dark midnight blue with beige window panes, but a bold orange entrance signals this isn’t your great-great-grandparents’ watering hole. The interior is comfortably understated. Mid-tones, appropriately dim


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Food & Drink FOOD NEWS

Tiverton sports pub updates menu for the new year, new generation After nearly four decades of being in business, Lil’ Bear Sports Pub in Tiverton was left in the paws of the original owner “Huck’s” family, including daughter Cheryl and granddaughter Audrey. Some things never change – like the hometown feel, use of local ingredients, and 80-year-old Huck who can still be found each morning putting his fair share of work into the pub. However, the family business recently welcomed an exciting update to the menu. Lil’ Bear is preparing fan favorites with a new style, elevating their classic gastropub fare. French fries have been upgraded to poutine with gravy and cheese curds. A turkey sandwich is now a turkey cheddar apple melt with bourbon dijon sauce. Other intriguing menu items include a Chickpea Quesadilla, Chourico Mac & Cheese, and Tex Mex Blackened Shrimp Bowl. LilBearSportsPub.com -Gina Mastrostefano

Inside Gurney’s magical winter igloos Goat Island’s summer hotspot Gurney’s Newport keeps things cool year-round with intriguing winter amenities, including a picturesque skating rink and iridescent igloos which overlook the Narragansett Bay (open until February 29). Cozy up in one of the themed spherical sanctuaries – decked out as a winter wonderland, tropical oasis, or fortune-teller – where you can order light bites, charcuterie, and raw bar items, plus sip on a $22 signature cocktail to match. Try The Strawberry Jungle Bird (light and dark rum, Campari, strawberries, pineapple,

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lime) if you’re sitting in the summer-themed escape. Or, push the boundaries and sample The Oracle (pea tendril gin, green chartreuse, luxardo, lime, lavender, bubble smoke) inside the astrological-themed igloo, complete with crystal ball, quartz, candles, and tarot cards. A $25 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters will save you a seat that includes access to a special menu from on resort restaurant Scarpetta. Bookings are available by emailing scarpetta@gurneysresorts.com -Gina Mastrostefano

Country Inn was a staple of Warren. But when it closed abruptly in November of 2018, Warrenites were left dumbfounded and wondering what would take its place. Enter Palmer River Grille. It’s the newest restaurant from the Gorman family, which has been running Sakonnet River Grille since 1998 and Four Corners Grille in Tiverton since 2015. While the Country Inn was known for its Italian-leaning menu, with dishes like veal parmesan and chicken sorrentina, Palmer River Grille will be serving burgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and more, plus cocktails, mixed drinks, beer, and wine. The Gormans will also focus on serving Rhode Island seafood favorites. The Gormans describe their new restaurant as “a picturesque place to order lunch or dinner while enjoying the beauty of our town and the Palmer River.” The Palmer River Grille will open early this year. PalmerRiverGrille.com -Chuck Staton

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Palmer River Grille to open in Warren’s former Country Inn location


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The Sweet Life This Barrington candy store is delightful by design

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The smell of sugar wafts through the air. Glass cases and tables are overflowing with rows of truffles, treats, and penny candy. As you walk through the doors of Sweet Lorraine’s, you can expect to be greeted with a smile from Bob and Mufi Sullivan. The couple has been at the helm of this good ship for 11 years. They decided to open the Barrington candy shop after years of talking about it, filling a void in the community after a similar shop they had frequented when their children were younger had closed. Finally, in 2008, the stars aligned when the perfect Waseca Avenue location became available, and the rest, as they say, is history. The Sullivans make it a priority to feature as many local products as possible. You’ll recognize names like Sweenor’s, Garrison, Hauser, and Dorothy Cox, along with some newer additions from the folks at Hope & Main, like the

popular Anchor Toffee. You can find just about anything from decadent chocolate-covered Twinkies, to jelly beans, nuts, dried fruit, and even gift baskets, along with a large assortment of ever-changing seasonal selections. Community is important at Sweet Lorraine’s. Bob and Mufi have opened up the store to photoshoots for well-known local musicians, the Pat McGee Band, and local schools alike. In fact, even the Shady Lane Granola is made by a Barrington resident. You may think the name of the store comes from the old jazz standard by the same name. That’s partly true, but the store’s actual namesake is Mufi’s mother, Lorraine, who just turned 90 in January. Lorraine has always been heavily involved as a champion for those in need, so it only seems fitting to keep the focus on community. While it may be a busy time of year at the

store with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Bob says he doesn’t mind a little chaos. Describing himself as a “recovering journalist,” he’s happy to see people always smiling when they walk through the doors, instead of the often-stressed faces of his former career. Whether a customer is there for a special goody for their sweetheart, or just a quick stop from some neighborhood kids who rode their bikes over to pick up penny candy, the common thread is joy, and that is just the way the Sullivans like it. A place so magical, that Bob offers, “The blueberry port wine truffles and dark chocolate-covered cranberries, with all their antioxidants, are basically health foods.”

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632-0555. LD $-$$ Chez Pascal & The Wurst Kitchen Housemade hotdogs and sausages can be devoured at the Wurst Kitchen, and nextlevel French bistro fare at Chez Pascal. 960 Hope St, Providence, 421-4422. LD $-$$$ Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant Homestyle Mexican fare plus beer, wine, and cocktails in a colorful setting. 351 Atwells Ave, Providence, 454-8951. LD $-$$ Harry’s Bar & Burger Called the “Best Burger in America” by CNN. Over 50 craft beers. 121 North Main St, Providence, 2287437; 301 Atwells Ave, 228-3336. LD $-$$ Haruki Japanese cuisine and a la carte selections with casual ambience Locations in Cranston and Providence, HarukiSushi. com. LD $-$$ Joe Marzelli’s Old Canteen Italian Restaurant High-end Italian restaurant serving up specialty dishes and drinks. 120 Atwells Ave, Providence. 751-5544. LD $$$ Julian’s A must-taste Providence staple celebrating more than 20 years. 318 Broadway, Providence, 861-1770. BBrLD $$ KG Kitchen City neighborhood bistro turning up New American favorite. 771 Hope St, Providence, 331-4100. LD $$-$$$ Lotus Garden Noodle & Sushi House Authentic Cambodian cuisine in the heart

Rebelle Artisan Bagels Artisan bagels that are uniquely hand-rolled, boiled, and baked. 10 Doyle Ave, Providence, 349-1263. BrL $

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The River Social Mediterannean small plates overlooking Waterplace Park for a uniquely social experience. 200 Exchange St, Providence, 256-5686. D $-$$ Siena Impeccable Italian cuisine. Locations in Providence, East Greenwich, and Smithfield, 521-3311. D $$-$$$ The Salted Slate An agri-driven American restaurant with global influences. 186 Wayland Ave, Providence, 270-3737. BrLD $$-$$$ Trinity Brewhouse Providence restaurant and brewery reinventing classic American pub fare. 186 Fountain St, Providence, 4532337. LD $$ T’s Restaurant RI favorite with allday breakfast-brunch. Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett; TsRestaurantRI. com. BrLD $$ Twin Oaks Family restaurant serving a great selection of Italian and American staples. 100 Sabra St, Cranston, 781-9693. LD $-$$$

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