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by Isabella DeLeo

Farm-to-Bun Burgers

Step inside Graze Burgers, and it looks like your hip cousin’s updated farmhouse. With a sleek, wooden design from Libby Slader Interior, you’re engulfed immediately in carb-heaven. Graze, which opened on October 19, is an old-fashioned burger joint with a twist: their grass-fed, hormone-free, “farmto-bun” burgers come from the cattle at their Stonington, Connecticut ranch or from a local partner farm. The beef is single-sourced from cows that they hand-pick, and their burgers are “lean and flavorful” because they “blend all cuts of meat, including prime cuts like the tenderloin, sirloin, ribeye.”

Newly opened Graze serves burgers you can’t beat – grassfed, hormone-free, and delicious

Graze offers standard burgers and the bacon-topped variety; chicken sandwiches, veggie bowls, and even the Impossible Burger, which is made from plants and famously “bleeds” like meat. To complete your burger meal, customers can indulge in truffle parmesan or bacon cheese fries; they can slurp a decadent dessert in a cup, i.e., a frozen custard shake (caramel with whipped cream, anyone?). Opt out of the shake and sip kombucha, boxed water, or Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee. Graze Burgers plans to host a grand opening soon, so check it out now and beat the herd. 127 Granite Street, Westerly. GrazeRI.com

Baked by Jessica is a new sweet spot in Wakefield A “cupcakery” is perhaps the best kind of bakery. Bread is filling and necessary, but cupcakes? They are the stuff of the baking gods. One of Wakefield’s newest digs, Baked by Jessica offers up the sweet treats – along with custom-order cakes – in her robin’s egg blue store. Jessica Dyer describes Baked as her lifelong dream, which came to fruition at its grand opening on September 12. Dyer previously co-owned the now-defunct Cranston House of Pizza with her husband, where she turned the storefront into an opportunity to flex her baking chops, selling brownies, cookies, and – you

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guessed it – cupcakes. Dyer grew up in a foodie family, cooking and baking with her grandparents, and Baked is the culmination of her training, passion, and creativity. She makes flavors like pumpkin spice, Ben and Jerry’s-inspired “halfbaked,” Funny Bones (an old Hostess recipe, consisting of a chocolate base with peanut butter filling, chocolate frosting and peanut butter on top), and many others that she keeps on rotation. Her favorite is still a classic chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing. Says Dyer, “It’s a good way to tell if it’s a good cupcake.” 406 A Main Street, Wakefield. Facebook: Baked by Jessica

Baked by Jessica makes sweet treats like these fanciful unicorn cupcakes

Photography (top) courtesy of Graze RI, photo (bottom) courtesy of Baked by Jessica

An elevated burger joint, Westerly’s Graze Burgers serves up grass-fed patties, shakes, and fries

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