Sunday, January 13, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Jan. 13.
Golden Gates Family Concert: East Greenwich United Methodist Church hosts The Golden Gates Company for a spectacular program of Russian culture and music. The group will be performing traditional dances from Russia and Ukraine, thrilling audiences with their skillful virtuosity, colorful costumes, syncopation of footwork, and gymnastic leaping of foot-stomping ferocity. The concert is free, but donations to benefit Russian children are welcome. There will be a potluck at 1 p.m. followed by the performance for all ages at 2 p.m. Traditional Russian souvenirs will be available for sale. www.russianfolk.com. Providence Art Club’s Opening Reception: The galleries of the Providence Art Club will be displaying the Members’ Exhibition today …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Zoning Board approves a parking variance for the still-young Main Street restaurant.
Besos Tea House, which opened only last October, is already expanding. It got approval Tuesday night from the Zoning Board to add up to 30 seats on an outdoor patio it will construct. Adding that number of seats required a parking variance, which the Zoning Board granted in a 4-1 vote. The restaurant is in The Elms building at 378 Main Street on the corner of London Street. Unlike many businesses on Main Street, Besos actually has two parking lots at its disposal, for a total of 33 spaces. That is not enough for the current seating at Besos; the restaurant had to get a variance for 14 parking spaces before it opened. Adding up to 30 seats, then, required another variance for 15 additional parking spaces. Zoning Board members Jennifer …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Division Street restaurant has brunch every Sunday, but for Mother’s Day, it’s available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant was the Readers’ Choice winner this week for best place to take Mom for brunch on Mother’s Day. The popular dining spot got 42 percent, or 31 votes total. Second runner up was T’s on Post Road, with 27 percent, or 20 votes total. Eleven Forty Nine sent in a statement about their brunch: “Unique stations at 1149 Sunday Brunch provide a warm and social environment for all guests to enjoy. A variety of options which will suit every taste in your party and the inviting jazz music sets the tone for a relaxing and comfortable brunch experience.” To get a real idea of the brunch offerings, however, you’ve got to check out their website — they list a whopping nine food “stations,” offering everything from omelets to …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Where's the place to take Mom in East Greenwich?
Mother's Day is just two weeks away, which means it's time to start brainstorming that perfect way to say "Thanks, Mom." A homemade card or a new necklace are sure to delight, but so too will a nice meal at a local restaurant. This week, we want to know: Which local restaurant offers the best Mother's Day brunch? Is it T's, Besos, the Beacon Diner, or maybe another? Vote in our poll below, then share your thoughts in the comments section. If we left your favorite brunch spot off the list, note that in the comments as well. We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. Then be sure to watch the site over the weekend when we tally up the top votes and announce the …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, March 25.
Lion’s Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy a nice stack of pancakes and support a good cause this weekend. The East Greenwich Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast today from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the EG Fireman’s Hall at 80 Queen St. Yum! Woodworking open house: Rhode Island’s only traditional woodworking school is holding an open house today from noon to 5 p.m. at the Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown. Join the staff of Shady Lea School of Woodworking for woodworking demos, refreshments, and fun. Meet the instructors, see current students work, meet owners Dan Collins and Ryan Baird, watch live wood-turning demos, learn how to sharpen handsaws, and more. Besos Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Lauren Pietrantozzi works at Besos and wanted to …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
EG Patch's Mystery Diner sups at Besos.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012
Besos Tea House, 378 Main Street, East Greenwich www.besosteahouse.com ATMOSPHERE: This is a glistening little gem of a restaurant with décor both elegant and innovative. Shiny black chandeliers, several baroque-style mirrors, and the unique touch of birch trunks lining the support columns create a feast for the eyes. A sparkling marble bar with a comfortable alcove beyond it for small private groups adds to the stylish atmosphere. Even the bathroom was a delight with its hand-painted walls, subway tiles and a ceiling so unique, you’ll just have to visit it yourself. The overall space is not large but tables are perfectly arranged for privacy and comfort for groups of all sizes. I especially loved the red-and-black leather benches and …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The column starts off thanks to an email "demand" from former resident Mark Thompson.
This was in my email inbox Saturday morning: "If ... Charlie Watts were in East Greenwich, I demand photographic evidence!" It came from EG native, former Pendulum reporter, current columnist for Time magazine Mark Thompson, who — oh yeah — just happens to have earned a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting along the way. Ug. Charlie Watts was in East Greenwich? So, I did what any self-respecting 21st century journalist would do: I googled "Charlie Watts East Greenwich." And there it was — on the Pendulum's website. We'd been scooped! Charlie Watts had been seen at Besos, EG's hip new Main Street eatery. Still, we had a chance. The Pendulum didn't have a photo. Maybe there was a photo out there. I turned to a journalist's second-best friend in…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Nov. 17
Citizens Who Care meeting: CWC holds its regular monthly meeting this morning at 10 a.m. at the Community Room at the Police Station. All are welcome. Meet & learn about EG Patch: East Greenwich Patch is more than a news website. It’s a meeting place for the community – where information flows both ways. To help make that a reality for everyone, we are holding an information session for the community. The session is free and people are welcome to come at any time during the two hours. It will be hands on and informal. We look forward to seeing you! Shimmer Salon American Cancer Society fundraiser: “Decades of Style” is the theme for this fundraiser, which features renown hat designer Everett Hoag of New York as well as others displaying …
Friday, October 7, 2011
The upscale eatery features dishes from around the world amid opulent surroundings.
The Elms has a bar again, and a stylish restaurant to boot: Besos Tea House opened last weekend at 378 Main St. According to co-owner Kristin Dellagrotta, there was a pub at the Elms for a hundred years. The pub closed many years ago (details are vague), as did the hotel that occupied the upstairs. The building has been used for office space in recent years. But Dellagrotta, who does marketing and advertising for Kendell Seafood, an East Greenwich importing business, wanted to try her hand at restaurant design. She teamed up with longtime Cafe Fresco chef Tony Morales and the result is Besos Tea House. The decor is a mix of baroque - mirrors in gilded frames - and modern - an onyx bar that’s lit from below. The menu is decidely NOT Italian…