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St. Patrick’s Day Picks

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations officially kicked off last weekend in Providence. Here are some ways you can add some green to your March 17 celebrations with just a few Downcity stops.   Start your day with warm Irish Soda Bread from Ellie’s Bakery.   From cocktail books to glassware to shakers, Homestyle has all the…

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Dinner and a Show with Hotel Providence

Did you know that Hotel Providence offers specials and packages? Whether you’re visiting from out-of-town or just want to enjoy a weekend staycation in the middle of downtown PVD, the hotel’s packages can be a fun and easy way to organize your stay in Providence. Hotel Providence is a historical boutique hotel dating back to…

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Four Course Dinner at birch

By midwinter, the days can really start to drag. It’s a great time to shake up a routine by trying something new – like the four course menu at birch, located at 200 Washington St. in Downcity. The restaurant from Heidi and Benjamin Sukle (whose sister restaurant Oberlin is also in Downcity), features Modern American…

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Spotlight On: Kara & Frankie Cecchinelli

Kara & Frankie own Figidini Wood Fire Eatery 67 Washington Street in Providence   How did you meet?   We met through mutual friends on Cape Cod at our friends’ former restaurant and bar, The Beach House, in Falmouth. Kara had just returned from living in Santa Barbara and Frankie had only been back for…

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Valentine’s Day Picks

Whether you’re in love with love or are simply looking for an excuse to get out on a Wednesday, here are some Downcity spots that are sure to fill you with warm fuzzies.   DINING     Rosalina Rosalina serves contemporary Italian dishes in an upscale-yet-old-school Italian environment, complete with red checkered tablecloths. Make it…

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Meet Ashley

Hello, Providence! My name is Ashley Symons (pronounced SY-menz) and I’ll be running things here at InDowncity! Since you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more from me, I thought I should introduce myself a bit. Here we go… Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like most Michiganders, I feel a lot of pride about my home state….

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Ask Eno, NYE: Be the Perfect Guest

Dear Eno, What kind of wine should I bring to a dinner party if I’m unsure what they are serving? -Genn     Dear Genn, There are a couple of different directions you can go: 1. Sparkling Wine – A dry bubbly (look for “Brut” on the label) is agreat gift for a dinner party because…

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Gifts for the Gardener

Green thumbs don’t take a break during this wintry weather! Stock up on these beautiful items that will help their garden grow. Great for vines and heavy tomato plants, this twine and clothespin set from Craftland will straighten out your gardener’s plot! Also from Craftland, this attractive clay pot is really great for indoor and outdoor…

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Holiday Brews with Eno Fine Wines

Eno Fine Wines with all the right picks for last minute gifts, Christmas Day relaxation, or some low key hangs with friends and fam. St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% abv is characterized by its deep…

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