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Comic Con Drinks at Red Fin

Delicious treats being offered in honor of RI Comic Con this weekend. Come get a taste and hang out with the folks at Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen! The stay puft Amaretto, Cream, Marshmallow, Cherry Heering, Horchata, Fruit Loops   The Gamora Keffir Lime, Fresh Lemon and Lime, Kiwi, Fruit Roll-up, Vodka   The Yondu…

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50% Off Shoes at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love!

That’s right folks – get the perfect pair of leaf crunchers, puddle hoppers, and party dancers from Queen of Hearts and Modern Love for half off! This exclusive deal starts immediately, so come on downcity and try on a pair! This offer does not include Sorels, but does include Fryes. Bring on the nasty weather –…

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DOWNCITY HISTORY: LOEW’S THEATER FROM THE SMOLSKI COLLECTION

Here is an image of Weybosset St. in Providence, featuring Loew’s Theater. Originally a movie theater during the Golden Age of Cinema, Loew’s was built in the late 1920s.  After falling into disprepair in the late 1970s, it had been used primarily as a concert venue. In 1977, it was threatened by demolition. By 1978,…

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Pamper Yourself with Craftland!

As the weather starts to get a little cooler, we need to make sure we pay plenty of attention to our skin. Here are some new supplies from Craftland you can use to pamper yourself this fall! Biggs & Featherbelle is a health conscious company that promotes the healing elements of Mother Nature. By creating body…

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Ask Eno: Cork Shortage?

Dear Eno, Is there a cork shortage? – Andrea     Dear Andrea, Nope.  Cork supplies are just fine!   The rumors about cork disappearing are likely related to the fact that the industry IS experiencing some difficulty, but not due to trees going extinct or there not being enough.  The industry is just struggling with…

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Fall Book releases with Symposium

As life moves indoors with the change of seasons, it can be tempting to idle away your free time with your smartphone. This year though, we’re looking forward to sinking into these new fall book releases over at Symposium. What about you?   What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit…

Downcity Living: Franco Colavecchia part II

Our neighbor Franco Colavecchia is a prolific artist and omnipresent character in downtown Providence. He was interviewed for a Downcity Living post two years ago, and again this year for a project he hung at the Biltmore Garage. In the left photo (taken for the article by Kristin Crane) are the beginnings of the painting that hung…

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Ask Eno: Is it Skunked?

Dear Eno, Will my beer get skunked if I buy it cold, let it warm up, and then re-refrigerate it later? -Dan Dear Dan, Nope.  It’s a beer myth that beer goes “bad” if it warms to room temperature.  Beer gets “skunked” if it is left in direct sunlight for awhile due to a chemical…

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Ellie’s Bakery and the Grilled Cheese

There are certain foods for which we reserve the designation of comfort – eats that’ll warm you from the inside-out with their rich flavors, familiar textures, and humble appearance. Ellie’s Bakery gives new nostalgia to one of our classic comfort foods. The inimitable Grilled Cheese. Every month, an innovative technique is applied to this gold…

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