Summer Food Touring in Blackstone Valley

Monday, July 09, 2012


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The Blackstone Valley holds many culinary treasures, and the Secret Ingredient Tours reveal one a week all summer long. Here, a sweet pizza from Bob & Timmy's in North Smithfield.

While you may think that summer food in Rhode Island is all about the Bay, think again. Blackstone Valley is home to one of the most original behind-the-scenes food tours, and there's a whole summer's worth of events, kicking off July 11.

The Secret Ingredient Food Tour, continued by popular demand by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (BVTC) will roam up and down the historic region of Rhode Island, stopping at spots ranging from Japanese restaurants to classic burger joints, and each tour offers participants live demonstrations as well as meals. 

Check out the complete schedule, below, running July 11 through September 19. Tours are every Wednesday at 6pm.

Summer tour schedule

July 11: 
Enn Japanese, 
600 George Washington Highway, Lincoln. Demo: how to make sushi followed by a choice of sushi roll combo, chicken teriyaki, or shrimp tempura, soup, salad with 
ginger dressing, and white rice.

July 18
: Sullivan’s Publick House
, 572 Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. 
Demo: Irish egg roll made with corned beef and sauerkraut.

July 25
: Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining
, 267 Main Street, Woonsocket. Demo: Learn how to make a cool chicken lettuce wrap and 
enjoy a family style Chinese feast followed by 
Chan’s famous blues jam.

August 1
: A & W Root Beer, 460 Putnam Pike, Greenville. See how A & W Root Beer is made and enjoy a hot dog or 
hamburger, French fries or onion rings, and take home a 
½ gallon of A & W Root Beer.

August 8
: Blackstone Valley Outfitters, 
25 Carrington Street, Lincoln. Chicken cooked in a Dutch oven and reflector oven with 
stuffing, oven-roasted baked potatoes, vegetable, and 
baked apple on the banks of the Blackstone River.

August 15
: Cackleberries
, 802 High Street, Cumberland. 
Learn how to clean and filet fish and enjoy fish and chips 
and dessert.

August 22
: Basil and Peppercorn’s
, 877 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Demo: Greek appetizer spanikopita and enjoy rounds of 
creative hors d’oeuvres and homemade pastries and desserts.

August 29
: Burger Boys, 
Lincoln Creamery, 276 Front Street, Lincoln. Meet the chef, enjoy your choice of a sandwich and cold drink followed by homemade ice cream.

September 5
: Diamond Hill Vineyard, 3145 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. A sampling of Diamond Hill Vineyard award-winning wines followed by a social hour with a glass of your favorite wine and an assortment of specialty crackers, cheese and fruit.

September 12
: River Falls Restaurant and Lounge, 
74 South Main Street, Woonsocket. Demo: Cinnamon rolls. Enjoy Ma Glockner’s special recipe for berched chicken, hand-cut fries, salad, and cranberry sauce.

September 19: 
Spicoli’s Bar and Grill
, 48 School Street, Albion. Meet the chef and learn how to make Scrod Florentine 
served with soup or salad and baked or mashed potato, followed by Murphy’s beef and mushroom pie.
Because of the popularity of these food tours, people are urged to make their reservations for any and all food tour destinations in advance. $19.50 per person plus tax and gratuity
*$15.50 per person plus tax and gratuity. For more information and to make reservations go to or call the BVTC at 401-724-2200.

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