This Sunday, May 19th, 2019, Elizabeth Fradin will be coming to Warren, Rhode Island to co-host at Hope & Main! Fradin is the owner of Beth Bakes, which creates artisanal crackers that are gluten, soy and nut-free, vegan AND non-GMO. For those of you who are already loyal customers, this is your chance to Meet Your Maker! Otherwise a chance to try something new and witness a cooking recipe demo! Hope & Main is a non-profit organization that provides up and coming food entrepreneurs a chance to grow. “This is a place where food producers, farmers, fishermen and other industry members can connect directly with consumers, engage the community and collaborate with peers” –Hope & Main. This weekend, individuals will get a chance to meet Fradin and try some of her scrumptious creations! Don’t miss out! Stop by for a taste!
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The Rhode Show’s segment “In the Kitchen”
met up with Beth Fradin of “Beth Bakes” so she can show us all how she makes her Gluten-Free Currant Fennel Crackers!
Check out the video and recipe: Beth Bakes Great job, Beth!!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:30 p.m. – midnight
26th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball
to benefit VSA arts of Rhode Island
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place
Cranston, RI 02905
Featured bands include:
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Tickets: $30 Advance/$40 Door; Table of Ten: $325 (Advance only)
Buy Tickets: bit.ly/26thMardiGrasBall
TICKETS ON SALE
26th ANNUAL MARDI GRAS BALL
at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Lagniappe Productions, creators of the annual Labor Day weekend Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, R.I., are bringing their well-loved brand of great music, food, dancing and fun to the 26th annual Louisiana Mardi Gras celebration.
Southern New England’s popular Mardi Gras Ball is set for 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 10, at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I. Doors open at 6 p.m. in anticipation of Grammy-winning Cajun band Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, international performers Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, and New Orleans blues from Rhode Island’s own Knickerbocker All-Stars.
Cajun and Creole cuisine is offered by the renowned Chili Brothers Food Company – arguably the most popular food vendor at the Rhythm & Roots Festival every year, serving up their world-famous, Louisiana-inspired cuisine.
The ball also features a costume contest with cash prizes in a variety of categories including best group, best couple, best individual and a grand prize of $250 for best overall costume.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Reserve a table for 10 (in advance only) for $325. Tables sell out fast. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.rhythmandroots.com/mardi-gras-ball or by calling 401.783.3926.
Lodging is available at the Rodeway Inn, 1940 Post Road, Warwick. Rooms are $79 per night. Call 401.732.0470 and ask for the Mardi Gras rate.
The event will benefit VSA Arts RI, the nonprofit organization that opens the world of art to children and adults with disabilities.
About the Bands
Lafayette, LA-based Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet has been one of the most esteemed Cajun groups in music since forming in 1975. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil captivates audiences the world over. Michael Doucet sings and plays violin, guitar, accordion and mandolin.
Accordion master Nathan Williams, of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, was mentored by one of the greats, Buckwheat Zydeco. He has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and has been honored with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Formed in 1985, the band has brought its unique take on regional South Louisiana music around the world. Dennis Paul Williams, Nathan’s brother, brings his jazz-influenced guitar to the band.
The Knickerbocker All-Stars is made up of legends of the blues community who have found their home at the Knickerbocker, the historic venue in Westerly, R.I., that gave rise to Roomful of Blues, which launched the blues revival in the 1970s. Musicians in the All-Stars have included Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Al Copley, Monster Mike Welch, Ricky Russell, Willie J Laws, Brian Templeton, Sugaray Rayford, Rich Lataille and more. For the Mardi Gras Ball, The All-Stars will be showcasing a set of New Orleans music classics with a special tribute to recently passed Fats Domino.
WHAT A FABULOUS NIGHT!!
SPOOKY WEATHER, CREATIVE COSTUMES.
Thanks to ALL who contributed to an Immortal Evening.
We at Mixed Media would like to personally thank
Jeanette St Pierre/Providence Monthly
Jerri Calenda/MAC Cosmetics/Macy’s
Martinelli’s Bistro & Catering
Lots of food, laughs, dancing
and $9000 raised for spurwinkri.org & hopehospiceri.org, Glen Badessa’s favorite charities.
We might be onto something here…
And it’s not too late to make a donation!
Send checks payable:
Spurwink RI (Memo: Gail Badessa Fund) 1 Spurwink Pl, Cranston, RI 02910
Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island (Memo: Glen Badessa) 1085 N Main St, Providence, RI 02904
Vincent Castaldi Painting Auctioned at $1200
Sunday, October 29th, 7-11 P.M. at the Dark Lady, 19 Snow Street, Providence, RI 02903
Join us for an Immortal Evening, a Halloween party thrown in honor of our dear Glen Badessa/Immortal Cosmetics
Given by Family and Friends
Your $50 donation will benefit Spurwink RI/ the Gail Badessa foundation, benefits from the auction will benefit home and hospice care RI
For tickets click here
Munchies, Cash Bar, DJ Paul, Auction
Costume Contests in 3 Categories (Costumes a MUST)
For any questions call 401-272-4676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org