Almost a dozen great food events this weekend, March 17-19

Among the many weekend's activities are St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's day events.

St. Joseph's and St. Patrick's events are in the offing which of course includes roast beef.
St. Joseph's and St. Patrick's events are in the offing which of course includes roast beef.

Narragansett Spring Restaurant Week begins Friday, March 17 and runs through March 26 with fixed price, dining deals at some 20 restaurants including Arturo Joe’s, Bed & Bistro, Bike Stop Café, Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant, Chair 5 at The Break, Charlestown Rathskeller, Coast Guard House, The Cove, Fuel Coffee Bar, George’s of Galilee, Mariner Grille, Matunuck Oyster Bar, PJ’s Pub, Spain, The Breachway Grille, The Ocean Mist, Trattoria Romana, Trio, Two Ten Oyster Bar and T’s Restaurant. See the deals and menus at Narragansettcoc.com.


Mary Betts, an interpreter at the Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, carries maple sap to be boiled down into maple syrup. The Providence Journal file photo/Bob Thayer
Mary Betts, an interpreter at the Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, carries maple sap to be boiled down into maple syrup. The Providence Journal file photo/Bob Thayer

Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, coggeshallfarm.org, will showcase historic methods of maple sugaring from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12. The event is included in regular admission prices and is free for Coggeshall members. Also, the museum store will be selling honey from the hives on their property and freshly tapped maple syrup.


The Wintertime Farmers Market at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. The Providence Journal file photo/Glenn Osmundson
The Wintertime Farmers Market at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. The Providence Journal file photo/Glenn Osmundson

Farm Fresh Rhode Island is hosting March Madness at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market at the Hope Artiste Village with Bucket Brewery, Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m.


FLEMINGSFleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, One West Exchange St., Providence, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all-night happy hour on Friday, March 17. There will be special deals on food and drinks, including Fleming’s Emerald Isle Cocktail ($6) made with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey bringing together rich tropical aromas layered with sweet toasted vanilla.


Wara Wara. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig]
Wara Wara. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig]
A special dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Corned Beef Ramen will be served today and each day until March 31 for $16 at Wara Wara, 776 Hope St., Providence, (401) 831-9272, WaraWarari.com.



The Church of the Master, 15 Valley St., Providence, will hold a Corned Beef Supper and Baked Goods Auction on Saturday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5, and those 5 and under are free. For reservations, call the church office at (401) 861-5568.


Slocum Grange will serve breakfast on Saturday, March 18, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 96 Slocum Rd., North Kingstown. The menu includes French toast, corned beef hash, eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese omelet, home fries, jonnycakes, toast, coffee, tea, cocoa and orange juice. Tickets are $9 for adults, $4.50 for children 5-10 and free for children 4 and under.


Our Lady of Mercy Church will celebrate St. Patrick and St. Joseph on Saturday, March 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Gaelic & Garlic Night in the OLM School Cafeteria, 55 Fourth Ave., East Greenwich. Corned beef sandwiches and pasta & meatballs will be served along with Irish and Italian desserts. There will be live performances and an Irish step dancing demonstration. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door per person or $25 per family of three or more ($30 at the door). Tickets are available at the Parish Office. For more information, call (401) 884-4968 or visit olmparish.org.


onthetableThe Providence Public Library will hold four Families Cooking Together programs for ages 6 and up on four consecutive Sundays beginning this week, March 19, at the Regency Plaza, One Regency Plaza, Providence. It’s part of the On the Table series. For more information, call the library at (401) 455-8000.


The bar staff at Besos Kitchen & Cocktails, 378 Main St., East Greenwich, (401) 398-8855, besoskitchenandcocktails.com, has been aging cocktails in oak barrels and infusion vats and is offering eight including the Perfect Gin Manhattan (aged 8 weeks), Manhattan (5 and 8 weeks), Negroni (5 weeks) and Manhattan Barrel Aged Stout (5 weeks). The bottle aged cocktails being offered are Mesquite Ole Fashion (2 weeks) and Acorn Squash Ole Fashion (2 weeks).

The renovations are finished and Trio, 15 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, has reopened with an enhanced menu and bar space. There’s also a global wine list, a beer menu featuring regional drafts plus an assortment of bottles and a creative cocktail menu. Call (401) 792-4333 or visit trio-ri.com.