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Great Time at Bob & Timmy's
Bob & Timmy's Pizza in North Smithfield with the Blackstone Valley secret
ingredient tour & had a great time. We went early as I like to check out the
place before everyone gets to busy with the people from the tour. We sat at
the bar which at 1st glance is smaller then most bars but once we sat down
and started to look closer at the array of liquors on the shelf I was very
impressed. They were equipped to make any drink you could want. Had at least
9 beers on tap, Narragansett, Newport Storm & Palm to name a few. I watched
the bartender make a mean Margarita for a customer. We left the bar to go
and sit in the dinning room, which is one big room with plenty of space
Rick came over & gave us the history of Bob & Timmy's which was started on
the hill (Federal Hill) in Providence over 20 years ago and how they opened
this new location about a 1 ½ ago. His partner has introduced Mexican food
on this menu and it is a big hit in this area. Rick explained grilled pizza
and how it is cooked which was very interesting. I am not a big fan of
grilled pizza or should I say I was not a fan of grilled pizza until now He
also told us that if you order a salad it is big enough for 2 people.
for the best part of the tour, eating!!! They brought out 4 pizzas 2 with
the same ingredients but one was grilled and the other was traditional style
BBQ CHICKEN. We love to eat & talk about the great flavors and we loved the
tangy BBQ on these pizzas. The onions were sautéed & sweet. Both pizzas were
delicious. The 3rd pizza was there famous SPINACH &MUSHROOM which has been
featured on T.V. The Pizza's looks alone won me over. Fresh Spinach is one
of my favorites and the pizza did not disappoint! Last but not least of the
pizza's was the EVERYTHING which everyone agreed was the best, except me I
still loved the Spinach one J .
Then it did not stop there, they also brought out 2
calzones for us to sample. A Buffalo Chicken and a Cheese I think. Why I say
I think is because I had to much food on my plate and I only tried the
Buffalo calzone, which was spicy but not overly spicy and it was accompanied
by a mild blue cheese dressing, i was planning on going back for a piece of
the other calzone when they came out with pasta. Yes more food!!! One Pasta
dish also a specialty THE HILL SPECIAL, very rich very good with gouda
cheese,sundried tomatoes & mushrooms and the last pasta was a very simple
red sauce, no cheese. I am getting full all over again just thinking of all
the food again. So if you are in the neighborhood of either locations please
stop in and have a glass of wine and a great pizza and tell them that they
were highly recommended by the BLACKSTONE VALLEY CULINARIA TOUR. Great food,
great prices, great people. I cannot wait for the next tour but
unfortunately I will be away for the next few dinners but be assured I will
be back to let you know about the next one I go on. Happy Eating !!!! - Deb
Burrito Company Food Tour Provides Chance to Make New
The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council offers an
opportunity for residents and visitors alike to participate in a culinary
experience that also supports the local restaurants and a thriving buy local
food economy in communities throughout the Blackstone Valley.
Every Wednesday, participants can venture out to a different restaurant for
a chef demonstration and a savory meal. The restaurants are as varied as the
ethnic populations that were drawn to the Blackstone Valley for labor
opportunities during the Industrial Revolution. One Wednesday it could be
Chinese, another it could be Portuguese, Vietnamese or as was the case last
The Burrito Company in Woonsocket gave a warm welcome as
28 gathered for food, conversation, and a chance to make new friends as I
did with a lovely couple from East Greenwich who was joining us for the
Our evening began with chips and homemade salsa followed
by a demonstration on how to make Strawberry Mango Sangria. Deliciously
fruity made with fresh pureed strawberries, Mango puree by Goya, triple sec
with lime, orange juice, and fruity liquors and white wine. Yum! .
The drink demonstration was followed by a lesson in
chopping vegetables for a fresh cucumber salsa made with English cucumber,
roma tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, sea salt, and black
Participants feasted on a meal of make- your-own
chicken, bean and cheese fajitas. Many commented on how fresh the food was
and how delectable. Seasoned with rosemary the chicken was very savory. The
guacamole was the best with chunks of tomato and avocado. Owners Denise and
Anthony Sierra use local produce bought from a farm in North Smithfield.
Denise stated that they worked out a deal to have even the cilantro grown
locally at the farm. She said that supporting each other helps the local
The Burrito Company should be commended for their
sustainable choice to buy local and using fresh ingredients. It is obvious
that the restaurant has a following in the local community as other vacant
tables and the bar filled up with other patrons beside ourselves out to
enjoy a mid-week break for some good “California style Mexican” food!
for a complete listing of restaurants and join us for food, friendship and
fun. For more information about The Burrito Company visit
Here are the recipes from this recent food tour.
Eating My Way Through Blackstone Valley -
Take the Secret Ingredient Tour
If Julie Powell can cook her way through
Julia Child's cookbook and have fun, than I have made it my goal to eat my
way throughout the Blackstone Valley.
Last year the Blackstone Valley Tourism
Council sponsored the International Food Tour, and I had the opportunity to
try Colombian, Mexican, and Portuguese food along Broad Street – hmm hmm and
didn't even have to lift a finger or open a cookbook. This year the Tourism
Council takes you on a tour with a variety of ethnic, local favorites, and
other delectable delights on the Secret Ingredient Food Tour.
No cooking necessary but recipes and
secrets are shared by some of the Valley's best chef's. This week I and
several others slowly savored Shrimp Spumoni hosted by Joe at Spumoni's
Restaurant in Pawtucket and prepared by Chef Tony. As Chef Tony sauteed the
shrimp in sherry wine and let it simmer in garlic butter, the tantalizing
aroma wafted throughout the restaurant. The demonstration continued to tempt
the senses as we watched, tasted, and applauded with delight every bite. The
secret ingredient in my opinion was the savory garlic butter. And yes
sharing of the recipe was welcomed by our hosts.
The buffet equally tantalized the taste
buds with Chicken Milanese, Ziti and Sauce, and Baked Scrod followed by the
sweet taste of Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares. Belly full and taste buds
satisfied – Magnifico. Next week Rasoi for a taste of India – I can hardly
wait! It's not too late to join me and eat your way through the Valley.
Visit this website and join fun.
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