Heir to one of Rhode Island?s leading textile manufacturing families, Henry Lippitt (1818-1891) designed and supervised the construction in 1865 of a house at 199 Hope Street in Providence for his wife Mary Ann Balch (1823-1889) and their six children. Occupied by four generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years, the house is a three story, thirty room Renaissance Revival villa with Italian palazzo elements.
The museums collection contains over 200,000 items, of which more than 30,000 are cookbooks. Recent acquisitions include a donation of several hundred ethnographic artifacts, a significant cookbook collection of over 7,000 volumes, several restaurant ephemera and menu collections, and an exceptional travel-related collection of printed matter from an industry insider. Our database is searchable by clicking the link on the left, with nearly 12,000 collections records available online.
Our cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Mexico & it?s culture. Our Team plays with both regional and homestyle flavors in a neighborhood eatery on the East Side of Providence. Chef Rojas defines each bite with authentic roots yet innovative & bold flavors. While in college Derek was introduced to Nicks. Working nights at restaurants, Derek and his friends would eat there after their shifts (and after the pubs).
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Created in the mid-18th century “for the benefit of all,” this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.
Historic Federal Hill is a great place to take a stroll and visit the Italian food emporiums, bakeries, coffee shops, and boutiques. You can enjoy a slice of Italy in one of the many restaurants cooking up delights from various Italian regions. Or, choose Mexican, Lebanese, or Chinese food in a friendly, family atmosphere. In the warmer months, visitors can listen to live music at the great fountain in DePasquale Square, or at one of the parks located on Atwells Avenue.
Cobblestones underfoot. Music drifting through the air. Planted flowers hang from the street lamps and fill oversized planters on the plaza. You run into someone you know near the water fountain, and it just feels right to greet her with a kiss on the cheek. Something changes as soon as you step foot on DePasquale Square. You can’t help but feel like you’ve been transported to an old world with old school values.
Waterplace Park is an urban park situated along the Woonasquatucket River in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Finished in 1994, Waterplace Park is connected to 3/4 mile of cobblestone-paved pedestrian walkways along the waterfront known as Riverwalk. Venice-styled Pedestrian bridges cross the river. Most of Riverwalk is below street level and automotive traffic. Waterplace Park and Riverwalk together are host to Providences popular summertime Waterfire events.
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