I’m stilled editing the videos from the trip to Providence, RI but wanted to share some of the better parts in photos. Unfortunately, most of the SUPER, AMAZING food was captured on video only, but we still managed to get some goodies, such as:
This horrible, horrible image placement on the back of the bus. The little chubby guy in a hat cartoon is actually quite cute when his face isn’t over a vent in the bus that gives him a perfect Hitler mustache. How did this get approved!?
The saddest sub-category of books I’ve ever seen. Anti-Optimism?! Who does that!? After this I balanced it by going to a section called “Kittens and Glitter”.
This is a most excellent cooperative venue called AS220 - they teach silkscreening classes, have an art gallery, live music, and so much wonderful vegan food. The video will include us eating here stuffing our faces with copious amounts of vegan Mac n’ Cheese with broccoli raab, among other things.
I appreciate the use of the sad face in this bathroom graffiti.
Took about a 20-block walk to this place, Julian’s, where we had an awesome brownie dessert with rice milk ice cream and took a vegan cheesesteak which we ate for breakfast the next morning.
On Day 2, we spent a good deal of time at the Culinary Museum and Johnson and Wales University. About 1/4th of the entire museum was devoted to diners – their beginnings, history, revitalizations, etc… and I was in my glory. Wish my Dad could see it! It made me nostalgic.
This was the coolest! This display combined from information about diners and the 1939 World’s Fair, the latter of which is also a fascination and interest of mine. My dad collected ’39 World’s Fair memorabilia. I have good memories of wandering around antique malls and getting him the best Christmas gifts. I saw this and my heart swelled!
This place had the best interactive exhibits!
Just me hangin’ out with my prize winning cow, before the two of us went into the pasture to eat some greens. Grass and kale, respectively.
If someone shot me with the Honey I Shrunk the Kids ray gun, I would live in this. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper but nothing I can’t handle.
A really wacky, handpainted chef’s jacket is an homage to Julia Child. It’s so silly and I love it. If any of you want to expand your artistic abilities, let’s make one for Save the Kales! I will rock that thing with pride.
An area of the museum was devoted to local companies and foods, and there was a great display about Tomato Pie (essentially, vegan pizza – a sicilian style baked dough with tomato sauce to be consumed hot or cold). The description said this is a “must have” for every party or gathering by residents of Providence, which is how those of us from Wilkes-Barre, PA feel about Middleswarth BBQ chips.