When Simon and Jennifer Sousa opened Adagio Piano Lounge, they thought music would be the focus. That's why they planned to offer only a short menu of appetizers and drinks. But with Jennifer's mother, Lucy, in the kitchen, food became much more than an afterthought; her dishes garnered praise from patrons as well as The Herald News. Visitors can devour steamed littleneck clams in garlic sauce, chicken marsala, or Portuguese steak while live bands or dueling pianists perform in the background. Bartenders mix martinis and pitchers of sangria to pair with sumptuous entrees.
Named Rhode Island Monthly's best bookstore, Barrington Books carries a cache of adult fiction, nonfiction, children's stories, and works of local and regional authors. Bibliophiles and literature enthusiasts can capitalize on the customer dedication of the store's purveyors, who go beyond the realm of their own wares and can easily track down a hard-to-find title via the out-of-print market. Enjoy the work of local literati, such as Good Night Rhode Island ($9.95), penned by Adam Gamble and Anne Rosen. Aspiring wordsmiths can also explore fictional worlds with a staff selection, such as the Dickens-inspired Girl in a Blue Dress ($25.99) by Gaynor Arnold, or by reading up on Prussia, which cartographers recently proved doesn't exist.
The staff of teachers and artists at Weirdgirl Creations helps customers up-level their creativity every day. Prices begin at $3 and range to over $400, but the massive selection of more than 200 pieces of pottery ensures that a fitting selection is available for any budding Pablo Picasso or Dan Quayle. There are no special skills or equipment required to decorate a bowl, plate, or any other ceramic that catches the eye, so walk-ins are welcome. Lead-free, non-staining glazes are available in a wide spectrum of colors and a variety of varietals, including sparkle, high-gloss, and high-fire look-crystal glaze.
Loraine Belcher is good at sharing. When Lorain's Stitch 'n' Crafts first opened back in 1989, she was sharing a storefront space with her husband. There, she shared her skills and extensive knowledge with any curious clients, and shared her good taste through a well-curated selection of products. Today, 26 years and four moves later, she occupies her own 1,800 square-foot space with a huge inventory of books, materials, and sewing machines. The shop also has ample space for students to take small group sewing and quilting classes during the day and ghosts to try on colorful remnants after-hours.
This upscale eatery dishes out a unique menu of sandwiches, crêpes, salads, and sweets. Roll out of bed and onto the French Riviera with the Parisien, a ham-and-swiss crêpe concoction topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($5.50). At lunchtime, the grown-up grilled cheese ($6.75) graduates to the head of its culinary class when paired with the soup du jour ($3.50/cup, $4.75/bowl), and craftier sandwich-stuffers can build their own handheld marvels using a toolbox of between-the-bread fixin's ($6.95). Cool munching mouths with cups of Gelato Giuliana and watch this frozen superhero spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.
Step 1. Purchase your Groupon using the buy button at the top of this page.Step 2. Locate your redemption code, which differs from the Groupon number and can be found in the center of the voucher. The voucher is viewable in the mobile app or by going to My Groupons and clicking the print link.Step 3. Visit The Young Scientists Club's redemption page, select "Add to Cart," and enter the redemption code located in the center of your Groupon into the "Coupon Code" field at checkout.Step 4. Enjoy!