We are a nonprofit Family Community Center dedicated to peace, health, and safety through the practice of the arts. We offer cultural arts, martial arts, after-school programming, and Saturday programs to the community. We offer many scholarships to underserved children and families.
European friends Pernilla Frazier and Line Daems founded Kreatelier in 2007. Since then, solid local press has helped bring crafters from around the area into the shop. Its quaint quarters feature a diverse collection of product designs including bags, quilts, reusable gift wraps, and various accessories, all enhanced by crafty workshops that educate interested art architects. Rampant pencil collections can be put to rest with large cotton pencil cases ($18), which are washable, rollable, and feature 11 pockets, while manicure and pedicure cases ($15) help keep tools and other grooming paraphernalia from escaping. Keep rebellious flocks of hair at bay with a brightly colored headband ($8), elegantly wrap bottles of precious fermented fruits inside wine bags ($10), or organize a messy back seat with the car-seat organizer ($40), which withstands abuse and the effects of time travel.
Intricate, sketch-like depictions of vines, porticos, and a rolling Tuscan countryside add rustic dimension to creamy walls, while in other dining rooms, elongated mirrors and a marble bar offer an urban anchor to an environment of grayscale and charcoal. It was this very juxtaposition that Jim Harris and Daniel Teodoro sought when they took ownership of Pizzico Ristorante, an eatery mingling components of northern Italian and American cuisine.
White tablecloths populate with tuscan grilled pizzas, creamy risottos, and seafood and veal sautéed in subtle wine sauces. Four days a week, a local menu board offers meats, seafood, and produce from the farms and oceans of local Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Wine dinners escort guests through multiple courses of cuisine and complementary wine, demonstrating how different flavors can enhance each other's vivacity even if they aren't vinegar and baking soda.
In Wolof, Senegal’s most widely spoken language, the word “bayal” means “meeting place.” This is an apt description of the goals of Bayal Restaurant’s Senegalese owners, who strive to make their eatery a meeting place for the different cuisines they encountered while moving around Africa and Europe. There, they serve the Senegalese, Togolese, Beninese, Malian, Ivorian, and Mediterranean recipes that they loved best, both in lunch and dinner buffets and by the plate.
Using fresh ingredients, the chefs prepare an eclectic mix of dishes as richly colored as the dining room’s pumpkin-hued walls. They stew lamb with various fixings, including sweet potatoes, cabbage, and a groundnut sauce. They spoon herb-stuffed whitefish in a tomato stew over a choice of jasmine rice or really tender forks. And for the dinnertime buffet, they add in a few signature dishes, such as rack of lamb and cornish hen. Desserts end meals with sweet tastes such as couscous pudding with tropical fruits and beignets sprinkled with orange-flower water.
Nestled along boutique- and coffee shop-lined Hope Street, Red Water Designs' storefront stops even the most caffeinated of passersby in their tracks with a selection of eye-catching accessories. Jewelers constantly update their array of glittering semi-precious stones and hand-blown glass beads fixed in sterling silver or gold-plated metal. Style experts seek out baubles created by local designers, selling only a limited number of pieces at a time from lines such as "Inspirations" by Rhode Island designer Chrisha.
Pieces of chicken, tomatoes, spinach, basil, and fresh mozzarella weigh down the Hope Street pizza's crust. It joins nearly two dozen different pizzas, topped by such ingredients as peppers, anchovies, meatballs, and retired soccer balls. The menu is a mishmash of culinary cultures, from staple Italian pastas and Greek gyros to Southern fried shrimp and all-American USDA Choice ground-beef burgers.