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Tara Rugg

Tara Rugg is the marketing manager at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. She lives in Warwick with her husband, and loves spending time in Providence for dining, theater and concerts. In her free time, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.

It's Not Easy Being Green. Unless You're Pizza.

Growing up, my Irish-Italian family celebrated St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's Days pretty equally. We wore green and ate corned beef and shamrock-shaped sugar cookies on March 17. Two days later, we donned our red sweaters and sat down to a dinner of homemade spaghetti and meatballs with zeppole for…

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Raise a Glass to 10 Great Cocktail Bars in Providence

What do you look for in a bar? Comfy barstools? Friendly bartenders? Your favorite drink on the menu? All of the above? Whatever your answer, we've got a list of the best cocktail bars in Providence to help you find your next favorite watering hole. Drinks on the Roof Who doesn't love a rooftop…

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Score Big With the Perfect Recipes for Your Super Football Party

In case you haven't heard, there's a certain football game happening this weekend. It's a big one. You might even say it's —ahem — super. And, while we're sad that the Patriots won't be making an appearance this year, we'll still be tuning in to watch the game, the commercials and the continuing…

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Gluten-Free Finds in Providence

Living and working in a city that is home to some of the best restaurants in the country seems like a dream to most people. But to others it just makes dining out that much more difficult. Yes, we're talking about those who suffer from Celiac disease, gluten intolerance or those who simply choose to…

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Mark Your Calendar for Providence's Can't-Miss Events of 2024

Grab your calendar and make sure you've got these dates saved! We've rounded up some of the hottest (and coolest) events and festivals coming to Providence this year. Check out our monthly guide to these can't-miss events. And, be sure to take a look at the events calendar for other exciting things…

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Vegan & Vegetarian Dining at Providence Restaurants

If you're one of the growing number of Americans who prefer a plant-based diet, you probably know all the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Providence. But did you know that a wide variety of other Providence restaurants also have vegan-friendly options on their menu? Jump to: Plant-Friendly…

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Black-Owned Restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island

Featuring everything from Southern soul food to traditional African and Caribbean cuisines, Providence is home to a wide variety of Black-owned restaurants, food trucks and even a tea shop. Enjoy one of The District's signature pizzas for dinner or indulge your sweet tooth at brunch with the…

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Winter Fun at Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Winter is one of the best times to visit Roger Williams Park Zoo. You can catch the snow leopards playing, the golden lion tamarins climbing trees in the Faces of the Rainforest exhibit and more. Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering half-price admission for their Winter Wonder Days through Feb. 29…

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Lumina Lights Up Downtown Providence

After the buzz of the holiday season, it can be tempting to hunker down and hibernate at home for the next few months. But this year, the Downtown Providence Park Network is giving you a reason to get out and explore downtown with Lumina, a month-long light festival from Jan. 19 to Feb. 20. Lumina…

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Ring in the New Year in Providence!

Get ready to kick off the new year with a bang! The Providence Tourism Council and the City of Providence have announced the return of a citywide New Year's Eve Celebration on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Head to 195 Innovation District Park, where festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Keep an eye out…

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