February 13 may just seem like a normal Tuesday to you, but to me and my sisters from other misters, it’s a day for celebration: Galentine’s Day! Brain child of one of the world’s greatest sitcom characters — Leslie Knope, from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” — Galentine’s Day celebrates something no other holiday does: female friendship. It’s basically the smarter, better-looking version of Valentine’s Day.
If you’re jealous of T. Swift’s squad, empowered by the modern-day Xena that is Mariska Hargitay, feelin’ yourself like ‘Yonce or having the best year of your life like Cardi B, this day was/is made for you and your girl gang.
So, how do you revel in such a glorious day? With food, of course!
Leslie Knope would like us to celebrate each other while eating waffles, and while I’m a huge fan of breakfast for dinner (brinner?), I’d suggest one of these fabulous spots:
This is one of the most unique restaurants in the city. Nestled in the Jewelry District, this gem is half antique store, half delicious restaurant. My favorite is the Poulet aux Poires. Throw in a glass of Champagne and we’re basically on a very fancy vacation!
What’s better than pasta? Handmade pasta. Get the special. I don’t even know what it is yet. Just get it. It’s bound to be delicious. The beer and wine list is perfect for the cozy venue and there’s a “no-frills” kind of feel to the joint that I can get behind.
These two restaurants are my favorite place(s) in the city. Imagine a Greek and an Italian fell in love and then used that love to create restaurants. THAT is Rosalina and her new sister, Kleos. You can’t go wrong with what you order, but make sure to get the pizzette frite at Rosalina and ANYTHING that comes with tzatziki at Kleos, for the table.
It's not just for vegans and vegetarians; it’s for people who like food — and that’s me. The General Tso’s Tacos are perfection, like wake up craving them in the middle of the night delicious. The small plates aren’t that small, and their desserts will make you forget that it’s basically health food.
This is a new addition to the Providence scene, and we are happy to have them. Pop in for drinks and hors d'oeuvres (… you’ll likely stay for dinner). Favorites like the crostini and hot wings will dazzle your palate, while the bartender makes recommendations from their extensive drink and wine menu.
Don’t worry about having to squeeze into Spanx or wobbling around on four-inch heels all night (unless that’s what makes you feel good, ain’t no shame in your game), just embrace what makes you YOU with the chicks that make you want to use the hashtag #friendgoals while, obviously, enjoying Providence!