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2017/11/05 22:13:53 (permalink)

Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket

Be going there for a party this weekend, and will be needing breakfast Sat and Sunday mornings...actually am staying in Seekonk, but the whole area is fairly compact, so I am open to suggestions! 
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/06 10:34:14 (permalink)
Modern Diner...one of the best remaining Sterling Streamliners.
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/06 12:21:50 (permalink)
Paging Mr. Fine.  Paging Mr. Fine.....
 
BTW, Modern Diner is an excellent suggestion and should be reviewed here on Roadfood.
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/06 13:53:00 (permalink)
Modern Diner comes highly recommended by the "Wanderingjew"
 
 
If you want "old school" then Jonnycakes and Coffee milk are a must at the venerable Jiggers Diner in East Greenwich
 
However If you really want to eat like a local I have to recommend the two following places:
 
The Shanty in Warwick RI does a fantastic Sunday Brunch
 
And breakfast at Dante's Kitchen in East Greenwich is always a treat.
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/06 20:04:52 (permalink)
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Paging Mr. Fine.  Paging Mr. Fine.....
 
BTW, Modern Diner is an excellent suggestion and should be reviewed here on Roadfood.


The coffee milk I'll be getting at Olneyville NY System on my way into town Friday 
Also planning on getting an Awful Awful - no matter how cold it might be...this party may require some coating of the stomach prior to it.... 
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/06 21:39:45 (permalink)
 
 
billyboy did a "light" coffee milk smackdown when he visited back in July and it included Olneyville NY System and Jiggers... His favorite was Jiggers
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/06 23:30:56 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/11/07 07:08:44
If you want to have coffee milk like some of the locals do, buy yourself a bottle of Autocrat or Eclipse coffee syrup from a local store.  Those brands are the 2 big names in RI coffee syrup.   Eclipe is now owned by Autocrat.  The big bonus is that you can mix up your own coffee milk as strong or as weak as you like it.   Use a little straight out of the bottle on top of some vanilla ice cream. 
 
Of course, locals also enjoy coffee milk at restauants / diners, as mentioned earlier.   But, bonus local credit for getting the syrup.  Then, take the rest of the bottle home to enjoy later! 
 
Enjoy!
 
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post edited by Glenn1234 - 2017/11/06 23:33:15
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/07 07:42:45 (permalink)
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If you want to have coffee milk like some of the locals do, buy yourself a bottle of Autocrat or Eclipse coffee syrup from a local store.  Those brands are the 2 big names in RI coffee syrup.   Eclipe is now owned by Autocrat.  The big bonus is that you can mix up your own coffee milk as strong or as weak as you like it.   Use a little straight out of the bottle on top of some vanilla ice cream. 
 
Of course, locals also enjoy coffee milk at restauants / diners, as mentioned earlier.   But, bonus local credit for getting the syrup.  Then, take the rest of the bottle home to enjoy later! 
 
Enjoy!
 
Glenn


 
I've got to confess, I've yet to find an "established" local over the age of 12 that actually drinks coffee milk. Around these parts its considered a kids thing.
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/07 08:21:49 (permalink)
wanderingjew
 
 
billyboy did a "light" coffee milk smackdown when he visited back in July and it included Olneyville NY System and Jiggers... His favorite was Jiggers


I grew up on Long Island.  My parents added Coffee Time syrup in my milk to get me to drink it; worked like a charm, better than Bosco.  That was in the 50's and 60's.  Don't know if it is still available.
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/07 08:56:35 (permalink)
Best coffee syrup available is from Dave's Coffee in Charlestown, RI. Just concentrated cold brewed coffee and sugar. No HFCS in it. Better than Eclipse or Autocrat. I order it every 6 weeks or so (the shipping is cheaper from Dave's than other places that carry it). It's yummy stuff, (just had a glass a few minutes ago. It's not just for kids).
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/07 09:01:15 (permalink)
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Best coffee syrup available is from Dave's Coffee in Charlestown, RI. Just concentrated cold brewed coffee and sugar. No HFCS in it. Better than Eclipse or Autocrat. I order it every 6 weeks or so (the shipping is cheaper from Dave's than other places that carry it). It's yummy stuff, (just had a glass a few minutes ago. It's not just for kids).




Just saying...  out of all the people I know   who currently live in Rhode Island, I don't know of any adults that drink coffee milk...Actually took a survey of all of my coworkers... (about 100) and got the following responses
 
1. What's coffee milk?
 
2. My kids do as a an occasional treat
 
3. I did when I was little
 
4. I don't want type 2 diabetes
 
5.  Eeewww...gross.....
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/07 20:44:33 (permalink)
 
Dale -  
 
When you say, 
<<<.... "If you want "old school" then Jonnycakes and Coffee milk are a must at the venerable Jiggers Diner in East Greenwich"   >>>
 
.....  Is just kids getting the coffee milk in those places, or are you saying get coffee milk as more of a "nostalgic" food that the current adults remember getting as kids? 
 
Thanks.
 
Glenn 
 
 
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/08 08:04:35 (permalink)
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Dale -  
 
When you say, 
<<<.... "If you want "old school" then Jonnycakes and Coffee milk are a must at the venerable Jiggers Diner in East Greenwich"   >>>
 
.....  Is just kids getting the coffee milk in those places, or are you saying get coffee milk as more of a "nostalgic" food that the current adults remember getting as kids? 
 
Thanks.
 
Glenn 
 
 




 
Well most of us know that coffee milk is iconic, and yes I've had it before although I found it way too sweet for my palate.  In my 17 years of living in Rhode Island, other than Chris (ayersian) billyboy and buffetbuster, I have never seen an adult order coffee milk at any of the establishments that I've visited here in Rhode Island
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/08 11:20:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wanderingjew 2017/11/08 18:39:54
I'm 46 years old and I still drink chocolate milk!  Every day?  Nope.  But definitely more than just on a rare occasion.  Never tire of it.  If I grew up or lived in Rhode Island for any length of time I could totally see myself feeling the same way about coffee milk.  That version at Jigger's was great!  
 
WJ, I think you may be the "Ross" to my Chandler"!

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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/08 11:50:26 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/11/08 17:23:20
wanderingjew
 
In my 17 years of living in Rhode Island, other than Chris (ayersian) billyboy and buffetbuster, I have never seen an adult order coffee milk

I think you may need to reevaluate your definition of an adult.....


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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/08 12:48:00 (permalink)
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Glenn1234
 
Dale -  
 
When you say, 
<<<.... "If you want "old school" then Jonnycakes and Coffee milk are a must at the venerable Jiggers Diner in East Greenwich"   >>>
 
.....  Is just kids getting the coffee milk in those places, or are you saying get coffee milk as more of a "nostalgic" food that the current adults remember getting as kids? 
 
Thanks.
 
Glenn 
 
 




 
Well most of us know that coffee milk is iconic, and yes I've had it before although I found it way too sweet for my palate.  In my 17 years of living in Rhode Island, other than Chris (ayersian) billyboy and buffetbuster, I have never seen an adult order coffee milk at any of the establishments that I've visited here in Rhode Island




 
 Though I don't like coffee itself, I did drink an occasional coffee milk into my 20s.  I don't drink it all now, as I have developed a dariy sensitivity as I got older ... (though I can't resist an occasional small seving of ice cream, despite the consequential potential stomach upset that follows.)   
 
Glenn
 
 
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/08 18:40:31 (permalink)
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wanderingjew
 
In my 17 years of living in Rhode Island, other than Chris (ayersian) billyboy and buffetbuster, I have never seen an adult order coffee milk

I think you may need to reevaluate your definition of an adult.....




 
Well... I thought I'd give you the benefit of the doubt
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/09 21:59:57 (permalink)
And oh by the way - have any of you been to the Nordic Lodge?  that's tomorrow'a dinner....
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/10 07:52:02 (permalink)
Sorry, I've never been there. It is kind of a tourist trap.
If you really want to eat like a local, may I suggest Los Andes in Providence. Fantastic Peruvian food and the seafood is incredible!  there is never any downtime here- it's always packed, even during "off hours"
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/10 09:54:08 (permalink)
Peruvian...nothing more regional than that!  
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/10 10:17:06 (permalink)
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Peruvian...nothing more regional than that!  




Actually  Rhode Island (and Eastern CT) have a significant Peruvian population therefore it is regional.
One of the great things about Rhode Island is that most people do not go to chain restaurants. Ethnic restaurants are very popular ie. Thai, Indian, Mexican, Dominican (we have the largest Dominican population in the country) and we have some new kick ass BBQ joints as well!
Check out the menu for the oldest restaurant in Rhode Island-what you see on the menu is what the locals eat- And I can vouch that the food is superb
 
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/10 10:59:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/11/11 09:07:43
My dinner selection....
 
House-made Charcuterie and Locally Sourced Cheese Selections Served with Pickled Vegetables, House-Made Relish and Sauces - pick 5 
 
Rhode Island Mushroom Saute  Black Garlic Puree, Grilled Baguette, Grey Barn Blue Cheese, Madeira, Herbs and Cultured Butter 
 
Individual Beef Wellington Foie Gras Pâté, Puff Pastry, Potato Puree, Glazed Carrots, Perigeaux Sauce  
 
Seared Georges Bank Scallops  Confit Potatoes, Grilled Baby Fennel, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Herbs and a Beet Citrus Puree  
 
Creamed Corn and Basil  
 
Moroccan Braised Chickpeas  
 
No dessert menu presented.... 
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/11 09:09:03 (permalink)
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My dinner selection....
Moroccan Braised Chickpeas  


Moroccan!!?? Now you're just asking for trouble!!!
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Re: Breakfast in Providence/Pawtucket 2017/11/11 09:13:51 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/11/11 14:05:11
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My dinner selection....
Moroccan Braised Chickpeas  


Moroccan!!?? Now you're just asking for trouble!!!




I think it's a typo...the "n" should be an "s"....
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