East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

Sweet Start Smackdown is Nov 18


Experience the beautiful waterfront and historic neighborhoods of East Bay, RI, and southeastern Massachusetts, while enjoying the diverse cuisine of the area's best restaurants.

East Bay Restaurant Week will run between November 11-20, 2016.

We encourage everyone from all across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to experience the unique dining opportunities in the East Bay area. East Bay Restaurant Week offers a chance to try new places or renew acquaintances with some old favorites. Either way bon appetite. #ebdining

Sweet Start Smackdown

Sweet Start Smackdown

Dessert comes first at this tour de confections where local pastry chefs compete and foodies feast. Sample sweets from some of the areas most talented chefs. Scores from our celebrity judges — and votes from guests decide the winner of EB Restaurant Week’s Signature Sweet.

Audience votes will count for 50 percent of each pastry chef's final score. With a $5 donation to the Sweet Start Smackdown beneficiary Linden Place, guests can pick up three more tokens to bolster votes for their favorites.

Lineup includes:
The Beehive Cafe
Dewolf Tavern
Just One More
Syroya's Sweetsations

Also included, a local craft brewer, The Bucket Brewery and vineyard, to add to the local flavor and provide the beer and wine, plus live music.

Our Celebrity Judges:
Jonathan Cambra, Chef de Cuisine with Bon Appétit at Roger Williams University
Paula Silva, Founder (Official food Taster) at Rhode Island Red Food Tours

Join us during the 15th Annual Holiday Preview Weekend in the historic Ballroom at Linden Place for a night of pâtissier excellence, craft beer and wine. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, partial procedes to benefit Linden Place. #sweetstart

For more information on EB Restaurant Week including a list of participating restaurants — or for information and tickets to the Sweet Start Smackdown visit ebdining.com

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.