We don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to find great food, ambiance, drop-dead beautiful views of rivers and the ocean, as well great entertainment. It’s all right here in our own backyard. When a visitor asks me; “Where is a good place to eat?” I have to smile. There’s not one “good place” to eat, there are many! I hand the visitor a brochure of our region and the conversation continues from there.
Not only do we have excellent places to dine, we’re fortunate that the owners are also generous and kind. They’re people who work hard to make a living, but also lend a hand to their neighbors who are now having trouble making ends meet. The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC) (www.the-pnc.org) operates a free emergency food pantry to help those in need, and our local restaurants are helping to keep it stocked 365 days a year. This is a part of what makes our region so special – we look out for one another, and are creative in doing so.
On Thursday, May 14, the Flood Tide (www.innatmystic.com) is re-opening after renovations. From 5:30-9 pm, there will be a Benefit Night for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s emergency food pantry. Call 536-8140 for a reservation! Only $30 per person and you could taste all of the wonderful new creations by the Flood Tide’s Chef. Thank you Flood Tide!
On April 7th, Riverwalk of Mystic (www.mysticriverwalk.com) held a benefit Steak Night. Proceeds of $1,500 were given to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center to help restock the pantry. On April 16, Dog Watch Café, Stonington, held a benefit night also. Thank you Riverwalk and Dog Watch Café (www.dogwatchcafe.com) for helping to “Feed your Neighbor.”
On Thursday, May 28th, after 5pm, Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, and PNC board member will be the Celebrity Bartender at Venice Restaurant, Shore Road, Misquamicut, RI. Come join Alexis and help raise $$$ for the PNC.
Enjoy the summer breezes, put your feet in the sand, and enjoy our many, many fine, local restaurants. Summering at home can be “…the best of times.”
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center