Now with a short ride down Ives Street you can get barbecue and all the sides, collards, mac and cheese, and home-made potato chips. Then step across the street for pastry so pretty it’s almost a shame to eat it, but so reasonable you’ll buy two to share.
I love United, too, because they make a vegan barbecue sandwich that’s so good you don’t miss the meat.
Nothing against a box of Fanny Farmer and a Hallmark card, but I know what I’m getting for Valentine’s day.
As part of an ongoing post about local alternatives to the big chains (they know who they are), I’m running a list of great places to shop. These are all fresh, local and real Rhode Island small businesses. I’m just a little off on corporations, since the Supremes declared they are persons with a right to free speech. I’m not going to contribute to their political action fund anymore than I can help. It’s only pennies and I’m nobody, but our small business owners deserve our support.