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The Wickford Art Festival is less than a week away. Saturday July 11th and 12th, Wickford Village will be filled with artists, residents, and tourists enjoying our beautiful village and marveling at the many wondrous art exhibitors. It has been our pleasure meeting some of the artists, support staff, and Wickford Art Association staff that put this great local event on. Part of our promotional series was to increase awareness for tourists and local residents about local options for food, ice cream, coffee, and local flavors. And our first article on local restaurants got such an incredible response, we have no choice but to publish Part II today. Here are some additional restaurant and eatery options for your family and friends in North Kingstown:
Snoopy’s Diner, 4100 Quaker Lane, 401-295-1533. Hours of operation are 6:30 – 2:30, which is ideal for getting a great meal to start your busy weekend. Snoopy’s is, according to manager Russ Bacon, a family owned and run business. His father Raymond Bacon is the owner. They offer what he calls “Four by Four French Toast.” It is Texas style french toast topped with any fresh fruit topping and whipped cream. Snoopy’s offers pancakes of any variety you want made to order. They do lunch as well and the NY System Wieners are a really hot item!!!!
Having grown up on Ten Rod Rd., I am very familiar with Filippou’s Pizza, 670 Ten Rod Rd. I grew up with the owner’s son, Steve and once lived in an apartment right across from Filippou’s, which was very convenient of course. Tim Filippou was always very helpful for catering birthday parties for my sons. My favorite was Georgia’s Greek Salad. Mouthwatering and so delicious on a hot summer day! Georgia being owner, Georgia Filippou. She said their pizza is made to order… any way you like it! They make their dough fresh daily and they consider themselves “The King and Queen of Pizza!” Nick and Georgia Filippou have been in business for 47 year. Amazing!!! They say “Stop in and see us!”
I’m so excited to see to business development in the Quonset Area. Within the Quonset Point area, the bike path and the various marinas offer some great recreational opportunities for NK residents of all ages. Well, what better way to reward yourself after a healthy bike ride or run than a delicious frozen yogurt right there in Quonset. Here is a little taste of Fresh Wave Frozen Yogurt from owner, Lauren Graham. “Fresh Wave Frozen Yogurt is proud to offer you the best frozen yogurt and smoothies you have ever tasted! Our yogurt is served with a smile and made with premium quality ingredients to ensure a smooth and creamy taste in every spoonful. Fresh Wave offers over 65 toppings including 8 fruits and a variety of decadent sauces. In addition to our smoothies and self-serve premium yogurt, Fresh Wave now offers frozen yogurt pies, yogurt cookie sandwiches, pints-to-go and popsicles! Stop by soon, we look forward to serving you!”
Fresh Wave Frozen Yogurt
78 Gate Road, No. Kingstown, RI
The newly renovated Newport Creamery is located conveniently outside of Wickford Village on Post Rd. With plenty of parking available, Newport Creamery is a great local option for hungry families and has been since 1928. Here is a little more from marketing manager, Brian Colton. “Newport Creamery is the home of the Awful Awful® and Good Mood Food. Standing for Awful Big Awful Good, the Awful Awful® is a drink! During Awful Awful® Mondays (from June through Labor Day), our guests can get an Awful Awful® FREE with the purchase of an Awful Awful®. A Rhode Island tradition since 1928, Newport Creamery is the place where family, friends and memories meet.”
7661 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI
If you are a native Rhode Island soul, you probably have Del’s lemonade running through your veins. There is just something Rhode Island about Del’s and their frozen lemonade. We caught up with Jim Lombardo, who is here to let you know more about Del’s. “Summertime is the time for Del’s Lemonade. I am the new owner of Del’s Lemonade of North Kingstown and I am looking forward to the Wickford Art Festival. We are located at 6525 Post Road (next door to CVS) and we have a ‘Drive Up Window’ for extra customer convenience. Our specialty is Soft Frozen Lemonade in several flavors. Our store also offers snacks to enjoy with your lemonade. Snacks include warm soft pretzels, nachos and cheese, popcorn and candy. During the Art Festival we plan to have two trucks on location. One will be in the Rite Aide parking lot and another will be located at 4 Brown Street. Hopefully, it will be a nice warm day and a refreshing Del’s lemonade will help everyone cool off.”
Thanks, Jim Lombardo
Again, thank you to all of the local restaurants and eateries for their participation on the NK Blog. Our town welcomes the business and looks forward to making this year’s Wickford Art Festival a huge success.