Thursday, June 18, 2015

Providence Restaurant Weeks
July 12-25, 2015

Three-Course, Prix Fixe
Lunch $14.95
Three-Course, Prix Fixe 
Dinner $29.95 or $34.95
 Sure signs that summer is here? The grass is greener, the weather is warmer,
and Providence Restaurant Weeks planning has begun! See which
Rhode Island restaurants are participating and get your first glimpse of their mouthwatering menus. 
Experience the destination that Travel + Leisure readers voted the
#1 City in the U.S. and Saveur magazine named "one of the notable
small dining destinations in the world."
*Prices are valid for prix-fixe menus only. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. Other restrictions may apply.

"The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) is proud to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Providence Restaurant Weeks. We began the event in July 2006, with one week and about 40 local restaurants participating. Over the years, we have grown the program into a two-week, twice yearly (January and July) event that has more than 80 participating restaurants from across Rhode Island."
"We founded the program as a way to promote the area's vibrant restaurant scene and to support local restaurants, many of which are independently owned. Ten years later, Providence has been named the "America's Favorite City" by the readers ofTravel + Leisure, earning high marks for our culinary scene, and most of the original participating restaurants are still in business. We'd like to thank all the people that support this program and support our restaurants. You are a huge part of our success."
For more information and a list of participating restaurants please visit:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Rhode Island Songwriters Festival

AUGUST 21, 2015 • 5:30 PM

2015 Rhode Island Songwriters Festival 
presented by The Rhode Island Hospitality Association

The first ever Rhode Island Songwriter Festival will bring in nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters straight out of Nashville, Tennessee to Providence, Rhode Island. With several back to back performances to watch, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the passion & dedication that is part of songwriting, by listening to the voices, back stories and personalities of the artists.
Along with the songwriter’s performances, there will be several local chefs/restaurants offering food stations for attendees to graze in between show times. Food Station Sponsors: Chelo’s Banquets & Catering, Chomp Kitchen & Drinks, The Dorrance, Gordon Foodservice, Harbor Lights Marina and Country Club, Kabob & Curry, Rasa, Rasoi and the Omni Providence.

travisDennings_headshot.jpgTRAVIS DENNING: Musician and songwriter currently on tour with   Jordan Rager in support of Justin Moore.

jaredMullins_headshot.jpgJARED MULLINS: Guitarist, Vocalist, and Songwriter for Heavy Flow.

frank_myers_headshot.jpgFRANK MYERS: Guitarist and Songwriters known for  "Once Upon a Lifetime" - Alabama;  "I Swear" -John Michael Mongomery; "I'm Already There" - Lonestar; "I Don't Wanna You Anymore" - Kenny Loggins. Recipient of various awards for "I Swear", including CMA, Grammy and Billboard.

georgeTeren_headshot.jpgGEORGE TEREN: Songwriter, Producer and Singer known for "Real Good Man" - Tim McGraw; "Busy Man" - Billy Ray Cyrus; "Homewrecker" - Gretchen Wilson; "When I Get Where I'm Going" - Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton. Also has had hit singles with Trace Adkins, Chuck Wicks, Blake Shelton, Oak Ridge Boys and more.

phillipWhite_headshot.jpgPHILLIP WHITE: Songwriter known for co-writing "I'm a Survivor" theme song TV sitcom Reba; "I'm Movin' On" - Rascal Flatts; "The Trouble with Girls" - Scotty McCreery; "Lost in You" - Darius Rucker

billygilman_headshot.jpgBILLY GILMAN: Gilman burst onto the national stage in 2000 releasing the hit single "One Voice." Debut album was certified double platinum in the United States, and he was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. Garnered awards and nods from the ACM, CMA, Billboard , Grammy’s, and AMA.

sarahPotenza_headshot.jpgSARAH POTENZA: Singer, songwriter originally of the band Sarah & The Tall Boys, recently made it to the Top 20 on NBC show "The Voice". New album, "My Turn", to be released in the Fall of 2015 and is currently on tour.

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    Select dates starting May 16th
    For more information, please visit

    Experience the renaissance city from a unique perspective ... aboard an authentic venetian gondola.

    La Gondola
    For more information, please visit

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast is now on Facebook.  Check out our page and become one of followers.  Just click on "Like" to see upcoming events, comments, and room information, etc.  
    We can't wait to see you there!

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast is now on TwitterCheck out our page and become one of our followers. Just click on "follow" to stay up to date on events, comments, etc.  
    We can't wait to tweet you there!

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Our Favorite Providence Restaurants

    Like the city of Rome, Providence is surrounded by seven hills but the two best known are Federal Hill and College Hill, which is where you'll find some of the city's best restaurants. 

    On Federal Hill the Cassarino's on Atwells Ave is a favorite Italian bistro featuring authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere. Another favorite of ours is Hemenway's Seafood Grill on College hill which features creative Mediterranean cuisine, homemade pastas, breads and tapas. Also on College hill is Mill's Tavern, an american and french restaurant featuring upscale seafood and wood grilled dishes set in a warm colonial tavern atmosphere.

    So come stay with us at the Christopher Dodge House, a wonderful and charming alternative to conventional Providence hotels, and let us make your dinner reservations at some of the best cuisine Providence has to offer.

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    Downtown Sundown Series
    Roger Williams National Memorial Park 

    Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and relax on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy some music, theatrical performances, lectures and films! 

    Concerts start at 7pm and run until about 9:30pm
    Saturday June 20th 
    Saturday July 11th 
    Saturday July 25th 
    Saturday August 8th 
    Saturday August 23rd 

    *In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the Visitors Center.

    For more information please visit

    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    2015 WBRU Summer Concert Series

    Another year, another awesome series of concerts. Come join us at Waterplace Park as WBRU teams up with the city of Providence and Dunkin' Donuts to bring you six absolutely unmissable FREE concerts.

    • July 17th- Joywave (w/ openers Jetty)
    • July 24th- 2015 Rock Hunt Champions- Public Alley (w/ Openers S. Walcott)
    • July 31st- St. Motel (w/ openers We Were Astronauts)
    • August 7th- In the Valley Below (W/ 2014 WBRU Rock Hunt Champions- The Rare Occasions)
    • August 14th- Andrew McMahon (w/ openers Forest Fires)
    • August 21st- Life in Film (w/ openers Le Roxy Pro)

    For more information please visit

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    Brew at the Zoo
    "Tap into your wild side!"

    Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Sample more than 100 craft beers from over 50 of the regions' finest brewers at Rhode Island's most popular outdoor venue. At this 21+ event, guests will also enjoy animal encounters and live music, and everyone will receive a commemorative "Brew at the Zoo" glass. Proceeds from this fundraiser  will help the zoo provide the best care for its animals, as well as award winning education and conservation programs locally and around the world. 

    For more information please visit

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Providence, Rhode Island, is holding their Annual Seafood Festival on September 12th & 13th 2015 at India Point Park. The festival will be hosting the best seafood in all of Rhode Island and Southern New England. Restaurants, food distributors, breweries, wineries, local companies, artists and non-profit organizations will be present as well as live music playing at “The Pier Stage” throughout the event. Come celebrate the end of Summer with us.  

    More details to come ... stay tuned!

    For more information please visit

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    What do Ted Williams, Curt Schilling, Jason Varitek, Jim Rice, Manny Ramirez, Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens all have in common?

    They all played for the Pawtucket Red Sox, just minutes from the Inn, before they made their mark in the big leagues for the Boston Red Sox. The Pawsox at McCoy stadium offer a wonderful baseball experience for a fraction of the big league price and you may very well see some future baseball all-star, pitch a no hitter or hit a home run. It's a great way to spend a Summer afternoon or evening here in Providence along with the many fine restaurants Providence has to offer.

    Let's play ball!

    For more information, tickets and schedule please visit
    or call 401-724-7300

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    The Rhode Island Brew Bus
    All-Inclusive Brewery Tours

    Hop on board

    Weekly Tours
    Private Bookings
    Drink Local

    For more information please visit