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Siena: Tuscan Soul Food on Federal Hill

October 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Providence residents can’t get enough of Siena. In fact, it’s often touted as one of the city’s best restaurants. This warm, family-owned and operated dinner spot specializes in Tuscan soul food, with dishes prepared just like they are in Italy. The interior is elegant and traditional, with large, spacious tables big enough for the whole family and a lively atmosphere.

The menu includes hearty portions of dishes like tagliatelle alla bolognese and involtini di melanzane, which are perfectly seasoned and full of robust flavor. The full bar provides handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and an extensive wine list to accompany your meal, and the desserts are so mouth-watering that you’ll force yourself to make room after dinner. Classic Italian sweets like rich tiramisu and zesty lemon sponge cake create the perfect finish to a truly decadent meal.

Siena
238 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 521-3311

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How to Tackle Stubborn Coffee, Wine and Ink Stains

October 16, 2014 1:04 pm

Your morning cup of coffee is a beautiful sight for weary eyes—but not when it's spilled down the front of your go-to work shirt. Keep these stain-fighting tips handy so you can meet common household stains with a plan of attack.

To remove coffee and tea stains:
Coffee and tea are categorized as "tannin" stains. These types of stains should be treated with detergent as opposed to soap. If the fabric is washable, you'll want to pre-treat the stain with a stain remover, then toss the garment into the wash with an enzyme detergent on the hottest water temperature permissible for the fabric. If you prefer, you can pre-treat the stain with a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water, then wash.

To remove wine stains:
Also a tannin stain, wine stains are easier to remove when fresh. First, blot the stain using a lint-free towel to remove as much of the wine as possible. Before the stain can dry and "set" into the fabric, soak the garment in a solution of water and oxygen-based laundry booster. Afterwards, wash the garment in a regular laundry cycle of hot water.

To remove ink stains:
Place a towel underneath the stain, then blot the ink with another lint-free towel that's dampened with rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol will transfer the ink to the towel that's underneath the shirt, so don't use your favorite bath towel for this method!

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Quick 'n Easy Stain Removal [Ohio State University]
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Drama Takes the Stage at Providence Performing Arts Center

October 8, 2014 12:03 pm

For fans of the theater, the Providence Performing Arts Center is one of the city’s best cultural destinations. Set in a historical building that dates all the way back to 1928, the theater is full of elegant decorations, rich, colorful details and incredible architecture. Some say its interior is just as much of an attraction as the plays themselves!

The Performing Arts Center puts on a variety of different plays all year round, from musicals to dramas. The acting talent is supreme, and the productions include such popular titles as The Book of Mormon, Flashdance, and We Will Rock You. This theater proves that there’s no reason to travel to New York City for great theater when you can find it right in the heart of Providence.

Browse the Providence Performing Arts Center’s full event calendar and purchase tickets via the convenient website. Many regulars also recommend purchasing a season pass, which gives you access to any of the theater’s performances for one yearly payment.

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-2787
www.ppacri.org

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