ARTISTS IN RI, PT. 2

Nice column in Tuesday's BeloJo by deputy editorial page editor Ed Achorn on the fabulous life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary Pawtucket Red Sox owner Ben Mondor. It is the work of Tayo Heuser of Narragansett who, in addition to being a Casa Diablo regular, is a sculptor, painter, and arts educator. Tayo was also the artist behind the huge paintings of notable PawSox players that ringed the concourse leading into McCoy Stadiums for many years. Kudos and congrats to you, Tayo.


ODDS AND ENDS . . .

. . . If you're dining in the Bucket at Spumoni's Restaurant on Newport Avenue (classic Vo Dilun directions: it's right next to where Bobby's Rollaway used to be), be sure to order the "Herb Weiss Salad." This is a large salad featuring lobster meat and named after "Mr. Pawtucket."

. . . The Business section of Sunday's New York Times featured an article on why the phrase "certified organic food" (like the phrase "zero tolerance") actually means nothing. Seems that the board tasked with setting federal organic standards is dominated by agri-food giants (Coca Cola, General Mills, ConAgra, Kraft) who have, in recent years, swallowed up most of the nation's organic food industry. So, if ingredients like carrageenan or synthetic inositol sound suspiciously non-organic to you, we'd suggest you stick with local farms and local products to the extent that you can.

Send leftover fireworks and Pulitzer-grade tips to  p&j@phx.com.

< prev  1  |  2  |  3  | 
  Topics: Phillipe And Jorge , Andy Griffith
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY PHILLIPE AND JORGE
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   ONE FINE LADY  |  April 16, 2014
    Nuala Pell was a woman whom Phillipe and Jorge liked, admired, and respected, and we are saddened by her death this week at the age of 89.
  •   MAN OF MORE THAN LETTERS  |  April 09, 2014
    Peter Matthiessen, one of the greatest American writers of his generation and a longtime hero to Phillipe and Jorge, passed away on April 5.
  •   THE GOOD NEWS  |  April 02, 2014
    We like to highlight the inspiring things that occasionally happen in the Biggest Little.
  •   VOTE THEM ALL OUT!  |  March 26, 2014
    Rhode Island’s newly-christened Speaker of the House, Rep. Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston), makes Phillipe and Jorge think of someone who, if you went mountain climbing with him and if you started to fall, would be sawing with a knife furiously at the safety line connecting you in case you might take him down with you.
  •   DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?  |  March 12, 2014
    The story of the Prius stolen from Mrs. Clay Pell — aka Michelle Kwan — has reached farcical proportions.

 See all articles by: PHILLIPE AND JORGE