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Picnics in the Summer Sun: Social Distance Style

  • Posted on: 3 August 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

Although this summer may look different than years prior, there are still plenty of opportunities to make the most of these sunny summer days. 

Social distance picnicking is an ideal solution for bringing together a small group of friends or family while being mindful of social distancing. Picnics rank higher on the list of low-risk activities since they occur outdoors. The set-up allows you to spend time with those you love (and missed!) while maintaining the space needed between yourself and others. The best part? You still get all the perks of a perfect picnic, including chowing down on delicious food under the warm summer sun.



But before you pack that picnic basket and blanket, here are a few tips on how to picnic safely:

  • Consider the location of your picnic. Think about having it in your backyard or a neighborhood green space instead of a popular park. Parks are more likely to be crowded. If you do opt for a public park, check open and close times and scout out areas in advance that will give you the space you need away from crowds.
  • Keep it safe. Be sure to bring personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies like face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and anything else you may need. 
  • Bring Your Blankets & Chairs. Accept the possibility that picnic tables could be closed temporarily, so plan to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. The bigger your picnic blanket, the easier it is to spread out and give everyone their space. 
  • Ready to Eat! Ah, the food, our favorite! Prioritize food that requires little preparation onsite, as soap and water for handwashing will probably be limited. You may want to prepare your dishes beforehand and have them in disposable, ready to go containers along with single-serve plates, utensils, etc...or hop onto our Curbside Catering Page for some super simple, super delicious picnic curbside pick-up solutions! We can make this part super simple and super delish!

When the laughs have wrapped, and the picnic is over, remember to clean up your space and leave things better than the way you found them. It is a great way to show gratitude to nature for giving us the ability to celebrate together in a safe, summer-vibe kind of way!

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Barbecue Combo Dinner

  • Posted on: 30 July 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick


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Too hot in the kitchen this summer?

Don't sweat it.... Let us do your cooking for you this weekend.


Here's a peek at the BBQ Combo Dinner - one of our most popular family meals available for curbside pickup.

What's in the box?

  • Barbecue Steak Tips
  • Teriyaki Chicken Breat
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • BBQ Babyback Ribs
  • Red Bliss Potato Salad
  • Our Famous Cornbread

This meal serves 6 people comfortably.

Of course, you might choose from a variety of our curbside catering menus or you can simply order ala carte. 

Some of our items are "cook 'em yourself", other items are "simply reheat". All items are picked up cold.

We make it easy to plan your weekend meals. No need to heat up the whole kitchen.

Pick up 7 days a week at our Pawtucket kitchens or at one of our convenient satellite locations.  As a reminder, since we receive all fresh product, we request that orders are places a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Ordering is so simple!

Visit our Curbside Catering website to chose from our wide variety of family-friendly meals.  

When ordering, you can choose your preferred pick-up day and time.  Then, simply pull into one of the pickup lots, give us a all, and pop your trunk.  We will load your order directly into your vehicle.

Curbside pick up times will vary depending on the pickup location.

We are open 7 days a week. Contact us anytime. 

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Tons of Food. Great Value. Clambake to Go.

  • Posted on: 25 July 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

clambake to travel - do it yourself - pawtucket RI


Our Clambakes to Travel are a popular addition to our Curbside Catering Menus.

You can order a variety of  items online for pick up at our worldwide headquarters in Pawtucket, RI or at any of our satellite locations.

Perfect for family dinners, weekend cook outs, special occasions or to help out a neighbor.

Since we receive all fresh product, we request that orders are placed a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Ordering is simple!
Visit our Curbside Catering website.

Choose from our wide variety of family friendly meals.

When ordering, you can choose your preferred pick-up day and time. When picking up, simply pull into our parking lot, give us a call, and pop your trunk. We will load your order directly into your vehicle.


* We are open 7 days a week.

Feel free to contact us anytime
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Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

  • Posted on: 22 July 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Erin C. of Warren, RI!

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Erin's name was chosen as the lucky winner of our monthly drawing for a Clambake to Travel.

When Erin comes by our kitchen in Pawtucket to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel, she is simply going to love taking home our traditional New England Clambake. She'll find that everything she needs is included in its very own pot. Erin's family or friends will enjoy this DIY clambake dinner.

The reusable take-home pot is completely full with lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. 

Each month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  This month, Erin's name was chosen from the entries we received.

We think Erin is going to really enjoy how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

No Kidding! It's so incredibly EASY to prepare a Do-It-Yourself Clambake. You can cook it in your home, your backyard, a tailgate event, or even at your campsite:

The first thing you do is add water to the pot we provide.

Then, you place it on your stovetop. 

That's it!

In less than one hour, you and your guests can enjoy their own Traditional Old-Fashioned Clambake.

You could become next month's winner.  
Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register.
Please, feel free to enter every month.  The more the merrier.    

Good Luck!

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Managing Your Postponed Wedding

  • Posted on: 20 July 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

As we move through the summer months, many brides and grooms are contending with the daunting task of postponed and rescheduled wedding dates. In light of that, we wanted to offer some helpful tips on the topic.

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Whether you have already selected your new date or you are still wrestling with the decision to postpone, know that ultimately your celebration of love will happen.

These tips can make moving through this unexpected time just a bit easier:

  • Once you decide to postpone, reach out to your guests immediately.
    Although you don’t want to go into panic mode, you still need to act quickly. Be sure to let your guests know right away that you are postponing, and that they will be notified when a new date is selected. Make sure you update your wedding website (if you have one) to keep everyone in the loop with the latest information as it becomes available. 
  • Contact your venue and vendors.
    When planning a wedding, there are SO many little details, from venue and caterer to vendors that are creating your favors. It is vital to communicate your new plans to your vendors as soon as possible to ensure that they are available for your new date (venue/catering). For flowers, favors, etc. - take a moment to evaluate the list of all those elements of your wedding and reach out to those vendors next to alter any dates or personalization to items (i.e., wedding favors).
  • Communicate with your guests.
    Once the new date is set (and confirmed with your venue/caterer), you will want to send out an e-announcement and update your wedding website. Many wedding planners are suggesting a hard copy “Changed the Date!” announcement to be mailed as well with all your updated details. Something simple will do the trick and keep costs down. The invite should contain a link to your wedding website where your guests can find RSVP links and stay in the loop on ongoing updates from that point forward.
  • There is no need to abandon your original date; celebrate it.
    You picked your original date for a reason! It is important to still celebrate it with your partner. Consider some candlelight, dressing up, and ordering up some food. We make it easy with online ordering and curbside pickup. 
  • Restart your countdown.
    Amid the rescheduled wedding chaos, it is easy to lose sight of an important still will be getting married to the love of your life. Now is the time to restart the countdown, and focus on the ultimate celebration that WILL happen. The moment that both you and your partner say those magic words “I do,” all the stress of the months leading up to it will melt away.

We hope these tips are helpful!


Don't wait. Our 2021 dates are filling up quickly.  Reach out to us today to reserve your reception catering.


It would be an honor to be a part of your joyful celebration!

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