101 Things To Do In Rhode Island

  • Posted on: 23 August 2016
  • By: Brian and Mick

We were thrilled to get this message on our Facebook Page:

rhode island phototgraphy book

So, of course, we had to head out to buy ourselves a copy of 101 Things to Do In Rhode Island!

We found ourselves on page 28 of the book and listed as No. 9 on the list.

No 9. Dig into a beloved Rhode Island tradition, a classic old-fashioned New England clambake.

rhode island clambake

"New England is known for a lot of things, but some of the most endearing to the locals here are summertime clambakes. Prepare your feast in an open beach pit (where permitted) or steam your meal in a giant stainless-steel pot.  Make sure to have plenty of lobster, mussels, steamers, quahogs, red bliss potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, and fresh seaweed to help with the steaming.  

You can do it all yourself, or call B&M Catering and they'll set it up for you!"

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101 Things To Do In Rhode Island

Size: 10" x 7"

303 Color Photos / 176 Pages

Hard Cover $29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7643-5138-9

Gary J. Sikorski is a freelance photographer who has worked in the tourist-related industry on Martha's Vineyard for several decades. He has photographed virtually every country in Western Europe, and parts of South America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii. 

Listen to Gary talk about his work on The Rhode Show.

We are honored to be included in a wonderful book - about our wonderful state.

Rhode Island Proud!

Lunch for the Office? Try A Rollup Sandwich Buffet

  • Posted on: 23 August 2016
  • By: Brian and Mick

luncheon catering menuPhotography by Heller Photography


Is it your turn to order lunch for the next office event? No worries, we've got you covered. Our Rollup Buffet menu offers something for everyone. Our most popular rollup sandwiches remain the Turkey with Cranberry and Stuffing and the Pesto Chicken. Many prefer the more traditional deli sandwiches such as our Genoa Salami with Provolone or either of the Reubens (corned beef or sliced turkey).

Served with popular side dishes such as our Pasta Pesto, Red Bliss Potato Salad, or Mandarin Orange & Toasted Almond Salad, this menu is sure to have something for everyone in the office.

lunch catering rollup sandwiches(sandwich varieties may change upon request)


Would you like more ideas for your luncheon event? We've designed a full page of options for you to peruse. Visit our Box Lunch and Sandwich Menus page for more ideas on creating an office luncheon that is sure to please everyone. 

Need some help planning? Give us a call in the office. We are sure to have some helpful suggestions for you.

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Serenity at Solitude Springs

  • Posted on: 15 August 2016
  • By: Brian and Mick

We were just talking about all of the beautiful venues we've had the pleasure of catering this past summer. We've catered in backyards, beaches, parking lots, barns, museums, even in warehouses.

This week we will be heading to Solitude Springs in Ashaway, RI to cater a wedding with approximately 200 guests.
 wedding venue solitude springs
The appetizers served in the Bamboo Garden and include:
  • Oysters
  • Littleneck clams
  • Scallops wrapped in bacon
  • Italian meatballs
  • Stuffed mushrooms.

Dinner is served under a tent by the water. (sigh, seriously, though - we are just so grateful!) 
On the menu:
  • Cherry bomb salad
  • Mojo chicken
  • Grilled shrimp skewers
  • BBQ steak tips
  • Baked macaroni and cheese
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Cornbread (of course)
cornbread  grilled shrimp

Solitude Springs is also known as Miner Family Farm. Their website tells us that "Tomaquag Brook runs through the property and underground springs are abundant, with wood and stone bridges crossing different areas throughout the property. There are benches  There are benches for sitting in delightful little nooks created with various plantings that invite one to sit a spell. Towering bamboo, ponds, babbling brooks, an old-fashioned swing and gardens everywhere create a natural atmosphere that embraces solitude, reflection and even play."

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Solitude Springs has been described as "A Work of Art" and a "Wonderland of Water". This venue may just be the perfect spot for your wedding, birthday party, shower, reunion, company outing or fundraising event. You can find some great photos on the Solitude Springs Facebook album.

As we have said many times, we get to cater weddings, rehearsals, birthdays, reunions  - just about anything - in the most interesting and most beautiful places in New England. Need some event planning tips?  Give Tim a call in our office.  He’s seen them all.

solitude springs wedding
photo credit: Jaime Marland Photography

View more local venue options.

Learn more about:

South County Museum, Narragansett, RI

Kinney Bungalow, Narraganset, RI

Arrowhead Acres, Uxbridge, MA

Easton’s Beach Rotunda, Newport, RI

Five Bridge Inn, Rehoboth, MA

The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm, Griswold, CT

Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI

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Congratulations To This Month's Clambake Winner

  • Posted on: 13 August 2016
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Maureen M. of North Attleboro, MA, this month's lucky winner of our Clambake-to-Travel for two monthly drawing.

lobster dinner

It's always an exciting moment here in the B&M Catering offices when we get to find out who the monthly winner of the Clambake-to-Travel will be. We download the entry list from the "Win-A-Clambake" form, pop the entries into a randomizer, and then, the best part..... we get to contact the lucky winner.

This month, we were thrilled to contact Maureen to let her know that her name was chosen to win our Clambake to Travel. When she visits us at our kitchen in Pawtucket, Maureen can expect to bring home a traditional New England Clambake in its own reusable pot to share with friends and family.

We know Maureen will be pleased to see how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

We are not kidding. It's incredibly easy! All you have to do is add water to the reusable pot and then place it on your stove top. The pot already contains lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. 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!

Company Celebration for a "Topping Off"

  • Posted on: 8 August 2016
  • By: Brian and Mick

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The Bond Construction Company "Topping Off" celebration in New Bedford enjoyed our Unabridged Barbecue Menu which includes: 

We are incredibly proud of our team of chefs and service providers. 
We are happy to discuss catering options for your own organization, company, or family event.

We have a number of other Full-Service Catering Menus available for you to review. Please be sure to give our event planners a call to discuss your own menu preferences. 


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