Woonsocket Things to Do
The Stadium Theater, built in 1925, was once one of the finest theaters in Rhode Island. As a child in the 1970's, I remember going to the Stadium on Saturdays to see feature films for a buck. As a teenager, I remember the sad marquee that never changed, displaying 'XXX Movies' with a weight that gave the heavy iron letters a barely perceptible...more
Churches built by Woonsocket's ImmigrantsSt. Ann's Church is a city landmark with its two cupola-topped steeples. The church, once a center of the Sentintellist movement, is decorated with frescoes modeled on those in Rome's Sistine Chapel. Sadly, St. Ann's recently closed it's doors to regular services. *** Precious Blood church (pictured) was...more
A hockey game at Adelard Arena, Mt St Charles Academy.Hockey is king at Mount Saint Charles Academy. State champions with alarming regularity and the number one schoolboy hockey team in the country on more than a few occasions makes the word 'dynasty' seem almost inadequate to describe the Mounties. More than a few NHL talents have come from the...more
The 'wiener man' stands over a grill that is visible to main street passers-by and arranges wieners down the length of his forearm. He uses a long spoon to drizzle hot chili on each before removing them two at a time to wrap in waxed paper. Order weiners by the half-dozen and ask for them 'all the way'. These will include chili (not the red...more
Ye Olde English Fish and ChipsThe best Fish and Chip place ever! Packed on Fridays, expecially during Lent (the weeks preceeding Easter). Wrapped in unprinted newspaper. Make sure to ask for plenty of ketchup (or malt vinegar if you prefer). Resist the urge to order anything other than this restaurant's namesake. A Woonsocket tradition since...more
many good eating places here.old english fish and chips. there's a great chinese buffet in the same parking lot with hotel..Yummy must also th\ry the weiners.out of this world :-)lots of small family run eating places remember when ordering coffee in this part of the states it comes with cream and sugar!more
Yes you can have chinese food and egg rolls while you watch the show. We would only go for drinks and the attraction of the night. Chan's gets great entertainment and it's always wonderful music. Gives you a funny feeling to walk thru the front of the restaurant...quite Chinese... and then into a room which is the nightclub where you see the actual performance.
Highly recommended for good jazz and other top flight evenings of entertainment.
Egg Rolls and JazzRelated to:
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Woonsocket Local Customs
Woonsocket is a melting pot of French-Canadians, Portuguese, Italians, and recently a large number of Southeast Asians. Many restaurants still retain a very ethnic flavor unlike the large 'chain' restaurants (Chili's, TGIF, Ruby Tuesdays) that you find in most cities. Things to find & try: (1) J'aime la Tourtiere...a french pork pie (2) Dynamites: (look for them at Autumnfest) a sloppy joe with large pieces of onion and green pepper (3) Coffee Cabinets: (sometimes shortened to Coffee Cab...look for them at the Castle Luncheonette) a thick, flavorful coffee-flavored milkshake (years ahead of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts!) (4) Italian Grinders: You might know them as poorboys or hoagies. (5) Onion Rings: The way they SHOULD be made...thin, battered first, then covered in cornmeal and served in white cardboard boxes with red stripes (6) Whole fried clams: Make sure you ask for them 'with the pushers' so that you don't get clam strips. Get plenty of tartar sauce with these! (7) Chowder and Clamcakes: With a red tomato broth, just like they used to serve up at Rocky Point. (8) Bijou's French Onion Soup. Coma bien!
Woonsocket Off The Beaten Path
take a walk on main street and see the old bldgs. some off downtown has been refurbished, some replaced. still beautiful.
Visit main street (especially during the Christmas season) During the blizzard of '78, I was 12 and we were out of school for almost a month. My dad came home from work one night and decided we were all going to walk to Ye Olde English for dinner (we were getting tired of peanut butter and jelly anyway!). We walked along streets with towering...more
visit the old mills. so much history here.this area of rhode island was used by early settlers because of the blackstone river, and its downward flow, help to run the water wheels that ran the mills. today only a couple still operating anyone remember joyland? many fond memoriesmore
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