Washington Street Eats | Our Journey 2

Welcome to the blog for Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery. We are excited to share our stories with you, and to hear from you. Our goal at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is to bring new flavors and old favorites to you with fresh, thoughtful food, baked goods, and coffees. We invite you to take a break from […]


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For the Love of the Grape: Pinotage

For the Love of the Grape: Pinotage  by Stephen Willson Pinotage is the Frankenstein of wine, and it’s also delicious! This South African hybrid grape varietal has come a long way since its creation in 1925. As is the case with just about everything in life of poor quality, the grape isn’t what makes the bad […]


Culinary Bliss Tour 2016: A Recap

Culinary Bliss Tour 2016: A Recap by Nicole Dupuis  Images: JWessel “When you put amazing people with common interests in a culinary destination, the sky’s the limit, and that’s what this trip was all about.” —Ellie’s Events & Catering Coordinator Kristi Dukoff This past June, we hosted our first Culinary Bliss Tour of New York City […]

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Partner Spotlight: Flowers by Semia

 Partner Spotlight: Flowers by Semia  by Nicole Dupuis As some of our discerning customers may have noticed, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Ellie’s pulls double duty as a flower shop. On those days, our baked goods are complemented by a display of resplendent bouquets, adding welcome splashes of pink, purple, orange, and other vibrant and […]


In Pursuit of the Perfect Croissant: Part 1 | Our Journey Through NYC

In Pursuit of the Perfect Croissant: Part 1 | Our Journey Through NYC  by Max Hodge  Images: JWessel Ellie’s, as you may know, is a tiny bakery tucked away in downtown Providence, located at 61 Washington Street. Historically, Washington Street has always been a bustling street of Providence, due to its proximity to City Hall […]

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Employee Spotlight: Gracie’s Server – John Cappiello

Employee Spotlight: Gracie’s Server – John Cappiello  by Stephen Willson This month we are highlighting the exceptionally talented and eternally inspirational John Cappiello, a front-server at Gracie’s. John has been a member of the Gracie’s team for three years. In those three years, he has worked his way through the entire restaurant, starting in the […]


Ellie’s Hand-made Soda

Ellie’s Hand-made Soda | Max Hodge – Ellie’s Bakery Manager Summer is in full swing in Providence. People are flocking to Newport to watch the boats, Picnicking at Roger Williams Park, going to the beaches and soaking in the best time of year in New England. Rhode Island locals know that dining is best done […]

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Always Bring a Change of Underwear to a Wedding | Stephen Willson – Gracie’s Restaurant Manager One of our chef’s catch phrases is, “It’s better to be looking at it than looking for it.” Be prepared for everything. A lack of preparation can prove to be a tough life lesson. That being said, always bring […]


Hospitality is a Way of Life

Hospitality is a Way of Life | Kelly Doran – Gracie’s Office Manager There are industries built on the very idea that being friendly, generous, and kindly accepting friends, family, and strangers into our lives is something worthwhile. It’s something that, in this day and age, needs to be protected.Hospitality is not just a concept one […]

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Gracie’s will participate in this Summer’s restaurant week starting Tuesday, July 12th through Saturday, July 23rd. Throughout these two weeks, we will offer our three course pre fixe menu for $39.95. We are also offering wine pairings with each course for an additional $25. It’s a steal! Gracie’s has been participating in Restaurant Week for […]


Graduation Cakes

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. —Dr. Suess    Along with cherry blossoms, al fresco dining, spring sunshine, and the reappearance of Macaron Mille, May also brings with it one of our favorite causes for celebration: college graduation season!    Each […]

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NYC Culinary Bliss Tour

   We at Gracie’s are thrilled to announce the inception of what we hope will become a longstanding tradition, our Culinary Bliss Tours!    It all began last October, when we embarked on a culinary cruise of the Mediterranean with both our cherished guests and head chefs Matt Varga and Melissa Denmark. The trip was […]


Star Chef Series – A Brief History

   On February 9th, 2009, Gracie’s hosted its first ever Star Chef dinner. James Beard Award winning Chef Celina Tio collaborated with the Gracie’s culinary team on what has now become one of our most popular events.      The relationships that we create with fellow chefs, farmers, fishermen, winemakers, distillers, and brewers allow us […]

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Gracie’s Long Island Wine Tour 3

   Last month’s newsletter highlighted the Gracie’s staff trip to Long Island wine country. Participating staff members were asked to share their experience on our blog. Click here to read all about it. Anat Sagi – Front Server    I used to think that the best wines (those worth serving with a great meal and […]


Millie 2016 Debut and Dates

Millie, the ice cream cart, will be back in action this month! Warm weather is finally here, and that means adorable macaron ice cream sandwiches are, once again, available to the masses. Millie will make her 2016 debut on Saturday, May 21st, at the Hope Street Spring Block Party from noon until 6:00pm.  You can […]

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Ellie’s Garden On The Rooftop

       This year, Ellie’s is excited to begin growing her own rooftop garden above the Peerless Lofts in downtown Providence. This garden space has been utilized by Gracie’s for the past six years for the cultivation of different herbs, vegetables, and flowers used by the restaurant. This year, Ellie’s will be sharing this […]


The Croissant Debut – by Aubrey Johnson

The long awaited day has finally arrived.  The day where thousands of perfect layers of European butter and Maine Grain dough have married and are ready to be shown off to Providence as a multitude of different croissants; the classic croissant, the breakfast sandwich croissant, the ham and cheese croissant, and the dark chocolate croissant. […]

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