Food Truck Fridays

Moonie wants to remind all his friends that there are just TWO Food Truck Fridays left for the year at Roger Williams Park. Yes, two!

Two chances to check out all manner of food and drink on wheels.


Two chances to eat your Friskie Fries before this little devil helps himself.

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Oh. My. Goodness.
Moonie realized we haven’t posted about his adventures in 22 days, and he’s afraid his friends and fans will worry that he hasn’t been enjoying adventures and yummy treats, too.

Well, we can assure you, he’s enjoyed both.

He even managed – on his third try this month – to get to PVDonuts before they sold out of doughnuts. So he was one happy Moonie.

He arrived last Wednesday just after PVDonuts opened at 8 a.m., and there was already a line stretching around the building. Moonie patiently waited a whole half-hour (that’s a long time for a hungry little troll) until he made his way to the counter. He only got a LITTLE sidetracked by the yummy cakes on display from Sin Bakery, which shares retail space with PVDonuts.

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Moonie and I were making a quick run to Trader Joe’s at lunchtime today when he suddenly squealed, “BALLOONS!”

Then, heedless of traffic, my nude little dude raced across the parking lot, where a bunch of red and white balloons announced the big Rhode Island grand opening of a place called “Smashburger.” I caught up to Moonie, who’d slipped inside the door and was gazing in awe at the big SMASH sign on the wall.


“Do they really smash burgers here?” he asked, his amber eyes wide.
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Masquerade Ball

Although New Year’s Eve is a terrific occasion for masquerade balls, Moonie was ahead of the curve; he and I attended one last month for Sojourner House, a wonderful organization that provides all kinds of support service to victims of domestic assault and their families. Moonie couldn’t wait to get us tickets knowing they’d go toward such a good cause! He also stayed in his little Moonie workshop all day to make us matching masquerade ball masks.


In no time, my tiny handsome date and I were ready to rock!


As soon as we walked into the ball, Moonie was photobombing the decked-out guests, loving the wonderful atmosphere.

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Ice Cream, You Scream

On our way back from our walk to Blackstone Boulevard, Moonie spotted a bunch of people hanging out at Three Sisters, enjoying homemade ice cream on this unusually warm day.

“Ice cream! Ice cream!” Moonie chanted, hopping from foot to foot. He made a good argument, and we went in.

I THOUGHT they made a peppermint stick, but the nice lady behind the counter informed us they didn’t, although they MAY have made it once. She bent over backwards to find a similar flavor for Moonie and me, having us sample the dirty garden mint (the sharpness of fresh mint combined with the richness of dark chocolate chips). Moonie voted that we get a cup of it, and we settled with our ice cream at a little outdoor table.


It didn’t take long for him to ditch the spoon. Sometimes, when something is yummy, you just gotta dive in.


The Spectacular Cookie Smackdown!

Moonie has a lot of trouble choosing a favorite anything. But he’ll admit one thing: his favorite food group is cookies.

So it was a treat to arrive at Hope Artiste Village this afternoon for Rhode Island Food Fights’ annual Spectacular Cookie Smackdown. Ten different bakeries were scattered throughout the village’s long hallways offering multiple flavors of delicious cookies, while Yacht Club Soda provided cold soda samples and New Harvest Coffee Roasters offered nice hot coffee.

We arrived early, at Moonie’s insistence, and he hopped back and forth from foot to foot, periodically asking, “Is it cookie time yet?”


Suddenly we heard a merry jingling of bells, and Moonie’s amber eyes bugged out. “It’s Santa, it’s Santa, it’s Santa!” He shrieked. It was the second time we’d seen Santa this weekend. What were the odds? MAGIC, that’s what.


Inside, it took only moments for us to be handed a cup of yummy root beer and then a delicious little coconut macaroon. Moonie was off to a very happy start!

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