A Peace Dale couple with a passion for sandwiches brings over 15 years of culinary experience and extensive travels to the flavors they’re slinging from new food truck ButterHead. Matthew Brown and Freida Sahady recently set out to serve affordable, farm-fresh eats around South County at Shaidzon Beer Co., The Fantastic Umbrella Factory, farmers markets, and other spots, but Brown explains that this is just the beginning for ButterHead. “One of our goals is to build our clientele through this food truck and eventually open a brick-and-mortar grocer, butcher shop, and deli,” he says, “where you can grab a small bite to eat and a glass of wine while also being able to shop for some produce, dry goods, and dairy.”
Until then, they’re kicking off this season with sandwiches playfully christened after each partner’s nickname: The Down Town Matty Brown is a Peruvian chicken sammie inspired by rotisserie chicken from time spent in NYC, and the Sahady So Hotty features eggplant, halloumi, and the Labanese flavors of Sahady’s youth.
You may have tried a classic grilled cheese, cuppa’ chowder, or other hand-held snacks from BSquared at The Farmer’s Daughter this spring, but the business was actually founded around providing a weeknight meal solution with prepared foods. “When someone says ‘BSquared Prepared’, I want you to think about delicious, beautiful moments you can share with your family and community,” says chef and owner Benny Barber, a Jamestown native who’s been cooking for folks all over the country before bringing what he’s learned back to a new Narragansett kitchen in Mariner Square.
“In addition to prepared, ready-to-heat-and-eat meals, we will have lots of options to fill up your cooler for lunch on the beach or a picnic in the park,” explains Barber, listing off favorites like a Black Bean Burger over greens and BBQ chicken with sweet potato hash and garlicky green beans, along with chicken and pasta salads to-go. With some staples also appearing at Grapes & Gourmet in Jamestown, healthy summer eating just got easier.
A summer day spent on a beach towel or Adirondack chair exhausted from a dip in the water and a few spins on the Herschell Spillman carousel is a coastal tradition Atlantic Beach Park in Misquamicut has now been offering for 100 years. Hot dogs, lobster rolls, and cotton candy from the Windjammer Surf Bar are a huge part of the draw at this third-generation family business currently owned by Charles A. Trefes and wife Amy.
Originally a roller skating rink, the Windjammer is now known for live music on the patio, oceanfront sports bar, seafood dishes, and summer cocktails. “We have a great head chef, Lenny Malagrino, who is always coming up with different weekly specials,” Amy explains. “We have elevated the Windjammer to more than what was once a simple bar menu.” While a centennial celebration is on hold until they can do it right without restrictions, the restaurant is open with specials like Pork Chop Rockefeller and Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon to go with the classic beachy eats you know and love.