What goes better with food than — pot, right? The first such endeavor may be coming to our area very soon.
The Tavern from Tower Square on Route 1 in Plainville plans to add an addition for the sale of medical and recreational marijuana.
They have an application pending before the town, and The Tavern has a purchase-and-sale agreement with a developer.
The Tavern, which moved years ago from Tower Square on Route 1 near downtown, appears set to make another big move. The word on the street is there’s a pizza place somewhere in the mix, too. www.taverndining.com and 508.699.7600
The local scene
Every weekend until Christmas, you can get a seafood buffet 4:30 to 8:30 Fridays and a prime rib buffet 4:30 to 8:30 Saturdays at Morin’s Hometown Bar & Grille on South Main Street in Downtown Attleboro. www.morins1911.com and 508.222.9875
Peppermint Stick is the holiday flavor in cones, dishes and sundaes at Bliss Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop on Park Street in Attleboro. www.blissdairy.com and 508.222.2884
The movie “Spirit of Christmas” is being shown this Friday, Dec. 7, at The Proctor Mansion Inn on Wrentham Common. The 2015 Lifetime film was shot primarily at the inn, and the flick will be shown again Dec. 28 and Jan. 11. www.proctormansioninn.com and 508.259.5160
A three-course holiday lunch is 21 bucks through Dec. 21 at Stoneforge Publick House on Paramount Drive in Rayham and at Stoneforge Grill on Roosevelt Circle in South Easton. www.stoneforgerestaurants.com
Any cookie monsters out there? Look for lemon, shortbread, coconut and gingerbread, among other varieties, at the 4 Paws Animal Shelter holiday cookie festival 10 to 2 Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Fiske Public Library on Randall Road in Wrentham.
There will be a holiday tea 1 to 3 this Sunday, Dec. 9, at The Proctor Mansion Inn on Wrentham Common. The tea includes live entertainment and costs 42 bucks. You need to make a reservation. www.proctormansioninn.com and 508.259.5160
Through this Saturday, Dec. 8, you can visit the Hanukkah-themed Maccabee Bar inside the Better Sorts Social Club at the Nine Zero hotel on Tremonth Street. Think apple brandy with potsto, egg white and lemon, and a gin martini made with Manishevitz vermouth. www.bettersortsboston.com
Cava, the casual Mediterranean restaurant chain with four sites already in Back Bay, The Fenway, Dedham and Hingham, has opened a fifth location on Kendall Square. www.cava.com
The South Bay complex on District Avenue in Dorchester is bursting with new restaurants, like Gyu-Kaku, Wahlburgers, Totto Ramen and 110 Grill.
Santa will be having brunch at Bayberry Beer Hall on West Fountain Street in Providence 10 to 1 this Saturday, Dec. 8. www.bayberrybeerhall.com and 401.383.9487
Seasonal dishes – think butternut sage arancini, shepherd’s pie and roasted pumpkin ravioli – are on the menu at Red Stripe restaurant on Angell Street. The Red Stripe on Main Street in East Greenwich has them, too. www.redstriperestaurants.com
The dishes have Korean, Italian and French themes at O’Boy on Westminster Street. www.oboypvd.com
The full-course dinner specials start at 16 bucks Mondays through Thursdays at Spumoni’s on Newport Avenue in Pawtucket, just over the Attleboro line. www.spumonisrestaurant.com
Green Line Apothecary in Wakefield is opening a second location on North Main Street in Providence. www.greenlineapothecary.com
Tap and bottle
Neverbetter Double Black IPA is back from Revival Brewing on Atwood Avenue in Cranston. It has tones of vanilla, wood and citrus. www.revivalbrewing.com
This Friday, Dec. 7: Multi-course Flora Springs wine dinner, 7 p.m., 96 bucks, The Coast Guard House, Ocean Road, Narragansett. www.thecoastguardhouse.com and 401.789.0700
The Country Inn in Warren has closed its doors.
Awards on the wall
What’s the most beautifully designed bar in Rhode Island? Troop on Valley Street, according to Architectural Digest.
Cinnamon translates as “sweet wood.”
Psst, let’s make a deal
Three-course dinner, 35 bucks, Brix at Newport Vineyards on East Main Road in Middletown. www.newportvineyards.com
Bon appetit. And if you go, let The Notester know.
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