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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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. and 508.259.5160

Greater Boston

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.

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.

The South Bay complex on District Avenue in Dorchester is bursting with new restaurants, like Gyu-Kaku, Wahlburgers, Totto Ramen and 110 Grill.

Providence Proper

Santa will be having brunch at Bayberry Beer Hall on West Fountain Street in Providence 10 to 1 this Saturday, Dec. 8. 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.

The dishes have Korean, Italian and French themes at O’Boy on Westminster Street.

Around Rhody

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.

Green Line Apothecary in Wakefield is opening a second location on North Main Street in Providence.

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.

Big nights

This Friday, Dec. 7: Multi-course Flora Springs wine dinner, 7 p.m., 96 bucks, The Coast Guard House, Ocean Road, Narragansett. and 401.789.0700

Sad notes

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.

Menu mysteries

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.

Bon appetit. And if you go, let The Notester know.

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