They’ll be serving teas, cakes and other treats during a performance this Sunday, Dec. 17, of the Elite Team of the Seekonk Dance Center at the Hotel Viking in Newport.
The dancers will be performing original choreography and parts of the “Nutcracker Suite.” Following the performance, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will read “The Night Before Christmas” and be available for photos.
Seven Fishes update
The Notester hears they will be offering the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes every night in December at Caffe Dolce Vita (www.caffedolcevita.com) at DePasquale Plaza in Providence for 30 bucks —everyone at your table has to order it — and also from this Friday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 24, at Massimo and Pan e Vino (www.dequattrogroup.com), both on Atwells Avenue in Providence, for 43 bucks.
Add these to the two places in Boston we noted last week.
The local scene
You can get twin lobsters for 18 bucks and raw bar oysters for a buck today, Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Fresh Catch restaurant on Chauncy Street in Mansfield and their café on East Washington Street in North Attleboro. www.freshcatchinc.com
They’re having a traditional breakfast buffet with Santa, 8 to noon this Sunday, Dec. 17, at Coachmen’s Lodge on Wrentham Road in Bellingham. www.coachmenslodge.com and 508.883.9888
Look for super noteworthy dogs AND hamburgers and fries at Tex Barry’s Coney Island on County Street in Downtown Attleboro. 508.222.9787
Besides the noteworthy cuisine, you’ll find specialty seasonal cocktails at Miss Mendon Diner on Uxbridge Road in Mendon. www.missmendondiner.com and 508.634.3000
They offer a three-course holiday lunch for 20 bucks at Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House on Paramount Drive in Raynham and at Stoneforge Grill on 138 in South Easton. www.stoneforgerestaurants.com
Ask yourself, says The Notester, would the season be complete without a peppermint stick sundae at Bliss Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop on Park Street in Attleboro? www.blissdairy.com and 508.222.2884
On stage this Friday, Dec. 15, at The Chieftain on Route 1 in Plainville is Boxty. This Saturday, Dec. 16, it’s In Transition. www.chieftainpub.com and 508.643.9031
You can get sufganiyot, the traditional jelly doughnuts of Hanukkah, through Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts on Oliver Street in Boston and on Lincoln Avenue in Saugus. www.kanesdonuts.com
This Friday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 22, they’re having holiday lunches — think filet mignon, lobster and lamb — at Yvonne’s Supper Club, tucked away on Winter Street where Locke-Ober used to be. They have seatings every half hour from noon to 1:30. www.yvonnesboston.com and 617.267.0047
They are now open for lunch every Monday during the holiday season at 10 Prime Steak & Sushi on Pine Street. 401.453.2333
They offer sing-along Sundays at The Village on Richmond Street, where you can join in belting out the oldies with Mary Day. It starts at 4. 401.228.7222
The outdoor garden terrace has been transformed into the Cozy Cocktail Den, complete with overhead heaters, blankets, cocktails and s’mores, at the Grace Vanderbilt Hotel on Mary Street in Newport. www.gracehotels.com/Vanderbilt and 401.846.6200.
Have you spotted that giant cupcake on the streets of Rhody? It’s Erms Cupcakes, a food truck that looks like a cupcake.
The creperie and tea room the Elephant Room in Cranston’s Pawtuxet Village has changed its name to Schastea, whuich translates as “happiness.”
Tap and bottle
Foolproof Brewing on Grotto Avenue in Pawtucket is having a fifth anniversary party this Saturday, Dec. 16, and is having its annual Barrel Reserve Night at the same time. It’s 7 to 10 and 35 bucks for the barrel-aged beer and food. www.foolproofbrewing.com
Proclamation Ale Company has moved from West Kingston, where it opened in 2013, to a larger facility on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. www.procalamationaleco.com
Farmer Willie’s in Providence has launched an alcoholic extra-ginger beer. www.thefarmerwillies.com
Down the Cape
Sail away: Murdick’s Fudge has introduced a peppermint fudge for the holidays at its three sites on Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate its 40th anniversary there.
Maurizio’s on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End will close Christmas Eve after about a quarter of century in business.
Quiche is a French term from the German kuchen, or cake.
Psst, let’s make a deal
Buck-a-shuck and 5-buck apps 4 to 6 every day, Chair 5, Narragansett. www.breakhotel.com
Hey, check out The Notester online for some extras: a more complete Wine & Dine calendar, notes on your favorite chefs and restaurant awards. That’s Thursdays at www.thesunchronicle.com/go
Bon appetit. And if you go, let The Notester know.