The first Small Business Saturday took place on Nov. 27 2010.
It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses.
With so many small, local businesses that are worthy of your hard earned dollar, where do you begin?
We've asked a few of the RI Free Radio personalities and friends to endorse a small business. Some of these businesses you might have heard of, some could be new to you. We hope you'll give them a look on this Small Business Saturday and beyond.
Tony Jones (The Tony Jones Show) endorses Shayna's Place
Rob Duguay (Motif Magazine) endorses Podsnappery
DJ Psycho Eddie (MyNightOut Radio) endorses Greenwich Cove Meadery
Jim Nellis (RI Food Fights) endorses Stock Culinary Goods
George Nasser (ex MyNightOut Radio) endorses Joe's Place Perfume, RI
Pat "PO Taxpayer" Ford (The Coalition) endorses The Coffee Exchange
Chuckles The Klown (Chuckles' Crypt) endorses Boneheads Wing Bar
Seth Kahaian (Seth's Rock Report) endorses Humidor Smoke Shop
Nurse Misery (Chuckles and Laughs Show) endorses Kate and Allie's Salon
Recently we sent our own DJ Psycho Eddie to scope out the new Greenwich Cove Meadery, here are his thoughts...
Today I took a trip to the Greenwich Cove Meadery. I have to say, I was highly impressed, and I think you will be too!
Currently still in the soft open stage (open on limited days for tastings and sales only) they have 5 different offerings to sample, buy by the glass to enjoy on premise, or purchase to take home in 500ml and 1Liter grolsch bottles.
They also have raw unfiltered honey, in different size containers.
If you have not been exposed to mead, it is a wine made from honey instead of grapes. It usually
has more body due to the honey it's made from, also the alcohol content is higher due to the
fermenting sugars. They do not boil the honey before the fermentation or filter it afterward.
This is a 100% natural product.
Upon my visit I was able to sample:
Pyment - made with wine grapes. This had a great flavor!
Golden Good - #1 and #2 Made with cinnamon spices and apple there were two
batches available. #2 had more cinnamon. (Like drinking apple pie.)
Cranberry - Cranberry flavor was pronounced with a tart, dry flavor.
Berry Bliss - mixed berry flavor, also surprisingly tart.
These 5 are all for sale, but I was also able to try some experimental batches like Pineapple and
Ghost Pepper!!! Both were fabulous even though the Ghost Pepper was a bit too spicy for some that tried it.
All of the honey used here is 100% raw, unfiltered, locally sourced, and hand gathered. As I talked
to the staff during the tasting, I found out how knowledgeable they are about the products they make and sell and the processes in getting raw ingredients to finished product.This would make a great stop for anyone to learn about mead and its history.
Hopefully they have a long future!
DJ Psycho Eddie is part of the new MyNightOut Radio (coming soon to RI Free Radio) which will also feature the Providence Night Out team.
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