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What to do

Bank of America City Center

Kennedy Plaza

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401-331-5544

www.kennedyplaza.org

Through March 3, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-

10 p.m., Sat-Sun 11-10. Adults $6, age 65 and over and 12 and under $3, Providence residents free. Skate rental $4. Lunchtime and after work $3,

skate rental $3 except holidays and school vacation.

Botanical Center

at Roger Williams Park

Floral Avenue

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401-785-9450, x 240

www.providenceri.com/botanical-center

Tue-Sun 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Adults $3,

children ages 6-12 $1.

Where to eat

Cafe Choklad

2 Thomas St.

401-383-4764

This bakery cafe serves a wide variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, a number of pastries that reflect owner Jens Retlev’s Swedish-Danish heritage, and excellent hot chocolate. Open daily breakfast, lunch, and afternoon. Hot chocolate $3-$3.50, sandwiches $6.50-$7.95.

Harry’s Bar & Burger

121 North Main St.

401-228-7437

www.harrysbarburger.com

Gastro-burger joint combines super burgers — served as a pair of sliders — with good selection of craft brews and family-friendly ambience. Daily for lunch and dinner. Burgers $3.99-$5.89.

Parkside

76 South Main St.

401-331-0003

www.parksideprovidence.com

The monster French Rotisol rotisserie gives Parkside an edge on downtown bistro competitors for a full meal. Ducklings, chickens, racks of pork ribs, and whole suckling pigs go on the spit for slow and even roasting. Lunch entrees $8.95-$12.95, dinner entrees $16.95-

$34.95. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner; Sat dinner and (Sept-May)

Sun dinner.

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