Evan Villari

Evan Villari

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PROVedge: Tongues of Glory
October 28, 2015 No Commentby

PROVedge: Tongues of Glory

As an unmistakably retired veteran, Bobby Pastrami’s penchant for wearing comfy pants suggests his fondness for napping and general relaxation. ...

Art Studios in the Wilds of Pawtucket
September 2, 2015 No Commentby

Art Studios in the Wilds of Pawtucket

Both of us had just gotten off shifts from our retail jobs, which kept us indoors while the sun remained ...

How to Stay Cool (Without Losing Your Pants)
June 3, 2015 1 commentby

How to Stay Cool (Without Losing Your Pants)

Remaining comfy in these summertime months should really be a snap – if only we were allowed to take off ...

PROVedge: Some Things are Better Left
May 13, 2015 No Commentby

PROVedge: Some Things are Better Left

The list in my hand was as straightforward as could be: masa, black beans (canned), avocados (3), jalapeños (2), plantains ...

PROVedge: Vinegar? Why Not.
April 8, 2015 No Commentby

PROVedge: Vinegar? Why Not.

At just over 5 feet, 9 inches tall, I currently hold the prestigious title of “Tallest Villari in Recorded History.” This, ...

PROVedge: Sometimes You Gotta Wipe Your Nose
March 11, 2015 No Commentby

PROVedge: Sometimes You Gotta Wipe Your Nose

“Can you please go inside?” I begged toward the rooftop, where a soon-to-be 70-year-old man was slouched over in a ...

PROVedge: Phô Kit (In a Bucket)
February 11, 2015 No Commentby

PROVedge: Phô Kit (In a Bucket)

The instructions were simple – make six quarts of your choice of soup, pair with a six-pack of beer and ...

Locale Profiles: Nature Has Made a Man of Me Yet
January 14, 2015 No Commentby

Locale Profiles: Nature Has Made a Man of Me Yet

I soon found myself apologizing for being “presumptuous” as I attempted to extract further details. It was unclear why I ...

Locale Profiles: Asian Bakery & Fast Food -- An Unsettling Brilliance in Upper South Providence
January 14, 2015 No Commentby

Locale Profiles: Asian Bakery & Fast Food — An Unsettling Brilliance in Upper South Providence

On a blistery January day, comfort in any form is always welcome. Near the corner of Pearl and Broad Streets, ...