Hemenway's (121 South Main Street, Providence 401-351-8570) has two oyster events on its calendar.
First, tomorrow, Hemenway's is hosting a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House. They will sell oysters and other shellfish, clam chowder and clam cakes on the plaza beside the restaurant. Family entertainment is also featured, according to Hemenway's, but the best entertainment may be the Oyster Lovers Challenge, at 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00, when contestants vie to down the most oysters in one minute. $100 prizes to the best stuffers.
Saturday, September 17th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Next, on Thursday, September 29th Hemenway's is holding an Oyster and Craft Beer dinner. Their chef, Steve Long, along with Neil Thompson of Windfall Shellfish Company (www.poppasquashoysters.com/), will prepare a five-course mollusk and beer feast.
Thursday, September 29th 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. $59 per person before tax & tip