PB&B • Stupidly Simple Sandwich

AFTER TWO WEEKS OF TRAVELING IN ECUADOR, I vowed to stay put in New York to regroup and save. But, as it always does in August, an urban strain of cabin fever kicked in and I began to plot my next escape. Cue Providence, an exceptionally agreeable city in Rhode Island just three and a half hours away from Manhattan by train. I’ve been to Providence a few times as a college student in nearby Boston, but it was my visit last August for an offManhattan.com article that planted the seed for this year’s return trip. Even then I knew I had to go back to see WaterFire and have dinner at Bacaro with Jason in tow. (Their flatbread-like pizza is justification enough for the train ride up.) But it’s the city as a whole – the ubiquitous Del’s Lemonade carts, antique shops, and easy, artsy energy – that brings me back. Thus, it seemed most fitting to find former New Yorker Jessica Becker on charming Wickenden Street where she and her husband Daniel had recently opened The Duck & Bunny – part-bar, part-creperie, with a whole lot of English-inspired treats, like scones and afternoon tea.

On the Friday I arrived in Providence, I made a Stupidly Simple Snacks video with Jessica and cleaned my plate of PB&B (Peanut Butter and Banana). The next day, I returned with Jason who, despite having just had lunch, made room for scones, tea sandwiches, and a Nutella-filled cupcake. Believe it or not, even the Duck & Bunny‘s cucumber-cream cheese sandwich is better than the ones I’ve madeamy • august 31, 2010


peanut butter
powdered sugar

MUSIC Keelay Sassmachine

Thanks to the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau for making this trip possible.

August 31, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Rhode Island, Stupidly Simple Snacks, Travel, videos.


  1. Eliana replied:

    Who needs PB&J when they can have this!!??

    Looks super delish Amy 🙂

  2. Amy replied:

    thank you, miss! I went out to buy bananas and bread after editing this cause I got so hungry.

  3. Kevin M replied:

    So psyched you put a couple more videos out. These were really fun. Where do you get your music? Are they local to NYC? You always have such good music…

    • Amy replied:

      Hi, Kevin! Thanks for your kind words. The bands are either friends of friends or I find them through ArielPublicity.com, which promotes upcoming musicians and bands. I’m always on the lookout too, so if you know any artists who’d be keen to be featured, please let me know 🙂

  4. Tony replied:

    That’s a darn massive snack!…Where do you get your musical inspiration?

    • Amy replied:

      Tony – I’m a member of ArielPublicity.com who promote a variety of artists with music I’m allowed to use, so I pick from those. Also, I’m always on the look out for new bands with an upbeat sound to feature on the videos, so if you know any personally, please forward their names along 🙂

  5. Sarah replied:

    I recently stopped by Duck & Bunny when visiting my parents back home in MA. Such an adorable and yummy spot!! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  6. justcooknyc replied:

    i could go for one of those. that song was kind of hysterical when you could suddenly hear the lyrics.

  7. Amy replied:

    Justin, haha yeah Keelay can be quite R-rated. I use a lot of his music in my videos and many times I think, hmm…maybe I should turn this part down.

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