In between the antics of Halloween and the rush of Christmas there is an important holiday that often gets lost in the shuffle; that holiday is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to pause from the hustle and bustle of the season to give thanks, to take stock of the blessings we enjoy and to reflect on all that life has given us. To Tony and Jackie Fiore, the owners of Warwick’s very own Buttonwoods 416, Thanksgiving is another opportunity for them to express their gratitude to ~ and for ~ their many customers.
Jackie said it best when she said “We are thankful for all our regular customers who have been so loyal to us. They are a big part of what we call our ‘Buttonwoods family’. We see them more than we see our own family! Even our staff have become our ‘kids’.” The Fiore’s have engendered a loyal following indeed, and that following has been growing steadily since they opened their cozy bistro-style restaurant on Buttonwoods Avenue nearly 17 years ago. When asked what she attributes their longevity to, Jackie explains: “We treat people the way we want to be treated.” It’s a simple formula that has made them an enduring presence in this close-knit community for a very long time.
The Fiore’s aren’t the only ones who are counting their blessings at Buttonwoods 416. Today, Stephen and Roberta are lingering over a cup of coffee and their favorite breakfast meals, but this is not an unusual occasion for the Pricketts. Stephen and Roberta Prickett come here almost every day the restaurant is open. They come for the food, being big fans of their omelets and eggs sandwiches, but they also come out of a deep sense of gratitude!
It all started when Roberta had a devastating stroke back in 2007. When Stephen came to eat at the café alone, the worrisome question was asked “Where is Roberta?” Stephen sadly shared the news of Roberta’s grave condition. Jackie knew immediately what to do. She offered to “take care of” Stephen’s breakfast every day until his cherished wife got better. Thankfully, Roberta recovered over time from a coma and a period of intensive care. Twelve years later, the Pricketts rarely miss a chance to eat at Buttonwoods and to thank the Fiore’s for their generosity and care during those uncertain weeks and months. The Pricketts have much so be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including their devoted friends at Buttonwoods 416.
Buttonwoods 416 is located at 416 Buttonwoods Avenue. Open Wednesday - Saturday, 6:30am - 2:00 pm (except Friday, 6:30 am - 8:00 pm for dinner) and Sunday from 6:30am -1:00 pm (breakfast only). Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For take-out, call 401-738-7571. Visit them on Facebook or at www.buttonwoodsfishandchips.com.
Buttonwoods 416 will be OPEN on the Tuesday the 26th and on Friday, the 29th (only until 2:00, no dinner served!) Closed for Thanksgiving.