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Derek Wagner
Derek Wagner
Nicks on Broadway
Derek Wagner opened Nicks on Broadway in 2002 at the age of 24 and within a few years expanded to a second location. Nicks has always focused on seasonally inspired, locally sourced, integrity-driven food and service. With his attention to detail, passionate cooking and uncompromising standards, Derek focuses on bringing gourmet food and attentive service to his customers in the most unpretentious and upbeat atmosphere possible. With such roots, staying connected to the community is paramount to Derek and the philosophy that has come to shape Nicks on Broadway. Derek has developed and fostered strong relationships with local growers, producers, farmers, fishers and artisans. His efforts and passions have also led him to establish on-premise herb and vegetable gardens, the planting of fruit trees in his nearby yard, and composting for local farms and the on-site gardens. It has also set him on a continual search to find even more farmers, producers and growers to partner with. Whatever Derek can't produce or grow, he tries to source carefully, thoughtfully and locally whenever possible.
Favorite Recipe
Cheese and Wild Boar Sausage Recipe
Prep. Time: 2 hours
Level: Medium
Serves: 4-6

Nicks on Broadway
500 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-421-0286
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