Today is St. Joseph’s Day, and many Rhode Islanders are celebrating the holiday with zeppoles. The special pastry is available only around this time of year.
Customers pack Scialo Brothers Bakery on Federal Hill in Providence. They’re waiting to get their hands on a zeppole.
The Italian pastry is like a fancy donut. It’s got a flaky crust and cream, topped with powdered sugar, and sometimes a cherry.
Waiting in line, Mary Reynolds says she comes to Scialo’s every year on St. Joseph’s Day.