Jamie Coelho

Remembering the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire

Our hearts are with the victims, families and first-responders who have suffered from this disaster, and we will always keep them in our thoughts.

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick, which occurred on Feb. 20, 2003. It was the deadliest concert in history, killing one hundred people and injuring more than 200. The fire was set off by pyrotechnics that ignited foam sound insulation at the venue during a performance by the heavy-metal band Great White. Our…

James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists in Rhode Island

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists were announced today in Orlando, Florida, and several Rhode Island chefs earned recognition.

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists were announced today in Orlando, Florida, and several Rhode Island chefs earned recognition. Leading the group with two semifinalist mentions is Persimmon in Bristol, run by husband and wife team Champe and Lisa Speidel. The restaurant earned a semifinalist nomination for Outstanding Service for the second time and chef Champe Speidel was also…

The Amazing Race with Amy Diaz and Jason Case

Watch Amy Diaz and Jason Case on their journey to the "The Amazing Race," including clips from their audition videos.

Amy Diaz and Jason Case strengthened their relationship on “The Amazing Race.” Last year, Amy Diaz and Jason Case endured their first Valentine’s Day together sequestered in Los Angeles. “We spent a week in our hotel room not being able to talk to anyone but each other,” says Diaz. At the time, they were finalists for the twenty-third season casting…

Bringing Baby Out and About

Sometimes it's necessary to run errands with a little one in tow. Here's the easiest way to do it.

While waiting in line at a store over the weekend, a child started having a meltdown while mom and dad tried to calm him. The older woman in front of me, probably about seventy, glared at the parents and said to me, “When I was raising my kids, we never went out. We stayed home. Too many germs.” Little did…

North to Open New Bakery This Spring

Baker Kelly Dull gives us the lowdown on sweet and savory treats.

Good news for north restaurant fans (other than Monday’s sold-out dinner with momofuku chef de cuisine Sean Gray). The owners are launching a new bakery this spring just a few minute’s walk from the restaurant on the corner of Battey and West Fountain streets on the West Side of Providence. The north bakery will bring more unusual items to the…

CVS to Cease Tobacco Product Sales

The Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced today that it plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, 2014.

Smokers will soon have to find a new place to stock up on cigarettes. The Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced today that it plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, 2014. It is the first national pharmacy to do so. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature…

The Dish: Oysters Gone Wild

Recycling oyster shells to restore Rhode Island's oyster reefs.

TNC Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) interns moving shell and tending seed on an oyster farm in Ninigret Pond. Photos courtesy of TNC. WHO: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is working with shellfish processors and local restaurants to recycle oyster shells that are being used to restore oyster reefs in Rhode Island. The restaurants include Matunuck Oyster Bar,…

The Dish: Revolving Door Restaurant

Visiting chefs look forward to taking working vacations at this new Newport restaurant.

The Revolving Door restaurant during renovations. Pop-up restaurants are the new thing in many cities, worldwide. But how about a pop-up chef? In Newport, the Revolving Door, created by chef Albert Bouchard and Sarah Bouchard of Bouchard Restaurant and Inn, hopes to attract renowned and aspiring chefs from near and far to the restaurant they opened last Friday, adjacent to…

StyleWeek Northeast Fall 2014: Jillian Banta, Alistair Archer and Yellow Clover

Jewel tones, versatile separates and whimsical prints paraded down the runway Friday night.

Jillian Banta Jillian Banta is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s textiles, fashion merchandising and design program, and she currently designs jewelry for the T Tahari label under Elie Tahari, in addition to pursuing her own career as a designer. Her StyleWeek show set a vintage vibe, sending jewel-toned satin blouses, peplum dresses and a gown down the runway. Especially…

Ice Time

The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center in Kennedy Plaza sees plenty of spins, jumps and figure-eights, but each year it also boasts a few bended knees. “Guys contact us ahead of time to arrange a little private ice time. They have their game plan set, and we just give them a hand with it,” says general…