Jamie Coelho

28 Best Seafood Restaurants in Rhode Island

Hemenway’s What to Order: Who says the business lunch is dead? Go with a group and share the Shellfish Tower (serves four to six) bedecked with local oysters plucked from New England shores, littleneck clams, cold baby lobster, jumbo shrimp cocktail and the kicker, Alaskan King Crab legs. Just two of you? The shellfish platter will do. What’s Special: We…

Q&A with the Local Catch

Where does your seafood come from, and what types do you sell? I fish from April to October in my own boat. We gillnet, fish pot, rod and reel and lobster trap. We carry calamari, scallops, fluke, striped bass when the season’s open, yellowtail flounder, littlenecks, clams and Salt Pond Oysters. We go to New Bedford, Stonington and Boston for…

Casting Call for Chic Pooches

The Newport Restoration Foundation is holding a casting call for Aquidneck Island and Jamestown residents and their four-legged friends.

The runway may be called the catwalk, but at Doris Duke’s Rough Point mansion, it belongs to the dogs. The Newport Restoration Foundation is holding a casting call for Aquidneck Island and Jamestown residents and their four-legged friends at Rough Point on Aug. 6 from 5-7 p.m. to try out for the Fashion Show of Canine Couture that will be…

Extended Q-and-A: Lynne Diamante of Game of Crowns

The beauty queen and CEO of OPTX Eyewear in Johnston stars in Bravo’s new reality TV series “Game of Crowns,” which follows the world of women who compete in Mrs. United States competitions.

How did you first get into pageants? It goes back to when I was about five years old. My mom was not a stage mom. She held me off. I kept asking. My mom was like we’ll see. She acquiesced, and I won the first one and I loved it. I loved the crown. It was nothing else but winning…

Coming Home – Five Things We Learned from Viola Davis

1. I am still connected to Central Falls through my family. My mom still lives there. My sister teaches at the high school. It’s really difficult — when you come out of poverty and really challenging circumstances — not to stay connected to your nucleus, the thing that you felt was a driving force to finding a way out. That was Central Falls High…

Good Eats at the Best of Rhode Island Party

Your ticket includes unlimited food from local vendors, two Svedka martinis, wine and Narragansett beer.

I’m hungry. In fact, I’m always hungry. But looking at the list of food vendors at this Thursday’s Best of Rhode Island party, I’m downright famished. Reminder: for $60 per person (buy tickets!), you get unlimited food, two Svedka martinis (sample the winning cocktail from our SVEDKA Best Cocktail Contest), and unlimited wine and Narragansett beer. We hear the elusive…

Honoring Myra Moo Cow

Last week we posted a list of our top ten favorite Rhode Island mascots, but we missed a very important one.

Last week, we put together a list that celebrated Rhode Island's top mascots. It wasn't until we posted the list on our blog, that we realized we mistakenly left out a very important mascot. Our readers let us know about the oversight right away, so we were bound and determined to make it up to A.B. Munroe Dairy. The mascot…

Rhode Island's Top Mascots

Here are some of our favorites from around the state.

Here in Rhode Island, we love our mascots. From clam shacks and baseball teams to even pest control businesses, it seems like everyone has a spokes model, spokesbug (or even spokespud) for support. Here are some of our favorites from around the state. 1. The Big Blue Bug: Also known as Nibbles Woodaway, the mascot for pest control company Big…

Rhode Island Monthly on The Rhode Show

We discussed the July 2014 issue of Rhode Island Monthly, which is all about seafood.

This morning we went on “The Rhode Show” to discuss the July 2014 issue of Rhode Island Monthly, which is all about seafood. We talked about Rhody oyster farms, clam digging and calamari (now the official state appetizer of Rhode Island), and how you can get squid prepared in so many different ways (Hawaiian style! Wasabi! Greek stuffed!) other than…

The Best Photo from Rhode Island PrideFest

The photo went viral with more than 19,200 likes and comments from around the world.

This weekend at Providence’s Rhode Island PrideFest, the drag queen JuJubee (a contestant on Season 2 of “RuPaul's Drag Race”) posted this photo to her Facebook fan page with a little boy named Jeffrey. His mother, Starlie Becote, brought him over to meet JuJubee, and JuJubee posted the photo with this message: JuJubee: "His mother brought him over and I was…