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The Dish: Sons of Liberty Has Always Brewed Beer

The renowned South Kingstown distillery embraces its beer roots while making whiskey. Try its beers on Friday at a release party.

People look at Mike Reppucci as if he’s crazy. They can’t fathom how or why the founder of Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. began brewing beer while operating a full-scale whiskey distillery. It just doesn’t make sense. Actually, as Reppucci says, it makes perfect sense. The correlation is abundantly clear: Whiskey is a beer that has been distilled. It’s a…

15 Valentine's Day Dinner Date Ideas

Local restaurants are featuring special prix-fixe menus and events to celebrate the big day of love and devotion.

1. The Rooftop at ProvidenceG Soak up the view of the Providence city skyline within a glass-enclosed restaurant at the Rooftop at ProvidenceG. A three-course prix fixe menu is available Feb. 10−14 for $49 per person, including shellfish chowder, a charcuterie and cheese plate and grilled filet mignon with pomme frites. Pianist Alissa Musto, a local celebrity who was crowned Miss Massachusetts 2016, will…

The Dish: Borealis Coffee Brews Up Coffee Culture

Alaska-native Brian Dwiggins roasts beans inside a friendly neighborhood cafe in Riverside.

Brian Dwiggins moves behind the coffee counter. He is tall, dons a gray beanie and a salt-and-pepper beard, and a tattoo snakes its way down his right arm. Dwiggins is the owner of Borealis Coffee in Riverside, one of the newest additions to Rhode Island’s burgeoning coffee scene. His journey to roasting, grinding, selling and brewing coffee in Rhode Island…

Satisfy Your Need for Speed at R1 Indoor Karting

The 90,000-square-foot karting complex is the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

I am in a red go-kart on the track at the newly opened R1 Indoor Karting center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The first time around the roadway, the vehicle is on the lowest speed to help me get my bearings around the tight, slick turns; slick enough to drift around the corners and float over the soft, porous black track….

Steelers Versus Patriots: A Wager

Pittsburgh Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly are betting the odds against each other, and one writer with a past in the Steel City finds it a tough call.

Steelers versus Patriots: For some reason, the idea of yellow and black clashing with red, white and blue pitches seemingly sane people into a furor worthy of Nordic berserkers. For many of us Rhode Islanders, the choice is simple. The New England Patriots aren’t just Boston’s team, so many of us bleed with 'patriotic' fervor, worship the church of Belichick…

Foodie Field Trip: Hope and Main Meet Your Maker Market

The monthly indoor markets feature dozens of Hope and Main’s member companies, plus local farms or artisans.

Hope and Main’s monthly foodie marketplace returns for the winter on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Meet Your Maker indoor markets take place on one Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and they are the perfect event to chat with established purveyors and see what new local food businesses are making their way by making good food…

A Visit to Biomes is Like a Warm Weather Adventure

Even if we can't visit the beach in winter, we can get our fix of the sea at this marine biology center.

As a kid, my favorite part of visiting the aquarium was exploring the touch tanks where I could pick up clingy starfish, poke spiny sea urchins and track down tricky hermit crabs. At Biomes Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown, touch tanks are the focus. I brought my three-year-old son and four-month-old daughter along to get up close and personal…

The Dish: Durk's Bar-B-Q Opening on Thayer Street

Jake Rojas and Jay Carr are launching a new spot for smoked meats, craft beers and cocktails.

Editor's note: This article was updated on Dec. 30, 2016 to clarify some confusion and incorrect information. Tallulah on Thames is closed for the season and it is still in that space in Newport. It is to be determined what the team will do in late spring with that space. Also, Jake Rojas is not a partner at Durk's Bar-B-Q, he is…

Providence Children's Museum Updates Coming to Rhode Island Exhibit

The environment teaches empathy and respect for various cultures through interactive storytelling and play.

The Providence Children’s Museum got a makeover just in time for the New Year! The popular Coming to Rhode Island exhibit has been renovated and reopened in late-November to celebrate diversity in America through stories that highlight how various immigrants arrived in the Ocean State. The environment teaches empathy and respect for various cultures through interactive storytelling and play, which…

PVDonuts' Friendsmas Doughnut and Knead Doughnuts Opening

PVDonuts is selling a doughnut topped with smoked ham, sweet potato casserole and cornbread, and Knead Doughnuts has opened downtown.

PVDonuts Friendsmas Doughnut PVDonuts has done it again. After the popularity of the Friendsgiving doughnut captured national attention from Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Reddit and more, the cult-favorite Providence doughnut shop has put a spin on a Christmas doughnut –called the Friendsmas doughnut – by topping a buttery brioche pastry with honey glaze, smoked ham by Preppy Pig BBQ, sweet potato casserole…