Food and Drink

Read, Drink and be Merry at the Newly Opened Riffraff Bookstore and Bar

The new bookstore and bar serves up good reads and unpretentious libations.

Happy hour + books = dream come true. Image from Riffraff Instagram. Show Caption Hide Caption Riffraff also serves up coffee and tea to cozy up to your book with. Image from Riffraff Instagram. Show Caption Hide Caption The stacks. Image from Riffraff Instagram. Show Caption Hide Caption Tom Roberge and Emma Ramadan. Image from Riffraff Instagram. Show Caption Hide…

Diner’s Update

The latest Rhode Island food, drink, restaurant and dining news and events.

The latest Rhode Island food, drink, restaurant and dining news and events.

Courtland Club is a Not-So-Secret Social Club

The bar is bringing back the idea of a social club, but more inclusive.

The bar at Courtland Club. Photo by Justin Block Photography. Rhode Islanders have always been obsessed with where places used to be. And the West Side’s newest bar, Courtland Club, is one of those places that used to be. In the late-‘20s and early-‘30s, it was Crugnale Bakery, famous for its pizza strips, and in the 1940’s, it evolved into…

Tune into “Fighting for Healthy Foods: How Rhode Island is Stepping Up to the Plate”

The panel discusses the subject of food deserts and food insecurity, focusing on improving access to fresh produce in low-income areas.

This summer, I visited farmers markets and a mobile produce market in an effort to learn how low-income folks are using SNAP to access fresh produce. I met some wonderful families along the way who explained the daily struggle of putting healthy foods on their plates, based on where they live and financial constraints. These families live in food deserts,…