Diner’s Update

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.

25 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Rhode Island

Local New Year's Eve festivities include dinners, rooftop parties, live music, burlesque shows and more.

Updated on Dec. 21, 2016. We will continuously add events to this page so please return often. 1. Old Downcity Glamour: The Ballroom at ProvidenceG The ProvidenceG has four options for ringing in the New Year, offering something for everyone. The Ballroom will be the scene of a historic Downcity affair, featuring a celebration of the decades with live jazz…

The Dish: Diner's Update: July/ August 2016

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

EVENTS 7/10−7/23 Providence Restaurant Weeks is now happening over the next two weeks in July. Choose from three-course lunches at $14.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials at nearly 100 restaurants. Check the website for participating restaurants and menus. For Rhode Island Monthly staff Restaurant Week picks, click here. 7/14 You don’t have to be in…

The Dish: Diner's Update: June/ July 2016

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

EVENTS 6/15 Blackstone Culinaria hosts a food tour today at 6 p.m. at GottaQ Smokehouse and BBQ in Cumberland. Guests will experience award-winning barbecue meats and delicious sides while learning about the food business. Tickets are $22 per person and can be purchased here. 6/15 Need a Father’s Day gift idea? Weekapaug Inn in Westerly has launched the Brewmaster's Social…

The Dish: Diner's Update: May/ June 2016

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

EVENTS 5/15−6/30 Get your burger fix with RI Food Fights' Big Burger Blowout. The competition sizzles now through June 30, featuring sixteen restaurant competitors. With a $20 passport, purchased in advance, guests will enjoy one free burger from each of the participating restaurants. You can try meaty favorites from Shoobies, Julians, RI Billiard Bar and Bistro, Caffe Dolce Vita and…

19 Spots to Celebrate Mom on Mother's Day

These local restaurants are hosting special Mother's Day brunches and/or dinners for Sunday, May 8.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. To help you and your family celebrate the day, we’ve rounded up a fine selection of brunches and dinners, which will make mom feel special all day long. Be sure to book your reservations as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 1. Castle Hill Inn is hosting an elegant and upscale Mother’s Day…

The Dish: Diner's Update: April/ May 2016

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS 4/20 New Harvest Coffee and Spirits in the Providence Arcade is hosting a Books and Bourbon Tasting, another installment of the free book club. Book worms will discuss A Brief History of Seven Killings, a classic by the award-winning author Marlon James. You can RSVP through Facebook and the club starts at 7 p.m. 4/20 Learn the secrets of…

The Dish: 19 Spots for Easter Brunch

Skip the legwork and get your leg of lamb, quiche and honey baked ham somewhere else for a change.

Easter is hopping on in early and that leaves the hostess squirming for time. Why not eliminate the stress of planning and take the time to enjoy the family? We organized a whole spread of brunch choices featuring some of the best dining experiences throughout Rhode Island. 1. Rosecliff Starting at 10 a.m. on March 26, the day before Easter,…

The Dish: Diner's Update: March/April 2016

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

Take Rhode Island Monthly’s Foodie Bucket List quiz and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Pane E Vino and a pair of tickets to see Ragtime at the Providence Performing Arts Center on April 9! Winner to be randomly chosen and notified by email on March 28.   EVENTS 3/9–5/4 The Hotel Viking in…

The Dish: Diner's Update: February/ March 2016

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS 2/1−2/29 Get ready to layer on the capicola, ham, genoa salami, provolone cheese, peppers and more. There are still a few weeks remaining to take a bite out of an Italian favorite for Rhode Island Food Fights’ Italian Grinder Throwdown, a first of its kind for Rhode Islanders. Now through Feb. 29, experience sixteen different grinders from local sandwich…