Diner’s Update

After-Work Eats

Here's a roundup of some of our state's best appy hours and specials at bars and restaurants.

  Here's a roundup of some of our state's best appy hours and specials at bars and restaurants.    $1 Oysters Various restaurants across the state are serving $1 oysters during specific days and times. Benjamin's in Newport offers Raw Bar Tuesdays, which means $1 oysters, 50-cent clams and $1 shrimp all day. Mill's Tavern features a Happy Hour Raw Bar…

Rhode Island Monthly's April Issue is all about Lunch!

The April Issue of Rhode Island Monthly features 51 places for awesome sandwiches, delicious salads, kids' meals and food truck finds. Here we give you an advance recipe to try at home.

The April Issue of Rhode Island Monthly is all about LUNCH. We feature 51 spots for awesome sandwiches, delicious salads, kids' meals and food truck finds. Gone are the days of avoiding the outdoors and eating a soggy sandwich at your desk. With this fine weather we're having, we're assuring you that once in awhile, it's okay to step outdoors,…

Protesting the Proposed State Meals Tax Increase

Rhode Island restaurant owners and representatives from the Rhode Island Hospitality Association today staged an eco-friendly Tea Party to protest the proposed two percent increase on the state meal's tax.

Rhode Island restaurant owners and representatives from the Rhode Island Hospitality Association today staged an eco-friendly Tea Party to protest the proposed two percent hike on the state meals tax, which is already eight percent. The hike would force restaurants to charge diners ten percent in taxes on meals, which they say could potentially harm businesses that have already experienced…

The Making of the Zeppoles at LaSalle Bakery

Learn how the famous Italian zeppoles are made in this behind-the-scenes video.

We're all familiar with the catchphrase, "Time to make the donuts!" but at one traditional Providence bakery, it's time to make the zeppoles.      Once February 1 rolls around, LaSalle Bakery owner Michael Manni and his family and staff members get ready to mix, form and bake the quintessential Italian, but very Rhode Island, pastry.     Manni says…

Beer Feasts: Brews and Food Pairings

We all know wine pairs fabulously with food, but the growing trend is to couple courses with craft brews.

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar Sam Adams Brewery will host two four-course dinners at The Mooring on Tues., Feb. 21 and Wed., Feb. 22 as part of the Newport Winter Festival. Each course will be paired with a different brew. The evening will begin with hors d'oeuvres, including Sam Adams battered pickled chicken, cornmeal fried oysters and little Cuban…

New Year's Eve in Providence

Make your New Year's Eve dinner reservations today to ensure your spot at the table.

Stop procrastinating. If you’re still wondering what to do on New Year’s Eve, consider these spectacular restaurant events and dinners. Make your reservation today, before you end up on the couch watching “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” with Seacrest.    Aspire Enjoy a five-course meal with live entertainment by Spogga. First-course choice include potato and leek soup or oxtail consume; followed…

The Sweetest Indulgence

It’s not every day someone indulges your sweet tooth for (nearly) nothing.

Although I love the idea of sweet treats, I tend to avoid places like Sweet Indulgence, located at 905 Warwick Ave. Just the thought of a six-pack of gourmet cupcakes frightens both me and my waistline. But last week, I learned via Facebook that the Warwick Avenue sweet spot was offering a free half-dozen of cupcakes every Saturday in October…

Taters for Charity

The Trudeau Center’s baked potato carts employ workers with disabilities in Rhode island.

Rhode Island is home to Mr. Potato Head, and now it boasts its own baked potato cart, too. Managed by the Trudeau Center in Warwick, Providence Potato Company serves up creative riffs on the baked potato using local produce and ingredients when possible, while providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Gayle Reid, program coordinator for the Worksite Partners Program…

No More Dining in the Dark

An update on the Rhode Island restaurant scene after the massive power outage that Hurricane Irene left in her wake.

The storm may be over, but many of us will still be powerless for days. It’s estimated that about 130,000 Rhode Island and 250,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses have been left in the dark. With no power for cooking, what is everyone doing for dinner? Rather than spend another night manning the grill with a flashlight, getting creative with your…

There's a Place for You at the Table

What to expect from the first ever Providence Food and Wine Festival

We’ve been on hiatus from blogging for the summer, but we’re back and we’re hungry. What better time than now to talk about the inaugural Providence Food and Wine Festival, which takes place August 25-27.  We got the lowdown from blogger, photographer and overall food and wine fanatic David Dadekian, one of the organizers of the event.Why should people from…