Dish

The Dish: We Tried Feast and Fettle’s Local Meal Delivery Service

Feast and Fettle is like having a personal chef without someone cooking in your kitchen.

Feast and Fettle meal delivery service is like having a personal chef without having someone cooking in your kitchen. Founder and chef Maggie Mulvena graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 2013, and started working as a nanny and personal chef for two to three years in the Providence area before she realized she could launch a full-fledged meal delivery service that could help a wide variety of professionals, couples and families in the area.

The Dish: Federal Hill Pizza Returns to Providence

The Neapolitan brick oven pizza that made its debut inside an Atwells Avenue cigar shop has revived Chalkstone Avenue's historic Castle Cinema.

Two 5,500-pound Gianni Acunto Italian brick ovens stand in the back of Federal Hill Pizza’s new location inside the historic former Castle Cinema in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence.

The Dish: Q-and-A with Providence Brewing Company

Brewer Efren Hidalgo is bringing back Rhode Island's oldest recorded brewery as well as the Urbn Brewdega brewing supply.

Welcome the return of Providence’s oldest recorded brewing company in the heart of North Providence by mid- to late-spring. The handcrafted small batch beers by owner Efren Hidalgo include the Habana Loco, an experimental New England-style double IPA, and other beer varieties that pay tribute to the Providence Brewery’s 1817 roots. Hidalgo also plans to launch the Urbn Brewdega on…

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…

The Dish: Boost Your Immunity with Chi Kitchen Kimchi

Minnie Luong's healthy family recipe tastes great and contains beneficial gut-busting probiotics to ward off sickness.

Photos by Marianne Lee. Minnie Luong grew up always having kimchi in her family’s refrigerator, but it wasn’t until later in life that she started making it herself. Her handmade kimchi is the foundation of her local food business, Chi Kitchen, operating out of the Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket. Chi Kitchen kimchi is a Korean superfood made from fermented cabbage…

The Dish: Q-and-A with James Mark, Owner of North

The popular West Side restaurant will start raising prices in response to the cost of sourcing more food locally and providing fair wages for employees.

James Mark made waves recently when he posted a message on his restaurant’s website announcing that he is going to start raising prices to reflect the real cost of making and serving his food. This comes after years of undercharging at north, Mark says, and he wants everyone to understand why. Is it possible to run a restaurant sustainably while…

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…

The Dish: Providence Bagel Opens

The former Honey Dew Donuts location boasts bagels and cream cheeses made on site, plus a drive-through to get your food on the go.

Time to make the bagels! Providence Bagel scratch-made bagel operation opened this month inside a former Honey Dew Donuts location on North Main Street. The New York-style bagels feature twenty-plus varieties, including asiago, blueberry, French toast, everything, several whole wheat varieties and more, all mixed, proofed and baked on site using quality ingredients and Italian-made equipment. Owner Chris Wietecha settled…