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The Dish: 8 Home Gardening Tips

Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers gives us the ins and outs of backyard planting.

'Tis the season for growing, and Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers is fielding all kinds of questions about starting a garden right now. When should I plant? What should I plant? How much should I plant? Here she rounds up some backyard gardening tips for us green thumbs in training. 1. Plant your garden around Mother’s Day: Generally, you…

The Dish: 5 Fun Things About the Eat Drink RI Festival

The annual celebration of local food and drink expands and moves its main event to the RI Convention Center.

After a few years, the Eat Drink RI Festival needed bigger pants. The fifth annual event,  April 28 to May 1, has moved from the Biltmore Hotel to the Rhode Island Convention Center for its main event, the Grand Tasting, and Grand Brunch. “It’s bigger, better, and expanded everything,” says Eat Drink RI president David Dadekian. “We sadly outgrew the…

The Dish: 6 Top Grilled Cheese Spots in Rhode Island

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, here are the cheesiest, toastiest sandwich options in the Ocean State.

As a kid, I grew up with plain grilled cheese as a staple at my house, but since then I've learned about all the wonderful flavors this sandwich can inspire with the help of talented chefs and fun ingredients. For National Grilled Cheese Month, we set out to find the state’s best grilled cheese sandwiches and came back with these…

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…

Q-and-A: Narragansett Brewery Returns to Rhode Island

Mark Hellendrung, president of Narragansett Beer, shares more details about the brewery's move to the Guild in Pawtucket.

Happy National Beer Day! Yes, there is such a thing. By now, you’ve probably heard the good news. After many years and through various obstacles, Narragansett Beer is finally bringing the brewery back to Rhode Island. This week, Narragansett Beer President Mark D, Hellendrung and team moved into their new offices at the Guild, located at 461 Main St. in…

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: A Day in the Life of a Quahogger

Celebrate Quahog Week with special events and menu selections at local restaurants. Watch our video to learn about what it takes to get clams to plate in all seasons.

It’s a brisk March morning at thirty-eight degrees, and the water temperature is almost the same at 7:30 a.m. The sun retreats behind thick clouds and a gray shadow casts over the bay across from Barrington Beach. The wind blows, and it feels a lot colder. When the boat sways, I worry waves will splash over the side of the…

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: Providence's Five Best Secret Bars

It's time to out some of our favorite spots (because we've finally learned how to share).

One of the cool things about Providence is the small number of off-the-radar bars that take a little sleuthing to stumble on. Why would these watering holes want to be so secret that you need to know someone who knows where it is to find out where it is? The goal is to maintain a sense of intimacy where like-minded…

The Dish: Q-and-A: Meet Chef Robert Sisca of ProvidenceG

The new corporate executive chef at ProvidenceG previously worked at Bistro du Midi in Boston, and he also has a background at Gracie’s and Le Bernardin in New York City.

Rhode Island just gained a notable chef for its ranks of culinary masters. ProvidenceG hired Robert Sisca as corporate executive chef, a senior member of the management team taking responsibility for all aspects of food and the kitchens inside its three restaurants: Garde De La Mer, the Rooftop at ProvidenceG and GPub. Cisca previously worked as executive chef and partner…