Food & Drink Feature

Brew Basics

Rhode Island’s artisan coffee scene is getting more robust. When you want to linger over a good strong cup, these shops sweeten the already potent pot.

Brewed Awakenings Johnston, Cranston, Wakefield, Warwick, brewedcoffeeshop.com The K’la Frozen Mocha rivals a certain spot's frappe-whatchamacallit. The crunchy and crumbly cinnamon coffee cake muffin guarantees a swirl of cinnamon in every bite.   Coffee Depot 501 Main St., Warren, 608-2553 A creamy caramel latte (brewed with New Harvest beans). A Foremost Baking Company honey almond croissant, designed like a honeycomb…

Flan

Wine bar serves up Andalusian flair without pretension.

Diego Luis Perez mans the bar. 186 Union St., Providence, 432-6656. Wheelchair accessibility is doubtful; most tables are high. Street parking. Capacity Just more than forty split between the bar proper and the dining room (which is also the kitchen). Vibe Spanish bar in the heart of the Andalusian countryside — so remote that they refuse to give you a…

Breakfast in Rhode Island

We flipped out over stacks of pancakes; sampled eggs scrambled, fried, poached, baked, stuffed with cheese and whipped into frittatas; and bit into bacon both crisp and flimsy — all in the name of finding the best spots for morning meals in our state.

With assistance by Jamie Samons, Leigh Vincola, Sarah Francis, Joshua Aromin, Lilli Paknis and Carla Aveledo Toad in the hole at the Cooked Goose. Potential T-Swift Sighting: The Cooked Goose The coffee’s not the only thing buzzing at this quaint Westerly spot: According to tabloids, last July, Taylor Swift’s bodyguards created a minor scene to prevent other diners from photographing…

Brunch Brigade

Where to enjoy the halfway point between breakfast and lunch.

Eggnog pancake made with Arruda's Dairy eggnog at Eli's Kitchen. Eli’s Kitchen 40 Market St., Warren, 245-1809, eliskitchenwarren.com When: Sat. 9 a.m.−4 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.−2 p.m. The Scene: Making friends over breakfast is a thing at Eli’s Kitchen. It’s a place where hometown fixtures befriend first-timers at the chef’s counter and community table (don’t feel left out by the…

Food Lovers' Guide

From local goods to multicultural ingredients, you can shop like a chef with our guide to the best food stores, farm stands, gourmet and ethnic markets. Plus, meet the state’s best purveyors, and score recipes for the perfect Thanksgiving feast.

Edited by Jamie Coelho Reporting assistance by Jamie Samons and Ashlyn Lillibridge Asian Market Tour Ingredient hunting in Providence and Cranston. Asian Market Tour Ingredient hunting in Providence and Cranston.We always wanted to shop Asian markets for little-known herbs and sauces for Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese cooking, but where to begin? For help along our adventure, we enlisted James…

Plenty of Room

A British woman’s first Thanksgiving feast, enjoyed amongst international students, turns out to be more traditional than she thought.

At first, my husband, Charlie, calls the undertaking a “nice lunch” for “a couple of students.” It doesn’t seem like a huge deal. I fancy trying my hand at roasting a whole turkey, something that is usually set aside for the Christmas feast back in England and, until now, solely the job of my mum. You see, I’m a British…

Cook Up a Sizzling Turkey Dinner

Local chefs reveal tried-and-true recipes for your family dinner.

Traditional Turkey Dawn Brooks-Rapp of Acacia Cafe food truck and kitchen shares her recipe for citrus-and-tea brined and maple butter glazed turkey. Last fall, the chef gave a turkey brining demonstration at the Mount Hope Farm farmers market to much applause. She began assembling and selling her brining kits ($15) to help customers recreate the experience at home. The kits…

28 Best Seafood Restaurants in Rhode Island

Hemenway’s What to Order: Who says the business lunch is dead? Go with a group and share the Shellfish Tower (serves four to six) bedecked with local oysters plucked from New England shores, littleneck clams, cold baby lobster, jumbo shrimp cocktail and the kicker, Alaskan King Crab legs. Just two of you? The shellfish platter will do. What’s Special: We…

Aw Shucks: RI Oyster Farms

Rhode Island Oysters, clockwise from top left: ŒWatch Hill, Ninigret, Moonstone, Behan Family Farm, Walrus and Carpenter, ‘Salt Water Farms, Matunuck Naked on a boat. That’s how I began a two-day oyster odyssey through southern Rhode Island, slurping oysters for breakfast, right out of the water — shucked and served up naked. No cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon juice or mignonette necessary. Route…

Q&A with the Local Catch

Where does your seafood come from, and what types do you sell? I fish from April to October in my own boat. We gillnet, fish pot, rod and reel and lobster trap. We carry calamari, scallops, fluke, striped bass when the season’s open, yellowtail flounder, littlenecks, clams and Salt Pond Oysters. We go to New Bedford, Stonington and Boston for…