Food and Drink

Breakfast in Warren Served Sunnyside Up

East Bayers were collectively disappointed when Three Rivers, the breakfast and lunch hot spot on Water Street in Warren, closed its doors late last year. Where else were they going to go for unique breakfast offerings and beautiful waterfront vistas? Plans to re-open the restaurant in another location have since been halted and the former chef is now lending his…

Rhode Island’s Twitterati

It’s pretty clear by now that all the nation — celebs, politicos, the media, even people we wish would keep a little more to themselves — is a-Twitter. But what about Rhode Island? Have we jumped on the here’s-what-I’m-doing-this-very-second bandwagon, or are we the wall flowers of the web world?The answer is overwhelmingly B. In an exhaustive search (okay, I…

Shop Like an Heiress

Tobacco heiress Doris Duke was known for many things –– her pet camels that were said to roam the grounds of her Newport mansion, her tireless philanthropic work –– but perhaps one of her most lasting legacies is that of clotheshorse. The Newport Restoration Foundation –– the organization that now owns Rough Point, Duke’s Newport home –– strives to keep…

And so this is happy hour…

But there’s no two-drinks-for-the-price-of-one in Rhode Island (blame RI General Law 3-7-26 –– they really need to listen to Ted Hawkins up on Capitol Hill). But that doesn’t mean bars and restaurants won’t sweeten the deal to lure customers unwinding after work. It’s just that here, they have to offer discounts on food, not booze, to get people in. Call…

Behind the Scenes: An RI Monthly Cover Shoot

Have you checked out our April issue yet? If not, I really think you should. And not just for the many great ideas about where to go away this summer on a tank of gas. I also think you need to check out the cover. Those legs peeking out from behind that blindingly white suitcase? Yeah, they’re mine. And that…

Spread the love

If you didn’t make it to last week’s screening at Cable Car, a fifteen-minute movie full of everyday Providence people and the reasons they love our fair capital city is just a click away. I HEART PROVIDENCE: The People’s Confessions is now on Facebook (for FB members) and Youtube (in two parts, one and two). From the mayor to a…

Decidedly Unfrivolous Fashion

This whole recession thing has shoppers feeling seriously conflicted. On the one hand, it seems the only way we’re going to even begin digging our way out of this mess is if people get over their fears of the figurative sky falling and start spending. On the other hand, the act of shopping for material goods is as gauche as…

Restaurant Week Mania

It’s a busy time for area restaurants, with Newport, Narragansett, and Boston all currently hosting their own versions of Restaurant Week.Foodies seem to divide into two camps when it comes to Restaurant Week dining. One sect avoids it at all costs, likening the experience to amateur hour (Chowhound is filled with RW treatises on everything from rushed service and clueless fellow diners…

Off the Rack: Dressing for Spring in Winter Temps

Tomorrow marks the first day of spring, which means that, for many people, deciding what to wear just got a whole lot more difficult. It’s that awkward in-between season when everyone is itching to break out the brightly colored warm-weather clothes, but the temperature still screams winter. For help, I called on Susan Mullins, a Boston-based wardrobe consultant and stylist…

“Man v. Food” in R.I.?

Last week I got a call from a scout at the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food,” feeling out Rhode Island as a possible location for an upcoming show. (I said possible, so don’t get too excited yet.) For those of you who haven’t seen the show, here’s a two-word synopsis: pure gluttony. Host Adam Richman (not to be confused with…