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…

First 401 Insiders Club Event a Big Hit at Bucket Brewery

401 Insiders Club members enjoyed a flight of Bucket Brewery beers, as well as a brand new ginger brew and delicious food from Citizen Wing.

Last night, an exclusive group from Rhode Island Monthly's 401 Insiders Club gathered to celebrate our February 2017 beer issue at Bucket Brewery in Pawtucket. Local beer fans mingled in the intimate space amongst the fermenters and other brewing equipment while sipping flights of six brews, feasting on food from Citizen Wing and playing games like Jenga and Battleship. Bucket…

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…

Local Mural Honors Patriots' Five Rings

Dennis Moffitt Painting is stopping traffic with its painting that celebrates the New England Patriots' latest Super Bowl win.

Drive by Dennis Moffitt Painting in Wakefield and you might be intercepted; intercepted by a giant mural depicting a hand with five Super Bowl rings to honor our New England Patriots' latest win. On Feb. 8, the business unveiled the painting of the fifth ring on the hand that already appeared on the side of the building. It was tough…

Local Wedding Band Stars in De Niro's The Comedian

Rhode Island-based band, the Free Downloads, plays the Jewish wedding dance and cover songs in the major motion picture.

Head to the movies on Friday to see The Comedian, – premiering Feb. 3 – and you might recognize a few familiar faces next to more famous ones. The film’s cast includes Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Leslie Mann and Edie Falco alongside a well known Rhode Island wedding and events band, the Free Downloads. In the movie,…

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…

Leadership Rhode Island Launches Dear President Trump

A book of letters written by Leadership Rhode Island alumni offers advice for our current President about resolving conflict.

If you could deliver a letter directly to President Donald J. Trump, what would it say? Leadership Rhode Island is trying to do just that, except it involves a much bigger project, including a compilation of correspondence written by Rhode Island leaders before they knew who would be in office. They wrote to the office, not the person. The letters…

Satisfy Your Need for Speed at R1 Indoor Karting

The 90,000-square-foot karting complex is the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

I am in a red go-kart on the track at the newly opened R1 Indoor Karting center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The first time around the roadway, the vehicle is on the lowest speed to help me get my bearings around the tight, slick turns; slick enough to drift around the corners and float over the soft, porous black track….

The Dish: Rebelle Artisan Bagels Pop-up

Baker Milena Pagán's handmade bagels will be available at Laughing Gorilla Catering on Jan. 22.

Rebelle Artisan Bagels have been popping up at a few restaurants around town, and now carb lovers will have a chance to buy them individually, by the sandwich or by the half-dozen. On Sunday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Laughing Gorilla's popup restaurant inside the Kitchen space on Carpenter Street in Providence will feature the blistered and…