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: 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…

The Dish: Go Behind the Scenes with Chefs at Hope and Main

The Cookin’ It Old School Dinner Series puts the chef front in center in the demonstration kitchen, preparing all of the courses in view of dinner guests.

Most times, chefs are the elusive creators, hidden in the kitchens in the backs of restaurants, preparing refined and detailed multi-course feasts with no audience. Hope and Main in Warren is peeking behind the curtain with its Cookin’ It Old School Dinner Series, which puts the chef front and center in the demonstration kitchen, preparing and plating courses in view…

Two Rhode Island Chefs Earn James Beard Semifinalist Nominations

Champe Speidel of Persimmon in Bristol and Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway were recognized as a semifinalists for the category Best Chef: Northeast.

Congratulations to two Rhode Island chefs who earned semifinalist recognition in the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards. Champe Speidel of Persimmon in Bristol was nominated for the sixth time and Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway was also recognized for the first time as semifinalists in the category Best Chef: Northeast. Both chefs are alumni of Johnson and Wales University….

The Dish: Providence’s Five Best Places for Hot Chocolate

Our top five spots will help you warm up this winter.

1. The Duck and Bunny Tucked away on Wickenden Street is a cozy little snuggery that serves specialty cupcakes and happiness. The Duck and Bunny is a reimagined house with whimsical and elegant decor. Plush white seats line the back wall, and a fireplace adds a warm touch to the small dining area. There’s a cupcake bar, a variety of…

The Dish: Free Rhode Island Kids' Healthy Recipe Cookbook

Local schoolchildren submitted recipes and put together a free cookbook as part of the RI Healthy Kids' Recipe Challenge.

In January, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit hosted a Rhode Island Kids’ Healthy Recipe Luncheon in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, which included the release of a free recipe book for all to download. The cookbook offers submissions from nineteen middle school finalists who participated in the contest. Recipes range…

The Dish: Q-and-A with Ben Sukle of Oberlin

The co-owner of birch talks about opening Oberlin, a second, larger restaurant in the former Flan/Bodega Malasana location.

So you’ve been open about a week now. How have things gone so far? It’s been good. The first day was chaotic, but it was chaotic in a good way because there were a ton of people here. We did have a line to start. A lot of regulars came. Now we can accommodate large parties. We had a twelve-…

The Dish: Q-and-A Urban Greens Food Cooperative

The consumer-owned grocery store will be located on the site of the old Louttit Laundry building.

It has been a long time coming (since 2007, in fact), but this month, the Urban Greens Food Cooperative council and committee announced the location of its upcoming consumer-owned grocery store. It will be located at 93 Cranston Street, the site of the old Louttit Laundry building that was abandoned in 1985, later demolished in 2008, and has been an…