Food and Drink

Stress Test

Feeling tense? It’s no wonder: We’re living in the fourth most stressful area in America, at least according to Forbes’ recently released rankings. Analysts looked at quality of life factors, such as cost of living, population density, air quality, median home price drop and even the number of sunny days per year to come up with the fact that apparently…

Getting Real: Top Chef Edition

My name is Sarah and I’m a reality show addict. Well, not entirely. I draw the line at "The Bachelor," and I’ve never seen an episode of "American Idol." But if it’s food related, I’m there, glued to the tube. I’ve seen them all: "Iron Chef"; "Chopped." I even slogged through "The Restaurant," the short-lived NBC series starring Rocco DiSpirito…

The Ten-Year Itch

By now you’ve noticed our snappy new logo on the cover of the September issue. Nothing against the old one, which we had for more than ten years, and which was nicely serviceable and solid and stalwartttttttt… sorry, I just totally fell asleep for a second. Anyway, with all the changes happening around here, we needed a logo with personality!…

Hawking A Better Shot of Coffee

We get a lot of press releases, for all sorts of products. Most of which have nothing to do with Rhode Island. We also occasionally get cool free samples (thanks ecoTOOLS for the sustainable hand cream, and Ms. Pedicure for the DIY kit). Yesterday I got a release, actually a kit (sans free demo model, unfortunately), from Nespresso. It caught…

All-You-Can-Eat (Gourmet?) Chicken

Rhode Island seems ripe for road trips lately. Not only did the Food Network’s Guy Fieri point his ’67 Camaro in our direction, visiting Louis, Liberty Elm and Crazy Burger for his show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (read more about that here), but the folks at Gourmet have also trekked to our fair state for their August Road Food column….

New Start, New Space

Yesterday, the RIM staff got a sneak peak at our new office space over on Allens Ave. Since we’re now a privately held (!) company (read more about that here), we’ll soon be vacating our ProJo owned complex. It’s not that we haven’t been happy here (we are a rock’s throw from the mall, after all), but setting up shop…

Get Your Drink On at Tina's Jamaican

One of the best parts of working on the Best of issue — on newsstands now! — is getting some great recommendations from the other editors of new places to try. Be it a spa, restaurant or boutique, I have never been disappointed when checking out a Best of winner for the first time. So I was excited to try…

Local Food Fest Recap

 At last night’s Local Food Fest, it was awe-inspiring to see so many of the chefs, farmers and producers we keep tabs on and frequently cover in the magazine (And food e-newsletter, The Dish. And our Twitter account @TheDishRI.) serve their fantastic food all in one place. And one gorgeous place at that: Castle Hill Inn & Resort’s expertly manicured oceanfront lawn.The main draw? Generous (think app rather than amuse…

Rhode Island Goes Primetime on the Food Network

There was a lot of commotion outside beloved greasy spoon (and tried and true Brown hangover cure) Louis Restaurant this morning. The ProJo was there, Channel 10 was there (complete with a parking ticket tucked under the wiper for straddling the sidewalk), oh, and we were there. We’ll go anywhere that serves food. The crowd hadn’t gathered at the old-school…