Get a Sneak Peek Inside Dolores Mexican Restaurant

It may have taken three years, but the East Side of Providence will soon have a contemporary, full-service Mexican restaurant from the same owners of El Rancho Grande.

Now that ingredients like maize, Mexican peppers, herbs and seeds are more accessible from Mexico into the United States, chef Maria Meza’s cooking can more closely resemble what the family grew up eating in the southern Puebla and Oaxacan regions, where they are from.

Great Bartenders in Rhode Island

From Providence to Newport, these local bartenders have stories to tell.

Leishla Maldonado with the vermouth service at Courtland Club. Photography by Angel Tucker. Leishla Maldonado A working mom is making a name for herself in Providence’s cocktail scene. Leishla Maldonado crash landed in the hospitality industry. At age seventeen, she got pregnant and dropped out of high school, was kicked out of the house and had to find her own…

Bar Crawl: Newport

Off-season bar-hopping is more fun when crowds dissipate, there’s a chill in the air and fireplaces are lit.

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Shrub it Off

Make terrific drinks at home with Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs cocktail and mocktail recipes.

Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are making Colonial cool again. The Lincoln-made vinegar-based fruit mixers can be combined with spirits and non-alcoholic beverages to create tasty libations. In Colonial times, fruit was traditionally preserved in barrels using vinegar, which was then stirred into spirits and said to increase energy and improve digestion. Launched by Barrington resident Anna Scott in early 2018 out…

Swirl, Sniff, Sip: The Best Wine Bars in Rhode Island

You don’t have to be a wine snob to appreciate a wine bar.

Providence Wine Bar This new wine lover’s hotspot in Wayland Square occupies the space where Spoons and the Olive Tap used to be, and the short-lived Mercer’s Deli after that. Opened by Ben Lloyd, chef/owner of the Salted Slate, this restaurant serves more than fifty wines by the glass, craft beers, sherry and some sake. Order wine by flavor (think…

Bars Games: Arcade Fun Plus Cocktails

Fun activities at local watering holes will keep your spirits, well, spirited.

Axe Bar Activity: Axe-throwing Atmosphere: Some people choose to get out their frustrations with boxing gloves and a punching bag. Others go for a handful of axes, a bullseye target and a pint of beer. Axe Bar is part of R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center, which also has an indoor raceway, bowling and billiards. You have to book a slot…