Chatter: May

Readers weigh in on stories in print and online.

“Calamari Comeback,” April
It would be welcome if you could get up to the Blackstone Valley more often. Almost every feature is Providence, South County, East/West Bay biased. Woonsocket, Smithfield, Slatersville, North Smithfield, Cumberland, Burrillville, Chepachet? Yes, there are not as many great places as further south, coastal and urban, but it does not mean there are none. I know Lucky Dog Tavern and Bella Restaurant both offer superb calamari options. Gas up and drive north once in a while, get beyond Lincoln.
David Kmetz
Douglas, Mass.

Outtakes, April
Thank you very much for high-lighting the Avenue Concept. During an unprecedented year-plus of isolation due to the pandemic, it was wonderful of you to share some of the illuminated six murals and five sculptures and list when and where the public could enjoy them. Thanks to RI Commerce’s “Take It Outside Initiative,” Rhode Islanders will be able to feed their hungry souls with bold and beautiful art created by exceptionally talented artists. I can’t wait to see what deputy director Jenn Harris has in store for everyone to enjoy in the months ahead!
Sondra V. Pitts
Cranston

Publisher’s Note, April
As always, I so enjoyed your letter this month. And you’re right, squids are lovable! Happy spring. Looking forward to the day when we can all be together.
Nancy Allen
Foxborough, Mass.

I receive your magazine monthly and enjoy it immensely. I moved to the state four years ago and your publication helps me get the Rhode Island groove. I look forward to the upcoming editions. Thanks for doing such a great job.
Paula Hudson
West Warwick

Correction: In March Dining Out, we misidentified Pomodoro’s co-owner. It is Mark Micheletti.