Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly August 2012

Best of Rhode Island


A pretty location and an approachable menu are ingredients for success at this new waterside restaurant.

Trafford   Trafford 285 Water St., Warren, 289-2265, traffordrestaurant.com. Hours Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations suggested. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking.  Cuisine New England 
genealogy with a Rhode Island accent. Capacity 150. Vibe Beach house chic. Prices Appetizers $3.50–$11, entrees $9–$28, dessert $9. Karen’s picks Raw bar, seafood, dessert. Key  Fair  Good  Very Good  Excellent Half-star   The small fryer…

Best of Rhode Island 2012

Rhode Island, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: 340, to be exact. From kickball and retro makeovers to doggie treats and tasty tapas, here’s our guide to the Ocean State’s finest. Food • Shopping • Play • Health and Beauty • Readers’ Poll

Ah, Rhode Island. The place we live, the place we love. We’re so devoted, we spent days and nights and early mornings seeking the best you have to offer, exposing ourselves to weight gain, accessories overload and stray dodgeballs, just to be thorough. But choosing the best in you wasn’t up to only us; readers piped in from all corners…

The Making of a Fashion Mogul

StyleWeek Northeast’s Rosanna Ortiz Sinel rocks Providence with runway shows from hot emerging designers, but her dream is to take it national.

It’s StyleWeek PR’s first ever Buyer Collective. Rosanna Ortiz Sinel is front and center in the chic Bullfinch Hotel lounge in Boston on a warm evening in April. She’s surrounded by designers, retail buyers, press and friends. Even though it’s 6 p.m. on a weekday, everyone’s dressed to kill. Cocktail dresses. Four-inch heels. Hair expertly coiffed. For the men, trendy…

Other People's Money

David Whitaker scammed dozens of people out of millions of dollars, using the Internet as his method of choice — until, that is, the feds caught up. That’s when Google got way more than it bargained for.

When David Whitaker sat down for an interview last February, he’d been a reluctant guest of the Wyatt Detention facility in Central Falls for almost four years… …Encircled by a chain-link fence and shiny coils of razor-wire, the Wyatt is a cold, brick cube wedged between two rail lines in a forgotten corner of the square-mile city. It’s where criminal…


August 2012

Helping Hands Although I moved to Corpus Christi last fall, I continue to receive and enjoy Rhode Island Monthly. I was extremely pleased to see the story about Jan Martin and Dave Frerichs . Jan and Dave helped my former agency, Corliss Institute, obtain the approval for our past farmers market, expand the startup market with beautiful produce and plow…

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