Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly August 2014

Best of Rhode Island 2014

Bistro 22

Olive oil poached cod with old bay potatoes and swiss chard in a tomato broth. “Breakfast in a jar,” house smoked bacon, crispy potato, pulled short rib, poached egg, truffle jus. Bistro 22 22 Midway Rd., Cranston, 383-6400, bistro22ri.com. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Lot parking. Cuisine Twenty-first-century Americana. Capacity Fifty plus…

JAVA Skincare

While waiting for a fresh pot to brew, step into the shower and enjoy the other perks of coffee. Java is a Rhode Island-based skincare company that combines organic green coffee extract and roasted coffee with essential argan and almond oils to nourish, tighten and protect skin while also reducing cellulite and stretch marks. “Java is the only skincare line…

Home: Road Trip to Shop in Chatham

Ninety-two miles from Providence? That’s roughly an hour and forty minutes — far less time than it takes to do a week’s laundry. In fact, the thought of chores propelled us to our car. Before we knew it, we were walking the tony main street. Chatham, we learned, is the most easterly, sea-reaching point in the state, with water lapping on three…

Wear Your Music Reinvents Guitar Strings

Everyone knows one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and Providence entrepreneur Hannah Garrison takes those words to heart. Always making jewelry out of recycled materials, she would invite musicians to play in her art studio. “Often would change their guitar strings, and leave them lying around,” says Garrison. It was then she saw the potential to create bracelets out…

Q&A with actor Richard Jenkins

How did you end up in Rhode Island? I grew up in DeKalb, Illinois. It’s a farming community about sixty miles west of Chicago. We used to go to the movies every Friday and Saturday night. It didn’t matter what was playing. The curtain would open — it was an event to go to the movies back then — and I’d watch the actors…

Passionate Players Face Off During August Tennis

I live in a tennis crazy neighborhood……This time of year, there is a saying around our court that resonates with all players. Time for “August tennis” is here. Nearly everyone I know plays tennis. We play a lot, whenever the schedule allows. There is nothing quite like outdoor tennis in southern New England. All the elements combine to make it…

From The Publisher: Rhode Apathy?

“I am as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” The colloquial and well-known quote from the 1976 film Network was quite appropriate when I read the assessment of Rhode Island in the conservative-oriented blog City Journal last month. The headline was “The Bluest State — Decades of liberal policies have made Rhode Island the nation’s basket case.”!…

Current: Reading List

These literary works were either written by Rhode Islanders or star the Ocean State’s (fictional or factual) people, places and things. Beach read The Tell By Hester Kaplan For married couple Mira and Owen living in Providence, the arrival of a washed-up actor turns their world upside down. Toying with fame, family and facades, the couple must acknowledge the reality…

Reporter: Dangers of the Wild

Travis Godwin pulls his pickup to a stop on Watson Street, leans out the window and lets out a snort of laughter. “Who’s in that?” he gestures to the man in the tick suit. The Jamestown Memorial Day parade is about to step off. And, amid the assorted fire trucks and military marchers, spit-and-polished in their dress uniforms, is Bruce…

Current: Wicket Good

Break out your summer whites for a game of croquet at the Ocean House in Watch Hill. Under the guidance of croquet pro Teddy Prentis, players swing wooden mallets at one-pound balls, aiming to score through six wickets (or hoops). In addition to light-spirited lessons and friendly games, this world-class court will host a number of official summer tournaments. From…

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