Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly July 2014

Top Dentists, Seafood

The Best Seafood in Rhode Island

From restaurants to markets to chefs' recipes, here are our favorite ways to get our seafood fix in the Ocean State.

The saying goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” But tell him (or her) which restaurant to visit for fish and they’ll go home happy and with a full belly. This month, our sustainable seafood guide features the freshest fillets, clams, oysters,…

Aw Shucks: RI Oyster Farms

Rhode Island Oysters, clockwise from top left: ŒWatch Hill, Ninigret, Moonstone, Behan Family Farm, Walrus and Carpenter, ‘Salt Water Farms, Matunuck Naked on a boat. That’s how I began a two-day oyster odyssey through southern Rhode Island, slurping oysters for breakfast, right out of the water — shucked and served up naked. No cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon juice or mignonette necessary. Route…

Top Dentists 2014

Click here to view the list of 2014's Top Dentists   Top ten tooth Trends: What savvy consumers should know before that next trip to the dentist. Rhode Islanders value their smiles more than ever before. Having a healthy grin goes beyond looking good: It’s a confidence booster, whether you’re asking for a raise or a date. Here’s what local…

Q&A with the Local Catch

Where does your seafood come from, and what types do you sell? I fish from April to October in my own boat. We gillnet, fish pot, rod and reel and lobster trap. We carry calamari, scallops, fluke, striped bass when the season’s open, yellowtail flounder, littlenecks, clams and Salt Pond Oysters. We go to New Bedford, Stonington and Boston for…

Midtown Oyster Bar

Tuna tartare tacos with pineapple tomatillo salsa, sweet chile and cilantro. 345 Thames St., Newport, 619-4100, midtownoyster.com. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week; bar is open ’til 1 a.m. on weekends. Reservations accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Street parking. Cuisine Seafood for a crowd. Capacity Noah’s ark. Vibe Foxwoods goes Colonial. Prices Appetizers $7–$17; entrees $13–$32; dessert $7–$8. Karen’s…

Coming Home – Five Things We Learned from Viola Davis

1. I am still connected to Central Falls through my family. My mom still lives there. My sister teaches at the high school. It’s really difficult — when you come out of poverty and really challenging circumstances — not to stay connected to your nucleus, the thing that you felt was a driving force to finding a way out. That was Central Falls High…

Del’s on the Hudson

For the second summer in a row, Ocean State natives living in New York City are enjoying the hottest of times — and the sweetest of times — thanks to twenty-six-year-old Portsmouth transplant Cam Crockford. Nostalgic for the iconic lemony, icy treat he savored at the beach while growing up, he purchased the shell of a 1949 Chevy Step Van on eBay, totally rebuilt…

Reporter: Opening the Floodgates

Lawmakers have tried to shore up the national flood insurance program in the wake of devastating storms, but homeowners are bearing the brunt of the burden.

In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita saddled the National Flood Insurance Program with a $24 billion debt. To regain the program’s financial footing, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act, a 2012 law raising insurance premiums to reflect the true actuarial risk for businesses, second homes and properties with repetitive losses, stripping subsidies from homeowners who had…

Joel Thibodeau

Q&A With Death Vessel's Joel Thibodeau

When did you realize you wanted to be a musician? I always dabbled in music growing up; I started playing the recorder in third grade (laughs). I was introduced to music along the way and then I started developing my own tastes in rock and folk as a teenager. How much work does it take to maintain that falsetto? Surprisingly,…

Letters

August Letters

Hoodwinked Every time I read something by Ann Hood, I expect to be moved. Whether it’s humor or pathos, I always end up wiping a tear. I’m not sure if it’s because I partly identify with her Italian-American family or just plain being human. Her coming-of-age story “Cresting the Dunes” brings up long-ago summer memories of myself, as a young…

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