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Usually when the talk turns to the James Beard Foundation, it is in the spring. The annual James Beard Awards are to chefs, restauratuers, cookbook authors and food writers (and broadcasters) the Oscars of the food world. Of late, the Beard Foundation has gradually become a year-round presence. In selected cities the organization sponsors cooking collaborations and this year, a challenge. more
There is a popular saying that goes, “Go big or go home.” It applies to a select number of restaurants in Rhode Island that are proven successes and are at the top of any list of dining traditions in the state. They may even be described as legends. They are large-capacity facilities that operate primarily as restaurants. This distinction is important to note and to separate these giants from banquet halls and hotel ballrooms. Such facilities may hold more patrons but are function venues with catering menus that open, cook and serve for events only. This is a clear difference from an eatery that is open to the public during regular hours, offering a varied menu to its patrons for its entire business day and night. more
We return to our favorite restaurants time and time again for a variety of reasons, not all having to do with the food. So it is with celebrity chefs who return to Rhode Island for many different reasons, some of which are not readily apparent. more
Rhode Island has two groups of shellfishermen. One group digs clams off the bottom of Narragansett Bay. These are the wild harvesters. Many Rhode Islanders call them quahoggers. more
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association gave out dozens of awards Wednesday night recognizing exceptional work in the hospitality, food service and tourism industries. more
Daniele Inc.’s local gourmet and specialty meats have been selected as finalists in the 2014 National Good Food Awards following a blind taste test competition in San Francisco last month. more
The recent release by the Founders League of a map of the startup ecosystem in Rhode Island is long on identifying the traditional Knowledge Economy innovators (not that there is anything wrong with that). But one sector of the economy that does not seem to get as many startup props as it could is the restaurant scene. more
Rhode Island is renowned for its chefs and its place in the history of American manufacturing, yet only sporadically have food and factories come together on a large scale in the Ocean State. more
Paul Shire’s restaurant, 2 Pauls City Grill in East Providence, celebrated its first year in November, but snowstorms and bitter cold prevented him from launching a value menu to celebrate – until now. more
The Olneyville New York System, a diner that opened in 1946, is one of five recipients of the 2014 America’s Classics Awards presented through the James Beard Foundation by Coca-Cola. more
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