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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
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
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association gave out dozens of awards Wednesday night recognizing exceptional work in the hospitality, food service and tourism industries. 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
In an era in which people pride themselves increasingly on avoiding carbohydrates, what do you do if your business, or at least your name, is all about carbs? If you’re Panera Bread, you diversify your menu offerings, make service a top priority and grow your business at an impressive clip. more
When chef Charlie Trotter passed away suddenly in early November at the age of 54, he left a legacy of changing our tastes in American dining. Trotter was influential over a quarter-century ago in creating a revolutionary style of dining out that is still in vogue today. Trotter perfected the multicourse tasting menu, a radical departure from the standard three-course meal. Over an evening, diners are dazzled by flavors and presentations which hopscotch the globe – sometimes on one plate. more
A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said. more
A year ago, staff at Gregg’s Restaurant in Warwick, a family eatery specializing in desserts, stopped short of serving a chocolate cake to a customer’s grandson, who was allergic to nuts, because of the possibility the nut-free cake might still have been exposed to peanuts in the kitchen. more
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
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