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Before becoming involved with the Plainridge Racecourse harness track in Plainville, Mass., John Grogan’s game was investment banking. Grogan first met the president of Plainridge while working on a leveraged buyout and because of that relationship came out of retirement in 2009 to work as consultant for Plainridge. When Plainridge President Gary Piontkowski retired earlier this year, Grogan took over. more
Providence, with a well-earned reputation for culinary excellence, is home to the world’s largest culinary university, Johnson & Wales University. Graduates from its College of Culinary Arts are sought after by restaurants and hotels the world over. What is not as widely known is that many of those graduates have found and are finding positions and opportunity right here in Providence. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo raised more than $260,000 at its recent annual fundraising event, “Zoobilee! Feasts with the Beasts.” The funds, which were raised with the support of local businesses, sponsors, a committee of community leaders and about 1,300 guests, will support the zoo’s education and conservation programs next year. more
In the midst of the July heat wave, restaurants from Providence to Newport to Narragansett were reporting busy outdoor dining areas on decks and patios as well as in the air conditioned comfort of the dining room. But it is more than just the weather – dining out is entertainment. more
(Corrected, 11 a.m., July 29) On the heels of record-setting attendance in 2012, the Preservation Society of Newport County is seeing continuing improvement in 2013. more
When Jon Hyde wants a glass of wine, the resident of the Saunderstown section of North Kingstown favors cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. When buying a bottle, though, he isn’t always sure what brands match his taste. more
American fast food had hit a dry patch in dessert trends when frozen yogurt returned in a blur of neon lights, pop music and smashed candy-bar toppings. more
Chefs, like other artists, are always looking for inspiration to create new tastes or interesting variations of signature dishes. Often after-hours or during off-peak times, a restaurant’s kitchen can resemble a laboratory with new ingredients awaiting just the right touch. more
Where do all the food trucks go when they’re not serving customers from the curb? more
Frank F. Chiera Jr. 42, and his fiancé can get married anytime they want in Salem, N.H., where they make their home. But instead, they are tying the knot in the Greater Newport area on Labor Day weekend in 2014. more
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