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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
Chef Walter Potenza has cooked for a lot of famous people in his 41 years of working in the kitchen, but his latest gig is a shining imprint on his resume – he cooked for Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome in November. The event was a fundraiser to benefit programs for the poor in South America. 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
The Collette Foundation, the charitable arm of tour operator Collette Vacations, recently won a World Travel Market Global Award in recognition of its global philanthropic work over the past 12 months. more
Twin River Casino has not taken the prospect of casinos coming to Massachusetts lightly, adding table games in Lincoln in July to help stem competition in the Northeast. more
The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. 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
WAREHAM, Mass. – The Cape Cod Flyer train service to Hyannis will become an annual feature and will include a new stop in Wareham, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. The newspaper also said a study to determine the feasibility of year-round weekend service was planned. more
Ari Heckman, principal in Providence’s newest hotel, The Dean, finds the label “boutique hotel,” too limiting for the lodgings being fashioned by his group out of the old Sportsman’s Inn strip club on Fountain Street. more
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