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Restaurants finding takeout, delivery have their frustrations

“Please tip for takeout.” That plea from a high school senior who has worked in food service for two years at a neighborhood restaurant sums...
BOB BURKE, owner of the French restaurant Pot Au Feu, said that closure of restaurants could lead to many being forced to go to already overtaxed supermarkets. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Restaurateurs react to R.I. dining room closures

PROVIDENCE – The decision to shut down Rhode Island’s restaurant dining rooms and limit them to takeout, drive-thru and delivery in the wake of...
CULTIVATING CHEFS: Gracie’s Ventures owner Ellen Slattery said the restaurant has an internship program with culinary arts school Johnson & Wales University, located three blocks away in Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Most R.I. restaurants open – for now

At Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s daily briefings over the weekend on what the state is doing to contain the local spread of the coronavirus,...
Bruce Newbury

Newport Restaurant Group appears to have recipe for success

Newport Restaurant Group CEO Paul O’Reilly cites the dynamic of employee ownership as playing a big part in his company’s success in cultivating creative...
Bruce Newbury

Revisiting some of R.I.’s restaurant rows

During a recent trip to Vermont, the subject of “restaurant rows” came up – places where there are groupings of quality establishments. Two Burlington...
MARIANA GONZALEZ-TRASVINA, executive chef of Bar ‘Cino has been nominated for Outstanding Rising Star Chef in the James Beard Foundation Awards. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTAURANT GROUP

R.I. chefs nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island again is well-represented in the James Beard Foundation Awards, known as the “Oscars Of The Food World.” The semifinalists in...
NEWPORT RESTAURANT GROUP said that it intends to open a new restaurant in the now-closed Outback Steakhouse location in East Greenwich.

Newport Restaurant Group to open new restaurant in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH – Newport Restaurant Group announced Tuesday the opening of a new restaurant concept to be located in the recently shuttered Outback Steakhouse location...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: JWU adds a new degree of knowledge

When did food become so complicated? It seems like it should be just the opposite. We eat three times a day. The taking of nourishment...
Bruce Newbury

Imminent Top of Hub closing causes detour down memory lane

With the news in January that the famous Top of the Hub restaurant in Boston would be closing in April, there was a wave...
RESTAURANT CHAIN Bar Louie filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 but the Providence location is expected to remain open. / COURTESY BAR LOUIE

Bar Louie shutters some locations, Providence remains open

PROVIDENCE – The casual restaurant/pub chain Bar Louie with a location in Providence, announced Monday that it filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. The...

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