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Hope & Main food incubator is a recipe for success

The boating and sailing world returned to the City by the Sea in September for the Newport International Boat Show. Food and beverage is a...
Bruce Newbury

Food trucks and ice cream make for delicious duo at Sacred...

We can’t help but be in a good mood when we are with family, friends or someone special surrounded by good food and attentive...
Bruce Newbury

Providence restaurants incorporate echoes of the past in modern dining

In this throwaway culture, something is new for about two weeks, after which it becomes disposable. Time to throw it out – OK, recycle....

Focused on fried chicken

Where do ideas for new restaurants come from? There can be a sense of place, as in Rhode Island seafood or Kansas City barbecue....
GRAND OPENING: People gather at the newly opened Beech restaurant in Jamestown in June. Beech replaces the former Simpatico Jamestown restaurant on Narragansett Avenue, which was bought by restaurateur Kevin Gaudreau, renovated and reopened under the new name. 

New discoveries await on R.I. restaurant rows

When new restaurants open, it is usually the beginning of an exciting discovery for guests. For restaurateurs and chefs, it is often the culmination...
Bruce Newbury

Calamari heavily featured during Providence Restaurant Weeks

The first Restaurant Week was created by Tim Zagat and Joe Baum as a lunch-only promotion to coincide with the Democratic National Convention being...
Bruce Newbury

Yacht chefs bring family dining on board

THE CHEFS COMPETITION at the Newport Charter Yacht Show was a week of hugs and reunions among the crowds. The brokers, agents, captains and other...
Bruce Newbury

This dining style is a gas

We have just about every style of dining out available here in our “snack-sized state,” as Food & Wine recently referred to Rhode Island. Food...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: The familiar is making a return

It is difficult to avoid prefacing stories about restaurant openings and reopenings or the return of festivals that includes food or drink or a...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: Winning dish now on Gregg’s menu

A few years ago, I had the privilege of serving as a judge for the Rhode Island Hospitality Association Education Foundation’s statewide culinary competition. The...
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