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Not a recipe for failure

Recently, two East Greenwich restaurants on Main Street abruptly closed their doors.The story is that in mid-May, The Grille on Main, a mainstay on...
ROLLIE WESEN, right, co-founder and chief operations officer of the Jacques Pépin Foundation and a culinary professor at Johnson & Wales cooks with with Chef Ron Lewis, left, instructor with the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs to cook in Newport to celebrate RICFB’s Community Kitchen

NEWPORT - A galaxy of culinary stars will cook and mingle with local foodies on Thursday night at Newport Vineyards. The Rhode Island Community...
Bruce Newbury

Pizza wars breaking out in R.I.

(Corrected at 12:13 p.m. to fix Westerly location in second paragraph.)Pizza is in the spotlight. Gourmet pizza, grilled pizza, wood-fired pizza, coal-fired pizza, brick-oven...
Bruce Newbury

Perfect storm leads to lobster price hike

The price and availability of lobster, particularly lobster meat, is causing consternation among diners and restaurateurs nationwide.A combination of severe winter weather in March...
TED ALLEN, host of “Chopped” on the Food Network and author of “In My Kitchen,” welcomes over 400 high school students from across the U.S. to the 17th Annual National Prostart Invitational. / COURTESY NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

National student chef competition looked like reality food TV

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Convention Center had the look of a food reality TV show over the weekend including a big-money jackpot and...
Bruce Newbury

Unfamiliar menu items not a deterrent for most diners

You are seated at a table at a Rhode Island restaurant you have been looking forward to trying. When you open the menu, there...
WILLIAM M. DAVIES, JR. Career & Technical High School's team won the

National student chef competition in Providence this weekend

PROVIDENCE - The city returns to the national culinary spotlight this weekend as a prestigious nationwide chef and restaurateur competition holds its finals at...
BERTUCCI'S HAS DECLARED bankruptcy, and will close its Taunton location as well as 14 other locations in the U.S. The company expects to continue operations at its other locations without disruptions. / COURTESY BERTUCCI'S

Bertucci’s files for bankruptcy, will remain open

PROVIDENCE - Bertucci’s Corp., the chain of casual Italian restaurants based in Northborough, MA, announced that it filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter...
Bruce Newbury

‘Eatertainment’ venues bring families together for dinner, games

As 2018 reaches the end of its first quarter, the restaurant industry is looking toward its youngest guests. At the beginning of the year,...
Bruce Newbury

Nor’easter brings ill winds to restaurant row

All dining out is at the mercy of the weather. This has come to the forefront multiple times as winter ended and – on...
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