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Comfortable just selling doughnuts, Knead grows operations

“We decide today on tomorrow’s doughnuts!” The baker at Knead Doughnuts put the finishing touches on the last of the next day’s baking and...
BOSTON CHEF Tony Messina was named Best Chef-Northeast in the 2019 James Beard Awards. Two Rhode Island chefs were in contention for the award this year.

Boston’s Messina takes home regional James Beard award over Providence hopefuls

PROVIDENCE – “I have a job to do. We all do. We can include everyone in the conversation of cooking.” With those remarks delivered...
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Recognizing food achievers today and tomorrow

Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cynthia R. Bigelow will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate in business administration at the Johnson...
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Discovering new places the low-tech way

The future of restaurant discovery may well be the state of the art 40 years ago. Before restaurant reviews and reservations were on platforms,...
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State of dining distinction

There are many reasons why Rhode Island is consistently such a popular culinary destination both for those who want to taste and experience, as...
Bruce Newbury

All dining out, even via delivery, is local

It is referred to in the trade as “third-party delivery” – the utilization by a restaurant of an online food-delivery app. At first glance...

R.I. sends 2 chefs to James Beard Award finals

PROVIDENCE - The finalists in the 2019 James Beard Awards announced Wednesday included two Rhode Island chefs. For Best Chef: Northeast, two of the...
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Culinary roads lead to and from Newport

Castle Hill Inn executive chef Lou Rossi and his culinary team recently prepared a unique foodie weekend featuring the flavors of the American South,...
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An Ocean State restaurant boomlet

The restaurant industry in Rhode Island continues to excel. During mid-February, more national and international accolades came our state’s way with the AAA Four...
BEN SUKLE, chef and proprietor with his wife Heidi of Oberlin and birch restaurants in Providence, is a semifinalist for Best Chef-Northeast in the 2019 James Beard Awards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Two R.I. chefs named James Beard Award semifinalists

PROVIDENCE - The 2019 James Beard Award semifinalists were announced Wednesday morning and two Rhode Island chef-restaurateurs are in the hunt.Nominated for Best Chef-Northeast...
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