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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.
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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...
Bruce Newbury

Local restaurateur focus on affixing a signature dish

Signature dishes are any restaurant’s backbone. Steakhouses had better have a great filet mignon. Up and down the Rhode Island coast, the chowder, lobster,...
Bruce Newbury

2019 was the year of ‘Uber to table’

The year 2019 may well be remembered in dining circles as one during which a major change took place on both sides of the...

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