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Friendly’s closes multiple restaurants

PROVIDENCE – Another New England restaurant chain has closed multiple locations without notice.Six Friendly's locations, including its casual restaurant and ice cream shop in...
THE REMINGTON HOUSE INN announced that it will shut down operations as of November 30. / COURTESY REMINGTON HOUSE INN

The Remington House Inn restaurant closing

The list of long-standing Rhode Island restaurants suddenly closing keeps getting longer. The Remington House Inn, a mainstay in the Apponaug area of Warwick,...
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Sarto has sense of place

Some restaurants are menu-driven, others price-driven. One of the newest downtown Providence restaurants describes itself as “neighborhood-driven.”The new Sarto on Weybosset Street is a...
THE COUNTRY INN in Warren has closed. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

The Country Inn closes abruptly

WARREN - Another old school Rhode Island restaurant has shut its doors. The Country Inn on Route 136 in Warren closed permanently as of...
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Local culinary high school anything but elementary

One of Newport’s oldest restaurants is not on the waterfront or Bellevue Avenue. The Colonial Dining Room, which opened in 1973, is a 60-seat...
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Cosentino shares cooking experience with students, alumni during visit to JWU

With the annual tradition of homecoming weekends every fall at college campuses and high schools, it is a good time to spotlight a local...
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Restaurant styles evolving

There appears to be the beginning of an evolution in restaurant style these days. The traditional “white-tablecloth” dining establishment with a menu of entrée...

Caffe Dolce Vita to bid arrivederci to Federal Hill

PROVIDENCE – A fixture on Federal Hill for 26 years and one of the last of the old school restaurateurs on Providence’s original restaurant...
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Rhode Island culinary culture recognized near and far

Rhode Island continues to receive national and international accolades for our leading-edge culinary culture.On Sept. 12, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association hosted the 15th...
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RWU’s stealthy nutrition

Executive chef Jonathan Cambra and food-service General Manager James Gubata stood in the main dining room at Roger Williams University in Bristol. Several hundred...
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