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THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT of Health has warned restaurants of a scam involving phony health inspection calls.

RIDOH reports scam involving restaurant inspections and credit card information

PROVIDENCE - Two restaurants in Rhode Island have been the target of a phone scam involving phony health inspections. According to the Rhode Island...
THE LITTLE COMPTON TOWN COUNCIL voted unanimously to deny the Stone House Inn an entertainment license during an Aug. 10 public hearing. The inn had its entertainment license disqualified earlier this year after it was found in violation of a zoning ordinance due to an off-site 90-car parking lot. /COURTESY STONE HOUSE INN

Little Compton Town Council denies Stone House entertainment license

This story has been updated to reflect the Little Compton Town Council's decision to unanimously deny the Stone House Inn an entertainment license. LITTLE COMPTON...
THE RESTAURANT NORTH will be moving to the Dean Hotel replacing the current German eatery Faust. A new concept will be opening at north's current location in Luongo Square. / COURTESY CHRISTIAN HARDER

Restaurant north moves east

PROVIDENCE - The dynamic restaurant scene in Providence continues to evolve with a popular eatery in one of the city's emerging Restaurant Rows moving downtown. north owned...
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Going behind the menu of 2 new unique R.I. eateries

“This is how my grandma made a hamburger!” Chef Kim Scarano sat in her new dining room telling the story behind what will be...
PROVIDENCE'S BUCKTOWN IS A FINALIST in Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants 2017.

Providence restaurant finalist in Bon Appetit top list

PROVIDENCE – The capital city has a place at the table in this year’s Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants. The list of 50 finalists...
MOVING UP: Success can be hard to come by when running a deli, but five years since opening, Ocean State Sandwich Co. CEO Eric Handwerger, above, has moved his restaurant from Johnston to a larger facility in downtown Providence. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE SANDWICH CO./JIM NELLIS

Sandwich shop stacking up success in Providence

The independent sandwich shop or deli is a hardy specimen among the flourishing restaurants locally, as well as across the country. Iconic delis such...
JUSTIN TRUDEAU, Canada's prime minister, is the keynote speaker at the National Governors Association's summer meeting this year in Providence. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/COLE BURSTON

Canada’s Prime Minister to find unusual food tribute greets him in...

PROVIDENCE - When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Rhode Island this week to deliver the keynote address to the National Governors Association...
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Rhode Island earns recognition as a top dining destination

As dining has become entertainment, it has taken on some characteristics of other forms of “showbiz.” Aside from the celebrity of chefs, there are...
MELISSA DENMARK WAS NAMED a semifinalist for Zagat's 30 under 30. /COURTESY GRACIE'S

Local chef is national 30 under 30 semifinalist

PROVIDENCE - The user-driven restaurant reviewer Zagat is introducing a select list of young professionals in hospitality and food service this September to be...
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Graduation season a meal ticket for local eateries

A big part of the tradition of college commencement is the dinner celebration, usually at a “special occasion” restaurant carefully chosen and in many...
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