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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...
Bruce Newbury

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...
Bruce Newbury

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...
Bruce Newbury

R.I.’s chowder tradition endures

It is not difficult to find a restaurant around here that serves chowder. Whether clam, seafood, corn, shrimp or lobster – perhaps the lobster...
Bruce Newbury

R.I. first with farm-to-table concept

In Chicago, the night before the James Beard Foundation Awards on May 1, celebrity chef Rick Bayless threw a party at an art museum...
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