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Bruce Newbury

Warming up your winter

It appears that this young year is running at the same speed as the last two, with the same impaired drivers at the wheel. As...

R.I.’s ban on happy hours questioned

After nearly three decades devoid of after-work drink specials, a push to legalize happy hour in Rhode Island is brewing again. Rep. Karen Alzate, D-Pawtucket,...
ANTHONY TARRO, owner and president of Siena Restaurant Group, has announced the closure of the group's Providence restaurant. Here he is seen in the kitchen of Siena’s East Greenwich location in April 2021. PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Siena restaurant closes Federal Hill location

PROVIDENCE – Citing COVID-19-related hardships, Siena Restaurant Group has announced that its Federal Hill location has been shuttered permanently. The East Greenwich and Smithfield locations...

Beloved Pawtucket diner to be replaced by Chase Bank

PAWTUCKET – A landmark diner in Pawtucket that first opened in 1959 is making way for a bank, to the dismay of the restaurant...
UP THE RANKS: Harrison Elkhay, middle, the new president of the Chow Fun Food Group, discusses menu specialties at 10 Prime Steak & Sushi with Executive Chef Brittany Muggle, left, and Dining Out columnist Bruce Newbury. / COURTESY CHOW FUN FOOD GROUP

Changes in R.I. hospitality scene in the new year

As we pass into a new year, there are still some leftover issues to resolve. Evidently, the pandemic is not finished with us, although...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Pizza pairings with local focus

The beginning of the year is marked by resolution, a time of regrouping. Often, we set goals, or intentions to change something about ourselves....

Venus de Milo owner plans to sell popular banquet facility

SWANSEA – The owner of the Venus de Milo banquet facility, a longtime gathering place for Rhode Islanders and southeastern Massachusetts residents alike, is...

Union: Greenleaf marijuana dispensary worker reinstated after claiming wrongful termination

PORTSMOUTH – A worker at the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center who claims he was wrongfully terminated in June for his union organizing efforts has...
FIRST OF ITS KIND: Jamie Freda makes her vegan pasta at Hope & Main in Warren. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Preserving tradition through pasta

Jamie Freda spent her summers in Puglia, Italy, learning the finer points of cooking traditional Italian food from her grandmother. “She taught me everything,” Freda...
ALPINE THEME: Instead of igloos, the Ocean House in Westerly is using repurposed ski gondolas to protect diners from the elements. / COURTESY OCEAN HOUSE

Are we going back to the igloos?

The winter of 2022 is here. It is the second full winter under the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first winter, The idea of living...

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