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LABOR INTENSIVE: Nick Mattiello, general manager of catering and event company Pranzi Inc., packs sandwiches into boxes for corporate clients. He says the boxed lunches require more work and time to put together than traditional sandwich platters. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic turns up heat on R.I. caterers

Caterer Nick Mattiello is used to assembling specialty orders with creative presentations such as a three-tier crudité table overflowing with grapes, pepperoni and a...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Rosé will have you thinking pink

Rosé wines appear on the shelves of most retail stores this time of year in a sea of stunningly beautiful pink, orange, light red-hued...
Bruce Newbury

Rehearsal dinner make a tentative return

The quarantine has brought about much heartache over the past 100-plus days. As much of a tyrant as the coronavirus is in bringing a...
THE CROMWELL LUNCH LADIES, including owners of Baked Bean PVD, Solid Gold Provisions and HG80 box meals for distribution to Providence children. COURTESY ADAM LASTRINA.

Stepping Up: Cromwell Lunch Ladies serve chef-created meals to Providence school...

PROVIDENCE – In a matter of weeks, Providence school children in April went from having their lunches, and often breakfasts, served at school to...

Market Basket announces a Warwick location

WARWICK – The supermarket Market Basket continues its expansion into the Ocean State with an announcement of a Warwick location. The company, owned by Demoulas...
NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & Distilling Co. has acquired Radiant Pig Beer Co., a New York-based brewery. Above, Newport Craft CEO Brendan O'Donnell. / COURTESY NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & DISTILLING CO.

Newport Craft announces acquisition of New York-based brewery

NEWPORT – Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. has acquired Radiant Pig Beer Co., based in New York City, the company announced Monday. Radiant Pig...
Bruce Newbury

‘Dining on the Diamond’ at McCoy has been a home run

As beloved as the Pawtucket Red Sox have been in the hearts and minds of most Rhode Islanders, they may be even more so...
CIRCUITOUS ROUTE: Geremie Callaghan worked in the music and cosmetics industries while living in New York City before returning to Rhode Island to open seafood restaurant Fluke in Newport with her husband, Jeff. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Winding road leads Fluke Newport co-owner back home to Newport

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Geremie Callaghan | Fluke Newport GEREMIE CALLAGHAN and her husband, Jeff, were on their third date, at LeBistro,...

Stepping Up: Small Point Cafe bakes donations for health care workers...

PROVIDENCE – Tracy Whittaker’s first day of her new job was also the last day of normalcy. Whittaker started as head baker at Small Point...
VETERANS protested Allie's Donuts' decision to end its discount for police and military members, a move company owner Matt Drescher said was in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Vets protest donut shop for ending police, military discount

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) – Veterans from across southern New England have protested outside a popular Rhode Island donut shop that ended its police and...

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