Food & Agriculture

3 Rhode Island restaurants make curbside comeback

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island restaurant community is showing its resiliency as three of its leading eateries are reopening for curbside takeout. The Newport Restaurant...
NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & Distilling Co. will have a portion of its beer and spirits sales benefiting the Rhode Island Hospitality Employee Relief Fund to help hospitality workers who have been displaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Brendan O'Donnell, pictured, said the current impact on the hospitality industry as a result of the pandemic has been 'devastating.' / COURTESY NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & DISTILLING CO.

Stepping Up: Newport Craft brewing up donations from sales to help...

NEWPORT – Virtually every city and town across the globe is facing its share of challenges in having to indefinitely shut down its respective...

Cox Media offers free advertising to local restaurants to ease COVID-19...

WEST WARWICK – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cox Media is offering some local restaurants two weeks of free TV advertising to let...
STILL PRODUCING: Dan Neff is a co-owner of The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence. The distillery was prepared to open a tasting room for the public before the new coronavirus hit. Industrious Spirit is still selling its Structural Vodka through a walk-up window at the distillery. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence distillery remains in high spirits

Four years of research and development led The Industrious Spirit Co. LLC to a lineup of craft spirits that it was preparing to sell...

Pot au Feu, Knead Doughnuts sustain damage from trash compactor fire

PROVIDENCE – Firefighters were called to Custom House Street around 4:30 a.m. on April 7 and extinguished a fire there that impacted two businesses,...
HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE: Owners John Pisaturo and his wife, Aileen, are excited to open the first Saladworks franchise in Rhode Island, located at 75 Fountain St. in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Franchisee: John Pisaturo and Aileen Soriano-Pisaturo

John Pisaturo and Aileen Soriano-Pisaturo Saladworks | 75 Fountain St., Providence The pitch: Delivery of a custom-built salad in minutes after walking through the door and...
CHEF ROSA Muñoz, who works for Hope & Main member entity Savory Fare, prepares a meal in one of Hope & Main's kitchens. Hope & Main is launching next week its new Nourishing Our Neighbors program to provide free meals to seniors and needy families on the East Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY RUPERT WHITELEY

Stepping Up: Hope & Main starting new program to help feed...

WARREN – When schools in the Bristol-Warren School District closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope & Main Founder and President Lisa Raiola knew...

As restaurants shutter, R.I. wholesalers target consumers

PROVIDENCE – For Russell DePetrillo, each restaurant closing its doors meant one fewer buyer for his wholesale meat and seafood shop, Metro Lobster &...
Bruce Newbury

Restaurants finding takeout, delivery have their frustrations

“Please tip for takeout.” That plea from a high school senior who has worked in food service for two years at a neighborhood restaurant sums...
FRESH HARVEST: Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, pulls up oysters from his oyster farm located near the restaurant. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Thriving Matunuck Oyster Farm has fed offshoot businesses

Matunuck Oyster Farm LLC, a 7-acre plot in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond, is home to countless oysters that will eventually end up on a...

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