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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Food & Agriculture

FIRST TASTE: Two bottles of the 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé served recently at Pot au Feu. / COURTESY ROBERT I. BURKE

Everything old is new again

To be a “rising star chef,” there must be a dining destination, a food city, a restaurant row with a core group of well-established...
BOTH THE LAWN at Castle Hill Inn and The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, as well as Bouchard Inn & Restaurant, were named among OpenTable's top 100 restaurants in the United States for 2018. Above, Castle Hill Inn. / COURTESY CASTLE HILL INN

Newport eateries make OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants in America 2018

NEWPORT – The Bouchard Inn & Restaurant, as well as both the The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn and The Dining Room at Castle...

Friendly’s closes multiple restaurants

PROVIDENCE – Another New England restaurant chain has closed multiple locations without notice.Six Friendly's locations, including its casual restaurant and ice cream shop in...
THREE LOCAL companies have been named finalists for the 2019 Good Food Awards.

3 local companies named finalists for 2019 Good Food Awards

PROVIDENCE – Three local companies have been named finalists for the 2019 Good Food Awards.The awards seek to reward food purveyors based on taste,...
COURTESY HENRY P. KENDALL FOUNDATION.

RISD, JWU eye local food brand

A budding partnership between neighboring Providence universities may lead to a new food brand designed for purchase by large institutions with lots of mouths...

Romaine scare is … reassuring

Is nothing safe anymore, now that the U.S. government is warning of the danger of leafy greens? The alert not to eat romaine lettuce...

U.S. poorer than it thinks

What does it mean to be poor? Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs...

Five Questions With: Scott Murphy

Technology is used in ways we don’t always think about. For Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s helped its franchises keep up with better espresso-bean extraction and...
SLOW SUMMER SPENDING at Rhode Island restaurants is reflected in a year-to-date decline in the collections of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax through August for fiscal 2019, according to the state Department of Revenue. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

R.I. 1% meal and beverage tax collection falls to $3.1M in...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in August declined 8.3 percent year over year to $3.1...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

New Bedford pet food company settles alleged EPA violations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached settlements with seven New England companies for alleged violations of chemical accident prevention and reporting...
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