Hospitality & Tourism

OWNER DAVID GRAVINO, in the expanded kitchen of Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House, at Oakland Beach in Warwick. /

Oakland Beach eateries ready for summer crowd

Between 1924 when it opened as Gus’s clam shack, and last October, the kitchen at what today is Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House was...

Using restaurant fees to solve budget woes

What if, in order to balance the state’s budget woes, consumers were required to donate to a collection plate every time they ate at...
RICHARD FIELD, chairman and president of Autocrat, says he's had to raise prices due to a 25-percent jump in coffee futures. /

Higher coffee futures may not affect price of product

Don’t worry: The price of a cup of coffee at Providence’s Coffee Exchange isn’t going to skyrocket. But coffee futures have jumped about 25...

Twin River’s parent on negative ratings watch

NEW YORK – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said last week that it cut Twin River’s parent company’s corporate credit rating to ‘B-’from ‘B+’...

Newport Coffee going ‘green’ with new cup standard

Newport Coffee Traders, the specialty gourmet coffee roaster, announced that it is now offering the only 100-percent compostable hot cup certified by the Biodegradable...
‘We like to say it’s the steak that speaks for itself.’ /

New general manager named at Ruth’s Chris

Kevin Gaudreau has been named general manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. In his most recent post, as executive chef, he developed and managed...
BLACKSTONE VALLEY Tourism Council President Robert Billington, with the new Green Visitor Guide. /

Wooing tourists with stories, ‘green’ ethos

The tourism industry has jumped on the “green” bandwagon, moving to protect and enhance tourism destinations and to make lodgings and attractions more enticing...

Law, accounting firms make conservation moves

Local law and accounting firms are slowly changing the mindsets of employees, colleagues and clients by instituting recycling and energy-reduction programs. KPMG International, a...
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T.F. Green sees more passengers, less cargo

WARWICK – Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport (PVD) rebounded last month, after dipping in January to its lowest level in four years, according...

R.I. looks to natural wonders,<br> local cuisine in 2008 tourist season

PROVIDENCE – The state today officially kicked off the 2008 tourism season with hopes of broadening the $5.5 billion industry by, among other means,...

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