Dining Out

MAKING IT WORK: Chomp Kitchen & Drinks in Providence has had success since opening in June, in part because the menu lends itself to takeout and casual dining. / COURTESY CHOMP KITCHEN & DRINKS

Dining Out: Signs of success in gloomy time

There is no denying and no attempt to minimize the economic and emotional upheaval that the restaurant community has suffered. We salute, support and...
ITALIAN FLAVOR: Restaurants along the normally heavily trafficked Atwells Avenue in Providence have reported about 90% of their capacity booked in advance during the recently launched “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Al fresco means survival for restaurants on Federal Hill

Rick Simone doesn’t mince words when it comes to the success of closing part of Atwells ­Avenue in Providence on Friday and Saturday nights...
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...
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...
Bruce Newbury

Restaurants go through indoor dining learning curve

When the state issued guidelines for Phase II of reopening for restaurants – allowing for indoor dining – Rhode Island restaurateurs scrutinized them word...
Bruce Newbury

New phase means an awkward step outdoors

We are going outside to eat at this stage of the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started allowing limited outdoor dining for restaurants...
Bruce Newbury

Eateries already planning how to get diners back

When the opening of the economy is discussed on a state or national level, restaurants are always near the top of the list. Add...
Bruce Newbury

East Greenwich bistro launches in midst of a pandemic

Opening a new restaurant in the best of times is a challenge. When it is a “first” restaurant, the stress level increases. But opening...
Bruce Newbury

Some restaurants make good out of a disaster

It appears that when we emerge from this coronavirus crisis, it will not be all at once but in segments, perhaps industry by industry....
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...

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