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Local restaurateur focus on affixing a signature dish

Signature dishes are any restaurant’s backbone. Steakhouses had better have a great filet mignon. Up and down the Rhode Island coast, the chowder, lobster,...
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2019 was the year of ‘Uber to table’

The year 2019 may well be remembered in dining circles as one during which a major change took place on both sides of the...
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R.I. food scene still maturing

When food writers visit Rhode Island, the reviews are universally favorable. Many times, the kudos come with qualifiers – “Unexpected world-class cuisine in Providence!”...
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R.I. restaurants cooking up some good deeds

This time of the year, there is a kindness movement that almost everyone joins. It may be the magic of the season. At the...
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R.I. high school students hone their hospitality chops at career conference

The Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation recently held a Hospitality Student Career Conference for 150 high school students who are currently enrolled in a...
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Pop-ups popping up all over

Usually a collaboration ­between a young up-and-coming chef and an established restaurateur, the so-called “pop-up restaurant” is a signature of a vibrant restaurant city....
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‘Third place’ vying for No. 1

The “third place” is taking a prominent space in people’s lives. It refers to the place where one spends time when one is not...
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James Beard rejiggers the map

The James Beard Awards have become known as the Oscars of the food world. Competition has become intense as chefs and restaurateurs constantly search...
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A breakout of signature dishes

Chefs and restaurants are known for their style and approach to the cuisine, often featuring signature creations on a menu driven by the ethnic...
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The clambake – our indigenous cuisine

T.R. McGrath knows about family and about clambakes. McGrath Clambakes Inc., doing business as McGrath Clambakes & Catering, has been putting on clambakes in...
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