Dining Out

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...
Bruce Newbury

Newport Restaurant Group appears to have recipe for success

Newport Restaurant Group CEO Paul O’Reilly cites the dynamic of employee ownership as playing a big part in his company’s success in cultivating creative...
Bruce Newbury

Revisiting some of R.I.’s restaurant rows

During a recent trip to Vermont, the subject of “restaurant rows” came up – places where there are groupings of quality establishments. Two Burlington...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: JWU adds a new degree of knowledge

When did food become so complicated? It seems like it should be just the opposite. We eat three times a day. The taking of nourishment...
Bruce Newbury

Imminent Top of Hub closing causes detour down memory lane

With the news in January that the famous Top of the Hub restaurant in Boston would be closing in April, there was a wave...
Bruce Newbury

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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