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Fast start for food and wine events

Whoever said things slow down after the holidays must spend a lot of time at home. This still-new year is showing no signs of...
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Food trucks find niche

“To me, food trucks are the old town square!” said Eric Weiner. He can tell you how many trucks serve food in virtually any...
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Dining times a-changin’

When a restaurant closes its doors these days it becomes breaking news. This seems to be the result of two things happening. First, many,...
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Sarto has sense of place

Some restaurants are menu-driven, others price-driven. One of the newest downtown Providence restaurants describes itself as “neighborhood-driven.”The new Sarto on Weybosset Street is a...
JOE PISCOPIO, founder of the Iron Works Tavern in Warwick along with his wife Lori, has agreed to sell the restaurant to the Newport Harbor Corp. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Iron Works Tavern bought by Newport Harbor Corp.

WARWICK – The Newport Harbor Corp. is adding to its ever-expanding roster of Rhode Island restaurants, announcing today the acquisition of the Iron Works...
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Not a recipe for failure

Recently, two East Greenwich restaurants on Main Street abruptly closed their doors.The story is that in mid-May, The Grille on Main, a mainstay on...
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Fine dining is back

“There’s absolutely an appetite on diners’ parts to be dazzled!” This observation in a recent published report from Caroline Potter, the chief dining officer...
GRATEFUL: The late Sylvia Moubayed, owner of Cav Restaurant in Providence, speaks during the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting in 2013, in which she was named the CVB member of the year.  / COURTESY PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Embodying the true spirit of hospitality

“I am grateful every day.”To those who knew the late Sylvia ­Moubayed, the feeling was mutual. She had a spirit that embodied true hospitality...
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Going behind the menu of 2 new unique R.I. eateries

“This is how my grandma made a hamburger!” Chef Kim Scarano sat in her new dining room telling the story behind what will be...
MOVING UP: Success can be hard to come by when running a deli, but five years since opening, Ocean State Sandwich Co. CEO Eric Handwerger, above, has moved his restaurant from Johnston to a larger facility in downtown Providence. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE SANDWICH CO./JIM NELLIS

Sandwich shop stacking up success in Providence

The independent sandwich shop or deli is a hardy specimen among the flourishing restaurants locally, as well as across the country. Iconic delis such...
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