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PBN announces 2024 Best Places to Work

PROVIDENCE – Sixty-seven honorees have been named by Providence Business News for its 2024 Best Places to Work Awards program. Each company and organization recognized...
Molly Moran-Ogren, left, chair of the R.I. Seafood Marketing Collaborative, meets with her team, Jordyn Kastlunger, fisheries marketing specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and Nick Celico, Roger Williams University School of Law intern.

PR effort raising profile of local fish on menus

More Rhode Island restaurants and fish markets are taking part in an effort to promote fresh, locally caught seafood than three years ago, according...
Bruce Newbury

Newport Restaurant Group bringing European cuisine to Narragansett with Celeste

Most any restaurant has its own personality. Call it the “vibe” in the dining room, on the menu and among the staff. We know...
NEW BLOOD: Kevin O’Donnell, owner and chef of Newport restaurants Giusto and Mother Pizzeria, was recently appointed to the Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation board of directors. 

Changing of the guard in the R.I. restaurant scene

There are signs of a changing of the guard in the restaurant scene in the state, reflected in the announcements in July of some...
Bruce Newbury

Farm system for restaurants

While most of the staffing issues endured by the restaurant and food service industry in Rhode Island have improved, there continue to be labor...
Bruce Newbury

Some menu items have a story to tell

What’s in a name? Quite a bit if that name is over the front door of your favorite restaurant or specialty dish. Restaurants often are...

Newport Restaurant Group donates $60K to local nonprofits through gift card...

WARWICK – Newport Restaurant Group has donated $60,750 to six area nonprofits, four of which are based in Rhode Island, that focus on food...
Bruce Newbury

Student chefs cooking up bright future

The future of the food industry is looking bright, as there are a solid number of young people who are up and coming and...
GRAND OPENING: People gather at the newly opened Beech restaurant in Jamestown in June. Beech replaces the former Simpatico Jamestown restaurant on Narragansett Avenue, which was bought by restaurateur Kevin Gaudreau, renovated and reopened under the new name. 

New discoveries await on R.I. restaurant rows

When new restaurants open, it is usually the beginning of an exciting discovery for guests. For restaurateurs and chefs, it is often the culmination...

Hospitality industry tries to counter labor shortage

Michael Costantino struggled to fill two full-time cook positions in May for his restaurant Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante on Providence’s Federal Hill. He...
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