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Returning to normal

Are you optimistic that some sense of normalcy will return by the end of 2021? Yes: 90% Unsure: 10% No: 0% When do you feel some sense of...
ONLINE ORDERS: Philip Viveiros, owner of Phil’s Propane in Tiverton, closed the company’s showroom and created an online-friendly ordering format prior to the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Fueled by family ethics

Not only do they have the same name – the younger named after the older – but Philip Viveiros also took over the third-generation...
IN GOVERNOR Gina M. Raimondo's new bout of restrictions announced Thursday included early curfews for restaurants and bars. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Is the state providing enough financial support for restaurants and bars...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced grants that will be provided to restaurants, bars and other businesses that can prove losses due to having...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: What’s in a name? During a pandemic, a lot

Who says there is no entertainment at restaurants in this time of COVID-19? The following encounter would have been quite entertaining if it were...

TD Bank: Restaurant franchisees beef up delivery, mobile ordering amid COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Nearly three quarters of restaurant franchisees have added or expanded delivery and online ordering systems amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to TD...
WEATHER OR NOT: Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee gets a closer look at an “igloo” set up at Kay’s Restaurant in Woonsocket. With McKee is Kay’s owner David Lahousse. Ten of the structures, which cost over $1,400 each, are now in place at the restaurant to extend outdoor dining. / COURTESY OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Dining Out: Encouraging numbers

Here in Rhode Island, so many of our choices when it is time to eat revolve around restaurants. It is one of the real...
BY THE FIRE: 15 Point Road Restaurant in Portsmouth turned on the outdoor heaters in the first weekend of October. Proprietors Sean and Carly Smith said the heaters arrived after being on back order for months. / COURTESY 15 POINT ROAD RESTAURANT

Dining Out: Naysayers may be wrong

Under normal circumstances, the restaurant industry can be tremendously exciting. Every night is a performance and a roll of the dice. Will our place...
EMPTY SEATS: Yoleni’s co-owner John Philippides, left, and marketing manager Danny Willis say their business and many others in downtown Providence are dependent on college students returning to the city this month and next.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Helping Providence’s downtown is boost for the entire state

Providence is the engine that drives Rhode Island’s economy. And the downtown is the capital city’s heartbeat. It’s been that way since a transformation that...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday that starting Friday, bars at restaurants must shut down by 11 p.m. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Roughly 90 R.I. restaurants/bars showed some noncompliance; Simone concerned about curfew

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will implement its 11 p.m. shutdown for bars Friday, after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said during her weekly COVID-19 press...
AVE. VENUE: Patrons fill tables outside Ristorante Il Massimo in Federal Hill in Providence as part of the “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative launched in June. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Are you comfortable dining out amid the ongoing pandemic?

While some restaurants have closed amid the ongoing pandemic, most are still trying to find creative ways to survive COVID-19's devastating economic effects. Many are...

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