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Rhode Island has a prominent place in diner history
Rhode Island figures heavily in The History of New England Diners , a production of Rhode Island PBS
Rhode Island figures heavily in The History of New England Diners , a production of Rhode Island PBS.
| May 21, 2008
Exotic and erotic
Very Hong Kong street stall, kind of Blade Runner without the rain.
| May 22, 2008
Siena Cucina Enoteca
Small plates, Italian style
How does a restaurant re-invent its image while spinning off a sister venture?
| May 14, 2008
3 Steeple Street
More than a gravitational attraction
Given its location, 3 Steeple Street has an edge in being successful.
| May 07, 2008
Hospitality from south of the border
A recent experience at one of the city’s Latin-American restaurants left me with the distinct impression that if I don’t hurry up and learn Spanish, I’m going to be out of the loop.
| April 30, 2008
Is the pricier wine always better?
Our grape-addled critic sips to find answers
Trust your own taste, since that’s what has to be satisfied.
| April 23, 2008
A place that succeeds by design
When the young woman welcomed us to Fluke — the new restaurant where Le Bistro used to be — she said, “The rest of us are upstairs — would you like to join us?”
| April 16, 2008
Goodness by the gallon
It surprises me every time.
| April 09, 2008
The wonders of olive oil
The Italians, French, and Greeks are on to something
Many of us may think about increasing our intake of olive oil just by pouring a bit more on our salads.
| April 02, 2008
An exceptional Italian on the down-low
Rhode Island’s restaurant scene is peppered with low-key, phenomenal Italian spots, particularly within the city of Cranston.
| March 26, 2008
The Left Bank meets the West Side
The bistro Loie Fuller’s, like its namesake, manages to be demure and flamboyant at the same time.
| March 12, 2008
When Cheeky Monkey folded up in Newport at the end of 2006, many of us wondered how such a creative venture could disappear.
| March 05, 2008
No secret handshake required
When plans were made to convert the abandoned shell of the Masonic Temple into the upscale Renaissance Hotel, what chance was there that a restaurant in the basement would be, well, adorably funky?
| February 27, 2008
A smile-inducing flower of a place
The most recent to come our way is Thai Orchid, and its small dining room (14 seats) should in no way undersell the quality of its food.
| February 20, 2008
Al dente ma non troppo
Sogno certainly has the atmosphere right, starting with the sign outside, which looks like it was scratched out by a large quill pen dipped in burgundy ink.
| February 13, 2008
Dressed up and still homey
I’m one of those Rhode Islanders who remembers DownCity when it was more like the “diner” that used to be part of its name.
| February 06, 2008
McCormick + Schmick’s Seafood
Where familiar dishes don't get old
There are trickier culinary specialties out there — preparing fugu comes to mind, since a death or two from blowfish nerve poison can affect a place’s Chowhound rating.
| January 30, 2008
Shelter Harbor Inn
An intimate destination
Ask southern Rhode Islanders where they take out-of-town visitors who want old-fashioned New England dishes in an old-fashioned setting.
| January 23, 2008
Friendly prices and high quality
The recommendations of several friends for a seafood eatery caught my attention with their descriptions of thin-battered fish and chips.
| January 16, 2008
Holding court in Knightsville
Cranston, and particularly Knightsville, is an obvious culinary epicenter for Italian cuisine.
| January 09, 2008
Eleven Forty Nine
This one's a keeper
For many years, a Rhode Island tradition has played out in which a prominent Warwick location has continually morphed into different restaurants, like in a fever dream of Walter Potenza.
| January 02, 2008
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