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Review: J.P. Spoonem’s
Repeat visits encouraged (and rewarded)
When a friend whose professional office is nearby said, "It's a great little neighborhood joint, with a touch of nouvelle in the menu," and another friend was found sitting at its U-shaped counter, extolling the virtues of their omelets, we knew we'd stumbled upon a diner-style eatery that we should check out . . . more than once.
| November 08, 2011
Review: Chopmist Charlie’s
Sea fare and playful decor
Maybe more restaurants should have rich fantasy lives.
| November 02, 2011
Bottles and Cans and Just Clap Your Hands: ’Gansett’s Battle Roy-ale
Plus, Pearl Jam and the Great Intl. Beer Fest
DEMOCRACY! Narragansett Beer's craft brews — Fest, Porter, Bock, and Summer Ale — are all seasonal delights (especially the Bock; let's skip fall and winter and get right to spring; no, let's not, then we'd miss the Porter, the delicious winter warmer which just arrived in stores).
| October 27, 2011
Review: 15 Point Road
Dishes both inherited and original
How is it that seafood at a restaurant located on the water's edge is more appetizing than at one located inland, even a few blocks up the street? I don't recall ever salivating because a steakhouse was next to a cow pasture.
| October 25, 2011
Review: Van Ghent Café
More than waffle time
As ethnic cuisines go, most of us would be hard-pressed to anticipate much beyond their eponymous waffles when looking forward to a Belgian restaurant.
| October 18, 2011
The taste of autumn
Plus, the sublime quest for ‘good beer’
So I was ready to do the obligatory Oktoberfest column. I had decided to wait till, you know, Oc/ktober, despite the fact that some of these beers have been in stores since August (and then it was 80 degrees this weekend and too hot for lederhosen).
| October 12, 2011
Review: Aloha Café
Good food, good deeds, good cause
Scattered throughout the state are a few diner-like establishments that carry a social mission along with their goal of feeding people.
| October 11, 2011
Review: The Abbey
The best burger in Providence, brick by brick
The Abbey may resemble just another corner grub pub, but I'm here to declare that this Elmhurst mainstay (near the Providence College campus) is home to the best cheeseburger in Providence.
| October 05, 2011
Beervana by the numbers
Plus, Providence Craft Beer week!
The third edition of Beervana, the "craft beer enlightenment" event, will be held at Rhodes-On-the-Pawtuxet on Friday, October 7 from 6:30-10 pm.
| September 28, 2011
Hungry? You've come to the right place
Friends don't let friends order Domino's.
| September 27, 2011
Review: Bayou Smokehouse
Takeout worth waiting for
I don't usually review takeout places, but I had to make an exception this time.
| September 27, 2011
Review: Thames Street Kitchen
Getting more than the food right
There's a new restaurant in Newport that may very well give the expression "tsk-tsk" new, enthusiastic meaning.
| September 20, 2011
Speed eating match
Brought to you by: esophodogs.
| September 21, 2011
Gandhi-bot, and Stone’s latest big beer
Mad about Ma-hop-ma
The post hit Beer Advocate last week: "Gandhi Bot in RI."
| September 15, 2011
More than a nice view
Sometimes a beautiful location is as far as a restaurant gets when it sets up shop.
| September 14, 2011
Lots of choices for lunch
On Wickenden Street with a friend, looking for a reasonably priced lunch, it occurred to me that a nice bowl of donburi would be cheap and filling. Sakura it was.
| September 06, 2011
A five-pack of beer notes
As mentioned a few weeks ago, the great products from Bear Republic Brewing Co. have arrived in the Ocean State.
| August 31, 2011
Temptations for every appetite
Mediterraneo, on Federal Hill, is a culinary greeter for the town's cuisine — at the beginning of Atwells Avenue, near the arch.
| August 31, 2011
Review: Chinese Iron Wok
Hard-to-find dishes (and the usual)
As recommendations go, hearing indirectly from four mainland Chinese kids new to this country that Chinese Iron Wok is their favorite place to eat got plenty of extra points for authority from me. I had to check it out.
| August 23, 2011
Talking beer with brewmaster Sean Larkin
Hey, summer's almost gone! We caught up with Larkin to fill us in on his latest endeavors.
| August 17, 2011
Review: Trattoria Romana South
Balancing plain and fancy
You get the idea at Trattoria Romana South that the restaurant is the expression of a particular personality, even if you don't know that it was established by Luciano Canova.
| August 16, 2011
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