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Review: L'Artisan Café & Bakery

More like a bistro than a bakery
Enough already. I got tired of a good foodie friend of mine badgering me about this bakery and gourmet food place he was in love with and wanted me to review.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 24, 2011

Review: Coppa

A complicated conception with a delicious finish
One of the strange features of the Great Recession is the incredible complexity of down-market maneuvers.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 28, 2010

Bob & Timmy's

World-class pizza in your own backyard
Okay, technically Bob & Timmy's, but actually Rick & José's. I thought that food writer Alan Richman was joking on MSNBC when he renamed the Providence pizza institution, but nope. José Sanchez and Rick Remeika bought the place two years ago, after having worked there for 15 and 10 years, respectively, starting out as dishwasher and busboy.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 15, 2009


Classy snacks and entrées
Restaurants in food-oriented cities like Providence can be relied upon to beget spin-offs that, like high-achieving children, strive to make their parents proud. Thus was born Bacaro, the highly regarded prodigy that arrived in the spring of 2007.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009

Two Four Two

Italian fare, with a twist
Italian fare, with a twist
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2008

Mike's Kitchen

A foodie favorite in deepest Cranston
A foodie favorite in deepest Cranston
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008


Goodness by the gallon
It surprises me every time.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2008

Digging Providence on two wheels

Or, how a newcomer moved beyond Federal Hill and Waterfire
Before I came to Providence three years ago, my knowledge about the city could have fit in the palm of my hand.
By JESSICA KERRY  |  September 05, 2007

More than just meatballs

Al Forno’s dynamic duo distills
These recipes demonstrate several of the things I love about this book.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2007

The brain drain

Rhode island needs a more robust economy to retain the young and the educated
Rhode Island is lucky to have Kipp Bradford.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 15, 2007

A pleasure doing business

The social side of the film boom
While Fred Durst has praised the Rhode Island locations used for his independent film The Education of Charlie Banks , he has a particular reason to appreciate the Ocean State.
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006

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