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It feels like every week we list a new taco joint. Is Mexican food replacing Chinese as Americans’ favorite foreign treat? Decide for yourself at Tacos Don Nacho in Woonsocket. If you find your tacos not nearly spicy enough, drive a few miles south to Sassy Mama Cuisine and pick up a few bottles of their signature sauces. For those with a sweet tooth in the Blackstone Valley, Bake Eat Love and Bad Kat Cupcakes have opened up in Pawtucket selling signature desserts and the kind of specialty cakes one might find in a Food Network special. If you’re looking for something savory, The Stoneacre Pantry is bringing upscale menu items like saucisson sec and duck rillette to Newport. The folks who brought you Kabob and Curry opened Rasa on Main Street in East Greenwich with what is expected to be the same high quality Indian cuisine we’ve come to love. For breakfast lovers, the West Side Diner has arrived in the abandoned diner on Westminster Street (renovated, of course). If you’ve been meaning to grab pizza cooked on “primitive wood fired ovens,” The Flatbread Company is about to open on Thayer Street.The Dean Hotel is coming to Providence this fall where the Sportsman Inn once stood, but they remain incredibly vague as to what we can expect. Whatever it is, it’ll likely be swanky and sophisticated.

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And on that note, we say goodbye to …

The Sportsman Inn. Providence’s beloved strip-club-that-you-can-sleep-at has shut its doors. The folks at the Dean Hotel currently are bleaching all surfaces in preparation for their grand opening in its place. On that note, Cheaters has been painted grey and reportedly advertised for sale for $8 million. Cuban Revolution silently closed both of their Providence locations, reopening the void in our hearts that yucca fries once filled. Finally, Liberty Elm Diner is temporarily (thank God) closed until Jan 1
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