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A Cool (Bob)Cat In Town: The Royal Bobcat cocktail bar brings 1920s zest to Atwells Avenue

Providence flapper gals and dapper gents, take note! There’s a chic new cocktail bar slinking its way onto the scene, and it’s the cat’s meow! Nestled on Federal Hill, The Royal Bobcat is here to bring all the fun and friskiness of Roaring Twenties New Orleans to PVD! Owners Ellie Coyne and Dan Becker take […]

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RI restaurants ask help and compassion from state government as COVID-19 shuts them down

A group of four independent food service operators sent a letter to RI Gov. Gina Raimondo on March 17, desperately asking for help from state government: “The COVID-19 crisis, and the necessary government-mandated gathering restrictions, [have] shuttered most of us. Those still left open are seeing as much as a 75% decrease in sales. While […]

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Mouths to Feed: With schools closed, local restaurants help fulfill a need

Many Rhode Island children receive a bulk of their daily calories from free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches they receive at school. One of the challenges of closing schools for an extended period of time is making sure kids are fed. School districts across the state have planned grab-and-go meals for students to pick up […]

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Bolt in Place: Fastening a coffee fixture in Providence

Almost a decade before founding The Dallas Morning News, in 1876 A.H. Belo installed the first commercial telephone in Texas, registering the line to a local coffee merchant whose sons worked for his Galveston newspaper. More than a century later, when A.H. Belo Corporation purchased The Providence Journal in 1996 for $1.54 billion, the Dallas-based […]

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“If We’re Not Meant to Have Midnight Snacks, Why Is There a Light in the Fridge?”: In search of snacks for after hours appetites

Being a night owl and a foodie in the great state of Rhode Island is both a blessing and a curse. True, it’s home to some unique cuisine that’s readily available during daylight hours (Crazy Vanilla Awful Awfuls, anyone?), but there’s just something about a diner omelet eaten at 3am or a 4am chicken parm […]

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Eat Your Veggies: Saladworks lets you eat healthy on the go

With an anticipated opening of March 25, Saladworks is moving to New England for the first time and settling into downtown Providence. “There are over 100 locations worldwide,” owner John Pisaturo told me, “but most are in outdoor strip malls. There’s only one other in a standalone downtown location [in Philadelphia] – Rhode Island will […]

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