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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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Free Spirit: Yagi Noodles’ spirit-free libations bring one-of-a-kind beverages to Newport

Yagi Noodles is Newport’s coolest new ramen spot — a pop-up restaurant by Chef Basil Yu, who’s bringing his own creative spin on Asian cuisine to Newport, with a rad menu featuring bowls of freshly prepared whole wheat Japanese ramen noodles in savory broths, Rhode Island-meets-China lobster bao buns and shareable small plates. While the […]

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A classy – and boozy – brunch at Vino Veritas

I should have expected nothing less than napkins folded into roses from a restaurant whose name sounds like an Ivy League university’s motto: Vino Veritas, Latin for “in wine, truth” — which, I would argue, is the unofficial motto for all great institutions of learning. But I had somehow missed this restaurant when it debuted […]

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Butterbang by Bike: The best croissant you’ll ever have on this side of the Atlantic

If you’ve ever visited France, the thought of a croissant conjures pure heavenly bliss: a crispy, buttery and oh-so-flaky delight. You also know that you’re hard-pressed to find an equivalent in New England, and the thought of a Dunkin breakfast croissant throws you into a cataclysmic state of despair. But I have good news: Brian […]

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Satisfy Your KRAEV-ing: With tortillas, Tex-Mex and maybe some dance moves

It wasn’t long ago that I found myself covered in flour, rolling dough with a glass bottle, reforming an amoeba-like shape into a circle, struggling to make it thin rather than pancake thick — but despite all evidence to the contrary, after twice flipping this “tortilla” and letting it cool just long enough to tear […]

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