A new chicken and fish place, Bucktown, recently opened on the west side of Providence. They also have beer on tap from Long Live Beerworks, which is right up the street! 471 West Fountain Street, PVD. facebook.com/bucktownpvd
Homestead Creamery, a new ice cream shop at the Homestead Gardens property on Industrial Drive in North Smithfield opened, offering the usual ice cream flavors, floats and shakes. Grand opening was July 4th weekend. homesteadcreameryri.com
The Sage Clinic is a collaborative clinic with holistic practitioners and licensed health care professionals on 201 Waterman St, East Providence that held its grand opening on July 2. sageclinicri.blogspot.com
The Barking Crab is now The Boat Yard Bar & Grill, which serves modern American food. Newport’s newest destination restaurant offers al fresco dining in warmer weather on the patio and under the canopy. 151 Swinburne Row, Newport. boatyardnpt.com
A traditional Irish pub arrived in Wakefield in the form of Mary Murphy’s. Like any traditional pub, they have live music, trivia nights and, of course, cold pints.
An Italian favorite in Newport and Boston, Pasta Beach is coming to Wayland Sq, PVD. The new location promises to be an intimate place for gourmet thin-crust pizza, focaccia panini and, of course, pasta dressed in homemade sauces. pastabeachrestaurants.com
Podsnappery opened an addition to their shop, The Galactic Theater, a 20-seat movie theater in the back of the store that will show vintage movies, which pair perfectly with Podsnappery’s vintage appeal. galactictheatre.com
Don’t come for the books! The Library is a laid back atmosphere restaurant with full bar, valet parking and famous Doritos Crusted Mozzarella Sticks. Located at 142 Atwells Ave on Federal Hill. fb.com/thelibraryri
Monrovia offers west African and soul food with some Southern American flavor added to the mix! Gansett Ave, Cranston. fb.com/monroviakitchen
Get your fill of delicious frozen treats perfect for cooling down on those hot summer days at U Scream Ice Cream. Located at 1 Smithfield Rd, North Providence. fb.com/U-Scream-Ice-Cream-568616136649112
Tom’s Bao Bao will bring authentic Chinese steamed buns to Providence this summer. tomsbaobao.com
Named after longest-serving volunteer, Pearl Nathan, Cafe Pearl will serve coffee-based beverages and light fare from Providence bakeries. Near the Benefit St entrance at the RISD Museum. risdmuseum.org
Food Network legend Guy Fieri’s signature cuisine is coming to Foxwoods this fall in Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar. The 8,200-square-foot, 190-seat restaurant will boast an open kitchen and bar design, with bold flavors. guyfieri.com/restaurant-brands
“Iron Chef” star Cat Cora’s newest restaurant, Cat Cora’s Wine Bar, will feature a tapas bar, wines and Mediterranean small plates and creative cocktails. Opening this fall at Foxwoods Resort Casino. catcora.com/restaurants/
Richard Rawlings of “Fast ‘N’ Loud” fame will open The Garage Bar & Grill, serving Texas roadhouse-style barbecue, burgers and local beer. Opening this fall at Foxwoods Resort Casino. foxwoods.com
A Las Vegas import, Sugar Factory American Brasserie has a retail section that will offer a selection of the company’s candy bins and Couture Pops. Opening this fall at Foxwoods Resort Casino. sugarfactory.com
More than your average Chinese, Jade Tree Asian Bistro has already established itself as a cornerstone of Asian cuisine. Dine in, take out and delivery. 220 Atwells Ave, PVD. jadetreeasianbistro.com
Quality Massage Now is opening its new location at 960 Reservoir Ave (Suite 28) in Cranston with a grand opening in July.
With more than 100 TVs showing nearly every sports package available, Arooga’s may just be the holy grail of sports bars. Located at 615 Greenwich Ave, Warwick. aroogas.com
Quality BBQ has finally arrived in Newport in the form of Binge BBQ. 12 Broadway, Newport. bingebbqri.com
With one location in Warren already open and another to come in Jamestown, Preppy Pig BBQ will soon be serving delicious BBQ to both the East and West Bay. 632 Metacom Ave, Warren. preppypigbbq.com
A new location of the Mexican & Tex Mex Moe’s Southwest Grill is opening soon on Washington St in Attleboro. moes.com
Chef Robert Sisca opened his new restaurant, Garde East, in Martha’s Vineyard. The menu features dishes from both land and sea with locally sourced ingredients, along with a beverage selection guaranteed to impress any wine enthusiast. 52 Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, Mass. opentable.com/restaurant/profile/264916
Something’s Brewing, a cafe on Route 2 in North Kingstown, has closed down and will reopen in 4 to 6 weeks under the same ownership as their previous brand, Sophie’s.
Lois Hollingsworth, who owned dress shop Zuzu’s Petals at 288 Thayer St for over 25 years, said that parking meters were the “last straw” in her decision to shutter the Providence location and focus on stores in East Greenwich and Barrington.
Bonefish Grill in Chapel View is shutting down in Cranston due to a Bonefish Grill revitalization plan.
Following a fire some months back, the Newport location of Teas and Javas has permanently closed. Their Providence location remains open on Wayland Square, aiming to serve “love in a cup.”