The secret is out – Doherty’s Ale House officially opened its new location at the old Bugaboo Creek in Warwick. With 124 taps, beer is oozing from every pore (or … pour). Midtown Oyster Bar arrived on Thames Street in Newport just in time for the flocking of the tourists. It features “the largest raw bar in Newport,” or you can head upstairs and get cooked in the sun (in the best way possible) at the open-air bar. If you prefer your raw seafood wrapped in rice, Asia One Bistro in Fall River offers another Asian-fusion option to the area (a fancy term for Chinese and Japanese grub on the same menu). If your international taste buds are looking for something a little more Central-American, Budare Grille opened in Central Falls, serving up dishes like Venezuelan style chicken salad with Spanish shredded cheese and avocado.
Cranstonians now have two fewer watering holes with the closing of Fitzpatrick’s on Park Ave and the Cranston Tavern on Pontiac. And, sadly, the Locals in North Providence, a nexus for Americana music, has closed its curtains.