openedFWe’re kicking this month’s openings off with yet another spot on 800 Allens Ave. Formerly Cactus Grille, The Barstow, and Cafe Ole within an 8-month span, the spot now welcomes Brass Monkey, an American-fare, bar-centric, more casual eatery than its predecessors. Fourth time’s a charm. In other much anticipated PVD food news, Pizza J, Julians on Broadway’s sister pizza place, is just about to open. For the central RI pizza lovers, Wescott House has opened in Coventry serving up pizzas in-house and to go along with a full bar and other pub grub. Keeping in the realm of bar food, Barrett’s Ale House opened its second location in Attleboro. On the upscale side of nightlife, ROCKnRYE has moved into The Grande’s old location on The Hill offering up the kind of class you’d expect on Atwells Ave. with an alternative, House of Blues-esque flare. After keeping its doors shut for about half the year, The Sunnyside in Warren finally re-opened as Simone’s.  The former breakfast dive is revamping its menu with dinner service as well.


This month we say goodbye to another Federal Hill spot, Romeo’s Kitchen and Cocktails.


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