Newport’s Food Rocks, Restaurant Week Rolls

We know Newport pretty well, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but it did. We walked into Midtown Oyster Bar on a fairly quiet Sunday afternoon and smack into the 12th annual Newport Restaurant Week.

EatDrinkRI Serves Up Plan to Launch Rhode Island’s First Food Hall

A former manufacturing building on Smith Hill in Providence could become the home of multiple restaurants, a brewery, and other culinary businesses if a campaign launched this week by Rhode Island food advocacy group EatDrinkRI bears fruit.

Newport Vineyards Hosts Gills and Grapes, a Sustainable Paired Seafood Dinner

Many Ocean State chefs excel at creating seasonal menus according to what is available locally. They’re able to do this because of the commitment from area farmers, shellfish growers, and fishermen and women. A great example of this effort comes from Chef Andy Teixeira of Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards. He’s teaming up with non-profit…

Basta the Best for Good Reason

The number of restaurants in this state is extraordinary, which is great for the consumer because if a place doesn’t have the goods to compete, it won’t be around long. And sitting atop the eatery heap here is Basta in Cranston, routine winner of awards which most recently included “Best Restaurant in the State of…

Let an Expert Guide You Through the Best of Rhode Island Dining This Week

Providence Journal food editor Gail Ciampa has been the leading authority on Rhode Island dining for more than three decades, and she’s brought together many of her favorite restaurants at this week’s ProJo Critic’s Choice Award Food & Drink Event at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Paddy’s Beach Club is One of America’s Top Beach Bars

Paddy’s Beach Club in Misquamicut is loud, brash, and a whole lot of summer fun. With its foam parties, DJs pounding out EDM, and summer crowds of beach bros and babes up from the Tri-State Area, it’s not for everyone, but for our money this is the one can’t-miss beach bar in Rhode Island. Day…

Get Your Slurp On at the Newport Oyster Festival

Like oysters? Then check out the 2nd Annual Newport Oyster Festival, which runs May 19-21, an event that proved very popular in its inaugural outing last May.

Another Sure Sign of Spring: Evelyn’s Drive-In is Open!

Evelyn’s Drive-In opens for the season today, with owners Jane and Dom Bitto celebrating their 30th anniversary of owning Tiverton’s iconic roadside seafood stop.

Curtain Rises at New Federal Hill Pizza on Chalkstone Ave.

The screens of the old Castle Theater on Chalkstone Avenue may have gone dark, but Billy and Christine Manzo put on quite a show this week for the opening of their second Federal Hill Pizza location in the old movie house.

The Good Gets Better at Trio

The bar at Trio in Narragansett has been a popular hangout since the restaurant opened several years ago. And now it’s bigger and better, after the restaurant closed for a few weeks for renovations. In addition to expanding the bar into a modern and roomy rectangular space with white top and cozy cushioned red leather…