Irish Eyes Smiling in Rhode Island

The Irish are proudly represented in Rhode Island; at about 18 percent of the population, those with Irish ancestry rank second only to the Italians here. And overall, Rhode Island is ninth of all US states for citizenry with Irish blood. Add six more, at least temporarily, as a half dozen tour operators were recently…

Hascon Gets It On in Providence This Weekend

Hascon — Rhode Island based Hasbro’s version of ComicCon — debuts this weekend at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with interactive displays focusing on the diverse products produced by the world’s leading toy company, from Monopoly to Star Wars.

13 Things We Learned at EatDrinkRI 2016

The annual EatDrinkRI festival isn’t just the best Rhody-centric food festival out there, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on what’s new and exciting on the local food scene.

Red Fin: Providence’s Crudite Champ

As someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy fish or raw dishes, I wasn’t exactly craving a meal at Red Fin Crudo & Kitchen in downtown Providence. After all, “crudo” is literally in their name, and crudo is pretty much my worst cuisine nightmare. However, on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to give Red Fin…

A Taste of Rhody in Connecticut

Scooted across the border to the Chestnut State this week to pick some apples at Brookfield Orchards (warm apple dumplings with ice cream, mmmmm) and check out the Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor during a stay at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center. Find Today’s Daily Deal on the Best in Providence! It’s all…

Where to Fill Your Belly at Quonset Point

One of the hidden pleasures of Quonset Point is that Fat Belly’s Pub is tucked in the back of the clubhouse at the North Kingstown Golf Course (formerly the golf course for the Quonset naval base and now one of the best — and most affordable — public courses in the state). Find Today’s Daily Deal…

Breakfast at Allie’s Donuts, The Best!

Dad was visiting from New York and had a sudden craving for a plain, old-fashioned donut. You’re in luck, I said — we live 10 minutes from the best donut shop in the world, and no, I don’t mean Dunkin’. Find Today’s Daily Deal on the Best in Providence! Allie’s Donuts on Route 2 in…

Ogling the Retro Glory of Ogie’s Trailer Park

Marty McFly, eat your heart out: Providence denizens can get back to the future in mid-Century retro-cool style at Ogie’s Trailer Park, the great new indoor-outdoor bar in the West End. Don’t let the name fool you: the theme here isn’t “trailer trash” but rather an embrace of the fun spirit of post-war campouts a…

ShelaLara Vineyards

Rhode Island’s newest winery is located in Coventry; ShelaLare Vineyards opened its doors in 2011 and offers tastings and tours every Saturday and Sunday as well as by appointment. The vineyard produces 20 varieties of wine each year, including natural fruit essence wines (such as the Gaspee wine slush), vintage wines, California wines, glacier dessert…

Lobsta slidahs!

Had a great lunch at 41 Degrees North in Newport this spring and I just found this picture of their delicious lobster sliders on my Powerbook. Maybe it’s just lunchtime, but damn these look good! Find Today’s Daily Deal on the Best in Providence!