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My neighbors, Patrick and Monica, raved to me about their favorite Portuguese restaurant, Phillips St. restaurant, just over the bridge in East Providence. Their son Henry loves their 8 oz. … more
Uncle Tony’s Pizza and Pasta , with family style restaurants in Cranston and Johnston, is the perfect place to bring the family. The portions are large, the food is basic Italian, and the … more
I had this Friday night urge for Fish and Chips and wondered if the Harborside Lobstermania was still around, only to learn that it had been sold to the Finn family ten years ago. The restaurant … more
YAS Chicken has taken Rhode Island by storm! Especially the Brown students that have been flocking to 272 Thayer St. for the tastiest, freshest chicken sandwich I’ve ever eaten.  The … more
When the Bishop told my Catholic friends they couldn’t eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to abstain with them and observe the sacrifice of eating fish on Friday. The … more
Daughter Robin travels from East Greenwich to East Providence to buy her Italian deli products and ready-packaged Italian dinners at the Italian Corner. It is a much shorter trip from Edgewood … more
Restaurant Review By Don Fowler No more do people make fun of Central Falls. The tiny mile-square city is now famous for Viola Davis, one of the world’s greatest actresses and … more
In my quest for the perfect ham, I ended up in the Hoxsie Four Corners  Gateway Shopping Plaza  at Nick & Joan’s Place where “Everybody Knows Your Name” and Nick … more
“Have you been to Sisters?” I’ve been asked more than once, only to learn that it is Warwick’s newest Chinese restaurant. Located at 3301 Post Road, a couple of doors … more
When you think of authentic, inexpensive, ethnic food, downtown Providence doesn’t usually come to mind. Mike and I left early to get a burger and fries before the PC/UCONN game, only to … more
Restaurant Review by Don Fowler There were no guinea pig dishes on the menu at Los Andes like we enjoyed on our vacation in Peru, but there was squid and octopus and rib eye and plantain and … more
There is only one main course on Honeybird’s menu, and it’s a honey of a bird. The new East Providence restaurant has made its home in a former gas station at the end of the Henderson … more
The scenic South County town of Narragansett is famous for the Towers, the Coast Guard House. . .and Monahan’s Clam Shack. Locals flock to the seaside building for their fill of fresh … more
Warwick’s Tommy’s Clam Shack is much more than clams. While the fried clams, clam cakes and clam chowder are all delicious, Tommy’s offers a wide variety of other seafood … more
When we were younger, a drive to the beach always included a trip to Champlin’s. The popular seafood restaurant offered affordable lobsters and other seafood, most of which came right off … more
Twin Oaks’ Baked Stuffed Shrimp! The best meal in Rhode Island. Made with Ritz cracker stuffing. Even better with “mashed in the middle.” But wait. There are dozens of ethnic … more
No vacation this year. Inflation. Gas and airline ticket prices. Threat of Covid. Time to stay close to home. Need to do something to break the monotony, something we all enjoy. We … more
Greater Providence Restaurant Weeks provide serious diners with an opportunity to enjoy new dining experiences at special prices. There are seven of our area’s finest restaurants … more
Give the kitchen a break this summer and let somebody else do the cooking during Providence Restaurant Weeks, July 10–23. Head to a personal favorite or try something completely new among the … more
Restaurant Review by Don Fowler There was fear and trepidation when word got out that Warwick’s beloved Crows Nest had been sold to the Italian restaurant De Quattro Restaurant Group … more
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