Eater National Covers The Dorrance for “One Year In”

Normally we would just FaceTwitInstaPin this story instead of making it a standalone post, but then we saw the article’s practically buried. When you go to the list of “One Year In” interviews for December, Providence’s Lester and Sukle interview isn’t in the list! Let’s show Eater that Providence can get twice as much traffic[…]

2012 Gift Guides: Recommended Reading (and some truffles)

When I’m nestled all snug in my bed visions of, well, it depends on what I’m reading, dance in my head. I, like many of you out there, read cookbooks like novels, carefully looking over every page and detail like a major plot point or character development, deciding what’s worthy of making and hopefully finding[…]

Three Rhode Island Restaurants Named to Open Table’s 2012 Top 100 “Best Overall” Restaurants in United States

Congratulations to Providence’s Gracie’s and Newport’s Bouchard Restaurant and Inn and Castle Hill Inn. All three are in a list of the top 100 restaurants in the country, alongside such worldwide best restaurants as Eleven Madison Park and The French Laundry, as chosen by OpenTable reviews. According to OpenTable, “Out of more than 5 million restaurant[…]

Support Cluck! Urban Farm Supply on Broadway in Providence

Note: for the latest news on Cluck! please see this story: The Latest on the Battle for Cluck! Your Help Is Still Needed. Cluck! is a planned urban farm supply business that is trying to establish itself in a lot with a vacant garage at 399 Broadway in Providence. Unfortunately, what seems to be a good[…]

2012 Gift Guides: Wine, Oysters and a Book

It’s that time of year again: gift giving season. Holidays abound, everyone’s going somewhere where they want to bring something. Heck, sometimes when you’re buying things for others you feel like buying something extra for yourself. There wil be a series of posts this week and next based around a number of items that either[…]

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Contest: Lamb Shoulder

It is time for cooking contest number three in the  BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Original Recipe Contest. As with the first entry, this one involved a piece of Border Springs Farm lamb. I have to be honest, the leg of lamb that I used in the first contest didn’t wow me. I[…]

Eye Cookies Wins Rhode Island Food Fights Spectacular Cookie Smackdown

The third RI Food Fights event, the Spectacular Cookie Smackdown, took place this past Sunday, December 9, 2012. A sold out crowd descended upon Fête in Providence to sample the best cookies in Rhode Island. Fifteen area bakers competed to see who had the greatest cookie, according to a panel of four culinary judges (which included[…]