The 2014 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists were announced today and a number of Rhode Island chefs and restaurants are included on this year’s list.
Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island: Simone’s, Tallulah Taqueria and Chat Live with Chef Nick Rabar
News updates on the best local food and drink businesses in Rhode Island: Easy Entertaining Inc., Sin, Farm Fresh RI’s Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market and Farmstead, Inc.
Three current news releases—Eat Drink RI is not the source for these items—please follow any links for more information. Tallulah’s Tacos Tallulah’s Tacos Is Happy To Announce The Grand Opening Of The Shack at Dutch Harbor! Tallulah’s Tacos brings fresh, traditional Mexican style tacos and burritos that embrace the flavors reminiscent of the West Coast. Homemade Horchata, Melon de Agua,… Read more →
Cochon 555, the 10-city culinary competition that promotes sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs, returns to Boston on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Providence’s own Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead won the Boston competition it’s first three years, passing the baton to Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro and Coppa last year. This year the Boston event will see the following chefs competing for… Read more →
Readers of this site know how nationally renowned food and drink is in Rhode Island. Our chefs, restaurants and bartenders are recognized annually by the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine nominates chefs and pastry chefs on their “People’s Best New” lists each year, Bon Appetit chose The Dorrance as one of the best new restaurants in the country last… Read more →
The 2013 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists were announced today and a number of Rhode Island chefs and restaurants are included on this year’s list. The semifinalists in our area are: Outstanding Bar Program: Cook & Brown Public House Outstanding Service: Persimmon Best Chef: Northeast: Matt Jennings of Farmstead Inc. Champe Speidel of Persimmon The Semifinalists will… Read more →
The American Lamb Board held their fourth annual Lamb Jam at The Charles Hotel in Boston tonight. Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts took home three trophies, one for Best Overall dish, as well as winning Best Belly & Breast dish, and the People’s Choice Award, all for his Smoked and Braised Lamb Belly on a Steamed Bun… Read more →
This Sunday, February 17, all Rhode Island lamb lovers should head to Boston to root for—and more importantly eat the lamb dishes—of Rhode Island chefs Beau Vestal of New Rivers, Champe Speidel of Persimmon and Matt Gennuso of Chez Pascal at the Boston American Lamb Jam. Last year Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead competed for Rhode Island and brought home the… Read more →
Last fall, Matt Jennings, Chef and Co-Owner of Farmstead, Inc., and Beau Vestal, Chef and Co-Owner of New Rivers, teamed up to prepare a Happy 100th Birthday to Julia Child dinner at the James Beard Foundation House in New York. I was invited to document their time in the storied kitchen. In addition to the time-lapse video posted after the… Read more →