It’s been just over a year since The New York Times spent 36 hours in Newport and now the news company follows that visit up with a brief tour of Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence by writer Freda Moon. As is usual for the “36 Hours” series, many of our outstanding culinary establishments are mentioned, along with great shopping and cultural destinations. For dining, The Dorrance and it’s James Beard Foundation Awards Rising Star Chef of the Year semifinalist Chef Benjamin Sukle, Chez Pascal and Julian’s receive the most acclaim.
Other food & drink places highlighted are The Avery, E & O Tap, Revival Brewing Co., The Classic Cafe, White Electric Coffee, Savoring Rhode Island, AS220 FOO(d), Eno Fine Wines, Flan & Ajo, Cook & Brown Public House and The Salon. The article includes praise such as “. . . Providence, unsurprisingly, has exceptional food, compelling art and architecture, a thriving gay scene and an inordinate number of very smart people,” and mention of “. . . excellent craft cocktails in this cocktail-happy city.” There’s also an excellent slideshow from photographer Ryan Conaty.
Take a look at The New York Times‘s “36 Hours in Providence, R.I.“