Sunday’s The New York Times Spends “36 Hours in Providence, R.I.”

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
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News Bites: The Sunnyside Daytime Dining in Yankee magazine, Mill’s Tavern Turns Ten and Save Chocolateville at AAA

The Sunnyside Daytime Dining The March/April 2012 issue of Yankee magazine features “New England’s Best Breakfasts” with one restaurant from each of the six New England states being chosen for the story. Yankee‘s favorite in Rhode Island is The Sunnyside Daytime Dining in Warren. Jocelyn Ruggiero wrote about her experience at Chef Joe Simone’s beautiful breakfast-and-lunch gem
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RI Chefs and Restaurants Stand Out on 2012 James Beard Awards Semifinalists List

UPDATED (more comments below) The  James Beard Foundation 2012 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists were announced this morning and a number of Rhode Island chefs and restaurants are included on this year’s list. The semifinalists in our area are: Best New Restaurant: The Dorrance Outstanding Bar Program: Cook & Brown Public House Rising Star Chef
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Rhode Island Farm, Vine and Sea to Table luncheon at James Beard House in New York

On Thursday, June 17th, the Rhode Island Tourism division along with members of the Providence/Warwick and Newport Convention & Visitors Bureaus hosted a Rhode Island Farm, Vine and Sea to Table luncheon at the James Beard House in New York. Four Rhode Island chefs were invited to prepare dishes made almost entirely from local ingredients,
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