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‘You Should Be A Plumber’

This advice from native son Dewey Dufresne to his ridiculously accomplished restaurateur son Wylie draws a laugh from CBS host Vinita Nair. But attention graduating seniors — he’s not wrong! The pair are seen here in front of Alder, Wylie’s latest venture in lower Manhattan.


When In LA — Go To Providence

Known as the “Seafood King of Los Angeles” Michael Cimarusti cites his childhood experiences in Rhode Island — grandparents in Providence and summers spent fishing in Narragansett — as major culinary influences. (Cimarusti has been nominated for his fourth James Beard for his LA restaurants:


Ogie’s Trailer Park In West End

Suddenly it’s all about this place. Ogie’s Trailer Park is the latest restaurant, bar, and beer garden in the West End/Armory area. And it is incredibly photogenic, particularly the swell interior with mid-century modern lighting fixtures, furnishings, and kitsch. A sweet Serro Scotty guards the


‘Kitchen’ On Carpenter Street

This compact eatery for brunch and breakfast plates is fast developing a slobbering and vocal following who will grab you by the lapels and talk you stupid with every single detail. Sadly it was closed when I showed up late. Apparently you can tell when

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Food Trucks

The Providence Phoenix has a comprehensive rundown of the Providence food truck scene — from sliders to escargot to vegan soft serve — including all the Twitter tags. (What perfect technological synergy. Twitter was made for the food truck business . . . and the

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North Bakery Opens In West End

I was going to use a picture of some delicious pastries but I think everybody would rather look at this. North Bakery opened its doors today with pastry manager Kelly Dull among the welcoming faces across the counter. North Bakery is an offshoot of the

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Seafood Throwdown At Armory Park

(5.29) Farm Fresh Rhode Island opens its Summertime Armory Market with a special event. Chef Colin Sepko from Julians and Peter Gobin from Mijo’s Tacos go head-to-head in the Local Seafood Throwdown at the Armory Market with a mystery fish! Meet the fishermen and women,

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‘Human Nature’ At Mad Dog Studios

‘Human Nature’ — a study of the human form and spirit in sculpture and 2D — is up at Mad Dog Studios in Pawtucket through April 11th. Also, seats are newly available for the Pop-Up Restaurant Thursday, March 27th — make reservations here. Chef Kirby

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West Side Diner Open

The former Poirier’s Diner is up and running at its new location on Westminster Street just down from Community MusicWorks. Poirier’s Diner first opened in 1947 at 581 Atwells Avenue near Eagle Square and closed in 1999. Jef Nickerson at Greater City Providence wrote back

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R.I. Seafood Festival This Weekend

Head over to India Point Park for the 3rd annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival. Rhode Island’s premiere seafood festival hosting the best seafood in all of Rhode Island and southern New England. Restaurants, food distributors, breweries, wineries, local companies, artists and non-profit organizations will be

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North Of Providence

Word is getting around about the food at North where they are doing different and wonderful things as per their mission statement. A reviewer for the Boston Globe has instructed her readers in no uncertain terms to leave Boston and head south. Maybe once a

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Wild Colonial Opens During Prov Flea

The Wild Colonial Tavern on South Water Street now opens at noon on Sundays because of the Flea crowd. Smart. We are open and deliciously air conditioned for the Flea. It’s the one time we also encourage you to bring in food from the trucks

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Diner Renovation Nearing Completion

Encouraging news about the old Poirier’s Diner now located at 1380 Westminster Street. An update in today’s ProJo tells how local developer and property owner Jon Özbek was finally able to bring this project to fruition. It has taken ten years and $750,000. Özbek purchased

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Cinco De Mayo — Americans Celebrate The Battle Of Puebla

Because somebody’s got to do it. On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army prevailed in an unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. This made Americans thirsty. Thus we have Cinco de Mayo. Head downtown today for the In Downcity Cinco de

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New Gourmet Heaven Off Thayer — Open 24/7

A new Gourmet Heaven location has opened on Meeting Street — right up from Thayer behind the Avon — you will no longer have to go all the way downtown to satisfy that 3am craving for mac ‘n’ cheese and gummy bears and cookies and

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New On Broadway — The Grange

First, everyone loves this new façade (which brought about the removal of the old awning that had an apostrophe in the wrong place which used to drive me nuts). More importantly this self-described “vegetable restaurant” seems to be making people pretty happy with the food