They said “Providence” on the tv

haven bros parking One of the joys of watching the HBO series ‘John Adams’ is that sometimes they say “Rhode Island” on television and that’s really really exciting. But this morning we hit the jack pot! Apparently Sal and Ivan hauled the Haven Brothers diner all the way to New York City for a segment on the admittedly loathsome Today Show. Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera, who both have Providence connections, reminisced about their youth, leaving out anything of real interest (let’s face it, any true Havens Brothers story includes at least two of the following terms — beer, fight, hurl, Lupo’s, drunk, baked, punch, fried and where’s-my-wallet). But it was cool. Now bring it back.

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