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Food & Dining

In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island restaurant scene is bustling, and we're here to help you find the hottest new spots, the coolest hidden gems, and the best places to satisfy your cravings for great food and drinks.

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Del’s Lemonade to replenish newly released apple cider flavor

The new flavor has been so popular, many locations have run out of stock.


What wine goes best with Pirate’s Booty? Or pigs-in-a-blanket?

Unexpected wine parings were the stars of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. So we decided to experiement ourselves.


Historic Block Island inn destroyed in fire had not been inspected by state since 2019

“The maintenance and cleaning of the hood was a factor” in causing the fire that destroyed the Harborside Inn, inspectors wrote in a report obtained by the Globe.


We’ve been buying olive oil all wrong. Here’s what you need to know.

I was drawn in by fancy labels, lower-to-middle price points, and smart terms like “cold pressed” and “extra virgin” — but I never actually knew what I was buying.


For sale: PVDonuts, an iconic shop known for over-the-top donut flavors

“We’ve thought about this on and off for a few years, and what finally drove us to this decision all came down to mental health and matters in our personal lives,” the founders of the doughnut store wrote on social media.


Restaurants in R.I., Maine still struggle to find workers

“We need to do more to keep these people in our industry,” said Dale Venturini, the CEO of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association.


Move over, kibble. This personal chef is focusing on healthier options for your pup.

A private chef in Newport is the founder of Sonny Nation Dog Food Co., a Middletown-based micro-business offering “human grade” dog food using locally sourced ingredients.


What makes cider doughnuts so special? We went farm-hopping to find out.

The best ones are freshly made on the spot: springy, crumbly, and warm reminders of why New England is the most delicious place to be in the fall. (Just don’t ask for the recipe.)