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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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Here are the nominees for the 2023 James Beard awards

A Lynn restaurant competes on the national level, and Greek and Yunnan cuisines are in the spotlight.

Celebrity chef David Burke adds more whimsy to Rhody’s famed ‘Hobbit House’ property

The "Lollipop Kid" aims to bring his Seussical wow-factor to the exclusive Preserve Sporting Club & Residences in Richmond.


How a $2 hot dog changed everything for a Michelin-star restaurateur

Will Guidara said creating memories and unique experiences are more important than the traditional marketing techniques — especially coming out of the pandemic.


From the ‘Chowdah Pie’ to the ‘Rhode Island,’ get ready for new takes on an old favorite: the clam pizza

Pizza Marvin in Providence and Nana’s Bakery & Pizza in Westerly have introduced pizzas featuring locally sourced fresh clams.


🍳 Learn how to make this delicious Portuguese breakfast

Get tips from a pro on how to prepare a beloved breakfast: ovos com molho de tomate e cebola.


Toasting New England terroir in all seasons

We confess that we used to consider New England wines as little more than novelties. Now we don’t mind having to drink our words.


Connecting with Portugal through food with cookbook author Maria Lawton

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, embracing Portuguese culture and making ovos com molho de tomate e cebola with the author of “Azorean Cooking” and host of “Maria’s Portuguese Table” on Rhode Island PBS.


Looking to buy a restaurant? There’s a ton for sale in R.I.

Some of the listings include a seafood market and the wharf it sits on in Wickford, and an Italian restaurant with housing for its owner in Warren.