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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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GIFT GUIDE

The ultimate Rhode Island food gift guide

Foodies — and friends of foodies — rejoice! When it comes to gifting something delicious to eat or drink, there are plenty of options.

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7 R.I. food businesses giving back to their communities

Many in the Rhode Island food and restaurant industry are experiencing struggles of their own and yet, several chefs and owners are giving back this year.

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Johnson & Wales secret society dishes out a unique menu for members while mentoring future chefs

The Epicurean Scholarship Society raises money for scholarships while treating members to one-of-a-kind dinner parties with cooking by celebrity chefs.

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On Block Island, Ballard’s Beach Resort and town council agree to new round of restrictions

In the agreement, Ballard’s Beach Resort will not be allowed to host music festivals, will have to pay for police details, and recently hired the former police chief of Dartmouth, Mass. as its new head of security

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Is Jamestown the new dining destination in Rhode Island?

More than half a dozen new restaurants have opened in this tiny Conanicut Island town over the past 18 months.

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After 10 years of cooking in Chicago, this chef is hosting pop-ups in North restaurant’s former space

North by chef James Mark closed in July, leaving a hole in Providence’s dining scene. Through this winter, chef Eric Brown is moving in with “Thick Neck.”

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Where did Bishop’s 4th Street Diner go? New Hampshire.

When he heard that the beloved Newport diner had to move, Shawn Sylvester, who met his wife in a Sanbornville, N.H., diner, got in touch with Steve and Vicki Bishop to see if he could save it.

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The roots of your Thanksgiving dishes

On Thursday, millions of Americans will dive into traditional Thanksgiving dishes. But many don’t know the roots of those recipes, the ingredients for which have been used in New England since long before the Pilgrims arrived.