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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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Where to eat and what to order like a local on Block Island this fall

While many restaurants close after Labor Day, there are several who boast the nearby water’s fish and produce grown nearby.

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Like Italian wine? 🍷 Start thinking about Croatian grapes.

Narona Wine Merchants is a new distributor looking to bring Croatian blends to local wine shops in Rhode Island.

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Top spots for apple picking in Rhode Island

It’s time to welcome fall! Here’s a guide to the best places to pick your own apples (or to find cider, donuts, and pumpkin-picking, too).

TRENDSPOTTING

On both coasts, oyster tours are the new wine tours

And there’s still time to enjoy one in the temperate fall, before they generally wrap up for the season.

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R.I. oyster-growing industry sees strong recovery in 2021 after COVID shutdown dip

The top aquaculture product was, yet again, the venerable oyster: 10.2 million were sold for consumption in 2021.

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Three innovators in food and dining making a difference in Rhode Island

Food entrepreneurs in Rhode Island are rethinking how the dining scene nourishes us.

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Congressman Cicilline is opening a bar in downtown Providence

The Democratic US representative will launch Clementine, a cocktail and tapas bar, across from Trinity Rep sometime next month.

FOOD

A fresh idea: barbecue sauces infused with fruit

Each has a distinct flavor of the fruit that balances the BBQ’s sauces tang and spice. The fruit also adds richness to the texture.