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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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At 350 years running, Newport’s White Horse Tavern is the oldest restaurant in the country

The White Horse Tavern is the oldest restaurant in continuous operation in the US. It opened in 1673 and its included on lists of the oldest continuously running restaurants in the world.


RI VegFest returns with plans for more vegan food, less waste

This year the organizers plan to work with Bootstrap Compost, a residential and commercial food scrap pickup service operating in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.


It’s Fall River v. New Bedford in a monthlong Portuguese pastry throwdown

The sister cities are engaging in a friendly food fight to see which spot has the best egg tart.


A new branch of Plant CityX to open at Bryant University. But there’s a twist.

The university has partnered with Providence-based vegan food hall and marketplace Plant City to open a fast-food location in a residence hall on its Smithfield campus.


Retail therapy: New niche stores offer great grocery options

Independent markets and restaurants with packaged foods are staying popular even during the time of inflation.

Martha Ann Robert, 91, Maison Robert restaurateur, mentor, dies

Mrs. Robert and her husband, the late Lucien Robert, had three restaurants in Boston. She also helped found the Ecole Bilingue in Newton, which would become the International School of Boston.

Innovation economy

Robots in the kitchen? Local engineers are making it a reality.

Two separate teams of engineers are chasing the holy grail of complete order accuracy, while also trying to surpass the speed of a human worker.


Lynn’s Nightshade Noodle Bar, Lowell’s Red Rose, and Cambridge’s Pagu among James Beard semifinalist nods

Plus more local accolades and the complete list of chefs up for Best Chef: Northeast.