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Providence,RI - Lunch and Dinner recommendations for 'chowmeet' between two serious foodies from Toronto and Singapore

You might be better off renting a car. Or at least getting a cab for a couple of hours as it is about a 45min ride from downtown Providence. On the way to Mantunck there is http://www.kenyonsgristmill.com/home.... to visit.

Apr 01, 2014
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Providence,RI - Lunch and Dinner recommendations for 'chowmeet' between two serious foodies from Toronto and Singapore

How about Mantunuck Oyster in South Kingstown especially for lunch by the water on an oyster farm? It's a bit if a drive from Providence but the food and drive is great. I also suggest Portuguese, O Dinis in East Providence comes to mind. Something totally off the beaten path, how about the chimi and food trucks that serve authentic Dominican/Peruvian street food on Broad Street at night for supper?

Apr 01, 2014
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Rogue Island, PVD (long)

Thanks for the review. Have been wanting to try them but the weather has made us lazy to drive anywhere. Will give them a shot in a couple weeks...

Mar 04, 2014
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North Bakery (Providence, RI)

Yay, thanks for the info. Can't wait for their take on baked goodies!

Feb 10, 2014
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Newport in mid-January

Mission Newport is a great burger bar from the the folks at TSK they are open this winter, so too is a newly opened ramen bar called Boru. Both are located near/on Broadway. Newport Resataurnt group's restaurants are all opened all winter saved for the Smoke House. Pasta Beach will be opened after the second week of Jan.

Jan 05, 2014
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PVD/RI * January '14 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Boru Noodle Bar has opened in Newport! It's a take on Changster's Noodle bar in NYC. Ramen lovers rejoice!

Jan 05, 2014
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Looking for Caul Fat/ Crépinette in RI...

Thanks Chef, will give them a call on Monday!

Jan 03, 2014
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Cranston, RI: restaurants? Ethnic markets?

Sunny Market, though their address is Providence it's not too far away at 243 Reservoir Ave, Providence. They sell more South East Asian products. There's also Chinese American Mini Market 834 Park Ave Cranston, they stock more Chinese groceries with a few goodies from the Philippines. For Korean and a small selection of Japanese products try Mirar Market 602 Reservoir Ave Cranston.
Kings Garden is under new ownership and they do serve a passable dim sum spread and somewhat authentic Chinese food. Dee's Deli 1269 Cranston St Cranston is a great place for a reasonably priced sandwich lunch. Go for the Broccoli Rabe with pork or the Italian Grinder, they are winners !

Jan 03, 2014
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Looking for Caul Fat/ Crépinette in RI...

Hi guys am having a hard time finding caul fat in RI, I would rather buy it by the pound and not have to buy a whole frozen 10lb case but...Have tried Persimmon Provisions, Armando and Sons, Joe's Meat Market and Central Meat Market. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks guys!

Jan 03, 2014
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Birch (Providence, RI)

I'm glad they got their act together! Will give them another go soon too.

Nov 03, 2013
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PVD/RI * October '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Mission Newport by the guys from Thames St Kitchen opened at 29 Marlborough St Newport. They make great burgers and their own hot dogs.

The shack at Dutch Harbor is closed for the season. I think their taco cart is still around at the local farmers markets.

Oct 14, 2013
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Newport restaurant recommendations

TSK is a great choice.
For a real nice waterfront location, literally on a beach, Tallulah on Thames has a taco shack in Jamestown which is a 10 min ride from Newport called The Shack at Dutch Harbor located at 252 Narragansett Ave inJamestown. They are closing on Oct 14 and their hours now are 11 am to 545 pm. It is cash only so hit the ATM before you get there.

Oct 11, 2013
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PVD/RI * September '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

The guys at Thames Street Kitchen have just opened a Burger and Hot Dog spot at 29 West Marlborough Street in Newport.

Oct 09, 2013
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Honeymoon in Newport

The guys at TSK just opened a Burger joint called Mission at 29 West Marlborough St just off Broadway in Newport. They make a mean burger n the best fries! Their homemade hot dogs and sides are great too. Best thing is that they have a liquor license and serve great selection of beers.

Oct 05, 2013
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Bacaro Report (Providence, RI)

Great review! Thank you. You must order the dessert fruit tarts, it's meant for sharing and so worth the wait!

Sep 09, 2013
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Honeymoon in Newport

TSK is open in the fall check their website for Fall hours.

Aug 08, 2013
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Honeymoon in Newport

You guys should definitely hit Thames Street Kitchen! Their summer hours are Tues to Sun nights from 530. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation as the restaurant is rather small and it does get rather busy in the summer. Food is local farm to table, it's not a huge menu but we have not had a bad meal here. It's BYO so it helps keep your check down!
Pasta Beach on Memorial Blvd is a great place for a casual lunch, pastas are all cooked a la minute so they are al dente.
On Wed there is a great Farmers Market on Memorial Blvd where Talluah's has a taco truck set up, so too a pizza truck...
Enjoy your stay here in Newport!

Aug 08, 2013
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Looking for Barley Tea

Try the Asian grocery store next to Golden Chopstick at 62 Franklin St Westerly but they will definitely carry Barley tea at Asiana Food Market at 92 Warren Ave East Providence or Mirae Market 602 Reservoir Rd Cranston.

Aug 05, 2013
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Looking for a Patisserie in Rhode Island?

Thanks have tried them, they have great macarons but no gateaux per se...:(

Jul 15, 2013
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Looking for a Patisserie in Rhode Island?

Omg, thank u Soo much! This is what I was looking for! Now I just gotta get in the car n go!

Jul 13, 2013
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Looking for a Patisserie in Rhode Island?

Thank you will do!

Jul 13, 2013
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Looking for a Patisserie in Rhode Island?

Love Modern Pastry esp their Torrone and cannoli!

Jul 13, 2013
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Looking for a Patisserie in Rhode Island?

I have been on the search for European style gateau for a few years now? Was very sad when Ursula in Cranston closed...
The closest thing to the style of cakes I am looking for is what the carry at Whole Foods, which isn't that great a selection. I have been to Wrights Diary (they do have some cream cakes), Pastiche ( not what I am looking for as they carry buttercream style frostings), Scrumptious ( they really didn't have anything retail, everything had to be pre-ordered).
What I am used to is a shop like Payard's Bakery or Lady M's in NYC....anybody have any suggestions?

Jul 12, 2013
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Birch (Providence, RI)

Great review, our sentiments exactly! I think they need a few months for the dust to settle so to speak!

Jul 12, 2013
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Good restaurants in Newport area?

Thames Street Kitchen is consistently good! Pasta Beach on Memorial Blvd is great for Itallian.

Jul 12, 2013
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