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Late May Visit to Newport

The Spiced Pear right there is excellent
Bouchards
TSK
Pasta Beach--pretty nice pizza wood oven nice pastas
Fluke
Clarke Cooke House
Inn at Castle Hill-- high end
The Mission-- home made hot dogs excellent
The Mooring excellent seafood

Apr 17, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

best corned beef to buy?

The Deckle has way too much fat for me plus its the cut always on sale because no one wants it. But the deckle is the best for Burnt Ends when smoking Brisket.

Feb 16, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

best corned beef to buy?

IMO Pearl is one of the best .BUt there isnt anything better than a home cured piece of brisket. It takes only 5 days to cute so the salt content can be controlled. Plus just go to Whole Foods and purchase a nice hunk of Flat Brisket its pricey but nothing tastes better.

Feb 16, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Avenue N (Rumford RI) - am I missing something?

Ave. N.s food is simple, great taste, executed well served professionally and no leaves, dots of sauce that don't make one difference, Food that doesn't come from some foreign animal's part. Thats why there are still in business.

Feb 03, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Looking for Caul Fat/ Crépinette in RI...

Yes. I used to purchase large ones by the foodd for things like Coppa now I use netting.

Jan 17, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

PVD/RI 2013 - Your Favorites?

I didn't realize Prov. was the only place that restaurants. I better get with it.

Jan 13, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Looking for Caul Fat/ Crépinette in RI...

Give Westerly Packing a call. That's where I buy my assorted casings for curing meats. they might have it or can suggest to you something. they even carry the large bung casings for things like Coppa and Soppresatta Sausage. If not then you might have to buy the 10 pound piece. I use a lot of it in school and it comes in frozen in large chunks they we pack it in salt.

Jan 03, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Cranston, RI: restaurants? Ethnic markets?

The best in Asian markets with a little of Latino items is Vmart Its a massive place and you will be in there all day reviewing the items. There are a couple of more Asian places but they can all fit into this one place and not even make a dent in the place. I have been to LaRosa and it isn't that bad actually. Antonio's is pretty good. Asian Restaurants I usually keep away so I cant help you there.

Jan 03, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

Well in 2009 it was the Real one. Fatty or not it was excellent. I love a good discussion..

Dec 17, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

First of all I didn't pay for it. in 2009 at the NRA show in Chicago I was privileged to be at the Japanese food booth where they had amounts of the beef for chefs to try both as a sushi type and using a shoulder clod was excellent. then they grilled a piece of sliced tri tip and you could cut it with a fork. The fat as we were told breaks down at about 78-80 degrees thus melting and tenderizing the meat. I would not pay $200.00 for a steak but when I was in Las Vegas last summer it was in selected places. The restaurant business does have its scams and the next biggie is the olive oil scam. Not naming places you have no idea who sells Cold Pressed Olive Oil which is cut slightly with Sunflower Oil. Never the less the Real Kobe was outstanding.

Dec 16, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

1-800-kobe-beef a sirloin imported from Japan is about $200 for a 12 ounce steak

Dec 16, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

A simple question on where to get a Rib Roast turned into a legal matter with LLC. ID, CAFO. You cant beat the humor here.

Dec 14, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

CAB Means Certified Angus Beef.Meaning its grading is done by the USDA to say its heritage is Angus Beef. which is the best tasting beef IMO other than the imported Kobe beef.

Dec 14, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

Both of those farms are excellent I have had both. But the beef has to be frozen to be sold to the public.

Dec 13, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

Thats not true. First of all anyone can go in and buy they get a day pass. Its just a tax id you need. Now they obtain CAB, also some Prime beef as in Tenderloins although a prime tenderloin is a waste. The difference in prime and choice in minimal.I only purchase ribs and briskets from there I have bought one 109 and aged it and it was a CAB just like any store carrying CAB beef. Dave's has a great one also under the name of Creek stone Farm which is a premium beef meaning its raised all full Angus, raised in the USA only no hormones, like all beef grass fed then feed lot finish, and the humane style of raising.

Dec 13, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

In RI, but open to wherever -- need Prime Rib Roast/Standing Rib Roast

Try Restaurant Depot. Even though they sell select beef they do have CAB. Choice. Then I usually cut 3 Tomahawk Steaks and freeze them. because of the size of the beef then dry age it for 2 weeks only because my family doesn't like the bark taste of the beef but its tenderness is excellent. Only about a 10% weight loss because of water evaporation.

Dec 11, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Goose in Rhode Island

Try Antonelli's Poultry in the Plaza in the Hill. they have them in the back and alive and will process it for you. I purchase mine from there once in a while.

Dec 11, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

PVD/RI * October '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

I was just informed not too far away.

Nov 10, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Newport Restaurant Week

Newport is having their restaurant week from November 1 to November 10. Some of the best restaurants in RI are located there. Just enjoyed dinner at the Spiced Pear. Exceptional food and service.

Nov 07, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

PVD/RI * September '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Come on Tanker Munich is lovely especially in the Fall. The best Whurst's on the planet and the beer isn't so bad lol.

Oct 29, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

PVD/RI * September '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

A new German Beer Garden should be opening soon in the old Cuban Revolution spot on Valley St. Should be nice but again its Pvd.

Oct 09, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Pizza anyone?

Providence Coal Fired Pizza is pretty good

The best in the world is at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele Naples Italy.

Oct 09, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

A burger sounds great. I am on my way lol.
Smart move coming to Newport for your wedding. Its a great food place and a hell of lot safer than the Capitol city

Oct 06, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

The chef for years Brian Kingsford was. He left a long long time ago and opened this place with his partner. Excellent food, gracious service, no attitude like Al Forno plus your not cramped in like a dozen of eggs.

Sep 30, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Al Forno is ok. Bacaro is better but for the ambiance and a good lobster roll Google the Boat House in Tiverton RI Just a few miles from Newport like 20 min.

Sep 30, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

If its the Colombus weekend you better for all the places if the weather is nice Newport is jumping. Enjoy and good luck.

Sep 30, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Your stating at the Inn at Castle hill is great. Many nice restaurants in Newport to include
Classical French Romantic--Bouchards
Fun simple food -- TSK, Fluke, Clarke Cook House
Quickie Lunch-- Pasta Beach
Seafood--Mooring
Tallulah-- over priced for a few leaves on a plate, cramped like Sardines.
Fun Food Lunch-- Brick Alley Pub.

Sep 29, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England
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Need Help in RI...

Capitol Grill does a nice job. Ever sinch Thomas Keller started the craze at the Laundry everyone hopped on board. Once you have has his its a hard item to beat.

Sep 18, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England
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Huge Asian Grocery in Cranston RI?

Its Called V MART the best Asian market in RI and the Largest . If you are skilled in Fresh Whole Fish they have many species. Its huge so figure spending a good 2 hours or more reviewing they items.Plenty of parking. Its on Roger Williams Ave.

Sep 06, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Rhode Island clamming question?

They usually are but I was told by a friend who was a Biologist and he said just cook them. Enuff said.

Aug 28, 2013
Frank Terranova in Southern New England