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Leon's KitchenWorx in Barrington, RI

WOW
You have to be kidding. I don't doubt what you wrote but in 40 years in the food business, this is a first. This is becoming a huge problem in the restaurants is the rudeness. But not to worry as the future is now and will be in grocery stores eating and having huge take out's. If you ever have been to Wegmans Super Market in Northboro Mass. Do your self a huge favor. When goofy Stop and Shop is in the in store dining watch out.

Jul 24, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Fresh strawberries. Greater Providence.

Salisbury Farm
Sweet Berry Farm
Schartener Farm

I went yesterday the berry's are a bit tart though.3 weeks left and the heat will make them pop. California Berrys are good they are big but No flavor. Fl. has a pretty good crop if you can find them.

Jun 15, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Newport, RI foodie restaurant suggestion

Fluke is excellent as mostly places in Newport. Red Parrot typical tourist place slam them in slam them out. Someone told me the menu is massive which means there isnt much of a clue whats going on. Plus on Thames Street area once to pay to park you can hit all the places to look at things Salado is good

May 22, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Head down to Main St EG only a couple of miles away. Lots of places ranging from $ $$ $$$ Iron Works was gruesome I agree with Bob Greggs is old time copy cat of Dennys. Texas Road House is ok good family place. loud C/W music might be fun..

May 18, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

What to order on the menu?

Anthonys has nice fried seafoods
Fluke is nice
Bouchards is Special classic French not pretentious

May 17, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Newport, RI foodie restaurant suggestion

The one's you chose are excellent there is simple and fun and elegant. But one more fun place is the Mission its just a late night Hot Dog Place. Just ask anyone in Newport. Home made fresh hotdogs excellent fries. KIS keep it simple.

May 09, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

Catered BBQ for grad party PVD RI

kit kats is closed. I more than sure

Apr 27, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

PVD/RI * March '14 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Fratellis is closed and was told Rogue Island is next hope not but the city has too many places and usually after 6pm it goes blank.

Apr 22, 2014
Frank Terranova in Southern New England

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