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Simone's (Warren RI) - A pretentious disappointment

The Warren/Bristol area is becoming a strong hold in fine food.People dont want to venture as much to the city because of parking, idiots causing problems. I was in Newport this past weekend for dinner in the evening and it was pretty busy even some brave people walking around in the cold. Prices will continue to climb because the rental area is Expensive for leases and property owners know this. But for pasta it cheap really cheap even if its home made. Look at that dump Marchettis people leave there with 3/4 of their meal. I have not ever been there reasons is they have an atrocious sanitation record. Have you been to Eli's before I venture out there.

Cheers

Simone's (Warren RI) - A pretentious disappointment

Thanks for the review. You saved me a few bucks. The menu seems all over the place they seem to hit the whole gamut which is a disaster.

Boneless turkey breast

Call Buffoni's Farm in Johnston. They do about 1,200 birds and I am sure they will gladly bone it for you. Markets have them but they were processed months ago and have been mostly pumped with solution.

Duck Prosciutto - Need Breast!

Well D'Artagnan has Moulard Bess about 8 ounces each which is perfect for curing. We use Maple leaf Farm and they are about the same size. With the tenderloin removed is better so it doesnt fall apart when slicing.

Duck Prosciutto - Need Breast!

Marx Fine Foods from Canada. $150-$160 for 10 each approx 14 ounce breasts.I use them for Duck Pastrami. Then I them for Duck Bacon. Once duck bacon is used to make a DLT Pork bacon will be gone. Plus a process to crisp the skin and pulverize into a powder coats chicken breast.

The Elusive Pizza Strip

I am the only Swamp Yankee I-Talian on here lol.

The Elusive Pizza Strip

The original Italian Bakery in Cranston does make some pretty good strips plus the pizza disks. Now I do have a wood oven actually 2 of them. One in my class at school which will hit about 750 degrees and my new toy at home will reach 1000 degrees easily. I had it built because I love to make pizza when not in attendance I usually hit Coal Fire or Venda. I did grow up here my family had a bakery in Westerly with an original wood oven and made pizza strips but not actually in strip form but square pieces. I have not a clue where the property buying comes from and for the record Clam Strips are nothing more than sea clams sliced into strips which is also used for Bluefish bait.

The Elusive Pizza Strip

I love Clam strips I order them all the time then take all of them home. They are really good fish bait.

The Elusive Pizza Strip

Only thing is Pizza Strips are very acid. Too much Citric acid in the perparation of the tomato's Thats why It stays Red for Days after.

The Elusive Pizza Strip

How difficult is it to make a pan pizza and cut strips . Once a pizza goes cold 50% of the quality is lost.

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

Next July they are gone I think that's when their lease is up. Gtech owns the building. Very smart move on CG.They will do private parties on the deck in the summer for 200 plus the small inside room can easily seat 70ish more than likely the parking garage will be accessible. It will take a few months to figure who twill occupy their place but if its anything like the bar or burger place that area is lost.IMO.

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

Kiss Ruth Chris off in PVD. Welcome Capitol Grill. That whole block over there will be a ghost town. Some newb's also. It should hit soon. But too many high end places for such a small city. NY prices with the non NY bling.

Now Eating Vol 1: PVD/RI 8/14

Rhody its food handling not kitchen issues. When you looked there were two of them 2 weeks apart. Both were bad. DOH section is afraid of placing grading marks for food places.

Now Eating Vol 1: PVD/RI 8/14

I have heard some nice things about Cook and Brown.Before I went I checked their food handling. Pretty deplorable.Actually very bad.

baccaro or pane e vino for dinner with parents

BACARO hands.

Providence or Newport for birthday dinner

Please dont mention names and I dont scare people. Look at the Stats. Whats a little traffic to enjoy an evening. I went to the last day of Restaurant week at the Capitol Grill. That place was very busy the joint next door was empty and so was Luxe Burger meaning when water fire isnt going on the City is Nuked. I visit NP all the time and a little traffic isnt that bad. Plus this is my name not an Alias.

Providence or Newport for birthday dinner

Go to Newport. Both places are excellent thats not the issue. In Newport you can walk around by the ocean, hit the many shops, even stop for a late night drink. there are tons of people in Newport the night life does jump. the big plus its safe in Newport. Prov. after dinner its jump in the car and go.

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.

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.

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

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..

What to order on the menu?

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

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.

Catered BBQ for grad party PVD RI

kit kats is closed. I more than sure

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.