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What happened to Flan Y Ajo?

What happened to Flan Y Ajo?

What to get at Chilango's

Going to Chilango's June 2. I know the margaritas are great, but what are some good food choices?

Cinco de Mayo in RI/SE Mass?

Any restaurants doing anything special for Cinco de Mayo?

Top Ten Restaurants in RI

The top four here are the best in exact order.

Persimmon Winter menu suggestions?

Would be much appreciated.

North Conway

Aside from the Eagle Mt House, are any other good places BYOB? Any good wine stores or gourmet markets? Any good supermarkets? We are staying in a friend's condo and would appreciate the suggestions. Thanks.

Central Park South Suggestions

My wife is taking her cousin from Boston to the city this weekend to distract her cousin from her impending divorce (Saturday is the wedding anniversary.) They will be at the Shoreham a few block south of the park. They like healthy food, do not drink much, and do not want to spend a lot. Any suggestions?

Aug 07, 2008
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Providence Restaurant Week 2008

Not much striped bass around. They are substituting a different fish.

Fall River Eats

Good eats: Cinderella, Sagres, Flint Bakery, Marzilli's.

Any other suggestions?

Providence restaurant week - Gracie's

Gracie's was great. Awesome service -- the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, attentive yet non-obtrusive. House Made Potato Gnocchi, the fish dish, and the banana cake were all delicious. Wine pairings were spot-on. Chef even came out to chat on a busy night. We are going on Thusday again to try the other dishes -- the heirloom tomatoes plate and the duck especially.

What I Iove is that they are genuinely happy that you are there -- and they try to make you happy with great food, service, and also little treats that they bring you in between courses. Some places (XO Cafe for instance) treat RW customers like cheap trash unworthy of their (mediocre) food and (lousy and pretentious) service. RW or not, Gracie's always treats you well and delivers consistently good food.

Providence Restaurant Week 2008

Gracie's is where you should go. But be aware that, just like Local 121, Farmstead, and others that problems with striped bass has forced them to substitute a different fish.

Providence Restaurant Week 2008

Gracie's is always great. Thank you for the report. Has anyone gone to Walter's, Temple, Chez Pascal, 242, CAV, or Blue Grotto (or anywhere else)?

Went to Parkside for lunch. Crabcake appetizer was excellent. Cod dish was so-so and very heavy. Comes with "hand-cut" fries but they sure seemed frozen to me (and overcooked). "Fresh berries" desert was a disaster. A little ice cream, a nasty crust, and at the bottom hot berry medly that was clearly made of cheap frozen berries (that's why you have to have them hot - - to mask that fact.

Providence Restaurant Week 2008

So, how was Gracie's? What dishes did you select?

Best Pizza CRUST in RI?

Nice Slice on Thayer in Prov. Whole wheat to boot.

Soup dumplings (XLB) in Providence Proper?

Yep, MuMu. I had them and they are great.

Providence Restaurant Week 2008

Thanks. We seem to have similar taste preferences. Please tell me how it goes at CAV. We used to be regulars.

Providence Restaurant Week 2008

So far: Went to New Rivers because I like the food. Walked out of New Rivers because of noise, cramped quarters, and poor service (they ignored me and were clearly upset that I alone was taking up one of their postage stamp tables.) Walked over to Mill's Tavern for a decent RR meal -- the shrimp/swordfish/sorbet. At least it is quiet, air conditioned and spacious.

Thursday and next Friday will be Gracie's, our favorite place in town. We also love Persimmon in Bristol. We do not like restaurants like Capriccio's ("limos," two doormen, etc.)

Given what I have said above, what other places might I like? I'm thinking Walter's, Temple, Chez Pascal, 242, and Blue Grotto. The only one I've been to before is Chez, one time great, other time so-so (sevice, not the food). My understanding is that Blue Grotto has new owners and staff and is now not for little old ladies anymore. True?

A couple notes: I'm mainly interested in dinner, not lunch, and a couple times I will be by myself in casual clothing. Other times dressed better with my wife.

Please air your suggestions and experiences here while the "week" is still on.