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In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island restaurant scene is bustling, and we're here to help you find the hottest new spots, the coolest hidden gems, and the best places to satisfy your cravings for great food and drinks.

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Top spots for apple picking in Rhode Island

It’s time to welcome fall! Here’s a guide to the best places to pick your own apples (or to find cider, donuts, and pumpkin-picking, too).

INNOVATORS Q&A

Combating food insecurity among college students with campus farms

The University of Rhode Island launched a free farmer’s market in 2021. This year, they are providing up to 1,000 pounds of free produce every week.

FOOD & DINING NEWSLETTER

Food tours are popular in Europe, but could they take off in Rhode Island?

The beauty of Rhode Island Red Food Tours — similar to other food tours — is that it’s not just about eating.

BLOCK ISLAND

Ballard’s Beach Resort ordered to remove canopies, tiki bar, stage, other structures by CRMC

In a letter to owner Steven Filippi, the Coastal Resources Management Council ordered the Block Island resort to deconstruct its “unauthorized” temporary structures by Nov. 9.

Indigenous chef keeps Wampanoag traditions alive in her kitchen

Chef Sherry Pocknett, owner of Sly Fox Den Too, cooks with sustainably raised, hunted and fished animals at her Charlestown restaurant.

Kim Ragosta writes the recipes that keep local R.I. farms cooking

In a time of sky-high grocery prices, this Rhode Island cook and mother of 5 barters food for recipes — and creates works of art.

INNOVATORS Q&A

Rhode Island ‘has all the ingredients to be a leading food state;’ Food innovation platform expands into Providence

In 2015, Lauren Abda founded Branchfood, a launchpad for food innovation that provides specialized support for “stage two” brands.

FOOD & DINING NEWSLETTER

Want a late-night bite? You have a few options in Providence

Like other foodie cities across New England, Providence is struggling to bring late-night kitchens back to the forefront.