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Food & Dining

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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The savory flavors of Laos in R.I.: Three restaurants serving traditional Lao cuisine

“In a way, we try to teach our customers about Lao food so they know more about Lao culture,” says Britny Savankham, who works with her father at Thai Lan Xang in Johnston.


Rebelle’s Milena Pagán, MIT grad and James Beard semifinalist, will bring her singular brand of bagel to Kendall Square this year

Her secret? Eight hours of sleep.


🎃 A one-stop guide to trick-or-treating in Rhode Island

The best and worst candies for Halloween, and reader recommendations for the best neighborhoods for filling your pillowcase sacks.


Coffee has a serious carbon footprint. One R.I. brand is trying to do things differently.

The Lil’ Rhody Coffee Company is working to accelerate the industry’s adoption of sustainable energy, and cutting out fossil fuels when roasting.


These are the best and worst candies of Halloween

Remember when I sorted Halloween candy into “Best” and “Worst” buckets and not everyone was sweet about it? Well, I'm sorry but Mounds are still marvelous and Twizzlers are still terrible. Let's Take 5 to reflect on candy again.

Ghost stories — and unearthly encounters — feed curious guests at this Chepachet, R.I., tavern

Locals refer to it with an old name — the Stagecoach Tavern — but Tavern on Main’s kitschy decor and rebellious past makes it the perfect place for dinner and spirits.


In Rhode Island, a hunt is on to understand the decline of the state’s iconic quahog clam

A legislative commission is looking at possible factors, from oxygen deficiency to changing aquatic life and climate change.


In a growing beer scene, 6 unique brews from around R.I.

Beer collaborations have become a big part of the brew business, pushing new partnerships among beverage creators, or with chefs, farms, and other brands.