RI Restaurant Stories: The 8 Local Eateries You're Probably Missing Out On

We're all guilty of it. Going to the same spots over and over again. But after a while, it can be a real yawn. So, it's time to turn off your foodie autopilot and mix things up with these restaurants from around the OS (Only two are in PVD. Surprised?) that our stylish and savvy contributors have gushed about on the blog. Are you already in the know about them or missing out? Find out with this #FoodForThought:

  1. "All the ingredients are locally sourced and the food is amazing...Insider Tip: Order the Celestial Cosm and the Citrus Pesto Calamari and make sure to get some bread to mop up the extra pesto sauce." (Amy Levesque Fields, talking about The Celestial Cafe in Exeter)
  2. "A west coast styled Mexican restaurant...it is one of the coolest places I've been to eat. A must? Their gazpacho this past summer was to die for , and being a tequila lover, I'm obsessed with their blood orange margaritas." (Meg Mattera, blogging about Diego's in Newport)
  3. "A new French fine dining restaurant that has, in my opinion, one of the prettiest bars in the state. I suggest starting off your experience with fresh oysters and sautéed squid, and ending with an espresso martini and homemade creme brûlée." (Amy Desmarais on Garde de la Mer in PVD)
  4. "A new fav. The salmon and cod are amazing. The food is always super fresh and prepared with care. The owner is always so gracious too. Another reason to go!" (Pamela Rihani, talking about Avenue N in Rumford)
  5. "They have the best Pad Thai. I order it with shrimp...I love this place! Small, intimate, and family owned. Lovely people. Great food. BYOB." (Mary Colburn, talking about Thai Orchid in Cranston)
  6. "My favorite dish is the Melanzana Ripiene, fried eggplant rolled with prosciutto and ricotta cheese, then smothered in San Marzano sauce...This dish was so delicious I had to try the recipe at home." (Lindsay Raposa, on Trattoria Romana in Lincoln)
  7. " The best gyro outside of Greece. The second best part is they are BYOB. Order yourself an appetizer sampler to start and you will not be sorry. I usually order the gyro/falafel combo because...why not? It's delicious." (Giana Rosa Giarrusso, on Markos in Narragansett)
  8. "It's a dark, comfy, quiet, and serves food that warms the soul. The sexy vibe is free, and so are the dark chocolate truffles served after every meal." (LaToya Lewis, talking about Broadway Bistro in PVD)


Ciao For Now,

Patty J


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