restaurants en Area Restaurants Thank Veterans With Free Meals <p>Throughout the state Monday there were parades and wreath-laying ceremonies to honor the veterans who have passed away.&nbsp; For the living there were free meals at several local restaurants.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Fire and Ice Restaurant at Providence Place Mall has been serving up free meals to veterans on Veterans Day for the past three years. This year, they expanded the freebie to include immediate family members as well. Restaurant manager Brian Ahlquist said it’s their way of saying thanks to those who have served out country in uniform.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:48:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 24671 at Area Restaurants Thank Veterans With Free Meals Restaurants Must Post Allergen Warnings by July <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rhode Island restaurants have until July </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to come into compliance with a new allergen awareness law. The law requires restaurants to post signs about food allergens and include menu notices to remind customers to alert their servers to any food allergies. The&nbsp;law is the direct result of efforts by a Middletown teenager.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:26:58 +0000 Flo Jonic 12493 at