Persimmon Restaurant http://ripr.org en Three R.I.-based chefs nominated for James Beard Awards http://ripr.org/post/three-ri-based-chefs-nominated-james-beard-awards <p>With the General Assembly off on winter break this week, On Politics turns its eye towards Rhode Island's other favorite indoor sport, eating in local restaurants.</p><p>The James Beard Foundation has nominated &nbsp;three Rhode Island chefs for their prestigious awards that are known as the Oscars of the restaurant world. The three from the Ocean State nominated as best in the Northeast region are Matt Jennings of Farmstead in Providence; Champe Speidel of Persimmon in Bristol and Benjamin Sukle of Birch in Providence.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:53:54 +0000 Scott MacKay 29360 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: American Cuisine and Seasonal Soup at Bristol's Persimmon http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-american-cuisine-and-seasonal-soup-bristols-persimmon <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="#282828" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">With just 37 seats, Persimmon isn&rsquo;t one of the largest restaurants in Bristol, but it&rsquo;s won accolades far and wide for its creative cuisine. </span></font></span></font></span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:53:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 23237 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: American Cuisine and Seasonal Soup at Bristol's Persimmon