restaurant http://ripr.org en RI Food Bank Graduates Another Class Of Culinary Students Ready To Work http://ripr.org/post/ri-food-bank-graduates-another-class-culinary-students-ready-work <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font style="font-size: 16pt">A dozen students receiving culinary job training at the Rhode Island Food Bank graduate Friday evening. The program takes highly motivated low-income residents and trains them to work in the restaurant and hospitality industries. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:36:42 +0000 Catherine Welch 30113 at http://ripr.org Fast Food Workers Protest For Higher Wages http://ripr.org/post/fast-food-workers-protest-higher-wages <p>Demonstrators and workers gathered to protest the minimum wage fast food chain Wendy’ s Thursday afternoon in Warwick.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of people gathered in the light rain in front of Wendy’s on Warwick Ave demanding an increase in lowest level pay from seven dollars seventy-five cents to fifteen dollars an hour.</p><p>The protest was one of one-hundred strikes going on in different cities throughout the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Protestor Bounche Dorbor of Central Falls has been working at Wendy’s for the last five years making seven dollars seventy-five cents an hour.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:43:43 +0000 John Bender 25813 at http://ripr.org Fast Food Workers Protest For Higher Wages Iconic Downtown Diner 'Eddie and Son' Serves its Last Meals http://ripr.org/post/iconic-downtown-diner-eddie-and-son-serves-its-last-meals <p>After more than 65 years in business, the iconic Providence eatery, Eddy and Son’s Diner is shutting its doors.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About a dozen customers sat scattered through the restaurant in the calm before the early lunch rush at Eddie and Son Diner in downtown Providence on their final day of business.</p><p>The restaurant has been serving affordable Italian and diner fare for the last 70 years, always taking only cash.</p><p>At the counter Connie Caputo, who runs the restaurant with her husband takes orders at the cash register.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:49:31 +0000 John Bender 20549 at http://ripr.org Iconic Downtown Diner 'Eddie and Son' Serves its Last Meals Local Restaurants' Strategy Against Counterfeit Bills http://ripr.org/post/local-restaurants-strategy-against-counterfeit-bills <p>A chain of Rhode Island restaurants has instituted a new policy aimed at cracking down on the passers of counterfeit bills.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:48:14 +0000 Flo Jonic 12300 at http://ripr.org Local Restaurants' Strategy Against Counterfeit Bills Rhode Islanders celebrate St. Patrick's Day http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-celebrate-st-patricks-day <p>Rhode Islanders celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with parades and bar-hopping.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:21:27 +0000 Flo Jonic 12082 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islanders celebrate St. Patrick's Day RI has 3 of the most romantic restaurants in the country http://ripr.org/post/ri-has-3-most-romantic-restaurants-country <p>Three Rhode Island restaurants have been named “most romantic” as the result of reviews given by consumers across the country.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Making the list of the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants on the website OpenTable.com are Basil’s Restaurant in Narragansett, Bouchard Restaurant in Newport, and the Spiced Pear in Newport. &nbsp;<br><br>The ratings were given after evaluating five-million reviews consumer reviews. &nbsp;<br><br>The reviews rated Italian, French, American,European/continental, fondue,and seafood cuisines as the most popular.<br> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:12:58 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9308 at http://ripr.org