restaurants

Can Providence Restaurant Week Spur Summer Business?

Jul 11, 2015
Go Providence

Reservations at local restaurants are filling up for upcoming Restaurant Weeks in Providence. Over 100 restaurants are participating in the two-week long event, which offers special menus at discounted prices.

Anna Thompson of New Rivers Restaurant says the event helps spur business during the slow summer months.

The Golden Age Grease Caper gives us hope - at least those of us who are closing in on that rock solid verification of old age, that sure fire boarding pass for the bus to Foxwoods and the complimentary roll of quarters.

The Golden Age Grease caper provides one of those cherished, you’re-never-too-old moments that can be warmly, eagerly embraced as a ringing geezer declaration of independence. 

Personally, I’m taking it as irrefutable proof that 70 is the new 65.        

Area Restaurants Thank Veterans With Free Meals

Nov 12, 2013
Flo Jonic / RIPR

Throughout the state Monday there were parades and wreath-laying ceremonies to honor the veterans who have passed away.  For the living there were free meals at several local restaurants.

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.

Restaurants Must Post Allergen Warnings by July

Mar 25, 2013

Rhode Island restaurants have until July 1st 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 law is the direct result of efforts by a Middletown teenager.

Sixteen year old Lauren Mongeau is allergic to a wide variety of foods. Her older sister, Danielle, lists a few of them:

"Red meat, dairy, bananas, sesame seeds and a lot more," Danielle says.