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Review: L'Artisan Café & Bakery

Enough already. I got tired of a good foodie friend of mine badgering me about this bakery and gourmet food place he was in love with and wanted me to review.
More like a bistro than a bakery
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 27, 2011
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Coppa

One of the strange features of the Great Recession is the incredible complexity of down-market maneuvers.
A complicated conception with a delicious finish
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 28, 2010

Bob & Timmy's

Okay, technically Bob & Timmy's, but actually Rick & José's. I thought that food writer Alan Richman was joking on MSNBC when he renamed the Providence pizza institution, but nope. José Sanchez and Rick Remeika bought the place two years ago, a
World-class pizza in your own backyard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 17, 2009

Bacaro

Restaurants in food-oriented cities like Providence can be relied upon to beget spin-offs that, like high-achieving children, strive to make their parents proud. Thus was born Bacaro, the highly regarded prodigy that arrived in the spring of 2007.
Classy snacks and entrées
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009

Two Four Two

Italian fare, with a twist
Italian fare, with a twist
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2008

Mike's Kitchen

 
A foodie favorite in deepest Cranston
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008


Picaresque journey: 30 years in Rhode Island

Hard though it might be to believe, some things in Rhode Island actually do change.  
What we mostly want is a low-number license plate 
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 23, 2008

Gesualdi’s

It surprises me every time.
Goodness by the gallon
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2008
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Digging Providence on two wheels

Before I came to Providence three years ago, my knowledge about the city could have fit in the palm of my hand.
Or, how a newcomer moved beyond Federal Hill and Waterfire
By JESSICA KERRY  |  September 05, 2007
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More than just meatballs

These recipes demonstrate several of the things I love about this book.
Al Forno’s dynamic duo distills
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2007
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The brain drain

Rhode Island is lucky to have Kipp Bradford.
Rhode island needs a more robust economy to retain the young and the educated
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 15, 2007


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A pleasure doing business

While Fred Durst has praised the Rhode Island locations used for his independent film The Education of Charlie Banks , he has a particular reason to appreciate the Ocean State.
The social side of the film boom
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006