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Hair of the Dog: Recover (and feast) at these brunch spots on New Year's Day

Hair of the Dog: Recover (and feast) at these brunch spots on New Year's Day


The morning after a night of excessive, debauched revelry, brunch is less of a trendy breakfast/lunch straddling meal than a biological imperative. Come January 1,...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 31, 2011
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Review: Trina's Starlite Lounge

Trina's Starlite Lounge is not so easy to describe. It's noir — as in dark (they only put in windows a couple months ago). It has craft cocktails, but not classics; draft beers, but only six taps; 17 bottled beers, but that's including Miller High Life,
Unorthodox goodness shining through the dark
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 08, 2011
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Review: Paragon

Sunday morning. Time to go out for brunch!
A many splendored brunch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 13, 2011

Review: The Fifth Element

The energetic strains of the Fran Curley Jazz Ensemble welcomed us to the new incarnation of the Fifth Element (formerly on Lower Thames) for a recent Sunday brunch.
A splendid brunch in Newport
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 22, 2011

Review: Bluebird Café

How easy it is to take your favorite local places for granted. The Bluebird Café is my regular weekly lunch spot and a shortlist contender for taking out-of-town guests to breakfast, but I've shamefully neglected its once-a-week dinners.
From bacon and eggs to fried catfish
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2011
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Dot2Dot Café

Restaurants specializing in breakfast fare tend to fall into two categories.
Brunch every day? Certainly, when it's this good  
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 15, 2010


Review: Village Heart Bakery Café

It's a straightforward principle but the Village Hearth Bakery Café has perfected it: keep things simple and the quality will shine through.
A truly Continental breakfast, and much more
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 03, 2010
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Providence Student Survival Guide: List of lists

It's back-to-campus time. You've got shopping lists, book lists, syllabi, class rosters, and Facebook. Who would possibly think you could handle more lists? We would, that's who.
New to Vo Dilun? Trust us, you need this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 03, 2010

The Sunnyside

One of the wonderful things about Rhode Island is that new restaurants pop up to fill empty spaces and that amazing chefs find their way home again.
Delicious ‘daytime dining’ in Warren
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 16, 2010
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A better brunch

There is no worse fate than the purgatory of Sunday brunch. The scene is almost universally the same: after a night of aggressive drinking and merriment, boozy plans are laid to meet up in the morning for brunch.
If you can't make it out, here's what to do at home
By TODD RICHARD  |  May 01, 2009