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Review: Bayou Smokehouse

I don't usually review takeout places, but I had to make an exception this time.
Takeout worth waiting for
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 30, 2011
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The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

These are the gems of this growing biz. If you’re already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you’re a rook, enjoy.
Truck nuts
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

Review: McCurdy's Junction House

I suppose it could look more inviting if the cooks were at the entrance ushering us in.
Delicious choices as impressive as the prices
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 10, 2011
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Review: The Dancing Pig

The laid-back tone of the place is established by its name and accompanying cartoon logo of a smiling pig in a top hat. Inside, tasseled valances against burgundy walls suggest a bustling gray-haired granny in the kitchen.
A great place for pigging out
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 06, 2011

Review: Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub

Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub is an old-fashioned gem: an informal eatery where you can chow down on wonderful food over a brew or a few: there are 157 on tap and in bottles, at last count.
Beer, burgers, ball games, and much more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2011

Review: Boneyard Barbecue

Rhode Islanders are blessed with heavenly-good BBQ spots statewide, and while Boneyard Barbecue's business address reads Seekonk, we might as well claim this bustling, family-friendly joint as our own.
A rockin' delight in the wilds of Seekonk
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2011


Review: Billy's

Prominent in Billy's is the sort of plaque and menu notation you expect to see in a tavern that has "Ye Olde" in front of its name, only this one declares "Est. 2009." Optimistic. In a business that has the mortality rate of migrating salmon, it's appro
Philanthropy for foodies
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 03, 2010
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Review: Mike's

Mike's, downtown on Congress, bills itself as "home of the rock n roll sandwich." This deli doubles as a shrine to local music — sandwiches are named after local bands, and show posters cover the walls in the back room — and to the idea of rock music in
Rock music as soul food
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 26, 2010
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Happy Fourth

Keepin' grill fires burnin' on all fronts
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  July 02, 2010
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Sonny Noto's Restaurant

How does a restaurant fly under the radar for nearly 60 years?
A not-so-hidden gem with a three-generation track record in Eastie  
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 26, 2010
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Interview: Paula Deen

"I'm just looking so forward to coming up there. And having lobster. In some butter. Did I mention I like butter?"
Storming the Bean
By SHAULA CLARK  |  August 28, 2009


United BBQ

Reviewing the dishes at a barbecue eatery feels a bit like judging a family dinner. Most of us have specific expectations of what the meats and the sides should taste like — sensory memories that grabbed us the first time we ate pulled pork or collard g
The pull of the pork, and so much more
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 10, 2009