Summer Solstice Celebration at Burnside Park, June 23

In Arts, Downcity, Events, Food, Parks/Open Space by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

It’s nearly time for the return of Burnside Park beer gardens, outdoor evening concerts and storytime mornings—along with a host of new programs starting this summer! On June 23rd, 2012 Greater Kennedy Plaza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are kicking off the summer season with the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration On the Plaza! A FREE, all-day …

Taqueriagate

In Food, Retail, Rumor by Jef Nickerson

OMG y’all! Did you hear about the dust up between AS220 and Taqueria Pacifica? No? You been under a rock or something? I first saw one of my friends post about it on Faceplace, then it showed up on Daily Dose and UrbanPlanet. Apparently there is a huge heated thread about it on Lots of Noise. I’m a little late …

Review: Luxe Burger Bar

In Food by Jef Nickerson13 Comments

Where Citron used to be and before that, Brewed Awakenings used to be, we can now enjoy Luxe Burger Bar. Luxe is the latest creation from the Chow Fun Food Group who also operate Chinese Laundry, Rick’s Roadhouse, Cafe Noir, and other local establishments and ran Citron at this location prior. Word around town was that Citron was not doing …

Tini

In Food by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

I’m not really the restaurant reviewer, my reviews tend to be either, “I liked it, it was good” or “I didn’t like it, it was bad.” I’m not a big foodie, I like what I like and don’t like what I don’t like. I liked Tini. Went to Tini last night for drinks and dinner and drinks and dessert and …

Providence Restaurant Wish List

In Food by Bret Ancowitz5 Comments

As we look forward to 2009, I thought I would chime in with my cuisine wish list for 2009. Unfortunately, my wish list tends to look the same from year-to-year except this year, two items shockingly came off the list: Authentic Japanese noodle shop (Ebisu, near the PVD/Cranston line, and Noodles 102 in Fox Point) and a dedicated bubble tea …

Help Bring a Restaurant to PVD!

In Food by Bret Ancowitz1 Comment

Some time before our current economic cataclysm kicked off, I had been in contact with someone representing a small chain of restaurants of a genre and type that we don’t have in the Providence metro area at all (sorry, can’t be more specific). This person was actually somewhat familiar with with the city and said they would consider a site …

URBAN DINING: Ebisu

In Food by Bret AncowitzLeave a Comment

My wife and I had a great meal at the newly opened Ebisu Japanese restaurant recently. Located in the space where the late (and missed) Lemi’s BBQ used-to-be, this restaurant does not focus on sushi but instead has a menu consisting of noodles, yakitori, and shabu shabu. This alone would make it one of the most unique restaurants in the …