Find your Irish Spirit in Rhody

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It is never too early to start planning your St. Patrick’s Day festivities! You don’t need the luck of the Irish to find some of the best spots in Rhode Island; we can do that for you! From Newport to Woonsocket, these pubs and taverns will exceed your St. Patrick’s Day expectations.

O’Brien’s Pub
501 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840

O’Brien’s A.K.A OB’s is a Newport Staple. OB’s has been voted Best of Rhode Island’s “Best Neighborhood Bar”. Celebrate Saint Paddy’s day with an Irish Coffee or a Guinness at OB’s!

Muldowney’s Pub
121 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Muldowney’s pub is one of downtown Providences’s best bars. Operating for over 30 years, they are proud to be the neighborhood’s dive bar. With over 35 beers and holiday jello shots to choose from this is one of the best places to celebrate Saint Paddy’s day.

Ciro’s Tavern
42 Cherry St
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Ciro’s is known for its delicious food in a cozy setting. Their potato skins pair perfectly with a glass of Guinness. Plus, the ambiance is amazing with its rich history and architecture.

McBride’s Irish Pub, Providence, RI
161 Wayland Ave
Providence, RI 02906

Known for their, yearlong Irish spirit, McBride’s is a family-owned pub. What better way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit than immersing yourself in an Irish-inspired atmosphere.

Make this a memorable Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means reservations will be quickly filling up. Get ahead of the last-minute booking rush by planning out your special day in advance! Running low on ideas? You can never go wrong with these Rhode Island favorites!

Trattoria Romana

Nothing screams romance quite like an Italian meal. Sit down and take in the elegant ambiance that Trattoria has to offer, while eating the fine Italian cuisine that will make your mouth water! Book your reservation now by visiting their website or calling the number below:
3 Wake Robin Rd #3 | Lincoln, RI 02865 | (401) 333-5261


Rhode Island is full of many classy restaurants, and Spain is top tier! Dine in the ultimate romantic atmosphere this Valentine’s Day while enjoying delicious meals! Make your reservation quickly so you do not miss out on this experience!

2 Locations:
1144 Ocean Rd. | Narragansett, RI 02882 | (401) 783-9770
1073 Reservoir Ave. |Cranston, RI 02910 | (401) 946-8686

Spoil him/her with fine jewelry!

Ocean State Jewelers is conveniently located in Johnston and carries so many beautiful collections. Some top designer names that OSJ carries are Stuller, and Gold Charms! Planning on making this the most memorable Valentine’s Day yet? Customers may also be interested in the very popular Dora Rings, starting at $299, they are perfect for wedding/engagement bands! Veronica, Alicja and the Ocean State family highly recommend gold. You can never go wrong with a classic! Come visit them today and see their many cases of fine jewelry for yourself, and gift it to your special someone!
1395 Atwood Ave. | Johnston, RI 02919 | (401) 751-8105

Go Skating At The Providence Rink

Skate into a romantic evening by visiting The Providence Rink! Make fun memories with your loved one by having a memorable Valentine’s Day this year! Maybe even grab some hot chocolate after. For more information, visit their website.
2 Kennedy Plaza | Providence, RI 02903 |

Red Parrot Newport

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The Red Parrot building is a historical building located in Newport. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places Built in 1898 by John Alton Barker, it originally served as a meatpacking house, having employed hundreds of people during the era known as “The Gilded Age”.

Through the years, this building has served high-profile heads of state, diplomats, royalty, movie stars, and the thousands of people visiting historical Newport each year. Trading from the Caribbean and South Seas has always been a key part of Newport history and the pineapple, displayed throughout the city, has been a symbol of hospitality in Newport since the colonial era. Sea captains returning home after months at sea would bring exotic fruits back from the Caribbean. A pineapple would be placed in front of the captain’s home to signal his return and to welcome friends in to share his good fortune.

The scenic atmosphere is just one of the reasons, besides the delicious food, why Red Parrot is so popular. Authentic wood and brass finishes are found throughout the restaurant. Their menu itself is diverse with fresh seafood, Caribbean flare, and innovative dishes. Some of the hit dishes are the Lobster Nachos, Mediterranean Swordfish, Blackened Filet, Rasta Pasta, and Shark Bites. They serve all functions! Whether you are celebrating with friends before you tie the knot, graduating college, or want to enjoy a nice meal, we will have you leaving here with a sense of comfort. Before heading out, try one of their award-winning drinks!

Dining in is come first serve for some delicious food. You can also Spread the Red Parrot spirit by purchasing a Red Parrot Gift Card for a loved one. Purchase your gift card over the phone or through email! What could be a better gift than giving someone the experience of a lifetime!

348 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 847-3800

RetroBlast: Wrights Chicken Farm

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84 Inman Rd, Burrillville, RI 02830
(401) 769-2856

Purchased by Frank and Joyce Galleshaw in 1972, Wright’s Chicken Farm has been serving the community of Rhode Island for over 50 years! Working alongside their children, Frank and Tammy, the family-owned business created an environment centered around the most important thing in the eyes of the Galleshaw’s: love of one’s family!

Following the theme of family, enjoy their family-style meals, starting off with fresh-baked rolls. On top of that, enjoy a salad topped off with the original Wright’s Farmhouse dressing. Be sure to save some room for their trademark marinara sauce, along with the home-style French fries. Don’t forget about the star of the show: the chicken. The Family Style Baked Chicken is all you can eat, and will be sure to leave you in a food coma! Adults are $16.75, and children under 10 are $8.95. Not feeling the chicken? Replace it with 14 oz. Choice Sirloin Steak, $28 and accompanied by the rolls, salad, marinara sauce, and the famous fries!

Looking for the perfect venue for a wedding, banquet, or another special event? Look no further! Wright’s Chicken Farm is equipped to deliver a memorable and unique experience to enhance your event. Whether intimate or a large gathering, Wright’s is ready to collaborate with you. To book, call 401-769-2856

Gift Shop:
Take a stroll in the large gift shop located directly in the restaurant! Their selection includes top-notch fashion trends, jewelry, as well as sentimental gifts to make your time at Wright’s more memorable. Whether it is a toy for your kiddo, or a souvenir for a loved one, they have it all! The gift shop is open Thursday and Friday 4-8 PM, Saturday from noon to 8:30 PM, and Sunday’s from noon to 8 PM. Next time you are enjoying a family fun meal, be sure to stop in the gift shop on the way out.

Book Your Father’s Day Reservation

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Father’s Day is June 20th, so it’s time to plan an unforgettable day! Rhode Island is home to some of the finest restaurants that offer various Father’s Day specials to ensure that our loved ones are appreciated. With different locations, cuisine, and scenery, each restaurant offers a different experience that is worth every dollar and is guaranteed to provide unique memories for you and your loved ones.

  • Chapel Grille
  • 3000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • (401) 944-4900
    • Outdoor dining is back! What better way to celebrate this special day than to treat them to fine dining in a top-tier atmosphere.


  • Spain Restaurant
  • 1073 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI
  • (401) 946-8686
  • 1144 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI,
  • (401) 783-9770
    • Spain Restaurant is a Rhode Island favorite. With its unmatched service and high-profile cuisine, it is worth every penny. Be sure to book your reservation for the Father’s Day Special before it’s too late!


  • Camille’s
  • 71 Bradford St, Providence, RI
  • (401) 751-4812
    • There is nothing quite like the Italian food that is served at Camille’s. Located in the heart of Rhode Island, Indulge in the Italian heritage in this elegant atmosphere this Father’s Day!


  • Twin Oaks Restaurant
  • 100 Sabra St, Cranston, RI
  • (401) 781- 9693
    • With its complete reopening, enjoy a special meal in the various dining rooms or breathtaking patio at Twin Oaks! With its combination of scenery and delectable food, why not experience it with the people you love most.


  • Trattoria Romana
  • 1571 Atwood Ave Building 103, Johnston RI
  • (401) 519-9100
  • 3 Wake Robin Road #1, Lincoln, RI
  • (401) 333-6700
    • Having various locations throughout Rhode Island, Trattoria Romana is labeled as an elegant and classy restaurant that continues to exceed the expectations of its customers. Do your taste buds a favor and enjoy your Father’s Day here!


  • White Horse Tavern
  • 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
  • (401) 849-3600
    • Newport remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rhode Island because of its notable history and top-notch scenery. White Horse Tavern is an experience that offers both of these aspects, combined with mouthwatering meals.

Make sure to call or check the restaurant’s website in order to place your reservation to ensure that you don’t miss out on an amazing experience!

Outdoor Waterfront Dining In Rhode Island

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As the weather gets warmer and the COVID restrictions ease, it is finally time to enjoy the outdoors and the company of friends and family! What better way to soak up the sun than a delicious meal overlooking the waters of our beautiful Ocean State. That’s right – outdoor dining is here and ready to serve you!

Boathouse Waterfront Dining
Enjoy a specialty cocktail and a delicious bite while overlooking the breathtaking views of Mt. Hope Bay. Whether you’re craving seafood specials or land classics, Boathouse has the meal for you!

227 Schooner Drive
Tiverton, RI 02878

Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 10:00pm

22 Bowen’s Bar and Grille
Priding themselves on their casual elegance, indulgent food, classic drinks, and warm, genuine hospitality, 22 Bowen’s Bar and Grille is a classic tavern tucked into Newport’s harbor front.

Bowen’s Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Daily 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Coast Guard House
Looking over the stunning views of the Narragansett Bay, The Coast Guard House has been a Rhode Island favorite since 1940! Book your reservation in the igloos by the bay and enjoy their premium seafood cuisine.

40 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 am– 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Wickford On The Water
Whether you’re craving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Wickford On The Water is here to satisfy your appetite. Catch the sights of the sailing boats while enjoying your meal on their outdoor patio.

85 Brown Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
(Breakfast 8:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
(Breakfast 8:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Chelo’s Waterfront Bar and Grille
Overlook the excellent views of Greenwich Bay while indulging in great food, and listening to live entertainment!

1 Masthead Drive
Warwick, RI 02886

Sunday – Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm

Find Your Fundati

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Nestled in the heart of Lincoln, Fundati Coffee serves more than just coffee, it offers a unique experience to those who journey through its doors. The shop’s name, “Fundati” comes from the Latin word meaning “to be grounded; stable.” Not only do the coffee beans Fundati brews and serves come from the ground, its owner, Alicia, has created a space where visitors can feel grounded—a place to “Find Your Fundati.”

The business is founded upon four main pillars: experience, quality, community, and sustainability. Fundati is dedicated to serving high-quality products and delivering a premium coffee experience. They use fresh ingredients that they small-batch cook, bake, and prepare on-site to provide wholesome food and beverage options, and this coffee shop even features a pour-over bar. Although the pour-over method of brewing coffee requires more time and care than typical large batch approaches, it allows Fundati to achieve an unparalleled standard of quality and flavor. This technique eliminates the bitterness and acidity that often accompanies large-batch brews. At Fundati, each and every cup is brewed on-the-spot, in a small batch, just for you.

In addition to offering a range of coffee products and refreshing beverages, Fundati’s kitchen serves up a variety of delicious food products. Whether you are craving a fresh-baked good like a handheld waffle, breakfast like their burrito, or a wholesome bowl like their salads or overnight oats, they have a variety of options all made fresh on site. Craving a cocktail and nice atmosphere by evening? Fundati is also open Friday and Saturday from 5 – 9 pm for specialty cocktails, wine & beer, charcuterie, and appetizers. If you thought it couldn’t get better, there is always live music during their evenings! Stay tuned for spring and summer as they expand seating into their outdoor patio.

A major part of the inspiration for the business stemmed from a desire to create a space where those within the community could gather and feel grounded, together. The team at Fundati is not merely driven by a passion for the products, they genuinely care about their customers. Owner, Alicia, wants guests to feel comfortable, content, and satisfied during their time at Fundati. She wants people to come to Fundati for more than just a cup of coffee or a quick bite, she aims to offer guests a happy place—a space that brings a sense of zen, positivity, and joy to everyone who walks through its doors.

Fundati holds sustainability near-and-dear. From production to distribution, the Fundati team ensures that each part of their business operates in an eco-conscious way. By roasting our beans on-site with the Bellwether, the only zero-emission coffee roaster in the state, sourcing environmentally-friendly materials, relying on a small-batch production process, and composting, Fundati weaves sustainability into all of their practices.

With high-quality ingredients, a community-oriented mission, and a passion for sustainability, Fundati delivers a unique experience that you cannot find at just any ordinary coffee shop. Next time you seek to feel grounded, come on down to Fundati. There is nothing like a delicious cup of coffee paired with good conversation and good music to help you find your zen. Follow Fundati on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about the Fundati Coffee experience.

Fundati Coffee
Order online for quick pick up!

Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 3pm
1525 Old Louisquisset Pike,
Lincoln, RI 02865

Olneyville New York System Restaurant

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In the early 1920’s, Nicholas Stevens and his father Anthony came to the United States from Greece and settled in Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn is where they operated a very popular candy shop. By the 1930’s, Nicholas and his family moved to Rhode Island and opened a small restaurant where they had a very limited menu, including hot weiners. Their business took off and they moved to a bigger space in 1953 at 20 Plainfield Street, which is the same location as today.

In 1981, this family run business was doing so well, that they decided to open a second location, which is 1012 Reservoir Ave in Cranston.

A hot wiener is closely associated with New York’s Coney Island. Although wieners served by New York Systems today have little resemblance to the traditional Coney Island hot dog, restaurant owners continue to use the name as a way to advertise this popular local cuisine. The traditional wiener is made with a small, thin hot dog made of beef, veal and pork, served in a steamed bun and topped with celery salt, mustard, onions and seasoned meat sauce. This isn’t just your typical hot dog, these are mouthwatering and so incredibly delicious!

You can have a hot wiener “all the way” for just $2.49! What does that exactly mean? It means you want it with all the toppings available. We recommend you get them all! You can add a coffee milk from Munroe Dairy and cheese fries and you will have yourself a full meal for very cheap.

The best part about Olneyville New York System is it is open all the time! Whether you want lunch, or a late-night 2 am snack, they are open and ready to serve you with smiles on their faces. They are open Sunday-Thursday 11 AM – 2 AM and Friday-Saturday 11 AM – 3 AM

There is no place like Olneyville New York System! Visit their website at

Enjoy a waterfront dining experience in RI

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With the recent changes to the lockdown regulations in Rhode Island, locals are now able to get out of the house and enjoy outdoor dining in the Ocean State! Now is the time to provide support to businesses who need it the most. Although the seating arrangement may be a little different, the food is still delicious! Here are just a few of our favorite places to visit:

BLU On The Water | East Greenwich

For waterfront dining on Greenwich Bay, it’s hard to beat BLU On The Water. With fresh, local seafood delivered daily, a variety of non-seafood options, and lots of delicious cocktails, it’s hard to leave BLU feeling blue! Not only does BLU On The Water offer a great dining experience, but the atmosphere is fantastic. They have deck seating sitting right on a bustling marina as well as glass fire pits, tornado torches and of course, amazing views!

Matunuck Oyster Bar | South Kingstown

This Rhode Island classic takes the phrase “from farm to table” to another level, offering “pond to plate dining.” Matunuck Oyster Bar grows its very own oysters in Potter Pond right in front of their waterfront patio! Many of the vegetables and herbs they serve are grown in their own vegetable garden as well. These efforts to serve locally-sourced and incredibly-fresh foods create an amazing dining experience with fantastic food. Their raw bar is one of the most famous in Rhode Island. If you are looking for a dining experience with exceptional service and incredible food, consider this!

Coast Guard House | Narragansett

This beautiful stone building serves up more than just scenic views of Narragansett Bay but offers incredible dining and service. After a recent refresh due to Super Storm Sandy, this popular Rhode Island destination has added an updated and upscale look while still honoring the building’s history that dates back to the 1800s. For locally harvested seafood cooked to perfection paired with an outstanding overall experience, the Coast Guard House is a great choice for your next big night out.

Chelo’s Waterfront Bar & Grille | Warwick

Chelo’s Waterfront offers great food and waterfront views at affordable prices. Chelo’s is famous for its chowder and desserts and it’s a great place to take the whole family. They often feature live entertainment on the weekends! Offering a raw bar and a good selection of seafood, Chelo’s waterfront is a great place to go for a more affordable waterfront dining experience.

How To Support RI Businesses During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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As the United States and the rest of the world are taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, local businesses are at risk. While staying inside and social distancing are necessary to keep us healthy and safe, this is already affecting the Rhode Island businesses that make our state so special.

While customers may not be visiting stores, gyms, studios, and restaurants, the bills are going to keep coming for these businesses. Federal and local governments are working on relief efforts but this may not be enough to help your favorite local businesses keep their doors open. These businesses and their employees need all the help they can get.

Here are a few things that you can do to help support RI businesses at a time when they desperately need it.

Buy a gift card

Purchasing a gift card is a great way to provide a business with the money it needs when it needs it the most. You can spend it later when things go back to normal.

Ask about alternatives

Don’t just assume that the businesses you love are closed or can’t provide you with the products and services you need. Contact them and find out if they are making small changes to stay in business. Maybe your favorite local craft store is offering deliveries, or maybe your favorite restaurant is still serving takeout.

Spread the word

If you see that a business is working hard to make adjustments and stay open, let others know! Whether it’s by sharing posts on social media or by texting your friends, the free publicity could go a long way for these businesses. Even sharing local restaurant take out menus could make a big difference.

Buy online, LOCALLY

If you’re looking to buy products while avoiding the crowd, don’t just buy straight from large companies like Amazon. Check to see if any local stores are offering online orders first.

Try not to cancel

If you have a membership, subscription, or pre-paid reservation, do your best not to cancel. Times are tough and we understand that this may not be an option for everyone. But, if you can afford it, try to continue paying for gym memberships or subscriptions – even if businesses can no longer provide services to you. These types of businesses depend on regular income to pay the bills and their employees.

Show some love

If you can’t continue to pay for subscriptions, leave positive reviews for the businesses you love on Google and Yelp. Unfortunately, some businesses will have to close temporarily but leaving positive reviews could help drive traffic to businesses once they open back up.

Support a local restaurant

This list from Eat Drink RI is a great resource with information on which RI restaurants are still open for take out.

At a time where a lot seems to be out of our control, there is so much we can do as a community to help our local businesses survive this pandemic. These RI businesses are working hard to stay afloat and now it’s time to do your part!