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Scales and Shells

A big emphasis on seafood (surprise!)
Since the open kitchen at Scales and Shells is behind the hostess station, you are pulled into the restaurant by the aroma of wood smoke and garlic as you open the door.  
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2008

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Spirited moves

Paula Hunter’s off-kilter world
Paula Hunter gets under your skin.  
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008

Three Rivers

Homemade pleasures in Warren
We’d been hearing about the Three Rivers café since it first opened three years ago, primarily because of the cachet of having Phoebe Dunn’s pies served there.  
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2008

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Galito Restaurant

Portuguese fare worth the trip
It’s heartwarming to have a very young waitress at the Portuguese-American Galito Restaurant who is obviously fluent in the mother tongue.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2008

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Stepping out

Island Moving Co.’s Open for Dancing
Appropriately titled Open for Dancing , this event brings in three choreographers to do site-specific dances at three Newport spots, in collaboration with artists.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2008

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Body work

Theatre Expansion’s ‘Dancestravaganza’
The fifth “Dancestravaganza” is Rubel’s Berenger’s Body , featuring dancers Leslie Vazquez and Katie Zarling.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008



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Dance in fall

Must-see moves
This fall’s offerings of dance performances have an international flavor, as well as featuring the talents of Rhody-grown dance groups.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

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Caffé Itri

Enchanting Italian away from the Hill
At 18 years, Caffé Itri is one of the longest-running places on Cranston’s “restaurant row”, and for very good reason, as we re-learned on a recent visit.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 03, 2008

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La Laiterie

Swell food, wine, and service
To truly sample the bistro’s offerings, we turned to heartier fare.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 20, 2008

Bistro By the Sea

Come for the food, stay for the show
The current restaurant incarnation is called Bistro by the Sea, and complete with its after-show cabaret, it’s a popular spot pre- and post-theater.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2010

The islander

Mixed Magic’s Tempest
It’s to the credit of the cast of The Tempest that many of the actors are so engaging that I didn’t even notice the city noises until the momentary silence of a scene change.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 30, 2008



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The Cooked Goose

Fun, friendly, and a water view
When summer rolls around, we South Countyites like to pretend that we’re tourists right along with the out-of-towners.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2008

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Le Central

A winning French touch in Bristol
Le Central’s décor, like its menu, is a mix of bistro fare with updates on French classics.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 09, 2008

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Giants and Steps

Island Moving Co. takes its annual Flight
Island Moving Co. will present new dances and works from their repertoire at its summer Flight of Steps series, July 11 through 13 and July 16 through 20.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 09, 2008

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Mood swings

DoubleShift’s stimulating Walk Away
“All Feet Left” includes dance, theater, live music, and visual art, and the centerpiece of it all is DoubleShift Dance Theatre’s presentation of Walk Away.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 17, 2008

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Starboard Galley

A cut above the average clam shack
Clam shacks and chowda houses are quintessential Rhode Island, and an eatery named the Starboard Galley couldn’t be more nautical.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 11, 2008



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Text messages

CTS Dance Company’s reverent movements
Cross-pollination in the arts shows up in many media, but it is perhaps most evident in dance.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 04, 2008

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Trio

Three times the buzz
Trio began to serve customers on Monday, May 19, and we broke our cardinal rule of waiting three months to review a spot by walking in two days later.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 28, 2008

Siena Cucina Enoteca

Small plates, Italian style
How does a restaurant re-invent its image while spinning off a sister venture?
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 14, 2008

El Chapincito

Hospitality from south of the border
A recent experience at one of the city’s Latin-American restaurants left me with the distinct impression that if I don’t hurry up and learn Spanish, I’m going to be out of the loop.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2008

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Animal house

Sara Gruen’s fictional menagerie
Each of Sara Gruen’s first three novels have had animal characters who were crucial to the book, but Water for Elephants has made the biggest splash.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2008


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