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7 Great Bites and Sips From Newport Folk Festival 2012

This weekend, we jammed out at the Newport Folk Festival. And in between soaking up Alabama Shakes and Jackson Browne (er, plus 25 gallons of rainwater), we searched for some serious food. Choosing lunch was almost as stressful as realizing we couldn't be at three stages at once (The Head and the Heart! vs Of Monsters and Men! vs Tune-Yards!)—but such challenges are ones we'll gladly take on. More

Providence, RI: Nice Slice Pizzeria

Nice Slice is a hipster-slash-hippie slice joint, with RISD-alum Shepard Fairey's Andre the Giant posters plastered on its walls and a substantial portion of their menu friendly to a vegan clientele. A recent visit revealed the thin crust pies make a solid slice. More

Providence, RI: Al Forno's Other Greatest Hit: Free-Form Tarts

Al Forno's grilled pizza needs no introduction, but the restaurant's desserts—particularly the free-form tarts—don't get the chatter they deserve. Chef/owners Johanne Killeen and George Germon run three or four of them at a time, filling the same ultra-flaky tart dough (flour, sugar, salt, water, and lots of butter) with a variety of produce: apples, peaches and raspberries, plums—and during the fall months, sugar pumpkins. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef with Bleu Cheese at Farmstead in Providence

This always happens. I went in for cheese, and left with cheese, jars of fancy mustard and ketchup, and an awesome sandwich. Farmstead, Wayland Square's terrific cheese boutique that shares a wall (and a door) with chef/owners Matt and Kate Jennings' beloved bistro La Laiterie, serves lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m, and the roast beef sandwich ($9) came highly recommended by the friendly on-duty cheesemonger. More

Market Scene: Hope Street Farmer's Market in Providence, RI

There are almost 50 farmers' markets in the small state of Rhode Island, and much to the joy of locals seeking fresh produce, they're just starting to open. The Hope Street market at Lippitt Park is one of the biggest and most diverse in Providence. It draws dozens of vendors including fruit and vegetable farms, dairies and cheese shops, bakeries, meat and egg producers, a juice truck, and more. More

Newport, RI: The Brick Alley Pub

The Brick Alley Pub has been a go-to stop in Newport for over 30 years. Located among the many shops, bars, and restaurants on Thames Street, the Brick Alley Pub greats you with its sunshine yellow facade and awnings. The restaurant is a labyrinth of dining areas all decorated in that kitschy T.G.I. Friday's style except this version isn't tacky. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Reuben at Louis Restaurant in Providence, RI

Louis Restaurant has been an early morning/very latenight staple for college students and Providence locals for decades. The menu is standard diner fare: eggs any way, hash browns, and fluffy pancakes, in addition to off-menu items like tofu scramble scribbled on sheets of paper posted on the wall. The gruff but warm-hearted waitstaff will make you pretty much anything you want, as long as the ingredients are in the kitchen. That's how a friend of mine ended up with this killer reuben. More

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