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Rhode Island Tips

Local Specialty
Find Dels frozen lemonade.  Locations throughout the State. 
Another regional thing is that Milkshakes are known as Cabinets.  The most ordered cabinet is a coffee milk and coffee ice cream version.

Cranston, RI

Wein-O-Rama-Local specialty found only in RI, The weiner is smaller than your standard frank and much redder in color. They are topped in a hamburger meat sauce along with chopped onion, mustard and celery salt.  Wein-O-Rama
1009 Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston, RI

Newport, RI
Castle Hill Inn & Resort
Ocean Dr (401-849-3800). This is a Swiss-style chalet built in 1847. Pricey, but they have some packages available.

Pineapple Inn
1225 Aquidneck Ave at the junction of Routes 138 and 138A, Middleton (401-847-2600). The cheapest hotel in town, or near town anyway in Middleton, two and a half miles from the center of Newport. Accommodations are basic low budget.

Where to eat
Asterix & Obelix, 599 Thames St between Wellington and Narragansett Aves (401-841-8833). This renovated garage has the feel of a Williamsburg loft. Pricey.  For instance, Jumbo shrimp are 3 bucks each.

Flo's Clam Shack-4 Wave Ave between Aquidneck Ave and Memorial Blvd, Middletown (401-849-6312). right next to the beach, this hut serves fried clams, etc.  Dress down.

Sardella's-30 Memorial Blvd West between Memorial Blvd and Bellevue Ave (401-849-6312). Spacious Italian eatery, standard Tuscan dishes. For dessert, try the ice-cream-filled napoleons.

Pawtucket, RI

Eats-Modern Diner, 364 East Avenue, Pawtucket, 726-8390
Breakfast and lunch only, Mon - Sat, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Chow down in a classic diner where diners were invented.

Providence, RI

The weekly alternative paper is the
Providence Phoenix.

AS220 is an arts organization which has all kinds of cool art and music events.  There is a gallery, performance space and classes.

Go to Thayer St.  for cool Record stores, hip shops and great restaurants. Recommended Record Stores there are
In Your Ear, 286 Thayer St., Providence, RI 02906
Tom’s Tracks, 281 Thayer St., Providence, RI 02906

They have great live music at
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel and the Met Cafe, which share a website.
Another "venue"
-Two Hundred Million Transit-200 Transit St., Apt. #2 * Providence, RI 02906, from the website "We are an apartment and also sometimes a venue. About once or twice a month we host vegetarian potluck shows. All are welcome!"

Other live music-
The Green Room (at Snookers) 145 Clifford St.  Providence, (401) 351-7665

Head to Club Hell for the best and only Goth club in the City.

popular with brown university alumni is Al Forno, 570 South Main Street, 401-273-9767-Legendary local italian.  Pricey

Casertas Pizzeria, 401-621-3618-121 Spruce Street in Federal Hill, Providences Little Italy.  Takeout, but with small tables. Small pie with four toppings and a beer $9

The Lobster Pot 119-121 Hope Street 401-253-9100, old seafood restaurant overlooking the bay.

Sandwich Hut-1253 N Main St -Providence, RI - 401-272-2590-just a sub place, but a really good one.

Local specialty-New York Systems Restaurant -Serving a unique RI delicacy consisting of a hot dog topped with mustard, meatsauce , chopped onion and celery salt on a steamed bun. 10am - 2am, 3am on Fri and Sat, 401- 621-9500 18 Plainfield St

Dels Lemonade
is another local specialty with stands around the state.

Heres a great article on
Local RI Eats.

Warwick, RI

Record Store-
Newbury Comics, 1500 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886


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