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May 22, 2010 01:09 PM

Providence: Updates on Harry's, Acme Pizza and Ladder 133

I was wondering if any chowhounds can give an update on the following restaurants:
Harry's Beer and Beer, it is the newest invention from the John Elkay restaurant group. It is located on North Main Street where Chinese Laundry used to be located. I hear it opened in mid-May. I am also curious about West Side's Acme Pizza and Wine Bar. The phone number is temporarily disconnected. What's going on there? And finally, there is a new restaurant called Ladder 133 where Sticky Fingers was located.

Chinese Laundry
121 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

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  1. Wasn't the Acme Pizza & Wine Bar in the old mill that got flooded back at the end of March? That could be why the phone is disconnected, although I don't know for sure and would welcome anyone who can confirm this.

    I am also wondering if anyone has been to Harry's yet. Some of the burgers look pretty similar to their offerings at Luxe. The beer list looks great, though.

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    1. re: amamba

      Harry's Bar & Burger is the name. I wanted to like it more than I did. The bottled beer list is reasonably long. The draft list has some interesting selections, but it seemed they were out of half of them. The menu is very limited -- burgers, dogs, fries, end. The burgers are all "sliders", meaning probably 1-1.5 oz patties in about 6-8 configurations, priced at about $5-6 for two.

      A burger is a burger, you know....

      1. re: Gin n Tonic

        All burgers aren't created equal for me, and my favorite qualities were all present in Harry's Burgers. For me, it's all about balance, and Harry's thought about the balance of their burgers perfectly. They are grilled-pressed burgers, with the crispy edges. They are in the slider form-factor, but not White Castle size, more like half-burger size. IMO they are much better then Luxe burgers.

        1. re: meekmeek

          i popped in for 1/2 priced burgers (daily 3-5pm) and i couldn't agree more w/ meekmeek. good stuff! next time i will bring a friend and try the fries which everyone seemed to be gobbling up! good stuff!

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      1. the acme pizza & wine bar never reopened after the flood in march '10. it is now occupied by mosaic latin american bistro, whose menu appears to be a more upscale sampling of interpreted central and south american traditional dishes. i have not been and am quite curious to hear anyone's thoughts.

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        1. re: sarabean

          My husband and I along with another couple ate at Mosaic back in December. It was pretty good but I would not put it into the regular rotation. I found it somewhat difficult to find something that I liked on the menu. I ordered the smoked pork chops with cheese grits. It was a little too fatty for my taste but I couldn't find a better dinner selection. My husband had a seafood dish and loved it. I believe our bill came out to almost $200 for the four of us, including tip.