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susco Apr 3, 2011 08:32 AM

Hi, I will be in Providence late April to see my daughter who is a student at Brown. Any suggestions for a late dinner with her and several friends? We've been to Al Forno, Gracie's, etc but am looking for something a little less expensive for a crowd. Ideas?

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    Garris Apr 3, 2011 01:12 PM

    Much is written on this very topic if you search the board, but off the top of my head Red Stripe and La Laiterie in Wayland Square (a neighborhood bordering Brown to the East) should serve you very well, although I'm not sure off the top of my head how much of a cost savings La Laiterie would be. Also consider Loie Fuller's or Broadway Bistro on the city's West End/Side.

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    La Laiterie
    184-188 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

    Red Stripe
    465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

    Broadway Bistro
    205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

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      winedude Apr 3, 2011 05:03 PM

      Strong recommendation for Red Stripe. The kids will like it, it's got a nice atmosphere (loud, though). It can be very reasonable, depending on what's ordered. We tend to stick with excellent burgers and chicken sandwiches, with a mountain of the best fries in PVD (IMHO), which are less than $11 each. The mussels with fries are also a great value.

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      Red Stripe
      465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

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        susco Apr 3, 2011 05:54 PM

        Thanks! Red Stripe sounds perfect and we're always up for great fries. Will let you know where we end up.

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        Red Stripe
        465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

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      fadista Apr 3, 2011 05:57 PM

      When I saw your subject header, my mind immediately went back to my student days (at Berkeley), and I thought "brown students are just like white students. We like pizza and Chinese food!"

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        joe777cool Apr 4, 2011 05:07 PM

        Shows the importance of capitalization, even on internet chat boards!

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          susco Apr 4, 2011 08:11 PM

          You're right! I didn't realize that I hadn't capitalized Brown in the heading of this post, any ideas on how to change it? Any ideas on where to EAT when we're in Providence?

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            joe777cool Apr 5, 2011 08:24 AM

            No way to change it now. Im not much into the upscale restaurants you listed above or others that have been mentioned. If im in Providence I am at Angelos, United BBQ, or one of several ethnic restaurants. I usually stay away from the city

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              susco Apr 5, 2011 09:51 AM

              Thanks for the suggestions!

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