PVD/RI * October * Open/Closed/Coming Soon
What's going on this month?
One thing I saw is that Wings Over Providence is going to reopen shortly on Hope Street on the East Side, presumptively with different ownership of the franchise. I'd give them two suggestions based on the previous Wings iteration there:
- I'd lower prices about 5-10%, as I thought they were a bit high.
- I'd lower cooking time about 20-30%. They'd quote you 30 minutes after you put in your order, but 45 minutes wasn't unusual to get your takeout.
What else is going on?
United BBQ on Ives has closed as of Oct 29. From their web site:
As of October 29, 2011, United BBQ has been closed for a period of reorganization and reevaluation. It is not certain, as of this time, if United BBQ will reopen. We may move to another location, reopen under different management in the same spot or cease operations permanently. Anything is possible.
To all of our loyal customers: thanks for your business over the last three years! Stay tuned.
Wow, we got drinks from the Edge at about 3-ish PM on Sunday. It must have been right before the end...
VERY sad. The Edge did many things very well, including some great sandwiches and smoothies and always seemed very busy. They close just as Wayland Square seems to be hitting its stride. I always thought they should have been open later in the day, however. They seemed to close right as everyone was getting out of work/class.
The papers posted in the window imply that the owner had some personal issues that made continuing difficult. Too bad...
In other Wayland Square news, I know this been the case for a little bit but I didn't see posted here that Twist on Angell closed as well :(. I know it wasn't a Chowhound favorite, but I appreciated it as one of the few places you could bring children and a family easily. I always thought they missed out not advertising themselves as a family friendly destination.
Also, on Hope Street, the European/Russian Deli closed as well :(.
Congress Tavern opened on Orange St. downtown. Stopped in Sunday night for a few beers and tried some of the apps:
-homemade chips - very good
-lobster nachos - kind of a weird concept, but there were generous with the lobster
-wings - pretty standard
All in all, solid pub food, but not sure it really fits the gastro pub billing.
The name escapes me at the moment, but a couple of weeks ago I walked past a Korean place in the late stages of construction on the NW corner of Westminster and Eddy, and yesterday I overheard someone talking about having eaten there, so it must be open by now. Kind of a weak report, I know.