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PVD/RI * August '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Garris Aug 1, 2013 08:46 AM

After some interesting July developments, August is now arrived. What's happening?

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    RhodyRedHen RE: Garris Aug 1, 2013 01:49 PM

    Although it's been up and running a few weeks, I didn't see any official announcement on the board that Figidini Wood-Fired Eatery opened in the Biltmore parking garage downtown (next to Ellie's). We dropped by for drinks the other night and tasted a few things too. Everything we tried was pretty tasty, including the meze-style plates. Drinks were creative and large too. The space is pretty snazzy and very thoughtful. Best feature, for us, were the folding front windows, so you could eat on the sidewalk and still feel a part of the scene inside the restaurant. It's cool little spot, and we'll definitely be back in the dog-days of summer. Just wanted to give them an official shout-out now that they're open.

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      winedude RE: Garris Aug 1, 2013 02:13 PM

      Fratelli's Burger and Gelato opened on Monday, two doors down from Figidini. It's the largest of the spaces on that strip, with a pretty big room in the back. Met one of the owners, seems like a nice guy, gave us a taste of the gelato, even though they weren't open for lunch when we were there (opening for lunch "soon", he said).

      The price point looks a bit high ($12 for a burger or chicken sandwich), I'll be curious about the reviews.

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        LMaslar RE: Garris Aug 9, 2013 08:56 AM

        Rocky Point Pub in Warwick closed

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          jomo9501 RE: Garris Aug 12, 2013 05:54 AM

          Ken's Ramen is having a "Soft" opening August 22 at 12:00pm until August 25 at 6:00pm. It is take-out and cash only.

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            harryharry RE: jomo9501 Aug 14, 2013 11:07 AM

            please report if you get there! Im craving good ramen and wont make it during those days.

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            jomo9501 RE: Garris Aug 12, 2013 09:31 AM

            Not a restaurant per se, but Willys Local Foods is targeted to open in August on Wickenden Street.



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              fancysauce RE: Garris Aug 13, 2013 01:09 PM

              Heard a rumor that flatbread company was opening off Thayer sometime soon....still renovating the building as of now

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                chkparrish RE: Garris Aug 16, 2013 03:29 AM

                Ice House in N Providence changed hands new owner new things to come. Koi Japanese Steak House going into Wasabi in Johnston, second location in RI. I here Fidigin Pizza is great.
                Braizen Hen now open in Westerly and doing very well great reviews.

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