Passersby have long been speculating on the fate of the former Grange, which will soon be home to the second iteration of East Greenwich eatery The Patio on Main. “We’ve been thinking about expanding our brand and when we saw this opportunity in a historic urban neighborhood, we were eager to pursue it,” says Patio owner Jason Winpenny.
Known for outdoor dining in EG, Winpenny expects to open the new Patio on Broadway up to the surrounding neighborhood. “People enjoy dining al fresco more than ever before,” he says. “We are excited to be located in an area with natural surroundings, the perfect way to enjoy everything the city offers. We’re working to provide a unique ambiance with expanding windows to get an outdoor feel while dining inside and enjoying an innovative and exciting culinary experience.” Expect a similar menu at the Broadway location, with tasty salads, sandwiches, burgers, and bowls leading the way, plus craft beers and cocktails. Providence, ThePatioRI.com – By Ken Abrams
Known for slinging some of the best burgers in Warren, Chomp is moving to a new location at 279 Water Street. Co-owner Tanner Larkin, who promises water views from every seat, envisions Chomp becoming part of an emerging bar crawl scene in the town. “We’re really excited to be able to move into the heart of Warren. There are so many awesome small businesses from one end of Water Street to the other. Between us and The Guild, it’s going to be a great strip.”
Chomp’s menu won’t be affected much by the move. “Right now our menu changes seasonally and we run weekend specials,” says Larkin. “We can kind of do whatever we want as long as it fits between two buns or some sort of sandwich concept.” Chomp offers an extensive selection of craft beers, including favorites from local brewers Buttonwoods and Proclamation. Larkin expects to offer more bar snacks and shared plates. “Sometimes people just want to come in for a beer and a snack, rather than having to sit down for a full tray of wings or a whole burger.” Warren, ChompRI.com – By Ken Abrams
With Easter just around the corner, bakeshop display cases are turning pastel-hued with festive treats, and also beloved sweet bread, a soft brioche delicacy with whole eggs nestled in the middle. Though it’s often a Portuguese tradition, Scialo’s County Bakery in Riverside and Seekonk, MA crafts the Italian version. “We add an interesting twist by braiding this slightly sweet and flavorful bread and then we finish it off with a few hard-boiled eggs,” explains Ethan Scialo.
The family-owned and -operated bakery has been around since 1974, so they’re no stranger to being a part of traditions big and small. “Our goal is to be a bakery customers can trust and rely on for any holiday, event, or just a simple breakfast. We do our best to ensure that every product is as fresh and delicious as possible when it is in our customers’ hands,” says Scialo. For April, Scialo’s County Bakery will also be offering their signature Ricotta Pie and may still have zeppole available. Riverside, ScialosCountyBakery.com – By Abbie Lahmers
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