March Restaurant Madness: Chair 5 v Eli's

Division D: The (Mostly) Newcomers

The Slow Rhode (1) v Tomaselli’s at Rosario (8) Massimo (2) v Bywater (7) Metacom Kitchen (3) v Posillipo (6) Chair 5 (4) v Eli’s [Block Island] (5) Calling Division IV the Longshot division might not be totally fair, since last year the lowest seed in the conference (Oberlin, then three months old) ended up […]

March Restaurant Madness

Division A: The Heavy Hitters

Rasoi (1) v Masala (8) El Rancho Grande (2) v La Arepa (7) Den Den (3) v Chilangos (6) Pho Horns (4) v. Perro Salado (5) Indian, Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, and Venezuelan restaurants make up Division A, which is dominated by Providence and Pawtucket. Chilangos and El Rancho Grande are both Providence institutions at this […]

Matunuck Oyster Bar v Fluke

Division G : The Big Guns

nicks on broadway (1) v Salvation Cafe (8) Matunuck Oyster Bar (2) v Fluke (7) Gracie’s (3) v. north (6) Al Forno (4) v. Mission (5) Four Providence restaurants face off against four beachy destinations in Newport and South Kingstown. Ones to look out for in this category include north, last year’s second place finisher, […]

RI Restaurant Madness

Division F: The Underdogs

Churrascaria Marques (1) v Monrovia (8) Julianna’s (2) v Café Central (7) El Eden (3) v Beirão (6) Bayon Cafe (4) v La Fama (5) The underdog bracket: Peruvian, Cambodian, Dominican, Portuguese, and even a Liberian/soul food hybrid. This division could really go to any one of these eight places, only two of which (Portuguese […]

Moonight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)

Further Reading – 2/13/17

Rhode Island’s Resort Economy The conservation challenges of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 1,275-foot painting are highlighted in Hyperallergic. Illustrator Kadir Nelson on the striking cover of this month’s Ebony. Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne was born on this day in 1882. Brain Pickings has a rare recording of him reading from it. A Virginia judge […]

Movie Lounge – January 13, 2017

Movie Lounge is a feature at Law And Order Party where we list ten movies screening this week that we might not have actually seen but which we’re presenting as a ranked list, anyway, based on how much they might be worth checking out. JANUARY 6 – 12 Still In Theaters Moonlight (*****) (Cable Car […]

Caelan Nardone, ultra-confident

RI Art Listings – January 2017

Ten notable shows to check out this month… Nick Hollibaugh: Between You and Me Cade Tompkins Projects 198 Hope Street, Providence now through January 28 Vernacular Spectacular curated by Cem Eskinazi and Drew Litowitz Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery 20 North Main Street, Providence now through January 29 (photo: RISD Exhibitions / Flickr) Artists, Environmentalists, Activists: 10 […]