Some things just don't change, and in this case, that's a good thing.
There's something to be said for having a restaurant in your neighborhood you can depend on. You know, the default place you go when your friends come over, or a coy corner to stop on lunch break where the staff is going to mean it when they ask how you're doing today. In this era the corporate franchise, the family-owned restaurant has become a treasure. This week I went down to Riverside to visit a couple of places that are, well, treasures. When I lived in Riverside, Bucket's Riverside Grill was my default breakfast nook. Located in Riverside Square, this classic dinner has been a part of the community for nearly half a century. Now owned by the Bucket family, Riverside Grill serves up steak sandwiches, New York System-style wieners …
Chef and columnist Nick Rabar gives us his top five. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments!
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- Nick Rabar
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I know pizza. I can say that with confidence as I literally grew up working in various pizzerias in New York. New York pizza has a certain style that every pizzeria in the state tries to pay homage to. I may be biased, but New York pizza is hands down the best in the world. If I had to find a flaw, I would say they are too similar. What I love about Rhode Island is that every pizza place has a style all its own. From the legendary pies of Al Forno to the Wickenden Street pizzas at Fellini’s and Pizza Pie-er and all the way up to Federal Hill to Bob & Timmy’s and Caserta. They are all so different and so good. It wasn’t until I moved to Rhode Island ten years ago that I even knew about pizza strips or its native cousin, the wimpy skimpy, …