Providence Journals

So Much to See, Do, and Eat

A December 2005 trip to Providence by alighieri3

Quote: It may be a small state, but it's got lots of charm and culture!

Trinity Brewhouse

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Restaurant

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This bar is attached to Trinity Playhouse, one of Providence's finest theaters. Perhaps taking a cue from its neighbor, it is filled with arts, from the artsy people who patronize the brewhouse to the hand-pained signs that advertise their rotating beer selection. The house-brewed beer is great, and the selection ranges from light ales to hearty stouts. I especially recommend the Rhode Island IPA. The food is a bit more than your standard pub fare. After all, this is the Ocean State, so their menu features several seafood dishes: fish n chips, a fried fish sandwich, and sea bass. I highly recommend the sweet potato fries!Upstairs is your typical pub scene, laid-back and comfortable. Downstai...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2006

Trinity Brewhouse
186 Fountain St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 453-2337

Kabob-N-Curry

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Restaurant

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The smells of Kabob n Curry waft by you as you walk down Providence's famous Thayer Street, with its trendy/alternative shops and cafes. It has always been that warm and wonderful smell that draws me in to Kabob n Curry. The sense of comfort and warmth that I associate with Kabob n Curry's food (creamy, hot dishes - perfect to warm yourself on a winter night, or any night really) is matched by the restaurant's interior. The dining room is on the small side, and the restaurant is frequently filled with patrons, but it never feels crowded, only cozy and intimate.The food comes to the table quickly, at the hands of a very efficient wait staff. The lunch prices cannot be beat (under $6 for veget...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 12, 2006

Kabob-N-Curry
261 Thayer St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
(401) 273-8844

WaterFire

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Attraction

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Waterfire is an experience. It is difficult to describe. It sounds far too simplistic to say that every few weeks, all along the river in downtown Providence, torches are lit, music is played, roses are sold, and gondola rides are offered. It sounds like a cheesy attempt to reconnect with Providence's Italian heritage. It isn't.Instead, it is one of the most romantic, breathtaking events one could imagine. At your own pace, you stroll with a loved one along city sidewalks and streets closed to traffic, under antique bridges, over cobblestone walkways. You listen to masterfully selected pieces of music, mostly instrumental, played from dozens of speakers hidden along the winding river. It puts you i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 12, 2006

WaterFire
101 Regent Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
(401) 272-3111