Providence Marriott Downtown – Rhode Island

Providence Marriott Downtown / 1 Orms Street / Providence, RI 02904 / 1-866-807-2171       My first impression as I walked into the Providence Marriott Downtown hotel was how golden and sunny their lobby felt. I loved it’s tangerine, mustard & brown earth tones, soft lighting and roominess.   There were several people working on laptops, enjoying the … Continue reading

Rick’s Roadhouse – Providence, RI

Rick’s Roadhouse / 370 Richmond Street / Providence, RI / 401-272-PORK I was in love with Rick’s Roadhouse before it even opened. I remember reading an article about this new BBQ restaurant opening in downtown Providence that would reflect the type BBQ shacks one would find on on a road trip, such as on historic … Continue reading

Gay Travel – The Hotel Viking – Newport, RI

The Hotel Viking / One Bellevue Avenue / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-3300 Entering The Hotel Viking in Newport, RI is like stepping back in time to the Gilded Age.   This upscale, luxury hotel open in 1926 and underwent a 6.8 million dollar renovation in 2007.  It is a member of the prestigious Historic … Continue reading

Coco Pazzo / English Cellar Alehouse – Providence, RI

Coco Pazzo / English Cellar Alehouse / 165 Angell Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-454-3434 Coco Pazzo is slang for “crazy crazy” (Crazy in Italian and Crazy in French) but I think it should be slang for “brilliant brilliant” or, better yet, “Oh my God, this brilliant restaurant has some of the best food I have ever eaten!” Yeah, that’s it. THAT is … Continue reading

Gay Travel – The Hotel Viking – Newport, RI

The Hotel Viking / One Bellevue Avenue / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-3300 Entering The Hotel Viking in Newport, RI is like stepping back in time to the Gilded Age.   This upscale, luxury hotel open in 1926 and underwent a 6.8 million dollar renovation in 2007.  It is a member of the prestigious Historic … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant – Providence, RI

Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant / 520 South Water Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-3833 Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant, located on Providence’s Waterfront, will truly transport you to a different era. The second you step inside this new hot spot, you will feel as if you are back in the 1940’s-1950’s. Think WWII aviation and … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Trattoria Roma – Providence, RI

Trattoria Roma / 310 Atwells Ave / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-331-5000 Stepping into Trattoria Roma is truly like stepping into Italy. The smells, the ambiance, the friendliness of the staff are all so authentic you will forget you are in Rhode Island!  However, Rhode Island you are and Roma Providence, an icon in my … Continue reading

Gay Travel – XO Cafe – Providence, RI

XO Cafe / 125 North Main Street / Providence, RI / 401-273-9090     XO Cafe is one sexy place. I have been writing reviews for over a year now and I am truly at a lost for words on how to describe this amazing restaurant.   Here goes…   The first thing that struck … Continue reading

Gay Travel Spotlight – Brederson Law – Providence, RI

BREDERSON LAW / 950 Smith Street / Providence, RI 02908 / 1-866-625-0588 I have known Attorney Richard Brederson for over 30 years. We attended Holy Ghost and La Salle Academy together in Providence, RI. Richard was the adorable little boy I crushed on as a little girl and one of the sweetest guys around. Not … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Harry’s Bar & Burger – Providence, RI

Harry’s Bar & Burger / 121 N. Main Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-228-7437 There is no denying the fact that I am a HUGE Chow Fun Food Group groupie! I love the concepts of each of their restaurants which include Rick’s Roadhouse, 10 Prime Steak & Sushi, XO Cafe, Luxe Burger Bar and … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Tortilla Flats – Providence, RI

Tortilla Flats / 355 Hope Street / Providence, RI / 401-751-6777 What’s not to love about Tortilla Flats? Nothing, that’s what!  How could you not love a place that writes on their web site:    “Where you are cordially invited to seat yourself. To be yourself. To choose for yourself.”   It goes on to … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Trinity Brewhouse – Providence, RI

Trinity Brewhouse / 186 Fountain Street / Providence, RI 02905 / 401-453-BEER (2337) Trinity Brewhouse is a Gothic funhouse of award winning beers, delicious pub food, rock music, friendly service, and a trendy, youthful, local clientele. It’s eye catching carnival styled signs beckon you to step right up and try “the best beer in Rhode … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Providence Coal Fired Pizza – Providence, RI

Providence Coal Fired Pizza / 385 Westminster Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-454-7499  I had never heard about coal fired pizza before learning about Providence Coal Fired Pizza here in Rhode Island, but I knew it was something I had to try out! A friend of mine stumbled across this amazing restaurant on a … Continue reading

27th Annual Aids Walk For Life Rhode Island

27TH ANNUAL AIDS WALK FOR LIFE RHODE ISLAND 2012 Walkers are needed for the 27th annualAIDS Walk For Life Rhode Island, on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The 2.5 mile walk begins and ends on the Rhode Island State House lawn.  Registration is 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. Fundraising page: http://www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri I asked AIDS … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Trattoria Zooma – Providence, Rhode Island

Trattoria Zooma / 245 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-2002 Trattoria Zooma located right in the heart of Providence, RI’s “Little Italy”, Federal Hill (one of the top “Little Italy’s” in the country may I add) is a feast for the senses.  This traditional southern Italian (Neapolitan) restaurant is stunningly beautiful. The dance of fuchsia, … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Cuban Revolution – Providence, Rhode Island

Cuban Revolution / 50 Aborn Street / Providence, RI / 401-331-8829 **Note Aborn Street Location is closed! Please visit their Valley Street location Providence. Visit web site for more info. Cuban Revolution is one of the most unique, satisfying, genuinely hip restaurants I have had the pleasure of reviewing. They describe themselves as “A spirited swanky … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Leo’s Ristorante – Bristol, Rhode Island

Leo’s Ristorante / 365 Hope Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-253-9300 Leo’s Ristorante located on Hope Street in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island means business, but not that starchy “tuck your shirt in or your fired” type business, but more the “I am here to make you happy and will do anything in my power … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Providence Marriott Downtown – Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Marriott Downtown / 1 Orms Street / Providence, RI 02904 / 1-866-807-2171 My first impression as I walked into the Providence Marriott Downtown hotel was how beautiful their lobby was. I loved the orange & brown earth tones, swanky lighting and openness. I noticed several people working on laptops, enjoying the hotel’s complimentary wireless … Continue reading

Coco Pazzo / English Cellar Alehouse – Providence, RI

Coco Pazzo / English Cellar Alehouse / 165 Angell Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-454-3434 Coco Pazzo is slang for “crazy crazy” (Crazy in Italian and Crazy in French) but I think it should be slang for “brilliant brilliant” or, better yet, “Oh my God, this brilliant restaurant has some of the best food I have ever eaten!” Yeah, that’s it. THAT is … Continue reading

Rick’s Roadhouse – Providence, RI

Rick’s Roadhouse / 370 Richmond Street / Providence, RI / 401-272-PORK I was in love with Rick’s Roadhouse before it even opened. I remember reading an article about this new BBQ restaurant opening in downtown Providence that would reflect the type BBQ shacks one would find on on a road trip, such as on historic … Continue reading

Joe’s American Bar & Grill – Providence Place Mall – Providence, RI

Joe’s American Bar & Grill / 148 Providence Place (Providence Place Mall) / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-270-4737 Dining at Joe’s American Bar & Grill is all about traditional American cuisine. The elegant dining room with hard wood oak floors and brass accents gives the restaurant more of an upscale vibe but the atmosphere is … Continue reading

Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar – Providence, RI

Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar / 121 South Main Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-351-8570   Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar will impress you from beginning to end. It is truly an excellent restaurant.   Located in beautiful downtown Providence, Hemenway’s has some of the best views of the city.   The … Continue reading

XO Cafe – Providence, RI

XO Cafe / 125 North Main Street / Providence, RI / 401-273-9090     XO Cafe is one sexy place. I have been writing reviews for over a year now and I am truly at a lost for words on how to describe this amazing restaurant.   Here goes…   The first thing that struck … Continue reading

Provindence Biltmore – Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Biltmore / 11 Dorrance Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 1-800-294-7709 This past Sunday morning I woke up with “butterfly’s in my stomach”, anticipating my upcoming review of the Providence Biltmore! I had been so excited to finally experience such a beautiful, historic hotel.   Walking into Providence Biltmore’s lobby you are instantly struck by the … Continue reading

Mill’s Tavern – Providence, RI

Mill’s Tavern / 101 North Main Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-272-3331 Mill’s Tavern, located in Providence, Rhode Island in the historic Pilgrim Mill’s Building, is Rhode Island’s only restaurant to receive a four star rating from Forbes (formerly Mobil) Travel Guide for a very impressive seven years in a row. Casual elegance with … Continue reading