Restaurant Guide, Spring/Summer 2014
Sun Publishing Co.
restaurant guide dine in or take-out â€˘ spring/summer 2014 At The Charlestown Rathskeller, in Charlestown, fresh, local ingredients inspire creative and authentic dishes. page 26 The USDA Choice Bone-in Ribeye and a Moscow Mule to drink 2 spring/summer 2014 â€˘ restaurantguide 89583R www.thewesterlysun.com 3 Oceanfront Dining MISQUAMICUT BEACH, USA Every Mon. Tues. & Wed. ~ Beach Games in Tikki Beach! Mon. - Svedka Monster Mondays Rehab Beach Party! Tues.-Sunset Dinners in Tikki Beach! (starting in July) Wed.- Family Style Meal Night! Thurs.- Kidâ€™s Foam Party! (every other, starting 7/10) Fri. - Foam Fridays DJ Dance Party ~10pm Sat. - Live Bands ~10pm Every Weekend Tikki Beach Dance Parties 1pm-5pm & Deck Party w/ Acoustic Music 3pm-7pm Host your function here ~ No event too large! 159 Atlantic Ave. | Misquamicut Beach, RI 02891 401.596.2610 www.paddysbeach.com 85995R 4 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Pleasant View Inn, Misquamicut..........................2 Paddy’s Restaurant, Misquamicut .......................3 Casa Della Luce, Westerly ...................................5 Phil’s Marketplace, Westerly ...............................6 JDML Group, Inc., Westerly .................................6 The Original Famous Pizza, Westerly ..................7 84 Tavern on Canal, Westerly ..............................9 Guytanno’s Cafe, Westerly ..................................10 Perks & Corks, Westerly ......................................10 New China Pavilion, Westerly..............................11 Joyce’s Everyday Gourmet, Westerly ..................11 Ocean House, Watch Hill .....................................12 Weekapaug Inn, Weekapaug ...............................12 Venice Restaurant, Misquamicut .........................13 Olympia Tea Room, Watch Hill.............................13 Pavilion Steak House, Ashaway ..........................14 Brick Oven Restaurant, Ashaway ........................15 Dragon Palace, Wakefield, Wyoming, Coventry .....15 K&S Pizza, Charlestown ......................................16 Wilcox Tavern, Charlestown.................................17 The Breachway Grill, Charlestown.......................18 index restaurant guide spring/summer 2014 Crazy Burger, Narragansett .................................19 Arturo Joes, Narragansett ...................................19 Vetrano’s Restaurant, Westerly ...........................20 Two Ten Oyster Bar & Grill, Wakefield .................22 Oceanside at the Pier, Narragansett....................22 ShoGun, Wakefield, Warwick ................................23 Trattoria Romana South, Wakefield .....................23 Station House Restaurant, Kingston ...................24 Delilah’s Deli, West Greenwich ............................24 Charlestown Rathskeller, Charlestown................25 Mariner Grille, Narragansett ................................29 Iggy’s Doughboy & Chowderhouse, Narragansett .. 30 George’s of Galilee, Narragansett ........................31 Dinner Party Restaurant Guide ..............................32 C.C. O’Briens Sports Cafe, Pawcatuck.................34 Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, Stonington ...................35 Harp & Hound, Mystic .........................................36 Pizzetta, Mystic...................................................37 Mystic Diiner, Mystic ..........................................38 Pete’s Famous Pizza, Westerly............................40 www.thewesterlysun.com 5 American Italian Bistro and Gourmet Pizzeria OPEN DAILY • SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER BEER and WINE AVAILABLE • DINE IN or TAKE OUT FRESH PASTA NY ST YLE PIZZA Dine and relax on our outdoor patio! We deliver to ALL of Westerly! Check out our Full Menu online at WWW.CASADELLALUCE.NET Follow us for weekly specials 105 Franklin Street • Mill Pond Plaza Westerly, Rhode Island • Across from Home Depot 401-637-4575 89722R 6 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide HOMEMADE ITALIAN SPECIALTIES • Meatballs • Eggplant Parm • chicken parm • Prepared Dinners • new york breads EAT-IN OR TAKE-OUT • Sausage & Peppers • venda ravioli products COFFEE & PASTRIES • CAPPUCCINO, EXPRESSO & REGULAR COFFEE • BISCOTTI & CANNOLI • SFOGLIATELLE • ITALIAN COOKIES, EGG BISCUITS, PEPPER & WINE BISCUITS FULL SERVICE DELI • Boar’s head & other quality meats • CHOOSE FROM 30 MADE-TO-ORDER GRINDERS Granite Center • 116 Granite St • Westerly PHILSMARKETPLACERI.COM 89574R Make McDonald’s your Favorite Place for a Summer Drink Run Visit our Locations: 135 Granite St., Westerly, RI 262 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 14 Kingstown Rd., Wyoming, RI 465 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT 89701R www.thewesterlysun.com 7 “The one and only Original Famous Pizza with the Original Receipes Don’t be fooled by the Imitators.” The Original Famous Pizza & FAMILY RESTAURANT Dine In - Take Out - Delivery 401-596-4004 Pizza, Grinders, Wraps, Pasta, Seafood & Much More. 76 ½ Oak St. • Westerly, RI www.TheOriginalFamousPizza.com 89566R Sunday-Thursday 11am - 10pm Friday & Saturday 11am- 11pm 8 spring/summer 2014 â€˘ restaurantguide southern rhode island map www.thewesterlysun.com 9 Seasonal American Cuisine Fine Food, Craft Beer, Cocktails & Wine Private Dining Available Lunch Fri-Sat 11:30-5pm Dinner Sun-Thur 5-9pm; Fri & Sat 5-10pm $8-$4 Happy Hour Menu 3-6pm Everyday 24 Craft Beers on Draft 91062R 15 Canal Street | Westerly, RI 02891 401-596-7871 10 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Guytanno’s Cafe INTERNATIONAL CUISINE Featuring Signature Pasta Dishes, Great Salads, Fresh Local Seafood, and Succulent Steaks. Daily and Nightly Specials Serving lunch and Dinner Monday thru Saturday - Dinner Sunday Cold Fusion Gourmet Gelato and Sorbet Full Service Bar | Fine Wine and Drink Specials guytannosinternationalcafe.com • 62 franklin st, westerly, ri • 401.348.6221 89463R Perks & Corks Coffee & Martini Bar 62 High Street, Westerly RI • 401-596-1260 Newly Expanded Lounge Songwriter’s Open Mic, Original Music Mondays 8-12pm Live Entertainment Nightly - Monday through Sunday until Last Call 1am Check website for Entertainment Schedule: perksandcorks.com Panini and Grilled Cheese - Food All Day Over 50 Martinis, 25 Vino Choices, 45 Beers 89209R Available for Private Parties • Fully Air Conditioned • Dine In or Call In for Take Out www.thewesterlysun.com 11 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar FULL BAR EAT IN OR TAKE OUT WE DELIVER SUSHI LUNCH SPECIAL 3 rolls for only $11.95 Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12noon-10pm 10% OFF 10% OFF with purchase of $10.00 or more with purchase of $10.00 or more One per purchase. Can not be combined. One per purchase. Can not be combined. 105 Franklin St. (Mill Pond Plaza) Westerly, RI 401-596-9888 • 401-596-0058 89663R • Prepared Foods To Go • A Wide Variety of Entrees, Sides, Soups, Salads & Desserts for 2 or more! Gluten Free Entrees & Baked Goods Daily Stromboli • Pizza • Panini & Focaccia Sandwiches • Catering Available www.JoycesEverydayGourmet.com 105 Franklin St., Mill Pond Plaza, Westerly, RI Stop by Monday-Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-4 Check out our web site 89488R 12 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine of the Atlantic Northeast at Rhode Island’s only Five-Star Enjoyresort farm-to-table cuisine of the at spectacular Rhode Island’s only Five-Star with intimate indoor orAtlantic outdoorNortheast settings and ocean views. resort with intimate indoor or outdoor settings and spectacular ocean views. Seasons Seasons A fine dining restaurant serving A fine dining restaurant serving sophisticated New England farm-to-table sophisticated New England farm-to-table cuisine cuisine with with an an ocean ocean view view at at breakfast, breakfast, lunch lunch and and dinner. dinner. Verandah Verandah Experience Experience a a raw raw bar bar menu menu with with ocean ocean breezes breezes and and sweeping sweeping views views of of the the Atlantic. Atlantic. Seaside Terrace Seaside Terrace Panoramic views make this Panoramic views make this oceanfront deck the ideal place oceanfront deck the ideal place for a casual casual lunch. lunch. for a Bistro Menu Bistro Menu Enjoy a comfort comfort food-inspired food-inspired Enjoy a menu at the the bar bar or or in in the the menu at Winter Garden. Winter Garden. Weekly Lobster Boils (July & August) On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the summer, join Ocean House for a traditional New England lobster boil on the beach. Enjoy live music, family-style seating and seafood fresh from the ocean! 6 p.m. p.m. to to 9 9 p.m.; p.m.; $110/ $110/ adult, adult, $55/ $55/ child child (plus (plus tax tax and and gratuity), 6 gratuity), children children under under 5 5 free; free; Reservations required required Reservations One Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI 401.584.7000 www.OceanHouseRI.com www.OceanHouseRI.com One Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI 401.584.7000 89533R With elegant dishes inspired by the and Mediterranean coastal New England cuisine, our comfortably dining venues picturesque and scenery create a truly memorable experience. elegant dining venues and picturesque scenery create a truly memorable experience. T h e R e s ta u r a n t The Garden Room With dishes inspired by the Mediterranean and coastal New England cuisine, our comfortably T he R s ta u rant Offering ae modern interpretation of New England coastal cuisine utilizing Offering a modern interpretation of traditional native foraging, local produce New England coastal cuisine utilizing and fresh off-the-boat seafood. traditional native foraging, local produce Join fresh us for off-the-boat Sunday Brunch ~ and seafood. Reservations are strongly recommended Join us for Sunday Brunch ~ Reservations are strongly recommended T e Ga rde n R oom Ah casually elegant space welcomes guests and elegant neighbors to enjoy cocktails A casually space welcomes by the and bar or in the lounge. guests neighbors to enjoy cocktails by the bar or in the lounge. The SeaRoom Casual and views T h e ambiance SeaRo o splendid m offer a quiet respite, ideal for enjoying Casual ambiance and splendid views a cocktail and light meal. offer a quiet respite, ideal for enjoying a cocktail and light meal. T h u r s d a y N i g h t C l a m b a k e s (June 26, July & August) Celebrate summer at our Thursday Night Clambakes. Feast on a variety T h u r s d a y N i g h t C l a m b a k e s (June 26, July & August) of clambake fare served family style, and then gather at the fire pit for s’mores Celebrate summer at our Thursday Night Clambakes. Feast on a variety under the stars. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $80/ adult, $25/ child (plus tax and gratuity), of clambake fare served family style, and then gather at the fire pit for s’mores children under 5 free; Reservations required under the stars. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $80/ adult, $25/ child (plus tax and gratuity), children under 5 free; Reservations required 25 Spray Rock Road, Weekapaug, RI 401.637.7600 or 888.813.7862 www.WeekapaugInn.com OH_WI_Restaurant Guide Ad_Sun.indd 1 25 Spray Rock Road, Weekapaug, RI 401.637.7600 or 888.813.7862 www.WeekapaugInn.com 4/24/14 10:03 AM 89523R OH_WI_Restaurant Guide Ad_Sun.indd 1 4/24/14 10:03 AM www.thewesterlysun.com 13 SKY BAR at Venice MISQUAMICUT OYSTER BAR Dining Room & Lounge Open Daily at 4pm Buck-A-Shuck Oysters Daily 4pm-6pm Wednesdays: Pasta Bar Saturdays: Bone In Prime Rib Lobsters Daily Children’s Menu • Take Out First & Third Thursday of Each Month Monday-Friday 4:00pm–1:00am Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon–1:00am Bar Menu, Multiple TV’s, Jukebox & Pool Table Great Ocean View Coastline Swing Band 165 Shore road (SCENIC RTE. 1A) MiSquaMicut/ WeSterly, ri 401-348-0055 • www.venicerestaurant.com 89728R Featuring great food and our Award Winning Wine Selection on the waterfront since 1916 Olympia Tea Room R E S T A U R A N T 74 Bay Street, Watch Hill 401-348-8211 www.olympiatearoom.com 41, 18.632’ N by 71, 51.488’ W 89502R 14 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide TENTED OUTDOOR PAVILION • DRIVING RANGE MINI GOLF • INDOOR/OUTDOOR DINING Every Friday Night through Columbus Day! CLASSIC CAR CRUISE & BBQ Enjoy A Great BBQ On The Greens Tented Pavilion, Covered Patio! Having an Event? We Cater Sundays, Memorial Day to Labor Day Lobster & Steak Fry Dinners Lobster Boil • Surf & Turf Boil • Raw Bar Steamers • Ice Cream • Kids Menu 15 FRONTIER ROAD, HOPKINTON • 377-9900 www.pavilionsteakhouse.com www.thewesterlysun.com 15 Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily Specials Homemade Soups, Pies & More Kid’s Menu Available Serving Beer & Wine 89571R 209 Main St., Ashaway, RI (401) 377-2230 Open Tuesday – Sunday, 7am – 8pm Closed Mondays 733 Kingston Rd, Wakefield 401-789-2300 / 401-789-2308 1210 Main St, Wyoming 401-539-1112 577 Tiogue Ave, Coventry 401-828-0100 86231R 438548 Family Owned & Operated SUN-THUR 11am-10pm FRI & SAT 11am-11pm 16 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Seed to fork initiative: New greenhouse and gardens coming this summer. fresh • local • delicious 401-364-0040 401-364-0041 Seafood Shack Grand Opening May 23rd Wednesday to Sunday New Menu www.kandspizza.com 81420R 469 Carolina Back Rd. Charlestown, RI www.thewesterlysun.com 17 NEW SEASON NEW MENU Open at 5:00pm for Dinner 89518R Old Post Road, Rt. 1 Charlestown, RI â€˘ 401-322-1829 www.wilcoxtavern.com 18 spring/summer 2014 â€˘ restaurantguide 1 Charlestown Beach Road phone 401.213.6615 Charlestown, RI www.breachwaygrill.com Open 7 days for lunch and dinner 86304R www.thewesterlysun.com 19 Serving soup to nuts since 1995 Open at 8a.m. seven days a week Open Breakfast Lunch & Dinner 86602R 144 Boon Street Narragansett, RI • 783-1810 • crazyburger.com Est. 1996 Italian Grill & Martini Lounge Chicken • Veal • Pork • Steak • Shrimp • Fish • Pastas • Sandwiches Salads • Soups • Wood Grilled Pizzas • Appetizers • Children’s Menu • Cigars Hours: 11:30am-1am • Lunch & Dinner • Late Night Menu • Take-out Catering Available • Book your party for the holidays 140 Point Judith Road, Mariner Square, Narragansett, RI 02882 401-789-3230 • www.ArturoJoes.com • Gluten-Free Family Restuarant • 87970R Gift Certificates Available • New Stimulus Menu from 4-5:30pm 20 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide The Family who brough Southern Italian Cuisine • Specials Dail vetranosresta 130F Granite St., West Enjoy Wine, Beer & in our newly r Ranked One Of We book ts. private even “Home of the G si Also vi t Check 401 24 Post R www.thewesterlysun.com 21 ht NY Pizza to Westerly ly • Catering • Dine In or Take Out aurant.com terly • 401-348-5050 & Specialty Drinks remodeled Bar RI’s Best Pizzas Grandma Pizza” 90828R Dine In or Take Out website & facebook for menu specials 1-322-1901 • Vittoriasnypizza.com Rd, Crossroads Plaza, Westerly, RI 02891 22 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Great scenic views overlooking Salt Pond Lunch and Dinner Open 7 Days 210 Salt Pond Road, South Kingstown RI 02879 401-782-0100 | twotenoysterbarandgrill.com AT THE PIER Restaurant & Bar Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily Live Music • Open 7 Days •Indoor/Outdoor Seating •Open Year Round •Private Parties •Catering Available 1 Beach St., Narragansett, RI (401) 792-3999 www.oceansideatthepier.com Kitchen Open 7am-11pm. Late night menu Fri & Sat 87819R www.thewesterlysun.com 23 87548R www.shogunri.com Sun: 4-9 pm, Mon-Thur: 5-10pm, Fri & Sat: 5-11pm start at Dinners .95 $ 13 HOURS TUE, WED, THUR, & SUN: 4:30PM-9:00PM FRI & SAT 4:30PM-10:00PM Open Monday June, July and August 4:30-9:30 86262R www.Trattoria-South.com 71 SOUTH COUNTY COMMONS WAY • WAKEFIELD, RI 02879 • (401) 792-4933 24 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Station House RESTAURANT ~ Serving Breakfast All Day ~ Lunch: 10:30am – Close ~ Open ~ Monday–Saturday: 7:30am till 1:45pm Sunday: 8am till 12:45pm, Closed Tuesdays ~ Take Out Menu ~ 3711 Kingstown Road • 401-783-0800 2 Miles West of URI on Rte. 138, Over the Amtrak Bridge We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover Catering Available, Inquire Within 89428R 89988R www.thewesterlysun.com 25 Now that youâ€™ve decided what to eat the next step is to look for activities and places to visit on your stay. 2014 ASTE D & SOUTHE HODE ISLAN SOUTHERN R ICU RN CONNECT T You can find the information you need in our Summer Fun edition. You can pick up a free copy along the beach and throughout town. 91563 26 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide the Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern By Anna Maria Trusky • Special to The Sun 489A Old Coach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813 (401) 792-1000 • www.thecharlestownrathskeller.com Blending the Best of Present and Past The Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern bears only a large, stylized letter “R” by way of identification. Of course, that stands for “Rathskeller”—but it could also stand for relaxed (as in the atmosphere), reasonable (as in the prices) and delightfully retro (as in the décor). Oh, and return, which you will no doubt do once you’ve dined, imbibed, and been merry there! The reason for the lone “R” is actually to reflect the Rathskeller property’s past as the site of a 1920s-era speakeasy. Back in those desert-dry days, the shadily intrepid entrepreneurs who wished to purvey spirits had to be sneaky about it, which necessitated subtlety in advertising. New owners Mark and Tom Ready and Nate Holloway were wise, when refurbishing the building last year, to preserve many of its special bygone-era features, including a large stone fireplace in the tavern and the murals, which were painstakingly restored. The murals in the bar feature 1920s boxing champs Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, while those in the dining-room are fun and quirky depictions of such Prohibition imagery as a jazz band, languid ladies with pencil-thin brows—and, above the “kissing booth,” a comically inebriated chap encountering an equally pickled pink elephant. Story goes that the murals were painted by a regular back in the 40s to pay off a bar tab. “Back in the 20s, the speakeasy was in a spring house on the property. Then in 1933 the original own- Jill Connor / The Westerly Sun The loaded fries with a cheese burger and a frosty cold beer ers build the small bar and restaurant so they could serve alcohol legally,” explains the tavern’s manager Ryan Pincince. “The old Rathskeller operated here from 1933 until 2002 and then went out of business. Mark and Tom Ready and Nate Holloway purchased it in 2011 and recreated it from concept to execution.” It was a natural decision for the trio; Tom and Mark own Ready Excavating and Nate owns ABRI Construction, all located in Charlestown. Mark and Nate actually grew up within quarter mile of the original Rathskeller. Nate’s wife is related to the original owners of the property, the Lezner family. The new owners rebuilt the place mostly from scratch, maintaining the original windows as well as the fireplace and murals while carefully replicating the design and décor of the original establishment, right down to the booths. The new Rathskeller opened in September 2013, and has been a resounding success. The popular tavern claims to have the coldest beer in Rhode Island; The 18 beers on tap, which feature everyone’s favorite domestics as well as craft beers from New England, are kept to a frosty 28 degrees Fahrenheit and served in chilled mugs. There are also copious cocktails to be enjoyed, including the classic Moscow Mule—vodka, ginger beer, and muddled lime presented in—what else?—a shiny copper mug. “Our full-service bar features handcrafted bourbons, higher-end scotches, and local spirits such as Sons of Liberty Royal 9 vodka, which is made in Peacedale,” The Seared Scallops with tomato butter and saffron green pea risotto www.thewesterlysun.com 27 the Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern Ryan points out. “We also have a full-service outdoor bar and patio area as well as a ‘fireside shed’ bar, which was built where saunas used to be.” The menu, characterized as Traditional American, features plenty of seafood, pasta, and steaks. When the owners were designing the menu with Head Chef Wayne “Butch” Bush, they agreed to base many of the menu items on old menus from the Rathskeller’s earliest decades. For example, one of the most popular items is the tavern’s hand-pressed fries. They are prepared to order just as they were back in the day, and served with such mouth-watering toppings as shortrib gravy; truffled pecorino; and bacon, cheddar, sour cream and chives. Butch and his team prepare everything from scratch. The lunch menu, served until 5:00 p.m. daily, features burgers and a wide array of sandwiches including the classic Reuben; a crab cake with tabasco aioli and sprouts; a hot roast beef with horseradish sauce and cheddar; a tofu burger with cheddar, avocado, and aioli; and a Monte Cristo—ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese between two slices of French toast. Soups and stews on the menu include oyster stew, classic French onion, and clam chowder with or without cream. Of course, there are also those famous Rathskeller fries, which are meal all by themselves! The Rathskeller’s standard dinner menu includes center-cut filet mignon with classic Béarnaise sauce, USDA Choice bone-in ribeye with melted butter or roasted tomato vinaigrette, old-fashioned NY club sirloin sliced over toast points with garlic butter, flat iron steak with blue cheese fondue or Chimichurri sauce, and prime rib (Saturday only). There are also pork chops with braised red cabbage, fingerling potatoes, and mustard demi-glace; chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto, fontina cheese, sage, and tomato demi-glace over red bliss mashed potatoes; surf and turf; and pasta dishes. The Rathskeller also offers an extensive roster of local seafood including broiled Point Judith flounder, seared scallops, and fish and chips. There are also salads for diners seeking lighter fare; a popular standout is the roasted beet salad with goat cheese, dates, and hazelnuts. “We have something to appeal to everyone,” Butch See Rathskeller / Page 32 28 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week Soups, Salads, Appetizers, Steak, Seafood, Burgers, Daily Specials, Sandwiches, Kid’s Menu usic eM Liv & Wed. ., s n., Tue Mo 8-11pm Check out our weekend entertainment lineup on our website Outside Patio Dining and Bar COLDEST BEER IN RHODE ISLAND! 18 BEERS ON TAP! THE CHARLESTOWN RATHSKELLER 489 A OLD COACH ROAD CHARLESTOWN RI 02813 401-792-1000 | www.thecharlestownrathskeller.com 86279R www.thewesterlysun.com 29 Sensational Summer Flavors Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily Mariner’s Seafood, Traditional & Seaside Favorities along with Hearty Beef, Pork & Chicken Entrées Monthly Wine Tastings Daily Specials Enjoy your next Dining Experience at Mon-Sat 11:30am & Sun from Noon Having a Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday Party or a Special Occasion? Open 7 Days We have Banquet Facilities for up to 50 persons Greek Calamari, Duck Wellington, Down East Fisherman’s Platter, Baked Stuffed Lobsters and Much More Come Visit our reknowned Bartender Mike Healey Join us for our Tavern Appetizer Specials 11:30-6pm • All Day Sunday Over 10 appetizers at $5 each 140 Point Judith Rd. (Mariner’s Square) Narragansett, RI 02882 • 401-284-3282 www.marinergrille.com 86248R 30 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Rhode Island Tradition Open Daily from 11am 889 Oakland Beach Avenue Warwick, RI 02886 737-9459 1157 Pt. Judith Road Narragansett, RI (Seasonal) www.IggysDoughboys.com 783-5608 86247R IGGY’S COUPON $ any purchase over $20.00 With Coupon • Expires 9/30/14 May Not Be Combined With Any Offer. SP 5 OFF IGGY’S COUPON 2 Fish & Chip, 6 Clam Cakes, 2 Cups of Clam Chowder or 2 Salads $ With Coupon • Expires 9/30/14 May Not Be Combined With Any Offer. 19.95+tax SP IGGY’S COUPON 12 Clam Cakes, 2 Bowls of Chowder & 2 Fountain Drinks IGGY’S COUPON Buy 6 Doughboys Get 6 $ With Coupon • Expires 9/30/14 May Not Be Combined With Any Offer. 17.95+tax FREE With Coupon • Expires 9/30/14 May Not Be Combined With Any Offer. SP SP www.thewesterlysun.com 31 OF GALILEE OF GALILEE Waterfront Seafood Restaurant A Rhode Island Landmark since 1948 Waterfront Seafood Restaurant A Rhode Island Landmark since 1948 OPEN DAILY Port of Galilee Narragansett A Rhode Island Landmark since 1948 401-783-2306 • www.GeorgesOfGalilee.com Waterfront Seafood Restaurant OPEN DAILY • Port of Galilee, Narragansett 401-783-2306 • www.GeorgesOfGalilee.com 401-783-2306 • www.GeorgesOfGalilee.com OPEN DAILY Port of Galilee Narragansett 89585R 32 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide Choosing the right restaurant for your dinner party Getting together with family and friends for a good meal is a great opportunity to reconnect and share a few laughs. A dinner party at a local restaurant is a lot less stressful for the hosts. There are a number of things to emphasize when looking for the right restaurant to host your dinner party. PROXIMITY Whether entertaining family and friends or a business dinner, the restaurant where you will be gathering should be easily accessible to all people who plan to attend. Try to accommodate those guests who don’t drive by choosing a restaurant that’s accessible via public transportation. PRICE Perhaps the only downside to hosting a dinner party at a restaurant is that such gatherings tend to be more expensive than parties at private residences. Hosts should first determine who will be paying the bill. If everyone has agreed to pay their own portion of the bill, this gives you a little more flexibility when choosing a restaurant. If the host intends to pick up the tab for everyone, then you might want to find a nice restaurant with reasonably priced entrees. If each guest intends to pay for his or her own meal, discuss with guests how much they would like to spend before making a reservation. MENU The menu is important for hosts to consider when choosing a restaurant. People adhere to certain diets or lifestyles that restrict what they can and cannot eat, and you will want to find a restaurant that can cater to as many of your guests’ needs as possible. Discuss any dietary restrictions with your guests before you begin the process of finding a restaurant. If the responses are slow to come in, you can still go ahead with your search, but look for restaurants that offer vegetarian and gluten-free fare. ACCESSIBILITY When looking for a restaurant, try to find one that’s easily accessible for any older guests who might not get around as easily as they used to or any guests who might have a disability that requires handicap accessible seating and restrooms. Many restaurants can fill both of these needs, but it’s still up to hosts to ask in advance so all guests have a comfortable evening. The parking lot should not be too far away, but if it is, ask the restaurant manager if valet service is available for those guests who might prefer it. A dinner party at a restaurant with family, friends or even professional colleagues often makes for an enjoyable evening for guests and hosts alike. But hosts must consider several factors before ultimately choosing where they and their guests will dine. Rathskeller from Page 27 says. “Our daily specials are almost like a whole additional restaurant, with Southern, Asian, German, and French-influenced dishes. We don’t get into the fusion concept. Instead we replicate each dish as authentically as possible. Some specials include German sausages and spaetzle (a homemade noodle), chicken-fried steak, duck confit, and coconut curry The Roasted Beet Salad chicken stir-fry. “We get inspired by the product that comes in and we have fun putting our creativity to work,” Butch notes. The Rathskeller will be bringing in lots of fresh, local ingredients such as fish from Point Judith and produce from a farm that’s literally a stone’s throw from the restaurant, he adds. The Rathskeller is building a reputation as a destination for not only refreshment but recreation. The grounds feature a full-sized bocce court and three horseshoe pits. There is live entertainment in the tavern several nights per week. This summer the Rathskeller will host clambakes, car shows, and other special events. The Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern is located at 489A Old Coach Road in Charlestown. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; the bar is open until 1:00 a.m. The Rathskeller does not accept reservations but does have a call-ahead policy. For more information, call (401) 792-1000, send an email to email@example.com, or visit www. thecharlestownrathskeller.com. The Rathskeller is also on Facebook, where it posts daily specials, entertainment, and upcoming events. www.thewesterlysun.com 33 southeastern connecticut map 34 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide C.C. O’Brien’s Irish Sports Café Just over the Westerly, RI & CT state line “Serving full menu daily from 11am-11pm” Choose one of 28 beers on tap! We specialize in local and regional brews Watch a variety of Sports on 20 TV’s burgers, Charbroiled homemade , s g in w lo a buff s sandwiche soups and Like us on Facebook for daily updates & specials 8 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck, CT 860-599-2034 www.ccobriens.com 85969r www.thewesterlysun.com 35 163 South Broad Street Pawcatuck, CT 06379 860-495-5758 Dine In & Takeout Sun-Thur: 11a-10p, Fri-Sat: 11a-11p Authentic Mexican Cuisine, from Our Family to Yours Over 70 Authentic Dishes Full Bar & Flat Screen TVs The BEST Margaritas Authentic Kids’ Menu MexicalisFreshMex.com Facebook.com/MexicalisFreshMex 90252R b ad, Restaurant Guide Package for RBG color value match: www.MexicalisFreshMex.com w under headline box and logo News travels. When you sign up for All Access from The Westerly Sun your news goes where go. 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Abadi MT Condensed 401.348.1000 • 860.495.8200 • thewesterlysun.com Extra Bold 92108R 36 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide A fine “public house” with good food, good drink and good times. • Great selection of draft and bottled beers • Fine choice of Irish and Scottish Whiskies • Irish coffees, Martinis and other Cordials for your drinking pleasure • Small “Pub Grub” menu • New Menu & Full Kitchen Available everyday starting at Noon • Live English Premiere League & European Champions League Football on choice of our 3 flat screen TV’s • Happy hour Monday – Friday 4 pm-6 pm with discounted food & drinks Entertainment: Live bands every Tues, Fri, & Sat nights Free Trivia w/ TriviAcademy every Wednesday night with prizes awarded to top winning teams Available for hosting Benefit Charity Nights Party Room with its own personal bar, bathroom, server/bartender available by reservation for: private dinners • cocktail soirees charity golf tournaments • birthday celebrations wedding receptions • work luncheons • holiday banquets 4 Pearl St, Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 572-7778 www.harpandhound.com Check out our other locations: 4 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891 247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357 (401) 348-8100 (860) 739-2041 www.thebrazenhen.com www.theblacksheepniantic.com The Brazen Hen The Black Sheep 86630R www.thewesterlysun.com 37 7 Water St. Mystic, CT 06355 Open Daily 11:30am – 9:00pm 860.536.4443 www.pizzettamystic.com $5 OFF $25 Purchase One order per coupon, Exp. 12/31/14 Black Olives Kalamata Olives Spinach Mushroom Pineapple Carmelized Onions Artichoke Hearts Sundried Tomato Diced Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Banana Peppers Feta Cheese Outdoor Dining • Live Music Pizzetta Pie (cheese and sauce) 15” X large 11.00 Pepperoni Sausage Bacon Hamburg Can-Bacon Meatball Onion Peppers Broccoli Eggplant Jalapeno Fresh Garlic Fresh Basil Goat Cheese Gorgonzola Cheese Ricotta Cheese items below add $3.00 Marinated Chicken Smoked Pulled Chicken Soupy Sausage Marinated Shaved Steak Combination Pie each item 1.50 Kids Style Sauce The same recipe as our traditional Chunky sauce, made SMOOTH Spinach Leaf (RED) (spinach, fresh garlic) $14.00 Hawaiian (pineapple, canadian bacon) $14.50 Alternate Diet Choices: White 3 Cheese (mozzarella, asiago, ricotta, fresh garlic)* $14.00 ~ Gluten Free Crust 12” (add $4.75) Mac N’ Cheese* (mac n’cheese on a pizza) $14.00 ~ Gluten Free/Dairy Free Crust 14”(add $5.75) White Greek* (spinach, feta, fresh garlic) $15.50 ~ Dairy Free Cheese (Italian blend) Margarita (fresh mozz, tomato sauce, fresh basil and garlic) $15.50 ~ Plant based Chicken Veggie Garden (red)(onion, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms) $17.00 ~ Plant based Fakin’ Bacon Pesto Splash (pesto, diced tomato, fresh garlic) $17.00 ~ Plant based Smart Pepperoni Buffalo Chicken (pulled chicken, hot sauce, mozz, onions) $17.00 ~ Plant based Smart Sausage Veggie Pesto (pesto, sundried tomato, artichoke hearts, asiago) $17.50 ~ Plant based Nuggets White Shrimp (shrimp, onion, capers, mozz, fresh garlic) $18.50 White Chicken Pesto (pesto, pulled chicken, mozz, fresh garlic) $18.50 White BBQ Chicken (bbq sauce, smoked pulled chicken, mozz, gorgonzola, onion) $18.50 Meat Lovers (pepperoni, sausage, hamburger) $16.50 Chicken Parmesan (pulled chicken, marinara, parmesan, garlic) $18.50 Specialty Pizzas Most pizzas can be made RED (without mozzarella) or WHITE (without sauce) 89263R Appetizers: Chicken Wings – ½ dozen 6.95; dozen 12.95 (plain, buffalo, BBQ) Vegan Nuggets – ½ dozen 6.95; dozen 12.95 (plain, buffalo, BBQ) Eggplant Parmesan 8.95 Chicken Tenders (free range, no steroids or hormones) (6) 8.95 Mozzarella Sticks (5) 6.95 Perfetto Panini: Salads: Mesclun, Greens, Caesar, Greek, Spinach 6.95 Garlick Bread 5.00 Groovy Beverages 2.50 Sensational Sandwiches: Tuna Cheddar Melt (albacore, celery, mayo, cheddar) 7.99 Chicken Club (chicken, bacon, let, tom, mayo ) 8.99 Famiglia Ricetta Panini 8.99 (chicken, spin, mozz, roasted pep, oregano) Veggie Ranch Panini 7.99 (broccoli, peppers, onion, mushroom, ranch) Homemade Meatball Panini 7.99 (homemade meatball, marinara, provolone) Pollo Pancetta Panini 8.99 (chicken, bacon, ranch, mozz) Nona’s Eggplant Parmesan Panini 8.99 (eggplant, mozz, toms, garlic, basil, marinara) Buffalo Chicken Panini 8.99 (breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, mozz) Pesto Chicken Panini 8.99 Family friendly, including Four Legged Friends welcome on patio 38 spring/summer 2014 • restaurantguide OPEN 7 DAYS @ 7AM OPEN 7 DAYS - Breakfast All Day Walk Up@7AM Ice Cream & BakeryServed Window Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Daily ALL SOUPS & DESSERTSMADE ON PREMISES ALL SOUPS & DESSERTS MADE ON PREMISES FULL LIQUOR SERVICE FAMILY OWNED 253 GREENMANVILLE AVE., MYSTIC, CT 860.415.4625 • MYSTICDINER.COM • Exit 90 I-95 Fajita Friday & Margarita Specials ALL SOUPS & DESSERTS MADE ON PREMISES Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast Served All Day OPEN 7 DAYS 7AM -11 PM 89766R ALSO VISIT US AT THE PARTHENON DINER IN OLD SAYBROOK & BRANFORD 253 GREENMANVILLE AVE., MYSTIC, CT • 860.415.4625 • MYSTICDINER.COM www.thewesterlysun.com 39 By Marshall Williams • Special to The Sun the Mystic Diner The man behind the Parthenon diners in Branford and Old Saybrook, CT. has brought the same classic comfort food to Mystic. In the Mystic Diner just off the Mystic exit on I-95, John Sousoulas has created a “home away from home” for local folks as well as tourists. “What I really want is to bring back the idea of a home away from home for people,” Sousoulas says with a big grin – “a great old-fashioned diner that people can frequent often, where they know the food will be affordable, and will have a really high quality and consistency.” His menu for the 290-seat diner features some Greek specialties reflecting his family heritage along with classic diner fare. “We have great omelettes, and weekday breakfast specials including coffee that we hope will attract people who work in the local businesses and come from the community, and who will make it a regular thing. We keep our prices low so this will be possible, and we’re continuing the traditions we’ve learned from our diners in Branford and Old Saybrook.” The Cobb Salad For lunch and dinner, Souloulas offers daily specials as well as his own favorite recipes like Chicken Souvlaki, Baked Moussaka and Spanakopita. Along with the Greek dishes he serves up a signature Monte Cristo hot sandwich featuring turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese on French toast, Italian dishes like Penne a la Vodka and Chicken Francese, seafood including Sea Scallops, and classic diner fare like Baked Meat Loaf with Gravy, Baby Back Ribs and Chicken in a Basket. “We’ve combined all the things we’ve done well in Branford and Old Saybrook,” Sousoulas says, “and our goal is that people will come back again and again when they realize how good it is, and how affordable.” Sousoulas learned the business from his father, who ran the recent award-winning Parthenon Diner in Branford in the 1980s and he knows the local area well because he worked as a computer engineer at Electric Boat while helping out his Dad on evenings and weekends. “I guess that it got to be in my blood,” he says with a laugh, “but this is what I really love to do.” The Mystic Diner & Restaurant is at 253 Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic, just off I-95 Exit 90, and next to the Howard Johnson Inn. The diner is open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with Breakfast served all day, as well as Lunch served after 11 a.m., and Dinner, served from 4 to 10 p.m. Bananna French Toast 40 spring/summer 2014 â€˘ restaurantguide 89493R