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Dear reader, PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tony Aguilar SENIOR EDITOR Soren Sorensen EDITORS Peter Edwards ART DIRECTOR Jade Sturms CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kim Stowell Soren Sorensen PUBLIC RELATIONS Ruth Davis RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Kim Polson CREATIVE & PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Tony Aguilar

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With this issue, Tribe celebrates two important milestones in Rhode Island. Our opening story covers the first ever Native American Art Exhibit held at RISCA’s Atrium Gallery. In fact, the exhibit will kick off what organizers hope to be an annual event. The event brought together seventy-five pieces of art from twenty artists representing eight different tribes including, in alphabetical order, Abenaki, Maliseet, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Pequot, and Wampanoag. The show featured oil on canvas, oil on wood panel, oil on wood pieces, quilts, collages on paper and board, beading on fabric, pottery and feather artwork. Our second story commemorates the celebration of Gay Pride. In Rhode Island, the celebration is always lively but the festivities go into many towns and cities across America and the world. Keeping to our tradition of diving deeper than mere sound bites, we asked Kim Stowell, Managing Director of Options Newsmagazine, for an update on gay issues in our state. Her story is eye opening and sobering. She invited key community figures in the LGBTQ community and sat down to discuss issues of family, workplace, myths, and the current law in Rhode Island. Here at Tribe, we still believe in showcasing issues of importance not usually covered by mainstream media. I hope you appreciate our insightful stories and join us for more in the coming issues. Enjoy the summer and I look forward to your letters and comments. Tony Aguilar Publisher

Cover: Fox, oil-on-wood panel painting, Deborah Spears Moorehead


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CONTENTS ARTS 4 Native American Art At Its Best

CULTURE 7

Understanding, Solidarity, and Movement for Change in Rhode Island

DINING 13 Restaurant Guide

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SPRING 2012 | CONTRIBUTORS

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Soren Sorensen After earning a music degree at Berklee College in Boston, Soren Sorensen began working as a documentary film and television composer. During the past decade, Sorensen’s original music has been heard all over the world on ABC, CNN International, the History Channel, the Sundance Channel and the Travel Channel. Showtime is currently airing Redlight, a film to which Sorensen contributed original music, that was selected for the 2009 Cairo International Film Festival, the 2009 Woostock Film Festival, the 2010 Movies That Matter Film Festival and the 2010 UNICEF Film Festival. He currently earns a living as a writer in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kim Stowell Kim Stowell is the managing director of Options, the well-respected monthly newsmagazine celebrating thirty years of serving the Rhode Island LGBTQ community. She is also a communications consultant and writer. Kim has two children and a brand new grandson, and she lives with her wife LisĂŠ in Providence.

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by Soren Sorensen

Visitors to Rhode Island will have the chance until June 29th to view the first annual State Native American Art Exhibit. The show, which features work from Eastern Woodland artists, is currently on display in the Atrium Gallery, One Capitol Hill in Providence. Painter and educator Deborah Spears Moorehead, the show’s curator, was kind enough to tell Tribe about the show and how she became involved in the first event of its kind in the state’s history. “The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has been around since 1967 and this is the first time they’ve had a Native American art show,” Moorehead said and added considerately, “that I know of.” The first annual State Native American Art Exhibit showcases seventy-five pieces from twenty artists, including Moorehead, representing eight different tribes: Abenaki, Maliseet, Mohegan, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Pequot, Narragansett and Wampanoag. Moorehead, a Wampanoag Narragansett who grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, explained how she ended up assuming the role of curator for this historic occurrence. “RISCA chose me because some Native American friends of mine, including [Pocasset Wampanoag Vice Chairman] Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson, saw that I wasn’t represented in a multicultural show in Warwick,” Moorehead said. “So they asked [RISCA Community Arts Program Director] Elena [Calderón Patiño], ‘Why haven’t you invited Debbie?’ Then Daryl introduced me to Elena.” Moorehead said, “RISCA tried

to organize a Native American art show in 2011 but it fell through.” The reason for the absence of Moorehead’s work at the show in Warwick was the simple fact that RISCA had never heard of her. “In the meantime,” Moorehead continued, “I was taking a course at Goucher College in cultural policy, part of my master’s degree in cultural sustainability. My professor was Robert Baron who is the director of Folk Arts at the New York State Council on the Arts.” For an assignment on the subject of cultural democracy, Baron asked Moorehead to interview RISCA Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum. Among other things, Moorhead asked Rosenbaum why she wasn’t invited to participate in the ill-fated show in 2011—the show never got off the ground, but it’s always nice to be asked. Rosenbaum asked Moorehead if she’d like to help organize the show currently on display in the Atrium Gallery. Moorehead obviously impressed upon Rosenbaum the very same notion she effortlessly explained to Tribe. “The idea of cultural democracy is that all people—every culture, every nationality, every ethnicity, everyone—should be equally able to participate in the arts,” Moorehead said. “There should be cultural equity and inclusiveness. That means everyone is equal and everyone has the opportunity to participate in art,” an idea that seems to fit right into RISCA’s recent efforts to promote culturally diverse exhibitions at the Atrium and throughout Rhode Island.

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RISCA Community Arts Program Director Elena Calderón Patiño told Tribe, “I oversee the Atrium Gallery and the RISCA Folk and Traditional Arts programs.” Since 2009, according to Patiño, RISCA has added five new exhibits to the Atrium Gallery schedule including the Asian Art Exhibit, the Youth Art Exhibit, the Diversity Exhibit and the current Native American show. Patiño added, “We also started the New Visions/New Curator Series, traveling Atrium Gallery exhibits, partnering with the Warwick Art Museum and the Attleboro Art Museum in an effort to showcase the work of artists in other parts of the region.” Both women—Patiño and Moorehead—have dedicated their professional lives to cultural democracy.

Moorehead considers herself to be a “traditional Native American,” living a life and practicing as many time-honored customs as she realistically is able to. “But,” she added humorously, “I still live in a house.” Much of her work—like a lot of the work hanging in the Atrium Gallery—depicts Eastern Woodland Native Americans, “portraits of the past, present and future of Native people.” Moorehead also sings and teaches traditional Eastern Woodland women’s songs. Moorehead told Tribe about two of her paintings that appear in the show. The first is an oil-on-canvas portrait of the Native scholar Anthony Pollard Nanapashemet, who died in 1995 of complications from diabetes and dialysis right after he won the

Photos by Tony Aguilar/Tribe


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Calamet (Peace Pipe) dance contest at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's Green Corn Powwow. “He was a traditional Wampanoag and he did a lot of the research for Plimoth Plantation. He became a scholar without going to school. He was self-taught.” The Great Sachem (leader) of the Pawtucket Confederation of Indian Tribes, Nanapashemet worked with archaeologists to locate and identify evidence of the presence of provisions, particularly prominent in Pilgrim stories, that predated Native Americans’ presumed first contact with Europeans during the seventeenth century—in what would later become Plymouth, Massachusetts. “They found mounds that contained corn,” explained Moorehead, “that predated contact with Europeans.” Public school curriculums at that time, according to Moorehead, contained inaccurate stories of Pilgrims teaching Wampanoags to plant corn. “That really outraged Nanapashemet,” Moorehead laughed. “But he worked with archeologists to prove that it was wrong and that’s what he was known for.”

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The inspiration for another portrait, an oil-on-wood panel painting of a fox, seems to run slightly contrary to Moorehead’s maternal Wampanoag ancestry. “They’re wolf people so I have a lot of wolf paintings,” Moorehead said. “But sometimes the fox in me comes out.” Of her preference for wood, some of it hundreds of years old, over more traditional materials like canvas or paper, Moorehead explained, “A lot of people give me wood or I find wood and I look at it and it kind of tells me what to paint on it.” Before beginning a piece, Moorehead often lets the wood simply rest outside, weather and age. When she brings it indoors, she lets it dry, as she told Tribe, “to see what pictures come out of it. That piece of wood already had a fox on it so I just painted the fox out of the wood.” Patiño said of Moorehead, “Her participation has been incredible. She’s a wonderful artist but she’s also is an inspiring person who has achieved so much in her life. Her dedication to curating this show and her connections with other artists were instrumental in putting this exhibit together.” Besides Moorehead, Patiño made sure to point out contributions from many others. “We also had the participation of many Native American community leaders and artists. We would like to specially thank Loren Spears of the Tomaquag Indian Museum for her help reaching out to Native American artists. We also want to acknowledge Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson, vice chairman of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe, and Dawn Spears of the New England Foundation for the Arts.” Deborah Spears Moorehead concluded in Algonquin, “Ke keen nee ash wunnegin,” which translates to, “It’s beautiful, come and see.”

The Atrium Gallery, located at One Capitol Hill, is managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. TribeRI.com


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Understanding, Solidarity, and Movement for Change in RI by Kim Stowell In addition to using the monikers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, the LGBTQ community has others, one of which is “the tribe.” So it seemed appropriate for Tribe publisher Tony Aguilar to reach out to the LGBTQ tribe for inclusion. And the tribe, in turn, was only too happy to oblige. If I could guess what many of the younger adults in the queer community are thinking, it would be that they are ready to ramp things up a notch. Rather than guessing, however, I decided it would be more appropriate to contact members of the LGBTQ community, looking for a healthy cross-section of youngish folks, and ask them some questions. I wasn’t sure what their responses would be, so I knew it would be interesting not only for future readers but also for me. I invited them to a Sunday breakfast in Providence. In return for this gesture, they were told they should be prepared to talk about LGBTQ issues that mattered to them. Though they represented diverse ethnicities, economic groups and orientations, each was lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. They came together to talk about what they want, what they care about and how they feel about a variety of issues that have a direct effect on their lives. Family

The first question dealt with their coming-out experience, as it related to their family members: Had their parents been supportive? Annie Cronin-Silva, an employee of a large communications company in her

mid-thirties, began by giving a great deal of credit to her family—as well as the family of her partner of more than ten years, Melanie Silva—for having “come a long way.” She said, “At the beginning, it wasn’t easy for my parents to accept or understand everything. This was 22 years ago, and being out of the closet in high school wasn’t as common as it is today. My parents sent me to a [therapist], and wouldn’t allow me to have any contact with my girlfriend. It was definitely a stressful and emotional time. But as time passed, I think they realized and understood that this wasn’t a phase I was going through. My mom came to love the women I was in relationships with, and finally recognized that we were like any other couples.” Naomi Oliver, a veterinarian, said that knowing people in positions of power who were gay or lesbian helped her during her adolescence to feel good about her own orientation. “It was pretty much normal in my world,” she said. In the larger world, however, her androgynous look—and the reactions she gets in public—has come to shape her outlook on some issues. “When you wear your sexuality as plainly as I do, you develop a level of comfort with other people’s discomfort.” Jaye Watts, a transgender man, characterized his parents’ support as “evolving.” He elaborated, “It has been a struggle over the past seven years and, at times, it got very ugly. I was treated as if I didn’t exist. My parents excluded me from major family events like my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party.” Watts crashed the occasion thanks to the encouragement of supportive relatives. “Many hurtful words have been exchanged over the years, and eventually I needed to make it clear that if [my parents] did not want to support and love me for


who I was, then I did not want them to be a part of my life.” In the past year, Jaye said, they have moved “light years” toward acceptance. He is happy to have them back in his life and said their relationship is as good as it was before he came out to them. The change happened when Jaye’s grandfather died. “My dad had to give my name to the driver at the funeral. He realized he couldn’t use the name I was called before my transition, even though he had persisted in using it up until then. So, reluctantly, he spoke my name for the first time.” The death of Jaye’s grandfather, in this case, was a turning point for Jaye’s father, who has become more at ease and accepting since then. Mari SanGiovanni, who works for a large corporation and writes novels in her spare time, was proud to say that her parents were very supportive. “They were awesome. And unlike our government,” she added sarcastically, “they don’t treat their gay children any differently than their straight children. I grew up in the middle of this loud, funny group of Italian people who told politically incorrect jokes and we all learned to laugh at ourselves. We learned not to take life too seriously.” Mari’s experience stood in stark contrast to that of Kevin Lam, a gay 22-year-old first-generation American of Laotian and Vietnamese descent. “The level of support I have received from my parents around my orientation has been little,” he said in a quiet voice. We all turned to pay attention. “I came out to them fairly recently,” he continued, “and their response was that they love me no matter the situation or my sexuality, but they do not really acknowledge it.” The topic doesn’t come up at all, he said, and when it does, the discussion is quite uneasy. “But I know they love me,” he affirmed. Kevin works as the program manager at an organization that supports Southeast Asian youth, and he spoke of young LGBTQ people in his community being disowned by their families. “So, I do know there are other families who are not nearly as open or accepting as mine have been, but I can’t say my parents fully support me yet. I think they have accepted it, and it will take time for them to come to terms with it and

adjust, just as I had to do. I am fortunate to have parents who are more open.” The Workplace

I asked them about their levels of comfort with regard to being out at work. For most of them, happily, it was a non-issue. “I always handle the gay thing the same in every setting,” said Mari.  “I let people get to know me first. I let this revelation happen naturally. But I am out, out, out!  I write gay novels and I use my real name, so I am about as out as I can be.  They ask, I tell, and I am very comfortable being out at work.” She does feel that people are less inclined to inquire about her significant other than they would with straight people in the workplace, “but that is more a cultural change that has to happen, and I am confident that it will. Being gay is just one of the things that I am. It is not all of the things that I am, so I treat it that way.” Annie, whose wife works for the same employer as she, said, “Our co-workers joke with me that I am the gay poster child at work! I am very comfortable being out at work; everyone knows Melanie and me, and they have embraced us. Many of the people at our wedding were co-workers. All over my cube are pictures of our wedding, our vacations and our involvement with Marriage Equality Rhode Island over the past two years.” What Matters Most

Next, I asked each person to name the most pressing issue facing the LGBTQ community. This was the most striking point of departure on the part of this group from their predecessors, who have been fighting for years to achieve marriage equality. It is not that these folks did not care about the issue of same sex marriage. Far from it, Annie and Melanie have had two weddings (they describe themselves as “high maintenance” girls). “We were legally married at the top of the Prudential Center in Boston accompanied by our three best friends and a Justice of the Peace. There was no greater feeling than when the JP pronounced us spouses for life. Our friends were crying and cheering, and my face hurt from smiling so much.


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Then we had a big ceremony, also in Massachusetts. We were both in wedding gowns, in front of 125 of our closest friends and family. The ceremony itself was so emotional. When the doors opened and Melanie and her mom stepped out, I could hear everyone’s reaction to seeing Melanie in her wedding gown, and I got goose bumps and started crying. She was breathtaking. Every year on our anniversary, we open a bottle of wine and watch our wedding video.” She added, “We would have much preferred to be married in our home state of Rhode Island.” They would also like Rhode Island to recognize their marriage, but the Ocean State has not yet passed that legislation. “And in the meantime, the state of Massachusetts had the benefit of all the dollars from both of our weddings.” When I put the question of marriage equality to Mari, her response was characteristically funny and bold, just like the books she writes. “I’m putting my lipstick down to become an angry lesbian now,” she began. “It boggles my mind that this is even a question for Rhode Island, and frankly, why this is even a state issue is beyond me. Would discrimination of any other group of people be a state issue? This is a human issue and it should enrage everyone in our country.” “I was with the woman I loved for 14 years,” she explained, “and we waited to be married in our own state, but we never got the chance as she died of cancer last December. How many more people are going to miss their opportunity to have what other people in this country take for granted?” Mari continued, “I was fortunate to work for a progressive company, which provided domestic partner health insurance for my partner and her children. However, this health insurance ended for the children the moment their mother died, since we were not legally married. So, don’t ever let anyone tell you ‘domestic partner’ is the same thing as married. We are less than straight people in the eyes of the law. In my family’s case, the situation could have been even more tragic if something had happened to one of the kids before I realized, almost three weeks later, that they were not covered with even a single day’s grace period. In the eyes of the law and the insurance company,

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I was nothing to the children because I was not legally married to their mother. The sad truth is that gays are the last group of people you can legally and openly discriminate against.” She took a breath, composed herself and said calmly, “Okay, rant over. Can you hand me my lipstick back?” Naomi said, “Yes, I do want marriage equality, not necessarily because I want to live the same life as my heterosexual counterparts, but because granting me anything less than a full equivalent suggests that I am a second class citizen. For me, civil unions and marriages are not equivalent species. Homophobia is inherent in the act of equivocating over the name.” The group agreed that marriage equality was not the only pressing issue. Some of the other issues involved HIV/AIDS prevention, the appalling decreases in funding for such programs and the prevalence of health care providers who are insensitive or uninformed on topics of importance to the LGBTQ community. Many participants addressed safety issues. A brief discussion on hate crimes, bullying and other dangerous forms of bias brought forth an emotional response that was palpable in the room. Needing to worry about being safe in a public restroom for a transgender woman, rampant homophobia on some college campuses and the hesitation to interact with police for fear of further discrimination were just some of the examples that came up. Kevin raised the issue of immigration, pointing out that people in opposite-sex relationships can sponsor a partner by marrying them, while there is no such right when it comes to same-sex couples. “Being a gay person of color, immigration and deportation are issues my community faces. Being queer just adds another layer of oppression we have to face. Immigration and deportation tie in with marriage equality, though, because if your partner is deported or lives in another country, it is very difficult if not impossible to have your partner live with you if same-sex marriage is not recognized in the state you live in.” The top issue, however, was equality. Not just the right to be married, but equality

in the workplace, in schools and under the law. The group was genuinely angry. They were fed up with inequality. They thought it offensive, arrogant and just plain ridiculous. And they bristled at the thought of all those who petition lawmakers every year, politely asking to be treated as equals, only to be turned down every time. “I worry about the older generation,” said Annie, “the gay men and lesbians who have lived their lives, paid their taxes and supported their significant others for the past 20, 30, 40 or more years, and yet are not given the recognition that they deserve. They will not receive each other’s social security benefits, even though they have paid into the system their entire life. This is not fair. I do believe that marriage equality will happen in my lifetime, but I worry about the men and women who paved the way for the kids of today to be out, open and proud -they deserve to see it in their lifetime.” The Myths

My last question was about misconceptions. What do folks not understand about the queer community? Naomi brought up the economic disadvantages—for example, the cost of a domestic partner’s health insurance coverage is taken from pre-tax dollars. Same-sex couples cannot file joint federal tax returns, even if they are legally married in the eyes of their state, because the federal government does not recognize their marriages. “You know, I think they’d be surprised to know how boring we are,” laughed An-


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From left to right: Annie Cronin-Silva, Jaye Watts, Mari SanGiovanni, Kevin Lam, Naomi Oliver nie. “We are really not so different from them!” The others readily agreed. Several talked about stereotypes and myths, such as the one that says LGBTQ people are more focused on sex than straight people, or that gay and lesbian couples have the same roles—one masculine, one feminine—as if they were of opposite sexes. Myths spring up around any part of a group that is mysterious to those outside of it. No group seems, to everyone’s detriment, more mysterious than transgender people. Many of the misconceptions are concerned with sexuality. The reality is that this has very little to do with sexuality, except that transpeople do not identify with the sex or gender markers they were born with or assigned at birth. Being transgender is about something much deeper than just sexuality. There was mention of our cultural need to know a person’s gender, that it drives some people crazy if they can’t tell whether someone is a boy or a girl. And somewhere along the line, that craziness can turn to bullying, anger or violence. Then there is discomfort. Something about the thought of “a boy in a dress,” for example, is so hard for some people to accept that they don’t go any further toward understanding it. The

fact is, these are decent people who have gone through a lifetime of anguish already. All they want is to be respected for who they are. My breakfast guests clearly agreed with this concept. It is wrong to write someone off, deny them rights to protection, or hurt them, they asserted, just because they make you uncomfortable. “My civil rights should not depend on whether people like me,” said Naomi. At the end of our time together, everyone in the group felt they had learned something. “Open dialogues are so important,” said Naomi, “and it’s good for me to be reminded of how much diversity exists within our community.” “Many of the issues that the straight and queer communities face are very similar,” said Kevin. “But I think it is important to bring awareness to the particular issues faced by our community so we can build understanding and solidarity, and create movement for change in the world.” Kim Stowell is the Managing Director of Options Newsmagazine.


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DINING African

Abyssinia Ethiopian & Eritrean Comfort Food & Café 333 Wickenden Street Providence, RI 02903

(401) 330-7838 • abyssinia-restaurant.com

Providence Kent Washington Bristol Newport

Village Restaurant 200 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860 (401) 727-8444

Cambodian

Angkor 10 Traverse Street Providence, RI 02903

(401) 383-2227 • angkorrestaurant.com

Angkor Restaurant Express 100 Smith Street Providence, RI 02908

(401) 808-6886 • angkorrestaurant.com

Apsara 716 Public Street Providence, RI 02907 (401) 785-1490

Apsara Palace 783B Hope Street Providence, RI 02906

(401) 831-4722 • apsara-palace.com

Caribbean

Tina’s Jamaican Restaurant 223 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02909

(401) 490-4625 • tinasjamaican.faithweb.com

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Central & South American Los Andes (Peru and Bolivia) Restaurant 903 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI 02908

(401) 649-4911 • losandesri.com

Machu Pichu (Peruvian) 651 Admiral Street Providence, RI 02908 (401) 831-5925

Mi Guatemala Restaurant 1049 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02909 (401) 621-9147

Greek

Athenian Deli and Restaurant 1242 Oaklawn Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 463-6025

Andrea’s Restaurant 268 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02906

(401) 331-7879 • andreasri.com

Markos Kabob and More 126 Boon Street Narragansett, RI 02882

(401) 783-9083 • markoskabob.com

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Chinese

Bombay Club 145 Dean Street Providence, RI 02903

(401) 438-5227

Maharaja 1 Beach Street Narragansett, RI 02882

Hong Meas Restaurant 332 Warren Ave East Providence, RI 02914 China Inn Restaurant 285 Main St Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 723-3960 • chinainnri.com

King’s Garden 90 Rolfe Square Cranston, RI 02910

(401) 467-8916 • kingsgardenrestaurant.com

Phoenix Dragon Restaurant 256 Broadway Providence, RI 02903 (401) 831-7555

Red Ginger Restaurant 560 Killingly Street Johnston, RI 02919

(401) 861-7878 • redginger.biz

French

Chez Pascal 960 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906

(401) 421-4422 • chez-pascal.com

(401) 273-6363 • bombayclubri.com

(401) 792-3999 • maharajari.com

Kabob and Curry 261 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02906

(401) 273-8844 • kabobandcurry.com

Rasoi 727 East Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 728-5500 • rasoi-restaurant.com

Irish

Buskers 178 Thames Street Newport, RI 02840

(401) 846-5856 • buskerspub.com

Fat Belly’s Pub (Vaious Locatiions) 125 Canal Street Providence, RI 02903 (401) 351-3434 • fatbellyspub.com

Le Central 483 Hope Street Bristol, RI 02809

(401) 396-9965 • lecentralbristol.net

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Doherty’s East Avenue Irish Pub 342 East Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860

Al Forno 577 S Main Street Providence, RI 02903

Murphy’s Deli & Bar 100 Fountain Street Providence, RI 02903

Walter’s Ristorante d’Italia 286 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

(401) 725-1800 • dohertyseastave.com

(401) 621-8467 • murphysdeliandbar.com

Patrick’s Pub 381 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903

(401) 751-1553 • patrickspubri.com

The Fastnet Pub 1 Broadway Newport, RI 02840

(401) 845-9311 • hefastnetpub.com

Tara’s Tipperary Tavern 907 Matunuck Beach Road Matunuck, RI 02879

(401) 284-1901 • tarasfamilypub.com

Italian / Italian American Il Piccolo 1450 Atwood Avenue Providence, RI 02919 (401) 421-9843

Caffé Itri 1686 Cranston Street Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 942-1970 • caffeitri.com

Camille’s 71 Bradford Street Providence, RI 02903 (401) 751-4812 • camillesonthehill.com

Andino’s 171 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903 (401) 453-3164 • andinositalianrestaurant.com D’Vine 

145 Spruce Street in Historic Federal Hill

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 273-7070 • dvineonthehill.com    

Siena 238 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

(401) 521-3311 • sienari.com

(401) 273-9760 • alforno.com

(401) 273-2652 • chefwalter.com

Japanese

Ebisu 38 Pontiac Avenue Providence, RI 02907

(401) 270-7500 • ebisuri.com

Haruki 1210 Oaklawn Avenue Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 463-8338 • harukisushi.com

Haruki East 172 Wayland Avenue Providence, RI 02906

(401) 223-0332 • harukisushi.com

Ichigo Ichie 5 Catamore Boulevard East Providence, RI 02914

(401) 435-5511 • ichigoichieus.com

Ichiban 146 Gansett Ave Cranston, RI 02910

(401) 432-7220 • ichibanri.com

Mizu Japanese Cuisine 250 E Main Road Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 846-2008 • mizujapanesecuisine.com

Mount Fuji Japanese Steakhouse 80 Dean St Providence, RI 02903 (401) 454-8888 • mtfujiri.com Wasabi Japanese Sushi Bar & Restaurant 1369 Hartford Avenue Johnston, RI 02919

(401) 751-0444 • wasabiri.com

Yamato Sushi 375 Putnam Pike, Unit 30 Smithfield, RI 02917

(401) 231-1888 • yamatosushi.com

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Korean

Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ Moving Truck Providence, RI

(401) 787-8977 • mamakims.us

Sun and Moon Korean Restaurant 95 Warren Avenue East Providence, RI 02914

(401) 435-0214 • sunandmoonkorean.com

Sura Restaurant 300 George Waterman Road Johnston, RI 02919 (401) 233-7888 • sura-ri.com

Mediterranean

International Pockets Café 52 East Main Road Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 847-8900

Pick Pockets Deli Newport 190 Thames Street Newport, RI 02840

(401) 619-1973 • pickpocketsnewport.com

Mexican

California Taco Shop 381 Plainfield Street Providence, RI 02909 (401) 942-3938

Chilangos 447 Manton Avenue Providence, RI 02909

(401) 383-4877 chilangosmexicanrestaurant.com

Providence Kent Newport

Washington Bristol

Mi Ranchito 1516 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02909 (401) 331-6584

Taqueria Lupita 765 Dexter Street Central Falls, RI 02863

(401) 724-2650 • taquerialupitari.com

Middle Eastern

La Camelia 92 Waterman Avenue East Providence, RI 02915 (401) 434-1225

Providence Byblos 235 Meeting Street Providence, RI 02906

El Rancho Grande 311 Plainfield Street Providence, RI 02909

(401) 453-9727 • providencebyblos.com

La Lupita 1950 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02909

(401) 724-6007

(401) 275-0808 elranchogranderestaurant.com

(401) 331-2444

La Hacienda 603 Plainfield Street Providence, RI 02909 (401) 275-2385

Portuguese

Antonio’s Café 791 Smithfield Avenue Lincoln, RI 02865 Barcello’s Family Restaurant 1214 Stafford Road Tiverton, RI 02878 (401) 624-6649

O’Dinis Restaurant 579 Warren Avenue East Providence, RI 02914 (401) 438-3769


SUMMER 2012

Riviera Inn Portuguese Restaurant 580 N Broadway East Providence, RI 02914

Sawaddee Thai Reataurant 93 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906

Spanish

Siam Square, Riverside 1050 Willett Avenue Riverside, RI 02915

(401) 431-9231 • rivierainnrestaurant.com

Flan y Ajo 225a Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903

(401) 432-6656 • flanyajo.com

Thai

Bangkok City Thai Restaurant 21 Valley Road Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 848-2250 • bangkokcity.us

Four Seasons Restaurant 361 Reservoir Avenue Providence, RI 02907 (401) 461-5651

Noodles 102 102 Ives Street Providence, RI 02903

(401) 383-5004 • noodles102.com

Rim Nahm Thai Cuisine 2212 Broad Street Cranston, RI 02910 (401) 467-7897

Thai Cuisine 517 Thames Street Newport, RI 02840

(401) 841-8822 • thaicuisinemenu.com

(401) 831-1122 •sawaddeerestaurant.com

(401) 433-0123 • siamsquareriverside.com

Siam Square, Middletown 238 E Main Road Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 851-7988 • siamsquaremiddletown.com

Vietnamese

Minh Hai Restaurant 1096 Park Avenue Cranston, RI 02910

(401) 383-8071 • minhhairestaurant.com

Pho Horns 50 Ann Mary Street Pawtucket, RI 02918

(401) 365-6278 • phohorns.com

Sunrise Restaurant 823 W Main Road Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 848-2252 • sunriseviet.com

Seven Moons East Asian Cuisine 6900 Post Road North Kingstown, RI 02852 (401) 885-8383 • 7-moons.com

Vegetarian and Vegan

Thai Star Restaurant 1088 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI 02908

Garden Grille 727 East Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860

Thai Pepper 249 Main Street Wakefield, RI 02879

Wildflour Vegan Bakery & Café 727 E Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 421-5840 • thaistarrestaurant.com

(401) 284-4370 • thaipepperri.com

(401) 726-2826 • gardengrillecafe.com

(401) 475-4718 wildflourveganbakerycafe.com

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