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One Great Dinner in Prov. this Sunday?


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One Great Dinner in Prov. this Sunday?

opinionatedchef | Jun 17, 2011 09:29 AM

When I first came to Prov for school in 1969, Dave's Pot Belly was my intro to 'gourmet food'.(Any Prov CHs out there for a DPB shout out?!!) Now I'm an active CH poster in Boston these past 40 yrs; and will be passing through Prov the actual eve of my 60th bday. Prov is, i think, the very best small city in New England; Portland Me. a runner up. Such a beautiful city and such a huge quantity of great historic architecture (fond "hats off" to Prof. Jordy) and the fantastic Water Fires. Nothing makes me happier than driving around and looking at houses on the Hill. So, where should we eat, CHs?

These have been our experiences there, the last one 2 yrs ago:While I really admire george and joann, and always wanted to love Al Forno, we were disappointed the 3 visits long ago; new rivers a few times (before and since she died)was good but not memorable; used to love that cool seafood place with smoked shrimp that was on No.Main St. 15?yrs ago; really liked Neet's, and, before that, had some delicious pasta dishes at the A______ place on'/offThayer St. near my old dorm. The spot across from Trinity Rep where Kestral was briefly and Empire? before that-- liked both of them.Tini's looks fun but i'm not a stool person and they're not open sundays. I THINK we tried gracie's once (is it a heavy Victorian room?) and it was o.k. Not looking for plain; not looking for fried seafood; really enjoy inventive and fusion, but will just be happy to have excellent food on Sunday. And really appreciate your help with this!

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