Providence

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I first saw the Rhode Island shore as a child, up from Virginia to visit my father's New England family. I remember playing on the beach at Little Compton while the grown-ups dug a pit and laid the fire for a clambake, and I recall a sense of wond...
Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks, now co-chefs at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, California, remember the first time they worked together to perfect a recipe. It was years ago, in the kitchen of another eatery. "We suddenly just looked up at each...
One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions, elephants, and camels would not escape and attack. Today it's the wilderness that seems unde...
Occupation Actors, writers, and all-around funny girls as cast members of Saturday Night Live (whose 28th season starts October 5 on NBC). Home Base New York City On the Road Dratch and Fey visited Newport, Rhode Island, for the annual film fest...
Before Al Forno (577 S. Main St.; 401/273-9767; dinner for two $85) introduced its haute grilled pizza to Providence, R.I., 23 years ago, the city's culinary terrain was desolate—more ramen than risotto. But thanks to the yearly influx of more tha...
Food lovers who once fetishized obscure French Camemberts have found another obsession: chocolate, the new cheese. But what explains the cheese in the chocolates?And the curry?And the chiles?Around the country, chocolatiers are getting creative by...
The first time I saw Providence was September 1992. I was a nervous high-school senior with a desperate crush on Brown, the college on the hill. My mother and I checked into the rickety old Providence Biltmore Hotel, on Kennedy Plaza, smack in the...
See our slideshow of 10 Great American Public Spaces. It’s a safe bet that when you walk into Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, you’ll be awed by its grand proportions and its hive-like activity. You’ll want both to speed up to join the busy fray...