Rhodeside Diaries

Last Updated December 06, 2016
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Hear the stories of Rhode Island’s quirky food history, discover our favorite hidden gems and old-school favorite food establishments.

Whence Came the Rhode Island Food Truck?

The explosion of food truck culture over the past decade or so has been truly phenomenal. But today’s food trucks are part of a tradition of mobile food preparation that goes back centuries, if not...

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Roasted chicken at the Bocce Club, RI
After eight decades, roasted chicken, salad, bread, pasta and potatoes remain a lucky partnership.

The Taste of Chocolate in Colonial Newport

Hot Chocolate
A Brief Local History of our Favorite Natural Mood Elevator If you lived in Newport during the Colonial era, you would be familiar with...

Rhodeside Diaries: Hearth Cooking at Historic Coggeshall Farm

Hearth Cooking at Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI
Hearth Cooking Makes Time Travel Look Easy
|1 Coggeshall Farm Road, Bristol, RI, us

Portuguese Sweet Bread Giving Rise to Great Dough

You never forget your first time. Mine was about 19 years ago, in a car parked on a Fox Point street. “Can’t you wait until we get home?” I...

Rhodeside Diaries: Pizza Strips

A Meditation on the State’s Most Beloved and Humble of Pies
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