Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal

Gail Ciampa

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Gail:

From Federal Hill to South County: The best Italian restaurants across RI

There are more great places to get your fix of Italian food, but these restaurants offer a sense of place. → Read More

Beers to you! 17 ways to enjoy Rhode Island Craft Beer Week

From mini golf to a Saugy showdown, RI Craft Beer Week has a lot packed into 10 days, with events from Narragansett to Providence to Bristol. → Read More

Crumbl Cookies has fans nationwide and it's finally opening in RI. See what's on the menu

The shop at 1000 Division Street is the first in RI from the Utah-based chain. → Read More

Free kitchen time available at Wakefield commercial kitchens thanks to USDA

Town Made secured a nearly half a million dollar grant to support use of local food and produce. → Read More

Craving something sweet for Valentine's Day? Here are the tastiest treats in Rhode Island.

Hungry for love? Take your pick from sweet confections, cocktails to go, and more, with specials that start this weekend and run through Feb. 14. → Read More

RI restaurant makes Yelp's list of 'top 100 places to visit in 2023'

Root, a plant-based, vegan eatery in Newport checks in at No. 59 → Read More

3 Rhode Island chefs nominated for James Beard award. Here's what they are cooking

Robert Andreozzi, Milena Pagán and Sherry Pocknett win Best Chef Northeast nods → Read More

Cheers: Wine events warm winter days. Here's one you shouldn't miss

The Boston Wine & Food Festival has many events to enjoy through the month of March. Here are some of the best. → Read More

It's Restaurant Weeks near Providence, RI: Here are the deals you don't want to miss

For two weeks there are deals at the nearly 60 restaurants participating in Providence and beyond. → Read More

Spend a little or spend a lot: Ideas on places to go for New Year's Eve in Rhode Island

This list has something at every price point. Whether its a $20 event or a two-night shindig (that's more than $20), here are ways to ring in 2023. → Read More

Looking for restaurants open for Christmas Eve or Christmas?

Unless you have a reservation already, it looks like holiday dining will be in short supply this year. Christmas Eve is on a Saturday and it seems many restaurants surveyed are serving lunch only and closing early such as at 5 or 6 p.m. Or, they are already fully booked. There are not a lot of choices for Christmas Day being on a Sunday this year. That's a day many restaurants are closed… → Read More

Where to get the best Christmas cookies in Rhode Island

Now's the time to order your Christmas cookies from these Rhode Island bakers. → Read More

GOAL! Best bars to watch the World Cup in RI

Local bars and breweries across Rhode Island are all-in hosting FIFA World Cup watch parties with soccer matches on big TVs. → Read More

The tastiest celebration of food and drink

The 5th Providence Journal Critic's Choice Food & Drink Event finally celebrates the industry again. → Read More

One of RI's most famous restaurants is expanding and the chef is opening a 2nd restaurant

The chef and restaurateur will be taking over new space in Grant's Block. → Read More

It takes a village to host Critic's Choice. Here's who's helping us host it.

There will be more than 75 restaurants and other food and drink artisans in Warwick on Thursday night for the fifth Critic's Choice. → Read More

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2022: How and where to book a table in RI

Want to go out for Thanksgiving dinner instead of cooking in Rhode Island? Let this list be your guide. → Read More

Business incubator responsible for 450 news businesses expanding to Providence

Hope & Main, the state's largest culinary incubator, is expanding into Providence with a downtown restaurant and marketplace at 100 Westminster St. → Read More

RI Dining Deals: Newport Restaurant Week adds a side

As if the deals aren't enough to entice participation in Newport Restaurant Week, there's a new lineup of films focused on food that will be screened. → Read More

Everyone has a favorite pizza place in RI. Trust us, it's time to try something new + poll

Hot, cheesy, maybe spicy, all are delicious and meant to be shared. Pair it with a salad and you've got dinner and if you're lucky, leftovers. → Read More