Friday, February 15, 2013
It's Friday during Lent which means it's time to get some fish and chips!
It's one of those Rhode Island traditions — picking up fish and chips on Fridays during Lent. Deep-fried chips (or french fries if ordered with a hamburger) may have first appeared in Britain second half of the 19th century. The Oxford English Dictionary notes as its earliest usage of "chips" in this sense the mention in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, which was published in 1859: "Husky chips of potatoes, fried with some reluctant drops of oil." Dickens also mentions a "fried fish warehouse" in Oliver Twist, which was published in 1838. Many Middletown restaurants carry on the English tradition of fried fish and potatoes, through a fish and chips offering on the menu. But which Middletown restaurant has the best fish and chips? Tell us …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Mexican food in Middletown since 1989.
In the summer of 1989 two friends, Rich Reavis and Vince Arcello, decided to open a Mexican restaurant in Middletown. They wanted to “bring the taste of old Mexico” to Aquidneck Island. At that time there was nothing else like it around. Tito’s Cantina Mexican Grill is still in business and still going strong. Ironically enough Taco Bell is right next door. Their philosophy of “we make everything here like we eat it ourselves” has served them well. Since then, they have opened another location in Seekonk, MA. Tito’s serves everything you would expect; Nachos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas, fajitas and tacos plus hamburgers, seafood and more. They have a margarita and Tequila bar, (they serve only the best Tequilas made …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Did you know Middletown offers places to sample tastes from around the world? Today's Patch Passport maps out where to eat in Middletown, organized by international flavor.
Do you want to get out of the kitchen, but are bored of the same old places you always go? Want some fresh ideas for tasty meals? Then the Patch Passport can help. We've assembled a list of local places with international flavors. Try one out and let us know what you think. Bon Appetit! Chinese: French Bakery Greek: Hawaiian/Polynesian: Italian/Pizza: Mexican: Middle Eastern: Portuguese: Sushi: Thai: Vietnamese: