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A supporter of locally sourced, fresh ingredients, Harry’s Bar & Burger regales mouths with a wide selection of sliders made from 100% Hereford beef, formed into never frozen hand-patted patties set atop Martin’s Famous potato rolls, straight from the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The menu boasts pairs of sliders that range in ingredients from the classic ($3.99)—topped with grilled onions, lettuce, and pickles—to the Mother of All Burgers ($5.79), an exercise in jaw unhinging topped with bacon, mushrooms, and fried onion strings. The rest of the menu fills out its pages and Mad Libs games with hot dogs ($3.49–$3.99), fries ($1.99–$3.59), and sandwiches ($4.79–$6.69).

121 N Main St
Providence,
RI
US

Luxe Burger Bar dishes out extra-thick milkshakes, inventive grilled-cheese sandwiches, and customizable burgers made with all-natural, USDA-certified beef. Stack coleslaw and veggies atop a foundation of grilled-to-order beef ($7.99), ahi tuna ($10.99), or four other types of protein. Fried mozzarella ($2) and sharp provolone (gratis) blanket meat before the chef tucks in the burger with Bruce Springsteen’s oral history of spice rubs from VH1's Storytellers. Give burgers zing with complimentary sauces, such as tzatziki and garlic aioli, or jazz up sweet-potato fries ($0.69 with build-your-own burgers) with chili and sour cream ($0.59 each). Diners can also slather burgerless burgers, a.k.a. a D'Luxe grilled cheese, with aged cheddar, havarti, swiss, and a hint of arugula ($7.99). The Frankenstein—four beef patties, four strips of bacon, four slices of american cheese, and two jumbo hot dogs slathered in chili, relish, and slaw ($19.99)—tempts the bravest eaters with a free T-shirt, if they can scarf down the entire monster after it spends a day learning table manners.

5 Memorial Blvd
Providence,
RI
US

When Gianfranco Marrocco left Italy for America, he had big dreams. But his high hopes for what he?d do with his new life were coupled with nostalgia for the outdoor caf?s in his native country. Confident that the people of Providence would also enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere he longed for from back home, he decided to open an authentic Italian caff?. His dream was realized with the opening of Caffe Dolce Vita, situated in the heart of the picturesque DePasquale Plaza on Federal Hill.

Inside Caffe Dolce Vita, warm tones of copper and bronze showcase contemporary Italian style, along with sage-green leather banquettes (fondly referred to by many Americans by their pet name, ?booths? or "great hide-and-go-seek spots"). The kitchen team brings out brunch, lunch, and dinner feasts of savory Italian dishes, such as veal parmigiana. Double espressos and cappuccinos perk up guests, along with specialty drinks at the bar, where servers pour popular Italian liqueurs such as Sambuca and Limoncello.

59 De Pasquale Ave
Providence,
RI
US

French-style bistro cuisine is The Grande’s specialty. The restaurant gets its ingredients from local farms and fisheries, who deliver organic meats and veggies whenever possible. The bistro’s wine list similarly emphasizes organic and sustainable wines from all over the world.

224 Atwells Ave
Providence,
RI
US

Many visitors to Amenities Deli might find it no surprise that the staff knows them by name. As the owner of Amenities, Jamin Rice considers knowing each of his customers' names and food preferences as an integral part of operating the deli. He oversees the various menus, which list items such as classic deli sandwiches lined with Boards Head meats, daily specials, and even breakfast. Amenities also offers catering, offering pastry, breakfast, and sandwich trays for parties, meetings, or seances with a competitive eating alter ego.

155 Westminster St
Providence,
RI
US

Meeting Street’s menu is stocked with tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts, all made in-house with organic, locally sourced ingredients. Patrons can launch their eating adventure with a tomato salad served with fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette ($8.25) and then sample a wide variety of sandwiches—all of which are made to order with natural, hormone-free meats—such as the brown bear ($13.50), which combines roast Angus beef with ham, turkey, and swiss cheese. Entrees, such as the chicken, rice, and beans platter ($12.95) or the chicken and vegetable plate ($12.95), which features a large helping of marinated chicken breast served with either steamed vegetables or broccoli, continue the culinary tour. Put the lid on the meal with a Meeting Street cookie ($4.50) and escort it down the mouth-pipe with a bottomless cup of coffee ($2.75).

220 Meeting St
Providence,
RI
US