There’s No Place Like…

Wow! What a vacation! Three weekends! Amazing! Anyone who knows me knows that it’s all about the weekends. I’m originally from Rhode Island, so every summer I head back home for a visit. This year as with every year, I was not disappointed.

The food, the wine, my friends and family, and the ocean. Did I say Ocean! Here are a few facts about this small, teeny tiny state. It’s 37 miles wide and 48 miles long. But here’s the kicker. There are 400 miles of coastline. I would guess that’s why they call it the Ocean State. There are over thirty islands which is why there are so many miles of coastline.

 

So, needless to say, the seafood is amazing.

Matunuck Oyster Bar

My favorite place to eat is the East Matunuck Oyster Bar. Some of the best seafood ever. My friend Joy and I usually spend a day at the beach then head there for a crazy meal. We eat, and I mean eat!

Baked Stuffed Lobster

Baked Stuffed Lobster

Yeah, I get it. That’s lots of food for just the two of us, but I can’t get this every day.

They have their own vegetable farm as well as an oyster farm. They will actually take you out to the oyster farm if you’re lucky enough to be there when they go. I have not been that lucky yet. Maybe next year!

Greenwich Oyster Bar

My second favorite place is East Greenwich Oyster Bar. It costs a buck a shot every day during happy hour, and it’s much closer to home. I usually meet up with my sister and our friends Tracy and Lori! Here goes our meal

Los Andes in Providence

The next restaurant I’d like to give a shout out to is Los Andes in Providence. It’s not seafood but I have to say that it was one of the best meals of my trip. It’s owned by brothers from Bolivia and is one of my nephew Rob’s favorite restaurants. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. It was the bomb! From the drinks, the apps, to the entrees. Can’t wait to go back next year. They do a fishing trip every summer for customers. They go out and fish and make ceviche right there on the boat. Hoping to keep an eye for the next date. That would be a blast!

Needless to say, I’m already getting homesick writing about my adventures. Next time I have a few days off from my day job, we will have to talk about the wines I stumbled across. Let’s just say…they did not disappoint! In Rhode Island of all places!