Late Nite Eats: Episode 5 - Providence

Welcome to Providence

Sad to say, I really only knew Providence from one of my favorite movies, Dumb and Dumber. But let me tell you when I visited, it was an amazing city filled with great culture, architecture, food and people. Providence was so much fun and I can’t wait to make a trip back!

Where I Ate

Ogie's Trailer Park: This restaurant is amazingly designed, having the whole trailer park feel without any of the trashiness. The food, by Chef Adam Cordillo, was exactly what you'd expect as traditional American fare while creating an energetic atmosphere and vibe.

Food and drink sampled:

  • Southern Rhody Fried Chicken Sandwich: Dorito Fried Chicken Breast, Slab Bacon, House Mayonnaise, Cooper Sharp Cheese, Marinated Tomato, Sweet Red Onion Gastrique and Green Leaf on a Sesame Roll
  • Mac & Cheese Croquettes: Panko Crusted, Cheddar Béchamel and Smoked Gouda
  • Mai Tai: Light & Dark Rum, Pineapple Juice, Orgeat Syrup, Simple Syrup, Orange Curaçao and Fresh Lime Juice

North: Run by Chef James Mark, who trained under David Chang, this tiny neighborhood spot is great for late night eats in an otherwise quiet area. It has VERY good Asian takes on American dishes and caters to an older crowd that isn't as rowdy as other places but definitely it's worth checking out.

Food sampled:

  • Dan Dan Noodles: Mutton, Squid, Fermented Chile and Black Pepper
  • Tiny Ham Biscuits: Country Ham and Mustard of the Day

Durk's BBQ: Chef Jake Rojas is an alumni of Robuchon and Essex House (Alaine Ducasse) and is creating some amazing Texas BBQ and drinks. This place has a big city feel, but it's in a small town - would highly recommend!

Food sampled:

  • Brisket Nachos: Brisket, Jalapenos, Beans, Pico de Gallo and Queso
  • Lemon Chess Pie: Sugar, Condensed Milk and Eggs with Lemon Juice/Zest

My Providence Tip

Stay downtown in the city, as it's near everything. Take a trip to Newport & Martha's Vineyard to explore. Make sure to visit Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, too. For amazing authentic American Italian food (think Goodfellas) go to Federal Hill and hit Andino’s!

My Providence Anthem

Rollin - Calvin Harris feat. Future and Khalid

Miss The Episode? Don't sweat it - here are the upcoming airings of Late Nite Eats Providence:

  • Friday, October 27 at 2am ET
  • Sunday, October 29 at 2pm ET
  • Saturday, November 4 at 10pm ET
  • Sunday, November 5 at 1am ET
  • Thursday,November 9 at 10:30pm ET
  • Friday, November 10 at 2:30am ET
  • Sunday, November 12 at 2:30pm ET

Photos courtesy of the Cooking Channel

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