Founded in 1927, that vintage sign alone made Retro Roadsis and I stop at the Original New York System on Smith Street in Providence RI on a rainy day. The weather had obviously affected the late lunch crowd, as we were the only gals in the place, but we picked out some seats at the
The Culinary Arts Museum (Part of Johnson & Wales University) in Providence RI is a must stop for any diner lover, but especially now with an exhibit of diner photos from famed photographer Robert O. Williams. Opening on November 15 and on view through June 2013 “Hometown Diners” is a collection of photographs by award-winning
En route to Yacht Club Sodas, Retro Roadsis and I were surprised to see this DARLING little milk truck from Christiansen’s Dairy in North Providence RI. And you know what’s even cooler? This family owned business use these vintage trucks to deliver milk in glass bottles directly to your house! Dang I wished we lived closer!!
OK people, it’s gearing up to finally be a warm, dare I say hot summer weekend, and what better to cool you off Retro Roadmap style, than vintage soda and seltzers, made since 1915 by a family owned and operated business. Cool, right? Well if you’re lucky to live near little old Rhode Island, you’re
One of my most enjoyable regional reads online is the “definitive Rhode Island road trip” website Quahog.org. You’d be amazed that such a small state (thats not really an island) has so many unusual places, distinctive cuisines (we won’t get into the chowder wars)- and heck even had 2 beverages that have duked it out