More of the state's 'best'
In the August edition of Rhode Island Monthly magazine, Trattoria Simpatico, on Narragansett Avenue, was listed as having the best garden dining in the state.
Editors called Simpatico's outdoor areas "the most appealing of atmospheres," and said, "Romance, convivial conversation, and business meetings are all equally at home here."
Two Hunt Block businesses were also recognized for their unique offerings.
Under best-in-state shopping, Michael Houston at 47 Conanicus Ave. was named best for its painted glass table objects and the editors said, "It's easy to find treasures to fit any color scheme."
The Purple Door Bead Shop was named "Best Alternative to Ladies Night" for its evening bead parties. "Bring your own cheese, snacks and wine to round out this evening of creative time," the editors said about the shop that stocks an "eclectic selection" of beads, and all the tools needed to make a wearable creation.