Food News - April/May

A New TwistOn a hot summer day in Saunderstown back in the early 1930s, Sarah Squibb delighted her family with a new recipe for iced tea. Made with black tea, freshly squeezed …

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A New Twist
On a hot summer day in Saunderstown back in the early 1930s, Sarah Squibb delighted her family with a new recipe for iced tea. Made with black tea, freshly squeezed lemon, granulated sugar, spring water and fresh-picked mint, it immediately became a family tradition.

Today Granny Squibb’s Ice Teas are available in a variety of healthy, refreshing flavors including: Classic Lemon, Mojito Lime, Raspberry and Unsweetened Lemon/Mint. They’ve just released a new flavor, too – Black Currant.

Available locally at Clements’ Market in Portsmouth, Wilbur’s General Store in Little Compton, Lees’ Market in Westport and Tony’s Seafood in Seekonk, the delicious drinks contain no preservatives, artificial flavors, high fructose syrup or gluten.

New Owners, New Life

The husband and wife team of Joanne Everett and Matt Vincent, owners of Providence’s Tortilla Flats, are taking over the Cheese Plate in Warren. They plan to use their many years of experience to revive this specialty restaurant, which has struggled under previous owners. 

With an expert emphasis on high quality high-end cheeses, meats, wines and beers, the restaurant will feature a new interior, outdoor seating, and will offer dine-in or take-out items. 54 State Street, Warren. 401-245-3932, www.facebook.com/thecheeseplate

Rolling onto the Barrington Scene

Since its opening in early March, Sushi Express has added its own special flavor to Barrington. Its smartly designed interior has 30 seats for comfortable sit-down dining.  Owner Jason Yua also owns Asian Palace and Asian Bistro in Providence, and his Chef, David Lin, has 18 years of experience preparing classic sushi, hibachi and Thai dishes. Yau has applied for a BVL liquor license.vLocated in the shopping center, Sushi Express shares a parking lot with Chiazza, Kozy Kitchen and Madigan’s Cafe. 306 County Road, Barrington. 401-289-2591.