Mi Vida Local–Diner Edition

(Observer was right about the Spanish grammar)

My Mom was talking about the good old days when she went to RISD in the 50′s. “There was this diner we went to, it was run by two brothers who were in WWII.”

“Louie’s!” I cried. I used to go there in the 70′s for their incomparable steak and cheese or fish and chips.

I’ve been back a few times lately, and wanted to add them to ‘Mi Vida Local’ list where I highlight unique local businesses– alternatives to corporate culture and often better and cheaper.

So follow this link to Louie’s.

Louie’s brother, Dom, left some years ago to open the Geneva Diner on Douglas Ave. This reporter will send a dispach as soon as I stop off there for lunch. Louie and Dom are no longer with us, but the family still carries on. I got the Shepherd’s Pie special there today and had to take half home– they make real mashed potatoes and generous portions.

Mi Vida Local List

Louie’s Restaurant
Acme Video
Silver Star Bakery
United BBQ
Stamp Egg Farms
East Side Prescription Center
Yacht Club Soda
Mangiarelli’s Fruitlands
Four Mile River Farm

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2 responses

  1. A few suggestions-Myopic Books(where you can also buy art from a vending machine!!);Ada Books,Anthony’s(formerly the Bus Stop Market)for great homemade Italian style dishes-basically take out-amazing “sangwiches”-I think he’s related to same people who own the Geneva Diner-located on Admiral Street just past River;Mainelli’s restaurant on Chalkstone-friendly,relaxed service,easy parking-great homemade style food and excellent prices(they own the building)-near Triggs Golf Course.

  2. Great suggestions– they’re all good places. Keeping our business local helps keep jobs in Rhode Island.

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