best of rim 2014

Rhode Island Monthly’s “Best of” issue is out and East Greenwich businesses are all over it, particularly in the Reader’s Choice Best of West Bay section. But three EG businesses – all on Main Street – got named in the editors’ Best of picks: Raw Bob’s for its fresh juices, Rasa for its fried cauliflower and Twigs for being an old favorite in a new location.

All three entities just happened to have opened in 2013 – which fits with RIM’s fresh take on what’s out there for its editors’ picks

Raw Bob’s has established a devoted following for its healthy juices and smoothies. Rasa has also drawn a loyal following with its Indian fare. Twigs, which moved here from Cranston, brought its customers with it, but has quickly become a good neighbor on Main Street.

In the Reader’s Choice section, a number of East Greenwich businesses were singled out – many for a second, third, fourth, even fifth time (Sprigs!). Congratulations to all!

Statewide

Independent Book Store: Symposium Books

Restaurant and Romantic Restaurant: Siena

Tapas: Besos

Kid’s Toys & Craft Store: Benny’s

News Anchorman: Gene Valicenti, NBC 10

Radio Talk Show Host: John DePetro, 630 WPRO

Wedding Photographer: Sara Zarrella Photography

West Bay

Local Market: Dave’s

Florist: Sprigs

Place to Unwind: Massage Envy

Local Music Venue: Blu on the Water

Gift Store: Sweet Twist

Animal Shelter: East Greenwich Animal Protection League

Consignment Store: Karma Couture

Independent Book Store: Symposium Books

Asian: Kon Asian Bistro

Mexican: Tio Mateo’s

Italian: Siena

Diner: Jigger’s

Breakfast: T’s

Coffee House: Mainstreet Coffee

Art Gallery: Heritage Art Gallery & Glass Studio

Garden Store/Nursery: Wildwood Nursery & Garden Center

Free Attraction: Laughing Elephant Yoga @ Goddard Park

If I left you off the list, please let me know, either as a comment here, or send an email to elizabeth@eastgreenwichnews.com.


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