Dining News: New Venture at Feast Location; ‘Grand Tasting’ at Savory Grape

by | Nov 14, 2019

Above: 431 Main Street, the former home of Feast.

By Elizabeth F. McNamara

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We have more information about the space formerly known as Feast, at 431 Main Street. Ken Ballou, who owns US Valet, a valet and hospitality staffing company, is opening a restaurant there tentatively called The Patio, with an emphasis on sandwiches and local, craft beverages. 

The building is undergoing renovations and Ballou hopes to secure the victualing and alcohol license next week, with an eye to a December opening.

Mike McGovern, late of Kai Bar and 241 Main, is lined up as chef. The Patio will be a brand-new venture but Ballou said he recognizes Feast was satisfying a need on Main Street and he hopes The Patio will fill the void of its departure. 

The plan is to build a pergola over the patio and create an even more inviting outdoor space. In the meantime, with winter nearly upon us, Ballou said the new restaurant will focus on cozy dining accessible to everyone, from the craft beer aficionado to a couple on a date to a teen looking for a good meal after practice.


The Savory Grape, 1000 Division Street (next to Dave’s!), is hosting a “Grand Tasting” event Saturday, Nov. 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event is open to everyone 21 and older, and you’ll be able to sample wines from around the world. There will also be raffles and more, according to TSG. Sounds like a nice way to spend what’s forecast to be a chilly afternoon.


Zach Flanders, son of longtime EG residents Ann and Bob (former state Supreme Court justice and GOP Senate candidate) Flanders, is looking to open a restaurant at 205 Main Street, former home of Change Your Body Fitness, then the one-time proposed hookah bar location. The plan is under review by the East Greenwich Zoning Board. We will keep you posted!

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