Offbeat Finds

Tired of frequenting the same old hangouts? Walk on the wild side with strange brews, outlandish eateries and odd establishments of all kinds with our list of CITY treasures that offer a few surprises.

Updated: July 15, 2003

Where to Eat and Drink


Big Fish

370 Richmond St, Providence, RI 02903

Your choices are enhanced by a 3-D menu for martinis, and a scratch-and-sniff one for desserts.


Mike's Kitchen

170 Randall St, Cranston, RI 02920

This stucco VFW meeting hall doubles as an Italian restaurant--but only when the veterans aren't having meetings.


Fire & Ice

48 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

Providence Place Mall's do-it-yourself stir-fry restaurant casts you as the chef; so the strange combinations are endless.


Cable Car Cinema & Cafe

204 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Sit on old cushioned couches and snack on vegan pastries while watching first-run films.