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7 New Places to dine snack and drink in RI

Black Oak Kitchen & Drinks

Part of the team behind North Kingstown’s Back 40 — including managers Justin Dalton-Ameen, Josh and Pete Culpo, and chef Robert Pirnie, but not former Miss Universe and current model Olivia Culpo — have opened a restaurant in Coventry.

Named after the town’s signature oak trees, Black Oak focuses on comfort foods such as fish and chips, meatloaf and fish tacos.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to get a good idea what’s been tried and true at Back 40, so there’s some similarities with the menus,” said Dalton-Ameen.

The 250-seat restaurant, in the location of a former Fat Bellies, has a full bar specializing in local craft beers. Other draws include brunch every Sunday and Farm Burger Fridays, featuring beef from local farms, including Sunset Farm in Narragansett.

760 Tiogue Ave., Coventry, (401) 615-2500, Blackoakcoventry.com. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-midnight (brunch 9 a.m.-2 p.m.).

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Wicked Local RI is at Black Oak Kitchen & Drinks.

Coventry’s newest eatery opens TODAY @ 11am;

Last night Wicked Local RI was invited to the Soft Opening at Black Oak. Feast your eyes on the mouth watering foods and drinks, meet the crew and feel the ambiance in this short video!

New restaurant opening at former Fat Belly’s

COVENTRY –– The owners of the North Kingstown restaurant Back 40, co-owned in part by Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, are bringing a new restaurant to Coventry next year at the home of the former Fat Belly’s on Tiogue Ave.

Partner Joshua Culpo appeared before the Coventry Town Council on Monday night requesting a Class B victualing and live show entertainment license for the business, which he said will be called “Black Oak.” Culpo is working with business partner Justin Dalton-Ameen and Back 40 Head Chef Rob Pirnie of Coventry to open the facility some time in the spring, he told the council this week.

Read more at: ricentral.com