One of our favorite places in Providence over the past several years has been Tini's, a "food bar" with monitors subbing for menus, and a U-shaped table where one shared food and ideas, or not, as the moment moved you.
Designed and built by George Germon and Johanne Killeen of Al Forno's fame, and run by the incredibly talented Darius Salko, Tini's was always a place to feel at home. With smooth cocktails, luscious wines (nicely priced I might add) and scrumptious food (homemade gnocchi with rabbit) it oozed warm conversation.
The good news is that Darius is alive and well living right across the state line in Massachusetts, readying himself for the next phase of his culinary career: becoming a farmer of ingredients he will then turn into product and who knows? maybe into a restaurant down in the wilds of Dartmouth.
We can't wait.