August 13, 2008

Great Crab Cakes in Woonsocket ; Chef’s Secret

By Gail Ciampa

Denise Panichas wrote:

"I have recently moved from Lincoln to a condo in a historic mill building within walking distance of downtown Woonsocket. I also look for affordable dining with great food to bring family and friends and still stay close to home. I've found it. Vintage on Main Street in Woonsocket. I really enjoyed the crab cakes, among the many affordable appetizers and small meals. Any chance you can get the recipe so I can know why they are so great?"

Larry Lovejoy, owner of Vintage Restaurant, 4 South Main St., Woonsocket, was happy to share the recipe and report a bit of news.

Vintage has a new chef. She is Edie Banky. She has been a private chef in Newport and on Martha's Vineyard. She has also worked in the Rhumbline and Cafe Zelda, both Newport restaurants.

Dinner is served at Vintage Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more at

What is Chef's Secret?

We invite readers who would like to know the recipe for a favorite restaurant dish to write or e-mail. Give us your name and daytime phone and tell us what makes the dish so special to you. We'll ask the chef to share. E-mail [email protected], fax (401) 277-8175 or write to Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal, 75 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02902.

The Providence Journal / Sandor Bodo

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Originally published by Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor.

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