The Chophouse Grille just opened with much fanfare on Route 1 in Wakefield. Taking over the space of the recently closed Casey’s Grill & Bar, the Chophouse Grille is a welcome addition to the southern Rhode Island dining scene. The Chophouse Grille promises to provide ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishermen: “the best Rhode Island has to offer.” Some menu highlights include Pt. Judith Calamari with roasted garlic butter, fried capers and pepperoncini; Lobster Panini with tarragon crème fraîche, swiss cheese, brie and vineripened tomato served with Old Bay fries; Grilled Yellowfin Tuna served with bok choy, coconut curry broth, toasted shitake mushrooms and rice noodles. All that, and I didn’t even mention the steaks yet! The aged steaks come in a variety of cuts from bone-in Delmonico to filet mingon to porterhouse and more. 191 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield. 284-0797.
Amy Weng, owner of the China Inn in Warwick, recently opened the Asian Café at 65 High Street in Westerly. The restaurant is offering a variety of Chinese, Japanese and Thai Dishes. Weng’s house specialties include Tung Ting Shrimp, Happy Family and the Asian Café Special which is fresh scallops, shrimp, chicken, broccoli and Chinese vegetables in a garlic sauce. 65 High Street, Westerly. 348-8886.