2. GARDEN GRILLE
You can go around the world, or at least visit several parts of it, in a single meal at the Garden Grille. Green tomatoes are fried with cornmeal and served with basil aioli; quesadillas are stuffed with butternut squash; sweet potatoes are spiced with garam masala and seared; risotto cakes are made with root vegetables. The pizza topped with roasted pear, smoked onion, sage, cheeses, and red wine gastrique is another fall-to-winter winner.
> 727 East Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island; 401-726-2826; gardengrillecafe.com
SHOWN: Roasted Autumn Squash Salad