This building documents Federal Hill’s evolution from neighborhood provisioner to regional entertainer. For many years, this housed one of the city’s best meat markets within an extensive array of viands readily available few other places. In the 1990s, after a decade or more of observing exceptional growth in take-out prepared products, the owners transformed the business into a high-end restaurant, which continues to thrive after almost a decade (as of 2003). The seemingly requisite Federal Hill Dryvit storefront in the pseudo-classical mode replaces utilitarian mid-twentieth century façade that greeted generations of cooking customers.
– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture