It Began on the Streets of Providence…

In 1872, Walter Scott converted a horse-drawn wagon to serve hot food, becoming the first urban food truck. Soon after, production of similar lunch wagons added covered seating—giving birth to what would become the American diner. As the road-side diner grew in popularity, they took on regional influences, helping define early American cuisine.

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Early ‘diner wagon’ circa 1900

With the smallest state playing such a large part in Americana, we embrace the history of both street fare & diner classics with unique twists inspired from the state that started it all. Come join us as we tour the area and explore Red’s Rhode Island!

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Left: Chef/Owner Max Reeves
Right: Chef Mike Cofone