WHY HERE: Paying homage to cocina poblana, the food of Puebla, Mexico, this Providence restaurant has become a local favorite for its family approach to cooking. Consider house specialties like the cheese-stuffed poblano peppers and beef-chorizo stew, and don’t miss the mole selection. To wash it all down, there are six different Margaritas to try.
WHY NOW: With so many tequilas and mezcals flooding the American spirits market, it’s helpful to first familiarize yourself with some of the best bottles. El Rancho Grande’s straightforward but well-curated spirits list is a who’s-who of responsibly produced tequilas (Ocho, El Tesoro) and mezcals (Mezcales de Leyenda, Vago).