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Twin Oaks Restaurant Celebrates 85 Years Serving Rhode Islanders

By May 2, 2019Rhode Island, Top News

The 85th anniversary of Cranston restaurant and neighborhood institution Twin Oaks Restaurant brought together the community for a night of celebration on March 28. Opened by the DeAngelus family in the 1930s, first operating as a speakeasy during Prohibition, the landmark restaurant continues to serve as a dining and conference destination from its 650-seat venue with views of Spectacle Pond amid the shade of oak trees. Rebuilt at its original location on Sabra Street after a 1980 fire, the venue is run by the third and fourth generations of the DeAngelus family as the largest independent operation in the state. The 1930s-themed party began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung present. Retro-costumed “Candy Girls” roamed the packed party, while guests enjoyed culinary creations from the Twin Oaks kitchen team alongside signature and classic cocktails, an art-deco cake, DeAngelis family members and staff, longtime diners and area media personalities. The Rhode Island Beverage Journal May “Serving Up” cocktail recipe features Banquet Manager and Bartender Billy Corio creating a Twin Oaks classic, the Espresso Martini.

Photos by Laura Widness.

 

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