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Executive Chef Paul Shire

Executive Chef Paul Shire

Paul Shire came onto the local food scene in 1990, when he and Anthony Salemme opened the DownCity Diner to much critical acclaim. That concept evolved into DownCity Food + Cocktails. Eventually Shire moved on to open and operate Oak, another popular restaurant located on the East Side, for six years. After a bit of traveling, Shire returned to New England, specifically to York, Maine, to help his aunt open Blue Sky. His aunt is Lydia Shire, the famous Boston restaurateur. Most recently, he was the chef at Andreas on Thayer Street in Providence.

Shire has been cooking since he was 13. Cooking is definitely in his blood – his great grandfather was the chef to the king of Egypt. Prior to DownCity, Shire gained experience at other highly successful restaurants: Biba in Boston, Angels in Providence, Spain in Cranston and Narragansett. Shire is a graduate of Providence Country Day School, Gould Academy, and Nichols College. He resides in Providence.


Upcoming Events

Nov
29
Sat
Russell Partridge Classic Rock
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
1
Mon
Dinner With Medium Verlene Eldridge
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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DINNER EVENING EVENT WITH MEDIUM VERLENE ELDRIDGE
AT 2 PAUL’S CITY GRILLE
MONDAY DECEMBER 1, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
DOORS OPEN AT 5 P.M. COCKTAIL HOUR CASH BAR

COMPLIMENTARY APPS
DINNER AND MEDIUM VERLENE START AT 6:00 P.M. SHARP
$45 INCLUDES APPETIZERS, DINNER, COFFEE, TEA & DESSERT
INCLUDES TAX AND GRATUITY

MENU CHOICE OF: POACHED HADDOCK WITH OVEN ROASTED POTATOES IN PLUM TOMATO, OLIVE & SAFFRON BROTH
OR
CHICKEN PARMESAN WITH PENNE PASTA & HOUSE MARINARA
ASSORTED COOKIES FOR DESSERT.

3 PSYCHIC CARD READERS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL FOR YOUR
ENJOYMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $1.00 PER MINUTE
FOR PRIVATE READING UP TO 20 MIN THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.

CALL THE RESTAURANT AT 401-228-7285 AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY.

Dec
4
Thu
Sidebyeach Classic Rock Lounge Music
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sidebyeach Classic Rock Lounge Music

Thursday Night LOUNGE MUSIC.  1/2 Price Apps Specials, $5.00 Martini, Draft Specials

Dec
6
Sat
Tony Cipola Jazz Trio
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
9
Tue
Christmas Shopping Event with Jackie’s Jewelry Parties
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Have Fun Christmas Shopping Jackie’s Fine Costume Jewelry & Accessories and Enjoy

Complimentary Appetizers and $5.00 Martini Specials throughout the evening while you shop.

Dec
13
Sat
The Bill Moretti & Ginny Conely Jazz Duet
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
18
Thu
Dan Lilley & Scatman Classic Rock Lounge Music
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
20
Sat
The Ronnie Sands & Lady “D” Jazz Duet
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm