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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

Apr
19
Sun
Comedy Dinner Headliner
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2 Paul’s City Grille Presents

Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame -

Dinner & Show 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

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  • Dinner/Comedy comes to East Providence, as the

    headliners from the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of

    Fame invade 2 Pauls’ City Grilleon April 19, 2015, for a Triple Headliner Dinner Comedy Show that is not to be missed.

    Dinner starts at 6:00 P.M.  $39.95 Includes show, tax,& Gratuity.  Choose one of three scrumptious entrees from the special dinner menu that evening.  Chicken Parmesan, Poached Haddock, or Pasta Bolognese.

    Or General Admission $15.00 Menu & Cash Bar Available.

    Show Starts At 7:30 P.M.

    Prepare to laugh, as Comedy Hall of Fame members Charlie Hall, Ace Aceto and Rockin’ Joe Hebert, take the 2 Pauls’ stage for a 90 minute pro comedy show.

    Reserve For Dinner 2 Pauls’ at 401-228-7285

    Please note: This show contains adult themes and language and is intended for those ages 18+

Apr
23
Thu
Russell Partridge Classic Rock
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
25
Sat
Bill Moretti & Ginny Conely Jazz Duet
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm