Matt Jennings's Rhode Island in 10 Plates

The littlest state, once known for big plates of crispy squid with pickled peppers, clam "stuffies" (baked stuffed clams) and coffee "cab...
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Tallulah's Tacos, The Shack @ Dutch Harbor; Jamestown

Owner Jake Rojas is the well-respected locavore chef at Tallulah on Thames in Newport. His newest project is a taco (and burrito and torta) shack in the back of a Dutch Harbor parking lot in beautiful Jamestown. Rojas's tacos with either slow-cooked pork, shrimp or—if you're lucky—locally caught and flaked swordfish, are destination-worthy. Pair a set of tacos with some of his homemade horchata or melon-and-mint agua fresca, sit at a weathered picnic table on the crushed shell lot and stare at the boats coming and going. That's a slice of Rhody paradise.

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