Matt Jennings's Rhode Island in 10 Plates
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.