Providence Restaurant Weeks is one of my favorite things in the summer. Trying new restaurants, exploring new neighborhoods, and catching up with old friends — there is nothing better. A cocktail (or two) is the cherry on top of this Restaurant Weeks sundae!

My newest favorite vodka is KEEL. With Rhode Island roots and only 58 calories, I feel like a model drinking it — and you will too. Here are a few of my favorite places to grab dinner and a Keel cocktail for Restaurant Weeks:

The Dorrance
Dorrance NYE

This upscale restaurant and bar is a great place to dazzle your friends (or date!). Try the I KEEL Good. View The Dorrance's Restaurant Weeks menu >

New Rivers
New Rivers

An American bistro with interesting takes on classic dishes, New Rivers is a spot you’ll want to go to again and again. Try a KEEL Cosmo. View the New Rivers Restaurant Weeks menu >

Mill’s Tavern
Mill's Tavern

You’ll be impressed by who you may see at this Rhode Island institution's bar, so sit back and grab a Dirty KEEL MartiniView the Mill's Tavern Restaurant Weeks menu >

You can switch out KEEL in any of your favorite cocktails — you don’t have to wait for Restaurant Weeks to enjoy it.