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Be Enchanted: Kyle Poland on creating seductive drinks

February 2013

Providence Monthly What was your gateway into the hospitality industry? I was coaching Track and Field at URI at the time and wanted to make some extra money. So, I applied for a bar back position at Ten Steak & Sushi. It was there I met Carlo Carlozzi, the now-owner of Circe. He pulled me aside and told me that he'd teach me how to bartend if I promised to go with him when he opened his own place. I took him up on his offer, although at the time, I didn't believe him. Five years later, here I am - the Beverage Manager at Carlo's creation, Circe.

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Carlo Carlozzi: A Bartender On A Mission

March 2013

The Rhode Island Echo If you were to read a story about a young man who worked as a bartender with no pay for six months so that he could learn the trade, and then spend the next twelve years saving his tips so that one day he could open his own restaurant, you would probably think that this was a made for Hollywood script for a patriotic film during a gentler, easier time.

Five Things: Circe Restaurant, Providence

February 2013

GoLocal When Providence's Downcity Restaurant closed its doors last year, the city waited and watched. Carefully, Circe Restaurant bloomed on Weybosset Street, helmed by chef Simon Keating who'd made a splash at XO Cafe. Would Circe deliver? Sean DeBobes has the word, and the five things you need to know about one of Downcity's newest outings.

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Endless Temptations at Providence's Circe

December 2012

Providence Journal The space is large, with two stories seating 155 diners, but it feels warm and inviting with a welcoming atmosphere and it delivers expertly prepared dishes large and small. That's what I found at Circe, the new restaurant and bar opened by Carlo Carlozzi at 50 Weybosset St. in Providence, most recently occupied by Downcity.

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