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Local 121 Restaurant Review: Local 121 has nothing to do with organized labor, but it does represent a union of sorts. It breathes new life into a downtown Providence landmark while hewing to the modern ethic of supporting local purveyors and sustainable agriculture. Owner Joshua Miller, a Rhode Island state senator and owner of the nearby Trinity Brewhouse, smartly retained the original woodwork and stained-glass windows from the fin-de-siècle-era Dreyfus hotel, giving the restaurant a clubby but comfortable atmosphere. What really shines here, however, are salads, mostly notably the beet salad with tender cooked potatoes over arugula, tossed with a light, fresh onion vinaigrette. A lobster special, meanwhile, typifies the Local 121 dining experience --- minimalist preparation to stress the natural sweetness of the lobster. Chef Tyler Demora roams the culinary landscape from Navajo fry bread with mole chicken to tender Vermont rabbit and local pollack poached in olive oil.