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11 Coziest Places to Eat and Drink in Newport This Winter

When it’s cold in Newport, sometimes you just need to go somewhere cozy. Whether you’re catching up with old friends during a holiday break, enjoying dinner out with visiting family members, or going on a date, you need a place to go with a warm ambiance, comforting food, seasonal drinks, and, preferably, a fireplace. Luckily, Newport has

Owners of Diego’s purchase Easton’s Point Pub; Diego’s Barrio Cantina coming soon

Have you ever wished Diego’s Bodega in Middletown had the same famous margaritas as Diego’s in Newport? In 2018, Diego’s owners Scott and Adrienne Kirmil are making that wish come true and much more. Following the successful expansion of Diego’s at Bowen’s Wharf, they’re moving the bodega from 124 Aquidneck Avenue to the former home

Surf Club now serving Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch and much more

With frosty temperatures now here, it’s a great time to explore Newport’s great indoors. If you haven’t checked out the cozy-yet-spacious interior at Surf Club, now’s the time. Under renovation since November 2015, the space in Perry Mill that was the former home of Perry Mill Tavern/Rhino Bar officially opened as Surf Club on Friday, October

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From Salve to Shacksbury. A New Hard Cider, With Newport Ties, Makes Its Debut at Newport Folk Festival

In addition to the many talented new artists that made first-time appearances at Newport Folk Festival this year, a brand new beverage with Aquidneck Island ties made its debut. Shacksbury Cider– a modern-style, surprisingly non-sweet cider – was a hit backstage and in the beer gardens at Newport Folk Festival.  We had a chance to

38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Will Kick Off August 26th

Yacht fans, mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss this celebration of classic yachts coming up next month: The Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. For this year’s event, the 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta (PNCYR) and the Panerai Herreschoff Classic Yacht Regatta (PHCYR) have been consolidated into a four-day celebration

New Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School Looking for New Students and Teachers

The new, parent-lead Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School for elementary aged students is preparing to open at St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth, said Suzanne McDonald, a member of the school’s board of founding families. The school, which will be available to families living or working on Aquidneck Island and the surrounding region, will follow the

Cloverbud Ranch has “Holy Trinity” of Local Beef, Chicken, and Vegetables – and Yak Mascots

When we first talked with Martin Beck of New England Grass Fed in January, he had recently moved his Devon, Angus and Hereford yearling cattle to 100 acres of leased land on Jepson Lane in Portsmouth. Six months later, his vision of having the “holy trinity” of sustainably produced beef, poultry and vegetables on the property is

Diego’s Adds a Second Floor with New Bar and Water Views

If you were out enjoying the gorgeous spring weather yesterday and took a stroll down Bowen’s Wharf, you may have noticed some commotion over at Diego’s. Construction workers, a trailer, the sounds of machinery were all for good reason – the contemporary Mexican spot is adding a second level with a deck, waterfront views, an additional bar and

7 Questions for Local Musician Evan Pharmakis of Wind In Sails

On March 24th, Newport Vineyards will host their second Fireside Live Music Friday with local singer-songwriter Evan Pharmakis. The Middletown local has released several albums so far under his solo project, Wind In Sails. In February, he released Renditions, a free album covering songs by various artists like Gin Blossoms and Death Cab for Cutie and featuring Pharmakis’s signature melancholy,

14 Romantic Things to Do In Newport on Valentine’s Day

Home to awe-inspiring natural landscapes, cozy nooks and crannies, and the Most Romantic Hotel in the United States, the City-by-the-Sea makes an excellent Valentine’s Day destination. As February 14th fast approaches, we’ve curated 14 romantic ideas to help you make Valentine’s Day plans in Newport. TO STAY The Chanler | Voted Most Romantic Hotel In America

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February is Jam-Packed with Events at Newport Vineyards

This month at Newport Vineyards, there’s something for everyone. A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, a fun-filled Presidents Day weekend, live music, dancing, creative classes, relaxing yoga, performances by award winning comedians – it’s all happening in February at the vineyard. Here’s the run down of their February events – mark your calendars and buy your tickets quick!

Ragged Island Brewing Co. Preparing to Open Next Month

In Portsmouth, Matt Gray and five other co-owners of Ragged Island Brewing Co., a new microbrewery specializing in IPAs, are working hard to open the taproom’s doors next month. Last summer, we broke the news that the entrepreneurs had signed a lease at their 200 High Point Ave location, and now they’re just waiting on one final piece of paperwork, a

7 Places in Newport Tied to Jackie Kennedy

On January 20th, Jane Pickens Theater will begin showing JACKIE starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the First Lady famously tied to the City-by-the-Sea. Portman has been nominated for multiple awards for her intimate portrayal of Jackie in the difficult days immediately following her husband’s assassination. JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of

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