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Tyler’s Two Cents: “The List” 

If you’ve ever worked behind a bar in Newport, Rhode Island, you’ve answered these questions before. “Where do I go?”  “What do we do?”  “Where do we eat?”  It’s like clockwork.  I find myself making a list for guests almost on a nightly basis in the summertime, which I actually enjoy doing contrary to popular

Tyler’s Two Cents: Oysters, Rhode Island’s Hidden Gem

Over the past decade, a renewed interest in oysters and aquaculture has bolstered a revival in the local industry.  Rhode Island’s pristine coastal waters and salt estuaries serve as ideal growing locations for these popular bivalves and over 50 farms across the state are now in the market of farming and distributing.  Aquaculture is overwhelmingly

Tyler’s Two Cents:  Grand Ma, Shorties & Stories

 Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every week on What’sUpNewp this summer. If I had a nickel for every time I was asked “what’s with all the Grand Marnier?,” I’d be comfortably retired by now.  The spirit’s presence in Newport is

Tyler’s Two Cents: Help! It’s Yelp…

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you probably have heard of Yelp and TripAdvisor. These two crowd-sourced review based companies are extremely prevalent in

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