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October 18, 2018

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Shift Drinks: Alyssa Gladchun, The Coffee Grinder

Is there a better way to start your day than enjoying a fresh brewed espresso, sitting on the end of a historic wharf looking out into Newport Harbor?  For twenty years Alyssa Gladchun has owned and operated Newport’s most scenic coffee shop, The Coffee Grinder, located at the end of Bannister’s Wharf, adjacent to the

Shift Drinks: Matt Plumb, Brick Alley Pub

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and passionate individuals working in the service industry, this series aims to introduce some new faces, feature some familiar ones and give you an insight into their lives outside the workplace.  In case

Shift Drinks: Justine King, The Mooring

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and passionate individuals working in the service industry, this series aims to introduce some new faces, feature some familiar ones and give you an insight into their lives outside the workplace.  

Tyler’s Two Cents: The Last Straw

Last March, Newport became the second community in Rhode Island to ban single-use plastic carryout bags. This initiative was well-received by the community and is an important step in the war against plastic pollution. Now it’s time to take a stance against another unnecessary single-use plastic item, straws. Each day, more than 500 million plastic

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thanksgiving Eve

Welp, it’s here, the most anticipated drinking day of the year, Thanksgiving Eve. Tonight is the night where you have the opportunity to reconnect with old friends that are back in town for the long holiday weekend. {Editor’s Note:  Unlike the majority of Tyler’s editorials, this one is meant to be playful and fun. For

Tyler’s Two Cents: Please End Local Violence

This week has been tumultuous to say the least.  The chaos and confusion stemming from Tuesday’s Presidential Election results have caused a significant amount of unrest across the country.  Last night, protests erupted into violent acts of mayhem throughout a number of cities across the United States seemingly leaving us less united than ever anticipated.

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: The True Meaning of Community

There are many things that make Newport a great place to call home. My previous editorials have examined many of these benefits from sunsets to sandy beaches, but today’s is perhaps the most important. When considering all the blessings and resources that Aquidneck Island has to offer, the most superlative of these is our sense

Tyler’s Two Cents: Let’s Talk About Cliff

It’s pretty crazy that in this big scary world with all that’s going on in politics and national news that a coyote can drum up so much attention and controversy here on Aquidneck Island.  For those of you not prone to keeping up on local news, a juvenile coyote nicknamed “Cliff” has made himself comfortable

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: Every Dog Has Its Day

 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. In 2010, while I was in my junior year at Providence College, I rescued a Pit bull puppy from an unlicensed dog breeder in the Chad Brown housing projects.

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