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October 19, 2018


Newport Festa Italiana

Newport Festa Italiana set for September 24th thru October 12th

Newport Festa Italiana will celebrate their 21st year of promoting the appreciation of Italian culture through food, music, and the arts from September 24th through October 12th. The 21st Newport Festa Italiana starts on Thursday, September 24, with John Panaggio Original Ziti Night at Vasco da Gama Hall from 5 to 7 PM. Adults $18/children under 12

Off Island Adventure for the Ultimate Oyster

Every year, more than 6.4 million Rhode Island oysters are sold for consumption* and the number of aquaculture farms in the state has increased from 37 in 2010 to over 50 in the last year. Rhode Island is finally realizing the potential this industry will have in the years to come. There are various resturants in

Easton's Beach Snack Bar

50 Things to Eat in Newport, RI Before You Die

It’s no secret that Newport is home to a wonderfully diverse variety of world-class restaurants, from fine dining to deliciously casual. The What’sUpNewp Crew has been keeping our eyes on what dishes really are a must for visitors and locals alike! Without further ado (because you’re going to have a lot of eating to get

Rhode Island Craft Beer

Rhode Island Brewers Guild Unveils Advertising Campaign to Promote Local Beer

The Rhode Island Brewers Guild launched a new campaign this week to promote the local beer industry. Established in 2013, the Rhode Island Brewers Guild (www.ribrewersguild.org) is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting Rhode Island beer and advancing the interests of breweries in the state. The Guild has put together a 30-second television advertisement that

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Entertainment and Live Music This Weekend | September 11 – 13

Here’s a look at what’s happening in Newport for live music and entertainment this weekend, enjoy! Don’t miss our look at 15 Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Newport! Newport, RI Live Music & Entertainment Listings Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13 Buskers Irish Pub & Restaurant | 178 Thames Street | Phone: 401-846-5856 Friday: Live music from

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Firehouse Pizza Looks to Reopen as ‘Firehouse 595’

The Firehouse Building, located at 595 Thames Street in Newport, RI, which once operated as Firehouse Pizza may soon reopen as Firehouse 595. Rui Reis, who owned Firehouse Pizza, hopes to renovate the building that was Firehouse Pizza until approximately 2012 and reopen the building as Firehouse 595 in the near future. In a victualing license

Diego's Wicked Bites

VIDEO: NESN’s ‘Wicked Bites’ Visits Diego’s

Wicked Bites, a show that features food, fun and sports from throughout New England on NESN, visited Diego’s down on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport recently. The episode featuring Diego’s will air on NESN on Saturday, September 5th at 9:30am. Wicked Bites has also recently aired their visits to Mission, The White Horse Tavern and Hotel Viking this

Scales & Shells

New Oyster Bar Opens on Lower Thames Street

Scales & Shells opened 1/2 Shell, a new oyster room, bar and restaurant, to the public on Thursday, September 24th. 1/2 Shell will continue the traditions of Scales & Shells, “Newport’s only ‘only fish’ restaurant” with a focus on oysters. 1/2 Shell is located at 537 Thames Street, adjacent to Scales & Shells. Follow 1/2 Shell On

Forty 1 North

Forty 1 North Culinary Masters Series presents Patrick Feury

Forty 1 North Culinary Masters Series presents Patrick Feury, in partnership with Caledonia Spirits & Jasper Hill Farm Cheeses, on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:00pm Patrick Feury, executive chef and partner of Nectar Restaurant in Berwyn, PA, produces intriguing Asian-fusion cuisine. Chef Feury has had stints in renowned kitchens including Le Cirque, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Michelin-rated Les Olivades in

Oyster Midtown Oyster Bar

Local Restaurants are Recycling Shells to Help Restore Rhode Island’s Oyster Reefs

The Nature Conservancy is working with Newport Restaurant Group, Midtown Oyster Bar and a few other local seafood restaurants to bring back native oysters and restore essential habitat in Rhode Island’s coastal ponds and estuaries. Oyster shells are collected from local restaurants on a weekly basis throughout the season and transported to a facility where they are allowed to cure outdoors in the sun,

The White Horse Tavern

VIDEO: The White Horse Tavern Awaits You

It’s hard to imagine what the The White Horse Tavern has seen, experienced or been host to since 1673 when it opened here in Newport, RI. The new world was an unruly collection of English colonies, and colonial Newport was particularly harsh with long frigid winters, no heat, electricity or other modern conveniences. The White

KEEL Vodka

Newport’s KEEL Vodka Makes its New York Debut

KEEL, the producers of the nation’s only Premium Light Vodka, has officially announced its arrival in the state of New York. KEEL is produced in Idaho but calls Newport, RI home and can be found in many of the finest bars and restaurants in The City By The Sea. Where most neutral spirit brands have

Plumby’s Upstairs Burger Bar Now Open

Plumby’s Burger Bar, Brick Alley Pub’s Fast-Casual Burger Bar located on the second floor of Brick Alley Pub, opened on August 17th. The new concept on the second floor of the Brick Alley Pub offers a relaxed dining experience where customers can order food, craft beer, drinks and wine at the bar and seat themselves in

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