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October 15, 2018


Update: O’Brien’s Pub reopens following kitchen fire

O’Brien’s Pub announced just before 7 pm on Monday evening that they would be temporarily closed for “the next few days” following a kitchen fire. Things moved along a bit quicker than expected, as O’Brien’s announced just before noon on Tuesday that they had reopened.   O’Brien’s reports that no one was injured during the

Changes, updates coming for Top of Newport at Hotel Viking

Hotel Viking will unveil a totally refreshed Top of Newport, their  rooftop bar and kitchen, in early July – just in time for 4th of July festivities! Boasting 360-degree views of Newport, in addition, to live music, rotating events and fresh seafood dishes compliments of Chef Simone Ferrara, the spacious rooftop bar will feature completely new furnishings with

Taproot Brewing Co. will open at Newport Vineyards on June 20th

What’sUpNewp has confirmed that Taproot Brewing Co. will open on Wednesday, June 20th in Middletown. As What’sUpNewp first reported last week, the Nunes family are opening Taproot Brewing Co. on the same site as their Newport Vineyards and Brix restaurant in Middletown. “I’ve been making beer longer than I’ve been making wine,” said Newport Vineyards owner

Aquidneck Growers' Market

This Week: Aquidneck Growers’ Market opens on Memorial Blvd., moves outside at Newport Vineyards

Locavores and lovers of fresh local foods celebrate this week’s opening of the 24th summer season of Aquidneck Growers’ Markets in Middletown and Newport.  Both markets were recently awarded “Best market in RI” by Yankee Magazine, chosen from almost 50 summer markets for their lovely locations and selection of unique products. The market will open

Where to dine with mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th, and chances are that you’re scrambling around at the last minute looking to make those plans to celebrate your beautiful and amazing Mom! Here’s a look at where to dine and what to do with Mom on her very special day; Brick Alley Pub Treat Mom to a

Smoke House Newport Storm

Smoke House reopens for the season on April 29th

Smoke House, Newport’s place to enjoy BBQ cookin’ and mason jar cocktails, will reopen for the 2018 season on Sunday, April 29th. The downtown restaurant, which closes from mid-October to the end of April annually, is the only seasonal restaurant in the Newport Restaurant Group portfolio which includes 22 Bowen’s (Newport), Avivo Ristorante (Cranston), Boat House (Tiverton),

Sail into summer with champagne and oysters at 3rd Annual Newport Oyster Festival in May

Taste your way around the Ocean State with 12 different oyster varieties at the 3rd Annual Newport Oyster Festival Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20 at historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI. This rain-or-shine event brings together our local growers with craft cocktails & brews, six bands, a shucking contest and evening fundraiser in a family & dog-friendly event that

7+ Easter Brunch options around Newport (Updated)

In 2018, Easter will fall just about as early as it possibly can – on April 1st, more than two weeks earlier than last year. As the day quickly approaches, it’s time to make those plans and reservations for Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner. If you’re looking for a great place to dine-out that’s doing something special

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