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Friday, February 24, 2017


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Rhode Island Red Food Tours Expands into Providence

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, which operates the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, has announced they will launch the Downcity Food Tour,  a new sister tour intended to share the Creative Capital’s history, food and arts scene with the world. The Downcity Tour will demonstrate why Providence is hailed as one of America’s best cities for its

Coming Soon to Newport: The ‘Newport Burger Bender’ Contest

Discover Newport has cooked up a delicious new promotion to celebrate local dining during our quieter time. The Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest taking place Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26, 2017, during the Newport Winter Festival. Restaurants, which are limited to one burger submission, have entered both existing burgers as well

Craft Beer Corner: BE(ER) MINE

Welp, it’s that romantic time of year again – Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate with your significant other than with good craft beer or a delicious libation? Every year we at The Wharf Pub like to spice things up by bringing you a crafty valentine themed beer selection and for the people who

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Revolving Door to Host Thomas Tew Rum Cocktail Contest

On Monday, February 20th the Newport Distilling Company will host its fourth annual Thomas Tew Rum Cocktail contest at The Revolving Door Restaurant as a part of the 2017 Newport Winter Festival celebration! The competition will begin promptly at 9 pm. Entry is $5 per person/free with a Winter Fest bracelet and there will be

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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

Stoneacre Pantry Confirms Future Plans for New Space in Washington Square and Former Space on Thames Street

As What’sUpNewp first reported on December 21st, The owners of Thames Street’s Stoneacre Pantry, Christopher Bender and David Crowell, have signed a multi-year lease for the 5,000 square foot space in Washington Square, formerly knows as Yesterday’s. In August 2016, the Stoneacre partners commenced demolition.  The space is down to bare bones and ready for

Newport Restaurants

35+ Restaurants Will Take Some Time Off This Winter (Updated)

It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are preparing to do so over the next few weeks. Permanently Closed or Temporarily Closing  This story was originally published on December 27th, 2016. It was last updated on January 8th 22 Bowen’s: Closed from

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What’s Up For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day In Newport

Looking for something to do or a place to drink or dine this upcoming Christmas weekend? Here’s what’s happening around The-City-By-The-Sea! Note: This story may be updated as we receive more information from venues and organizers. Know of something we missed? E-mail ryan@whatsupnewp.com. Saturday, December 24 Restaurants and Bars Open on Christmas Eve 10 a.m.

Whiskey is Coming to The Wharf Pub

Here’s something to look forward to in 2017: Spirits are coming to The Wharf Pub! The rustic bar and restaurant, known for it’s comfort food and selection of local craft beers, is trading its beer and wine license (aka pub license) with the folks at Stoneacre Pantry for their full liquor license, said Wharf Pub

The New CRU: An Unexpected Neighborhood Hit

“Unexpected” is how Keith O’Marra describes the new CRU Café, the breakfast and lunch spot at 1 Casino Terrace that locals have been raving about since it reopened on October 14th. O’Marra, former sous chef at Jamestown Fish, is the new Chef Manager at this eatery you wouldn’t expect to find on Bellevue Ave. with prices you wouldn’t

Stoneacre Pantry is Heading For Washington Square

After months of rumors, Stoneacre Pantry has announced that they will move from Lower Thames Street to Washington Square. After more than a year sitting empty, the former Yesterday’s property will become the new home for Stoneacre Pantry. Their last day open at 515 Thames Street will be January 1, 2017, it is unknown when

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