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Sunday, January 15, 2017


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



Holiday Decor

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

Three Holiday Happenings at Newport Vineyards

This story is sponsored by Newport Vineyards. This winter, the fire is going and the wine is flowing at Newport Vineyards, and fun, seasonal events keep popping up on their Event Calendar. After a successful Making Spirits Bright Cocktail & Truffle Making Class last week, (ICYMI – check out the pics here), the vineyard is

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thank You Jason…

“All good things must come to an end,” is an idiom that we are all familiar with.  Penned by Chaucer in the late 1380’s, this quote has come to serve as a constant in understanding that nothing can last forever.  Although translated more often in a negative connotation, the statement should be followed with rhetoric

Gurney’s Comes to Goat Island

New year, new look, new name for the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island, soon to be known as Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina. The property’s current owner, Amstar, is in the final stages of selling the hotel to George Filopoulos, President of Metrovest Equities Inc. of New York City and owner of Gurney’s Inn and

5 Newport Vineyards Wines to Bring to Holiday Parties

When you ask “What should I bring?” after you’ve RSVP’d yes to that holiday party invitation, the right answer always seems to be wine. Our local wine shops have some great options from all over the globe to choose from, but how about giving some local-made vino a try? We asked the folks at Newport Vineyards for their favorite whites and reds

15 Reasons to Shop and Dine Local This Holiday Season

Photo via Bowen’s Wharf We hear a lot about “shop local”, “support local”, “eat local” and so on. We say it, share it and preach it; this holiday season it’s time to follow through and actually do it! Let’s face it once the new year hits, Newport and the rest of Aquidneck Island gets VERY quiet

Making Spirits Bright: 2 Holiday Cocktail Recipes from Newport Vineyards

Thursday night, Newport Vineyards will host Making Spirits Bright: Cocktail and Truffle Making Class with Willa from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails and Newport Vineyards Executive Chef Andy Teixeira. You won’t want to miss this cocktail-creating, truffle-making extravaganza, but in case you can’t make it, we got the Newport Vineyards team to share two of their favorite cocktail recipes that

Brick Alley Pub Nachos

In Celebration of 36th Birthday, Brick Alley Pub Will Serve Nacho Platters at 1980’s Price on 12/6

To celebrate their 36th Birthday, Brick Alley Pub will serve their world famous Nacho Platters  on December 6th at their 1980’s price of $3.95. “Mark your calendars for December 6, 2016, this year’s installment of International BAP Nacho Day To celebrate our birthday, we are rolling back our Nacho Platters prices to what they were

Five Winter Beers We Love

This time of year we at The Wharf Pub like to focus on not only the rotating IPA’s but also Brown ales, Porters and Stouts. Here are our top five favorite winter beers we love down here at the Pub! 1 – Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde Ale (Boston & VT) ABV: 4.9% Unfiltered vanilla cold brew

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