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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

Sardella’s will celebrate 38th Anniversary in April by offering original menu prices from the 1980’s

In celebration of 38 years in business, Sardella’s will once again offer original menu prices from the 1980’s! Sardella’s Italian Restaurant was founded by a former mayor of Newport, Richard Sardella, in 1980. Newport’s oldest Italian Restaurant celebrated their 35th Anniversary in 2015 by offering their 1980 menu and pricing to the public for just

What’s happening at bars and restaurants before, during, and after the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (Updated)

The 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 17th, 2018, here’s what’s happening at bars and restaurants before, during and after the Parade.   Bar & Restaurant Guide: 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade  This list is very much a “live blog” and is being

Newport-Kinsale Chef Exchange will celebrate Sister City bond from March 10th – 14th

Chefs from Kinsale, Ireland, will descend on Newport for four days of culinary and cultural exchange from March 10th – 14th. This March, while the City by the Sea celebrates its 41st Annual Irish Heritage Month, local restaurants will welcome guest chefs and restaurants from Kinsale, the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland,” located in County Cork.


Great American Beer Bars: CraftBeer.com readers choose Norey’s as best beer bar in Rhode Island

Norey’s has been recognized as the best beer bar in Rhode Island in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association website for beer lovers. Norey’s, which was founded in 2000, offers at least 20 taps and 110 bottles of some of the world’s best and rarest craft beers. “There are more than 6,000 small and

Polar Pineapples set to return to Goat Island for Newport Winter Festival

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will once again transform Pineapples on the Bay to Polar Pineapples during the Newport Winter Festival! Polar Pineapples will offer the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a signature infused cocktail or specialty hot drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) while enjoying views of the bay, ice sculptures, and more. “We’re excited

Newport Restaurant Week returns March 2nd – 11th

Spring is less than six weeks away and the season of new beginnings promises more than just showers and flowers throughout our destination. From March 2-11, 2018, more than 45 restaurants will be offering mouthwatering masterpieces on their Newport Restaurant Week prix fixe menus featuring three courses lunches and dinners for $16 and $35, respectively. Since 2006, locally-owned

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