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May 21, 2017


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What’s Happening on Cinco de Mayo in Newport

Cinco de Mayo is here and everyone is searching for the best local events to celebrate the day with a party and a margarita. This year Newport is hosting some fun ways for everyone to enjoy Cinco de Mayo, with beautiful waterfront venues, high-quality restaurants, outdoor celebrations, and unique experiences! History Lesson: Cinco de Mayo (or the fifth

Newport Gallery Night Walking Tours Return for the 2017 Season

Newport Gallery Organization’s popular Newport Gallery Night Walking Tours return for their 17th season. The tours, which run from May through October, showcase some of the Newport Gallery Organization’s participating galleries and cultural institutions. Along with the walking tours, many of the galleries have new exhibitions and events for the month of May. DeBlois Gallery

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Smoke House Reopens for the Season

Smoke House reopened for the 2017 season on Sunday, April 30th. The summer-inspired menu includes an array of appetizers including Corn & Crab Chowder; Smoke House Chili; Smoked Chicken Wings served BBQ or buffalo style with bleu cheese dressing; Shrimp Cocktail; Deviled Eggs; traditional Fried Pickles with spicy remoulade; Nachos; Hog Wings, served BBQ or buffalo

City Council Approves @ The Deck’s Entertainment License Expansion

Newport City Council approved @ The Deck’s application to expand their entertainment license on Wednesday evening, the approval allows the waterfront restaurant to increase their maximum decibel from 65 decibels to 75 decibels. @The Deck falls under the Waterfront Business Zoning (WB), according to the City Of Newport Zoning map. According to Newport City Ordinance 8.12.080.,

Tallulah On Thames Announces Closure, Shares Heartfelt Thank You

Tallulah on Thames has confirmed their permanent closure with What’sUpNewp. Jake Rojas, a partner of the once-popular Thames Street restaurant, provided What’sUpNewp with a statement on Friday – confirming the closure and thanking their former employees and customers. The announcement comes following the news earlier this week that Harry’s Bar & Burger would be replacing Tallulah

La Forge Restaurant to Change Ownership

Changes are coming for one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in Newport. An application has been filed at Newport City Hall by La Forge Casino Restaurant to transfer ownership of its Class BV alcoholic beverage license to 1899, LLC. 1899, LLC is made up of Thames Capital Ventures, LLC (51% Nicholas Schorsch) and Aquidneck Holding, LLC

The Deck Looks to Expand Entertainment License by Increasing Maximum Allowed Decibel Levels

@The Deck is looking to expand its entertainment license by increasing the maximum decibel from 65 decibels to 75 decibels. UPDATE: Wednesday, April 26th – City Council Approves @ The Deck’s Entertainment License Expansion This won’t be the first time the restaurant has looked to expand its Annual Class B (outdoor) Entertainment License, over the last few


Sardella’s Will Celebrate 37th Anniversary in April by Offering Original Menu Prices from 1980

In celebration of 37 years in business, Sardella’s will once again offer original menu prices from 1980! Sardella’s Italian Restaurant was founded by 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 one day,

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Newport Vineyards Offers More Than Just Wine

Sponsored Content March in Newport has us all buzzing about the Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but Aquidneck Island has a ton of great events going on all month. The team at Newport Vineyards has lined up more than a few them, and they’re excited to share upcoming dates for live music, comedy, classes,

Spring Newport Restaurant Week Expands to 12-Day Event, Will Kick-Off on March 27th

Newport Restaurant Week returns this spring to Newport and Bristol Counties, and for the first time, area restaurants will create seasonal dishes at prix fixe prices for 12 days. With approximately 50 restaurants expected to participate throughout Newport and Bristol counties from March 27th through April 7th, diners will have the opportunity to savor three-course,

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