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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

7 Easter Brunch options around Newport

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

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

The Chanler at Cliff Walk appoints Matthew Voskuil as new Executive Chef, Director of Food & Beverage

Newport, RI – For the first time in over eight years, The Chanler at Cliff Walk is ushering in new culinary talent at its award-winning destination restaurant The Spiced Pear, with newly appointed Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage, Matthew Voskuil at the helm. In his dual role as Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage,

The Newport Burger Bender is back and bigger than ever

Newport, RI – The Newport Burger Bender returns for its second edition this February 16 to 25, 2018, once again coinciding with the Newport Winter Festival. This simple burger contest, which recognizes the bevy of culinary creativity throughout our destination, challenges local restaurants to compete for the lauded “Newport Burger Bender Best Burger” title, burger bragging rights and the

Dear What’sUpNewp: “What’s your favorite restaurant or bar that opened in 2017?”

Dear What’sUpNewp is where we’ll regularly feature an audience question and have all or some of our editorial team members provide their answer. Want to submit a question? Send an email to ryan@whatsupnewp.com. Ryan recently got the question while at an event – “What’s your favorite restaurant or bar that opened in 2017?” It’s a

Newport Restaurants

What’s Open, What’s Closed: When restaurants are taking 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. Temporarily Closing  This story was originally published on January 2nd, it will be updated as more information is received and confirmed. Aloha Cafe: Closed until

11 Coziest Places to Eat and Drink in Newport This Winter

When it’s cold in Newport, sometimes you just need to go somewhere cozy. Whether you’re catching up with old friends during a holiday break, enjoying dinner out with visiting family members, or going on a date, you need a place to go with a warm ambiance, comforting food, seasonal drinks, and, preferably, a fireplace. Luckily, Newport has

New Year's Eve Newport

What’s up for 2017-2018 New Year’s Eve in Newport

New Year’s Eve is almost here and the What’sUpNewp crew is keeping you in the know of the very best events and parties happening in Newport, because we know you want (and deserve) to ring in 2018 in style! In alphabetical order. More events may be added as venues announce what’s happening. You Might Also Like – Newport

Owners of Diego’s purchase Easton’s Point Pub; Diego’s Barrio Cantina coming soon

Have you ever wished Diego’s Bodega in Middletown had the same famous margaritas as Diego’s in Newport? In 2018, Diego’s owners Scott and Adrienne Kirmil are making that wish come true and much more. Following the successful expansion of Diego’s at Bowen’s Wharf, they’re moving the bodega from 124 Aquidneck Avenue to the former home

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