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What’s up for 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. Bit Players Laugh in the

Christmas In Newport

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Newport

Christmas Day in Newport, believe it or not, will be here before you know it. For some of you, the thought of cooking at home, traveling, or visiting the family is simply, out of the question! If you head out on Christmas Day, be sure to take care of those hard working staff! It doesn’t always have

Grace Vanderbilt unveils new ‘Cozy Cocktail Den’

The garden terrace at Newport’s Grace Vanderbilt hotel has received a makeover just in time for winter, emerging as the new Cozy Cocktail Den. Guests to the all-new Cozy Cocktail Den can experience a warm haven offering delicious, hand-crafted cocktails and over-the-top s’mores setup to enjoy beneath the warmth of overhead heaters, Grace- branded wool blankets, while kicking up

You vs Food: Gut-Busting Food Challenges in Newport

If  your goal in life is to become Newport’s own version of Kobayashi, or just impress your friends, this list of gut-busting challenges is for you. 1 – The Hungry Monkey’s King Kong 15 Egg Omelet Challenge You have one hour to finish the entire five pound meal that consists of an 15 egg omelet filled with chorizo, other

OpenTable unveils ’13 Spookiest Restaurants’, White Horse Tavern lands on the list

OpenTable today announced the 13 Spookiest Restaurants in America. Spanning from coast-to-coast, each of these restaurants denotes a wide variety of cuisine and culture, served with a side of fun and fright. In the spirit of the season, these restaurants pay homage to their histories and haunted pasts with delicious seasonal fare and ample storytelling.

Subway on Thames Street has apparently closed

Bad news for those who frequently visit Subway in downtown Newport, their restaurant at 359 Thames Street has apparently closed. As of October 16th, the lower Thames Street franchised restaurant has been closed and the windows have been covered with tarps – preventing anyone from seeing what is happening on the inside. The location has

bowens wharf seafood

The Do’s and Don’ts of the 27th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Bowen’s Wharf will host their 27th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival on October 14th and 15th on the Downtown Newport waterfront. Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” this ever-expanding event features lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams as well as a few dishes for landlubbers and kids in a

Newport Restaurants

Seasonal restaurants, patios begin to close for off-season

As we make our way quickly towards the end of October, many restaurants (particularly among the waterfront) are preparing to call it a season and close during the off-season until next spring. While a lot of the restaurants wait until after the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, some have already battened down the hatches. The What’sUpNewp Crew

Panera Bread partners with Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation for 16th Annual ‘Pink Ribbon Bagel’ promotion

Panera Bread is once again partnering with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation during its 16th annual ‘Pink Ribbon Bagel’ promotion.  Throughout the month of October, to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of proceeds from all Pink Ribbon Bagels sold in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts will go to the Pawtucket-based non-profit.

Smoke House Newport Storm

Smoke House will close for the season after this weekend

The last day of the 2017 season for Smoke House is Columbus Day  – Monday, October 9th. The restaurant will be open daily throughout the long weekend from 11:30 a.m. until late. The barbecue restaurant will be open daily this weekend from 11:30 a.m. until “late”. The downtown restaurant, which will reopen for the 2018 season in May, is

Newport Vineyards

Newport Vineyards brings home Gold from the 13th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Newport Vineyards has announced that they recently won Gold and Silver from the 13th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. Newport Vineyards 2016 Dry Rosé brought home Gold as the Best of Category for Vinifera Rose Wines and Silver was awarded for the 2016 Gewürztraminer in the Best of Category for Gewürztraminer. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

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