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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

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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

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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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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

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Roundup: Bar and restaurant hours on Christmas Eve

Looking for a place to dine or drink this Christmas Eve, here’s a quick look at what’s open. This story will be updated as more information and hours are confirmed, check back for updates. Know of something that’s open or closed, email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com. Brick Alley Pub – Last seating at 4 p.m. Clarke Cooke House

Newport’s KEEL Vodka now on tap at Gillette Stadium

KEEL Partners LLC and Gillette Stadium have teamed up to provide fans with an exciting new beverage option at the home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution: KEEL Vodka, the nation’s first premium light spirit at 58 calories. Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl Champion Matt Light is

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

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

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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

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