Brick Alley Pub Nachos

Photo: Nachos at Brick Alley Pub

We hear about them all the time, seems like there’s about a dozen “holidays” for just about every day of the year! The What’sUpNewp Crew has curated what holidays you should actually look forward celebrating this month, many of them give you the opportunity to indulge in something we all love and support local!

1 – Day Of The Dead – November 1 

On November 1st,  Diego’s will be hosting Brunch 9AM-1PM. Come in with your best Day of the Dead face paint to spin the wheel and win prizes! The Cerveza Modelo girls will be on sight from 11AM-Noon giving away beer and swag! Cure your hangover and day after Halloween blues! $6 Blood Mary’s & $5 Breakfast Taco Plates!

2 – National Sandwich Day – November 3rd

Sounds like a good day to head to your favorite deli or sandwich shop and show them some local support for this day. We suggest you head to Cru Cafe, The Shop, Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli, Scratch, Rosemary & Thyme or The Deli!

3 – National Candy Day – November 4th What’s your favorite candy? Head to Sea Side Sweets in Brick Market Place or your favorite local candy shop and stock up, chances are by now you’ve run out of your Halloween candy.

4 – National Doughnut Appreciation Day – November 5th Make your way to Ma’s Donuts or Cru Cafe to celebrate this delicious day or wait until Sunday to celebrate this day and head to Tallulah’s on Thames for Brunch and enjoy their delicious donuts!  

5 – National Nachos Day – November 6th

There’s no question, the place to be for National Nachos Day is Brick Alley Pub or Diego’s!


Nachos & Chill? #TGIF


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  6 – National Wine Tasting & Wine Tourism Day – November 7th Sounds like a great day to visit Newport Vineyards, Sakonnet Vineyards or Greenvale Vineyards!  

7 – National Sundae Day November 11th Ben & Jerry’s, Newport Creamery or this beautiful creation from Brick Alley Pub…

It’s Saturday. #BrownieHeaven #TreatYoSelf (like @moniquetmplnv did ?)   A photo posted by Brick Alley Pub (@brickalleypub) on

  8 – National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day – November 12th Who serves up your favorite pizza in and around Newport? Support and eat local and head for VanGogh Pizza, Nikolas Pizza, O’brien’s Pub or Brick Alley Pub.  

#Yummy #FoodPorn #Newport #BYO #NewportRI #Pizza #ArtOfPizza #HeirloomTomatos #AIOFarms A photo posted by VanGoghPizza (@vangoghpizza) on

9 – National Espresso Day – November 23rd

Live on extra caffeine and espresso? Today is your day!  All of Newport’s favorite coffee shops serve up some mighty fine espresso; so head to Mokka Coffeehouse, Empire Coffee & Tea, The Coffee Grinder or Washington Square Coffee Roasters and have a high energy day!

Bridget’s first drink from the new Black Eagle espresso machine.

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10 – National Cake Day – November 26th

National Cake Day is also Thanksgiving, so of course this should be your dessert for choice after lots of turkey and football today! Make sure you order your cake ahead of time to bring to dinner from Cru Cafe, Mad Hatter Bakery, French Confection or Rosemary & Thyme.

11 – Small Business Saturday

November 28th

This day is all supporting the local stores, shops and small business owners in and around Newport. Forget the malls and support those who live, work and shop in your neighborhood. SHOP LOCAL!

12 – National French Toast Day – November 28th

The french toast at Gary’s Handy Lunch, Corner Cafe, Cru Cafe, Benjamin’s and Franklin Spa are all TO DIE FOR, you can’t go wrong on this day.

13 – National Chocolates Day – November 29th

Wow, where to go for this delicious day? Kilwins is probably a great start!

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.