Cru Cafe

Cru Cafe has introduced a weekly soup special, it tastes good and does good.

The soup listed on their menu weekly as “Salvation Soup” will give $1 from every cup sold to a local charity, the local charity will change each week.

Cru regularly offers three types of soup – Butternut Squash Bisque, Broccoli Cheddar and Southwest Turkey

The local charity for the week of Monday, December 7th is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, serving Newport County, is changing lives one person at a time by offering nutritional, cultural, educational, and social services for people of all ages and cultures.

About Cru Cafe

Located in Newport, Rhode Island, CRU Cafe is a purveyor of Craft Cafe Dining. Integrating a weekly changing menu and fresh, local ingredients, this small boutique eatery has something new to offer.

Cru Cafe is located at One Casino Terrace in Newport.

Ryan Belmore is the 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.