It may be frigid outside but Winter heated up today in Newport as area restaurants, caterers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Newport Fire Department competed today at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel to see who had the best chili in town at the 21st Annual Samuel Adams Chili Cook-Off!

This Years Top Winners Were:

  • 1st Place: Newport RI Fire Department
  • 2nd Place: Scratch Kitchen & Catering
  • 3rd Place: The Wharf Pub Newport

Those Participating In The Chili Cook Off Included:

1) Diego’s Newport
2) Five33 Lounge @ The Hyatt
3) Newport Fire Department
4) The Wharf Pub Newport
5) Lorusso’s Cafe
6) USCG Station Castle Hill
7) CRU Cafe Newport
8) SaltWater
9) Scratch Kitchen & Catering
10) Queen Anne’s Restaurant and Catering

The 28th Annual Newport Winter Festival takes place from February 12 – 21, 2016: Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. www.newportwinterfestival.com

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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