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Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway to permanently close

After several decades, Dunkin' on Broadway in Newport is permanently closing at the end of this week. A sign...

Tyler Bernadyn: A sign of HOPE on Broadway

Tonight at 5pm, the team at Fifth Element will launch ‘Outer Element,’ their much-anticipated outside dining space.  Located in the old Foley’s...

Newport businesses board up windows: ‘Better safe than sorry’

In a statement issued today related to the ongoing nationwide protests, the City of Newport said they “are not aware of any...

The Wayfinder Hotel, Nomi Park open

In case you missed it, Newport added a new hotel and restaurant this past weekend. The Wayfinder Hotel, located...

Newport County restaurants offering take-out, delivery, outdoor dining (Updating)

Tired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Newport County’s restaurants are still open and ready to serve...

Newport restaurants struggle to limit the environmental impact of take-out

Restaurants in the Newport area are trying to ensure that their growing dependency on take-out meals does not generate more plastic and...

Phase II of Reopening RI expected to start June 1, indoor...

During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Governor Raimondo said that her intention is to move to Phase II of Reopening RI...

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Hotel Viking reopen

Two more of Newport's most popular hotels have reopened for guests and dining. Hotel Viking began accepting reservations for hotel stays...

Sweet Berry Farm will open for 40th season on Friday

Sweet Berry Farm enters its fortieth season when it opens to the public on Friday May 22nd at 9 am. While the...

Onne van der Wal and family launch Pop-Up Dining Room to...

Over the last 72 hours, Newport social media has been buzzing about The Pop-up Dining Room, a mobile dinner space launched by...

Newport restaurants asked to submit plans for outdoor dining

by City of Newport. As Rhode Island begins to re-open for business, restaurants interested in offering outdoor dining are...

Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant in Warwick closing permanently due to...

Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant today announced that they will permanently close due to COVID-19. "Sadly, we are announcing that...

WUN-ONE-ONE: Restaurant Roundtable – A conversation with five local restaurateurs about...

As part of our ongoing WUN-ON-ONE series, today we'll be hosting a restaurant roundtable at 3 pm. Local restaurants will speak about...

Rhode Island businesses required to develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan...

As part of Governor Raimondo's Reopening RI plan, all businesses must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace...

Newport City Manager signs Executive Order allowing all restaurants to offer...

Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson on Tuesday signed an Executive Order that will allow all existing victualing licenses offering service at tables...

Middletown accepting applications for outdoor dining

Middletown has passed an executive order that will permit the temporary expansion of outdoor dining at local restaurants.

RI Hospitality Association and RI Hospitality Education Foundation announce free training...

The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) and RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) today announced that they wil lbe hosting free workforce training and...

Restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining beginning May 18th

During her COVID-19 press briefing today, Governor Raimondo announced that restaurants will be allowed to reopen for on-premise outdoor dining beginning Monday,...

Smoke House reopens for 2020 season

Smoke House restaurant will re-open for the 2020 season with take-out only, beginning today, Monday, May 11th.   Smoke House will offer a...

Along with packaged beer and wine, restaurants can now sell draft...

As part of her twenty-ninth declaration order that was signed on Friday, Govermor Raimondo outlined and updated certain restrictions on businesses and...

Griswold’s Tavern announces it has permanently closed

Griswold's Tavern took to it's Facebook Page on Thursday evening to announced that it has permanently closed. The following...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Rhode Island Hospitality’s Dale Venturini and Heather...

On this edition of WUN-ON-ONE, Rhode Island's Hospitality Association's Dale Venturini, President/CEO, and Heather Singleton, Chief Operating Officer, join me to chat...

Amid crisis, community’s outpouring of support invigorates Newport Hospital

During the unprecedented health crisis that has turned our state, the country and world on its end, dozens of Aquidneck Island businesses,...

Newport County Virtual Tip Jar: Help support service industry workers

Over the last week or so, many of us would regularly be patronizing bars, salons, restaurants, and other businesses that have been...

Six more restaurants reopen for take-out, delivery

With a new month comes some new options for restaurant take-out and delivery. Several more restaurants and cafes are...