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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Newport Winter Festival: Results for 25th Annual Sam Adams Chili Cook-Off

The 25th Annual Sam Adams Chili Cook-Off, a signature event of Newport Winter Festival, was held at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina on Saturday, February 15th. "A huge...

Polar Pineapples: Ice bar popping up at Gurney’s this weekend

Polar Pineapples is returning to Goat Island this weekend. Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina invites you to treat yourself to one of their signature cocktails from the ice bar. Stay warm around one...

Record-breaking 39 burgers participating in 2020 Newport Burger Bender

Newport County’s most savory burger competition, the Newport Burger Bender, returns to Newport and Bristol Counties Feb. 14 to 23, 2020. Occurring in tandem with the Newport Winter Festival, the Burger Bender promises...

Newport Blues Cafe changing management, will temporarily close

The rumors aren't true, Newport Blues Cafe isn't permanently closing, becoming a hotel, becoming a restaurant, being changed into a store, or anything else you recently heard. After 13...

Nomi Park: Mission Group announces name, details for new restaurant at The Wayfinder Hotel

Get ready, a new restaurant is opening this spring in Newport. As What's Up Newp first reported back in July, the Mission Group is opening a fifth restaurant on...

Hammetts Wharf: Hotel, retail opening in June; restaurant soon after

The $29 million Hammetts Wharf construction project at the former Newport Yachting Center is just a few short months from completion. Colin Kane, Founding Partner of Peregrine Group...

What to eat and drink this week in Newport County: Feb. 10 – 17

Here’s what’s up for the week ahead when it comes to dine, drink and deliciousness; Dine & Drink News & Notes We asked, “Who makes...

Pizza Poll: The results are in!

It's National Pizza Day and the results of our Pizza Poll are in! We asked, "Who makes the best slice in Newport?" and over 1,500 of your submitted...

The Final Countdown: Newport Burger Bender is almost here

Discover Newport, the official destination management organization for Newport and Bristol Counties, announced today a record-breaking 39 burgers have tossed their buns in the ring for the coveted “best burger” crown.

What to eat and drink this week in Newport County

It may be winter and it may be cold, but there is no reason to stay in during this time of the year. We repeat, there's still plenty of delicious and great...
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Bouchard Restaurant among OpenTable’s ‘Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2020’

Taking the guesswork out of Valentine's Day, the most highly coveted date night of the year, OpenTable -- the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations -- released its annual list of the 100...
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Winter Break: When restaurants are taking time off this winter (2020 edition)

It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport. Many restaurants have already temporarily closed or are preparing to do so over the next few weeks.
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Where To Find Brunch in Newport

*Updated 1/28/2020. This story was originally published on January 5, 2015, it is routinely updated. * Brunch, the delicious combination of breakfast, lunch and alcohol consumed usually in the late morning, can be found in...

Pizza Poll: Who makes the best slice in Newport?

Since National Pizza Day is coming up on February 9th, we're celebrating Newport's locally-owned pizza spots and giving you the chance to win a $20 gift certificate toward your favorite Newport pizza.

Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival returning to Fort Adams in May, expanding...

Food Truck Festivals of America (FTFA) has confirmed with What's Up Newp that the Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will return to Fort Adams this May. Due...

Forget Xmas in July, think “Jaws,” in January!

Imagine finding the perfect clamcake…and there’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect. That was my thought Saturday (Jan. 18) while driving through Wakefield while noticing the sign on Benny’s Clam Shack at 58 High...

Live music, extensive bourbon menu added to Newport Marriott’s Plank Bar

The Newport Marriott’s Plank Bar, located in the hotel lobby, will host different musical acts each Friday evening from 6 to  9 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for the 32nd Annual Newport Winter...

Blackstone Caterers hosting Rare Bourbon & Craft Beer Dinner on January 24th

On Friday, January 24th Blackstone Caterers will be hosting a five-course Rare Bourbon and Craft Beer Dinner at their headquarters located at 224 John Clarke Road in Middletown. "We...

Owners of Midtown Oyster Bar, Surf Club opening Freaky Burrito

Burritos and bowls. That's what the owners of Midtown Oyster Bar and Surf Club will be offering and specializing in when they open Freaky Burrito in March.

Castle Hill Inn will celebrate Chinese New Year with a five-course Cantonese-inspired menu

In celebration of the Year of the Rat in 2020, Castle Hill Inn will be offering a special Cantonese-inspired menu crafted with direction from Castle Hill Inn Chef de Cuisine Andy Taur,...

Kilwin’s opening second location in Newport

Kilwin's is opening a second location in Newport. Kilwin's, which has been serving up chocolate, fudge, and ice cream at 262 Thames Street since 2009, will open soon at...

Renovations coming for Caleb & Broad

Caleb & Broad has planned to close from January 20th - 30th for some extensive renovations. "It's going to be a pretty big face lift, I'm calling it Caleb...

Taste Of Broadway: Four Broadway restaurants are teaming up to offer a five-course beer...

The Tavern on Broadway is taking beer dinners to a whole other level when they host A Taste Of Broadway on January 16th at 6 pm. This culinary experience...

Surf Club to host five-course Winter Dinner on January 15th

Surf Club has announced plans for a Winter Dinner that promises to be a culinary and cocktail experience that you will not want to miss. The Winter Dinner, scheduled...