Midtown Oyster Bar

Giusto names Executive Chef, General Manager & Beverage Director

Giusto, the first independent restaurant concept from Chef Kevin O’Donnell, has been abuzz as locals and visitors alike eagerly await its late summer grand opening. A Rhode Island native...

Newport Creamery on Bellevue Avenue closed until Spring 2021 due to COVID-19

Newport, RI - Awful awful news for Newport Creamery fans. The Newport Creamery located at 181 Bellevue Avenue in Newport has closed for the remainder of the year...

RIDOH issues compliance order to ten restaurants, bars for failing to comply with COVID-19...

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it has issued compliance orders to ten restaurants and bars so far this week for failing to comply with a range of...
Smokehouse Combo Platter

Bar ‘Cino, Smoke House, and Avvio Ristorante now offering family-style feasts for backyard gatherings

Newport Restaurant Group today announced that it is offering a selection of family-style feasts for takeout and delivery from Bar ‘Cino and Smoke House in Newport and Avvio Ristorante in Cranston, allowing customers to enjoy the authentic tastes...
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The Clubhouse opens at Cardines Field

Once a hotspot for baseball fans and Aquidneck Island locals alike, Mudville Pub was a staple next to Historic Cardines Field. The old school pub features a back dugout area that juts...

Ragged Island Brewing Company gets o.k. to operate a limited series of beer gardens...

The Town of Portsmouth's Zoning Board of Review last night unanimously approved Ragged Island Brewing Company's special use permit to operate a limited series of beer gardens at their new location at...

Newport Vineyards introduces their estate-grown garden, The Vineyard Garden

Middletown, RI - Something new has been growing in the fields at Newport Vineyards and it’s not just the vines. For nearly two years the vineyard and culinary teams at Newport Vineyards...

Brewery of the Month: “The Guild” Ranks High on the Local Scene

After a quarantine respite, our “Brewery of the Month” column returns for July. Going forward, we’ll visit a different local establishment regularly and report back on our findings. We know, it’s a...

What’s Up on the Newport County Food Scene: July 6

Newport, RI - Here’s the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! Have something that you’d like to see added here or include in a future edition? Email...

Dine & Drink: Restaurant news and a look at what to eat and drink...

Here’s the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! Have something that you’d like to see added here or include in a future edition? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Mission to close Newport location, expand in Middletown

Newport, RI - The Mission Group today announced that they will have permanently closed their Mission location at 29 West Marlborough Street in Newport and will expand their location at 58 Aquidneck...

Hammetts Hotel opens on Friday

 Hammetts Hotel, Main Street Hospitality’s newest addition to its management portfolio, will open on Friday, June 26. Centrally located on America’s Cup at Commercial Wharf, the 84-room hotel places guests in the...

Brenton Hotel introduces new culinary leadership team

Newport, RI Andy Ross, managing director of the Brenton Hotel, the new 57-room luxury boutique hotel on the harbor in Newport, RI, opening in July 2020, announced today the appointment of Kevin Wood as Executive...

Bar ‘Cino expanding in Washington Square

Newport, RI - Just one year after opening, Newport Restaurant Group's Bar 'Cino is expanding in Washington Square. The restaurant, located at 22 Washington Square, will expand into 24...

Newport Restaurant Group now offering delivery service from Bar ‘Cino, Smoke House, and Avivo

Newport Restaurant Group today announced that three of their properties, Bar ‘Cino and Smoke House in Newport and Avvio in Cranston, have launched a new delivery service.  The...
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Bowen’s Wharf cancels annual Newport Chowder & Oyster Festival and Seafood Festival

Bowen's Wharf today announced that they have cancelled the 5th Annual Newport Oyster Festival and the 30th Annual Seafood Festival, due to COVID-19. "Bowen’s Wharf regrets to announce that...

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 put in in the window today says “this location will...

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 parking lot and adjacent to their restaurant on Broadway, this...

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 credible threats to the City of Newport or Aquidneck Island,...

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 at 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, officially opened this past...
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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 you via takeout and delivery. Support a...

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 threaten the area’s environmental gains.  Plastic has...

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

During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Governor Raimondo said that her intention is to move to Phase II of Reopening RI on Monday, June 1st. We've included...

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 beginning on May 21. One Bellevue’s patio is also reopening...

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 shopping experience will be a little different this year, customers...