Newport Vineyards Hosts Gills and Grapes, a Sustainable Paired Seafood Dinner

Many Ocean State chefs excel at creating seasonal menus according to what is available locally. They’re able to do this because of the commitment from area farmers, shellfish growers, and fishermen and women. A great example of this effort comes from Chef Andy Teixeira of Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards. He’s teaming up with non-profit…

Basta the Best for Good Reason

The number of restaurants in this state is extraordinary, which is great for the consumer because if a place doesn’t have the goods to compete, it won’t be around long. And sitting atop the eatery heap here is Basta in Cranston, routine winner of awards which most recently included “Best Restaurant in the State of…

Play ‘Four Legs to Stand On’ Supports Families Coping with Addiction

The play Four Legs to Stand On is a story about addiction and compassion, followed by an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to discuss the impact that alcohol and other drug abuse has had on their lives — and how they can support people in recovery. The Fall 2017 Tour of Four Legs to Stand presented…

Hascon Gets It On in Providence This Weekend

Hascon — Rhode Island based Hasbro’s version of ComicCon — debuts this weekend at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with interactive displays focusing on the diverse products produced by the world’s leading toy company, from Monopoly to Star Wars.

Great Ideas of Gilded Age Topic of Talks

Want to know more about Alva Belmont, who last name once was Vanderbilt, noted Newport socialite and leading figure in the women’s Suffrage Movement? A cup of tea more your cup of tea? Have a love of Providence architecture or wonder about Edith Wharton’s work? All that is covered in “Great Ideas of the Gilded…

A Down-Low Track’s-Eye View of Rhode Island

You’ve seen Rhode Island by car, foot, boat, air, bike, paddleboard, etc? Try it by the seat of your pants belted into a custom-made, 500-pound, open-air sled with rail car wheels that you pedal to go clacking down railroad tracks so close to the ground a couple feet below you feel the breeze on your…

Marc Allen Named Exclusive America’s Cup Retailer

Newport is synonymous with sailing, especially because of the city long-standing connection to the America’s Cup races. It’s also a pretty good place to shop for sharp-looking clothes, and now there’s one place that combines both: Marc Allen Fine Clothiers on Bellevue Avenue was named the exclusive retailer for America’s Cup merchandise in Rhode Island,…

Newport Car Museum an Automotive Wonderland

You don’t have to be a car lover to love cars. And at a new museum in Rhode Island dedicated to the art of gorgeous automobiles, there’s a lot to love. The Newport Car Museum opened in Portsmouth in June, and is housed in a former missile manufacturing plant on 17 acres in front of…

The Attwater Boutique Hotel is a Quiet Newport Respite

Anyone familiar with Newport in season knows it can be a pretty noisy place. By the water gets particularly loud with open-air bars, crowded streets and music filling the summer air.

Watery Ways to Get To Folk Fest

The Newport Folk Festival runs July 28-30, and has been around since 1959 and is super popular for its great music, and with that popularity comes a lot of traffic. But there are ways around it, including getting there by water, which makes sense in that Newport is the City By the Sea.

Keep the Tequila Flowing This Friday Night at Mohegan Sun

Already missing National Tequila Day? Yesterday might not have been the perfect time to stir the perfect margarita — rainy Tuesdays aren’t real great for partying — but fortunately there’s a chance for redemption: the first annual Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting debuts on Friday, July 28.