13 Places To Get Your Halloween Penny Candy Fix in Rhode Island

Halloween is almost here. Instead of running to the closest corner store chain, visit a locally-owned candy shop in Rhode Island. What might surprise you is the greater variety of nostalgic penny candies like Smarties lollipops, gold coins, Warheads, and Super Sour Drops. Better yet, these stores have sweets year round to satisfy your candy…

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…

Bristol’s Annual British Motorcar Festival Rolls Into Town June 8-11

Bristol is a most American city — it’s home to one of the biggest and best Fourth of July celebrations in the country — but from June 8-11 this East Bay town will be hoisting the Union Jack as a fleet of Rolls Royces, Triumphs, and Jaguars (that’s pronounced “Jag-U-ar,” provincials) arrives for the annual…

Another Sure Sign of Spring: Evelyn’s Drive-In is Open!

Evelyn’s Drive-In opens for the season today, with owners Jane and Dom Bitto celebrating their 30th anniversary of owning Tiverton’s iconic roadside seafood stop.

Wieners Welcomed Back in East Providence

If you went into weenie withdrawal after Sparky’s in East Providence — a long-time mainstay on the state’s hot-wiener scene — closed about a year ago, fret no more. The culinary creations are back in the form of E.P. Weiners, owned and operated by Rhode Islanders, for Rhode Islanders — and anyone else craving the…

Preppy Pig on the Move

Preppy Pig BBQ, named Rhode Island’s best barbecue by Thrillist, has shut down both its locations in Warren and Jamestown in search of a bigger and better spot to continue their cuisine.

Food and Film Highlight Newport Restaurant Week 2016

A hit with diners for more than a decade, the fall iteration of Newport Restaurant Week is back Nov. 4-13 with more than 50 restaurants offering special deals and a new documentary on the City by the Sea’s top chefs and eateries.

Riverside’s Carousel Offers Timeless Fun and Local History, Too

Rhode Island kids have been reaching for the brass ring at the Crescent Point Carousel  for more than a century now, and while the surrounding amusement park has faded into history, the historic Charles I.D. Looff merry-go-round continues to spin new memories in East Providence.

Federal Hill Quality Pizza on Main Street in Warren

Warren’s Federal Hill Pizza isn’t just engaged in some clever branding: this pizza-and-brew restaurant on Main Street was born in the back of a cigar shop on Providence’s Federal Hill.

Where to Go to Pick What You Want

It’s fall, and the living is tasty in Rhode Island. This is the time of year for ample pick-your-own opportunities from the top of the state to the bottom, particularly apples and pumpkins, as well as peaches, raspberries and other sweet treats. Planning a picking day is also a pretty cool adventure for the kids,…

Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair in 43rd Year

Coggeshall Farm in Bristol hosts its 43rd Annual Harvest Fair Sept. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day event features games, music, food and activities for the family, including hayrides, sack races and tug-of-war. A new tradition in its second year is the Harvest Fair Bake Off, awarding the best pumpkin…

Quick Colt Dip the Simple Cure for Summer Heat

Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the most satisfying. One blisteringly hot summer day, we found ourselves at Colt State Park in Bristol, the gem of the state park system, with 464 acres of sprawling lawns, ancient stone walls and curving drives along the shoreline. The entire western border fronts Narragansett Bay, and its…