Newport’s Food Rocks, Restaurant Week Rolls

We know Newport pretty well, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but it did. We walked into Midtown Oyster Bar on a fairly quiet Sunday afternoon and smack into the 12th annual Newport Restaurant Week.

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…

Take an Exhilarating Water Journey at Newport’s Bodhi Spa

It’s kind of a “First World problem” to say you can get bored with spas. Not so much with the treatments — I don’t think I’ll ever say no to a good massage, and I’m sure other feel the same way about facials, wraps, manicures, and pedicures. But most spas offer the same general range…

Flavor of Fall in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a summery place for sure, but traveling to and around here is pretty action packed as well. One of the most colorful is the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, with more than 5,000 artistically carved and illuminated pumpkins on display from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5. You can…

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…

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.