The Good Gets Better at Trio

The bar at Trio in Narragansett has been a popular hangout since the restaurant opened several years ago. And now it’s bigger and better, after the restaurant closed for a few weeks for renovations. In addition to expanding the bar into a modern and roomy rectangular space with white top and cozy cushioned red leather…

Feast Your Eyes on These Fantastic Burgers!

Steak is the secret ingredient in the excellent burgers served up at Feast Sandwich Shop, a new East Greenwich eatery that’s done a booming lunch business and has a growing cult following of people who love what comes between two buns. 

Where to Find Winter Fun in South County

Pond hockey, yeeeaaah! That photo is from last year, unfortunately. Yes, we’re still waiting for our lake to stay frozen enough to enjoy some pond hockey in winter 2017, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of other great outdoor activity to be had down in South County.

Ringing In Little Rhody New Year

There is no shortage of places to celebrate the new year in Rhode Island, with the biggest and most diverse being in the Providence and Newport areas, but many others in between.

Lose Yourself in Literature at Westerly’s Lovely Savoy Bookstore

It might not quite be Flourish and Blotts*, but the Savoy Bookstore and Cafe in Westerly is a Harry Potter worthy shrine to the written word that makes Barnes and Noble look like an antiseptic supermarket by comparison. Love of literature suffuses every corner of this 3,000-square-foot publication paradise, where books are reverently displayed on two…

Narragansett’s The Break a Boutique Beauty

Sometimes, one bad thing leads to something good. We were overnighting in Narragansett recently and had booked a room at a local B&B, but upon inspection found it woeful, outdated and rudely mismanaged. We scrambled to find alternate Friday-night accommodations for our party of four and bam, stumbled onto The Break, a stunningly beautiful 16-room…

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,…

Rhythm & Roots Rocking Ninigret Park Sept. 2-4

The Rhythm & Roots Festival kicks off its 19th year at Ninigret Park in Charlestown Sept. 2-4, with some notable names in the world of roots and blues styles, including Bruce Hornsby, with the Noisemakers; Lucinda Williams, recently nominated for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association; David…

Ella’s Restaurant Opens Art Exhibit with David Black Paintings

The RITravel to-do list definitely includes a meal at Ella’s Fine Food & Drink in Westerly sometime soon — and that sometime might just be Sept. 8, when the restaurant unveils its new art gallery with an event honoring their inaugural exhibitor, painter David Black.

The Annual Washington County Fair is a 50-Year Rhode Island Tradition

There are traditions, and then there are half-century traditions. The Washington County Fair is an enduring part of summer in Rhode Island and a throwback to the state’s agricultural past, blending a carnival midway and live country and rock music from national acts with such down-home activities as tractor pulls, livestock competitions, and a watermelon-seed…

What’s Good at The Goose is Good for the Hunger

When someone suggests a breakfast spot that will change your life, you take it with a grain of salt. Lofty promises in the subjective culinary landscape are seldom met. Unless it’s breakfast – or lunch for that matter – at The Cooked Goose on Watch Hill Road in Westerly. I ate there one morning and…

Channel the Sounds of Summer at the Ocean Mist

The concept of a “staycation” isn’t exactly unknown in Rhode Island, a state where it’s quite common to have a summer beach house within a half-hour drive (OK, without summer traffic) of their home. When we want to embrace the summer beach town spirit, we head to Matunuck with its beach bars, water slides, and…