Morgan Capodilupo

Bake My Day: Knotty’s Cookies isn’t afraid to take whisks

What began as a way to quell late night sugar cravings for friends and roommates turned into Knotty’s Cookies, an amazing pop-up confectionary shop helmed by local Newport cookie guru Shelby Carroll. She’s transformed her hobby of crafting new and exciting cookie flavors (move over, Milk Bar!) into an awesome gig, slinging bangin’ baked goods […]

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Dinner Is Served! Pop-up dining room brings quirky quality to quarantine dining

For the van der Wals of Newport, Rhode Island, thinking “inside the box” led to a creative and nifty way to not only quash quarantine boredom, but also support local restaurants in the process. What began as a simple idea to beat the doldrums of lockdown grew into a great bonding experience for the foodie […]

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Dough on the Go: PVDonuts delivers sugary cheer all over Rhode Island with their “Doughlivery” Donuts

The COVID-19 epidemic has forced businesses to get creative with peddling their wares to folks under stay-at-home orders. Rhody donut icon PVDonuts has gotten especially crafty by rolling out a delivery program that brings their tasty treats to the streets of Newport, Cranston, Pawtucket and more. I chatted with Paul Kettelle, one of PVDonuts’ co-owners, […]

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Lending A Hand: Local distilleries knock out coronavirus with homemade hand sanitizer

You’ve seen it all on the daily news, Instagram Live, even TikTok — folks clamoring to stock up on everything one could need to hunker down during a pandemic. While we’ve seen many fights over the last roll of TP at Stop & Shop or the final can of black beans at Shaw’s, four local […]

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A Cool (Bob)Cat In Town: The Royal Bobcat cocktail bar brings 1920s zest to Atwells Avenue

Providence flapper gals and dapper gents, take note! There’s a chic new cocktail bar slinking its way onto the scene, and it’s the cat’s meow! Nestled on Federal Hill, The Royal Bobcat is here to bring all the fun and friskiness of Roaring Twenties New Orleans to PVD! Owners Ellie Coyne and Dan Becker take […]

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Okay, ‘Shroomers: Fantastic Fungi documentary celebrates all things mushroom

NOTE: Jane Pickens Theater is currently closed for public health reasons. Interested folks can go to the Fantastic Fungi website to purchase or rent the film so they can be part of the conversation on March 26 and livestream with the director. Aquidneck Community Table and the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center in Newport […]

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“If We’re Not Meant to Have Midnight Snacks, Why Is There a Light in the Fridge?”: In search of snacks for after hours appetites

Being a night owl and a foodie in the great state of Rhode Island is both a blessing and a curse. True, it’s home to some unique cuisine that’s readily available during daylight hours (Crazy Vanilla Awful Awfuls, anyone?), but there’s just something about a diner omelet eaten at 3am or a 4am chicken parm […]

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Free Spirit: Yagi Noodles’ spirit-free libations bring one-of-a-kind beverages to Newport

Yagi Noodles is Newport’s coolest new ramen spot — a pop-up restaurant by Chef Basil Yu, who’s bringing his own creative spin on Asian cuisine to Newport, with a rad menu featuring bowls of freshly prepared whole wheat Japanese ramen noodles in savory broths, Rhode Island-meets-China lobster bao buns and shareable small plates. While the […]

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