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Morgan Capodilupo

Gee, You’re Swell: Groundswell Cafe + Bakery pours the perfect cup for the new year

Resolutions are great, especially when they involve shaking off your 2020 coffee-run routines and reaching for a new cup o’ joe as we embrace a new year. In a push to get myself out of my caffeine rut, I ventured off-island (gasp!), and stumbled upon Groundswell Cafe + Bakery, an idyllic oasis nestled in Tiverton’s […]

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A Toast To Takeout: Raising a glass to Rhode Island’s carryout cocktails

Ah, the drudgery of January! Bank accounts are looking slim from holiday gifting, the recent snowstorm lines the streets with less-than-Instagram-friendly slush, and they just took “The Office” off of Neflix. Worst month ever? Wait just a second! What if I told you there was a way to beat the New Year doldrums with … […]

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Molto Bene!: Giusto brings Italian like you’ve never seen it before to Newport

Hammetts Hotel is Newport’s newest addition to the sophisticated scads of lodgings that dot Downtown’s fashionable thoroughfares. After a grand opening in spring 2020, they’ve been going strong throughout the summer, even with the shadow of COVID-19 looming over the hospitality industry. Hammetts may have a fabulous patio complete with millennial-friendly twinkle lights and stunning […]

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Where Have You Bean All My Life?!: Simple Merchant coffee cart rolls into Newport!

If you’ve been lucky enough to pass through Perotti Park in Newport this summer when disembarking the Jamestown-Newport Shuttle Boat or the Block Island Ferry, you might have noticed a quirky wooden tricycle cart peddling some of the best java in town. No, it’s not a mirage brought on by too many overpriced, undersized cash […]

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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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