Open and Closed

Opened12 Metre Cafe: Inside the Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq, Newport. A seaside cafe along Bowen’s Wharf. Bar ‘Cino: 22 Washington Sq, Newport. It’s “chee-no” like Al Pacino. This Italian-inspired bar and eatery is open for lunch, dinner and late nights. Bottega Bocconi: 36 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. Bringing some Italian cuisine to the […]

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RI FOOD FIGHTS Brings Competitive Cupcakes to the Creative Capital

“The Rhode Island cupcake community is competitive and very vocal. Everyone has a favorite and no one is afraid to talk about it. Loudly.” Jim Nellis does not mince words. Well, he didn’t in that sentence. He does occasionally mince words. Okay, he often minces words. After food-fighting, Nellis’ number one talent may actually be […]

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World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest

Saturday around 3:45 pm something happened in Kennedy Plaza that will go down in history. Well, if you count the Guinness Book of World Records as history. At an eating event sponsored by The Malted Barley, which provided the pretzels as well, the world record for speed pretzel eating was set. Geoffrey Esper downed 26 pretzels […]

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Just Beyond the Rainbow Sprinkles: Vic’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream opens and we’re all screaming for it

  The first time I tried Vic’s craft ice cream, formerly known as Fountain and Co., was through the Stock Culinary Goods’ window on Hope Street. I didn’t realize that Victoria Young, the woman who founded Fountain and Co., and now the new owner of Vic’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream in Barrington, was one of the […]

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