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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Music in the Sky: Rooftop at Providence G is holding a livestreamed benefit concert for restaurant workers

On Saturday, May 16, from 4 – 10pm, the Rooftop at Providence G will host six hours of livestreamed music to benefit the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Performing under strict social distancing guidelines with proper sanitization between performances, RI musicians and DJs will perform on the rooftop, entertaining viewers with a […]

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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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Soda Pop Poll: Donald’s Big League Punch and Joe’s Berry-Blue Lemonade go head-to-head

Yacht Club is once again getting political. Following the popularity of their Soda Pop Poll that they conducted during the 2016 election, the soda company created two new flavors to commemorate the 2020 election: Donald’s Big League Punch and Joe’s Berry-Blue Lemonade. Soda lovers can show their presidential preference by “voting with their taste buds,” […]

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The Future of Restaurants: How will local eating establishments come through this pandemic?

Restaurants contribute $3 trillion to the US economy each year. More locally, Rhode Islanders are proud to point to local restaurants as not only a major contributor to our culture, but also to the state economy. The RI restaurant industry generates some $2.7 billion in annual sales, and employs nearly 60,000 people, according to the […]

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