Weekend at Newport, RI, 1st time ever
My man and I are heading to Newport, RI for an wedding in May. We'll have an entire wkd (Fri - Sun), but only 1 evening of the wedding activities. I read a bit of other posts on here recommending different places. I want to know:
1.where do the locals eat?
2. what are the do-not-miss places?
3. where do I go for fresh seafood, and won't pay the tourist prices? (is that possible?)
We are a young couple with very open-minded palate, loves food, but a bit tight on fund. I want my first New England experience to be as full as it can be.... Thanks!
You wont be sorry visiting Newport. its better than Providence. So this is where the locals go. Lucia;s, Mama Luisa, BYOB simple Italian food.
Bouchard for Classical French
Clark Cooke House
The Mooring great seafood and its a bit but not crazy expensive
Tuckers on Broadway
Brick Alley simle pub fare
Inn at Castle Hill expensive but what a place even for a drink Beautiful
Pasta Beach big local spot simple Italian
IMO: these are the bust out places
7 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
re: Frank Terranova
As Newport Creamery's advertising copy has been known to say, "It's a drink!" Specifically, an ice cream drink. Even more specifically, a blend of flavored syrup, milk, and a secret frozen ice milk mix. The ice milk differentiates the Awful Awful from its cousins, the Cabinet and the Frappe, and from its evil twin, the Friendly's Fribble Shake. Awful Awfuls are most readily available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Mocha, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate, and Orange flavors, but can be made from any flavor syrup (ipecac-flavored Awful Awful anyone?). They're "Awful big, awful good," and if you can drink three at a sitting, the fourth one is free!
I agree with John its a drink that needs to be done with out any additions and usually dinner would not be an option after drinking one. When I was a kid they were the thing I have not had one in years many years and since it was taken over I dont know if they still use the same ingredients. If your not an origional Rhode Islander then you have to have a Hot Weiner with coffee milk. and clam cakes. and you need fried clams from scales and shells on thames St. Dont let anyone talk you into Flo's I was there once and it sucked really bad. You will love Newport nice safe nightlife. Could be pricy but fun nice people.
re: Frank Terranova
The Syrup is sold in the major grocery stores like Stop and Shop, Shaws just to name the big ones its sold under the maker Autocrat Coffee Syrup. You need to have the Hot Weniers they are a must they are small hot dogs in a steamed bun with mustard a chili like sauce and chopped onions.