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Report of quick trip to Newport

Joanie Jun 24, 2013 04:36 AM

Hadn't been to Newport in ages so headed down Sat. for the afternoon. Stopped at Allie's Donuts in N. Kingstown as usual for their wonderful maple frosted old fashioned, best donut ever. Grabbed an iced coffee at Jonathan's in town and wandered around until we sat outdoors for lunch at 22 Bowens. It started nicely with perfect seats in the sun and a nice waitress but then the fire alarm kept going off. Something was wrong and they weren't allowed to disconnect it so that sporadic honking was obviously annoying. Then after she took our drink orders, she just wasn't coming back for the food portion so I told her on my way to the restroom that we just wanted to split the oyster po boy. It came with a "spicy" remoulade that was very good but not spicy. Oysters were good, the roll wasn't exciting, fine fries and we took off before the alarm went off again. Grabbed a great cookie at a little shop on the wharf then after more wandering around (and seeing some cool things in that antique market), we sat at the outdoor bar of Salvation Cafe on Broadway and had a great time. That place is funky and cool. Everyone was super friendly, fun bartender and great pork belly pizza and rabbit sausage with potato salad. The cucumber drink was tasty too. Last time I was in Newport, Tucker's a couple doors down was open, really liked that place. Its replacement Malt and Bistro 162 next door looked good too. Will have to return a lot sooner.

  1. phelana Jun 28, 2013 05:45 PM

    Loved Salvation as well..great report. Newport is a fun town...

    1. saturngrrl Jun 24, 2013 10:39 AM

      You had me at pork belly pizza and cucumber drink! Those both sound great. Funny - was just toying with the idea of heading to Newport this weekend! If we do, I'm gonna suggest Salvation Cafe! Thanks!

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      1. re: saturngrrl
        Joanie Jun 27, 2013 05:37 AM

        Def. a fun spot. And if you hit any of other the places on that strip, let us know.

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