Newport Pizza Company (Lunch Review)

3 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sometimes after a night of imbibing several adult beverages all you want to do is spend the afternoon at the nearest pizza joint relaxing and watching some other people watch sports. So on a recent Saturday, my dining partner and I hit up the Newport Pizza Company to do just that. It turned out to be a great place.  

Rio Grande (Review)

Newport mainstay offers delicious fajitas and unique ambiance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tucked into an unassuming strip mall in Newport is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, Rio Grande. "It's got the best margaritas," a barista at one of my favorite coffee houses told me one day. "It's kind of a dive, but the food is so good. And it's cheap.”  

Buy Local, Eat Better

NuVo restaurant utilizes local food to keep your money in the local economy

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Chef Michael Peterson of NuVo Modern American Cuisine in Newport depends on other small local businesses. They do the things he can't, and working with them moves the money we spend eating at NuVo into their pockets and hopefully keeps rotating through local wallets. Plus, Peterson says, dealing with local farms and small vendors is relational instead of an anonymous transaction.   

The Newport Syndicate (Review)

A Piano? Fuhgeddaboutit! Restaurant needs more polish.

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
After watching all eight seasons of the Sopranos and Godfather I, II and III, I know a little bit about syndicates. They who help you out in a jam and then expect to be repaid. The first few times they send an enforcer, they aren’t there to kill you — they’re there to warn you.   

Remembering the Jockey Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Back in the mid-'80s when I was in high school, I was befriended by a group of social misfits who wanted to play some music. One of the first times we hung out, they took me across the river, to then seedy Newport, and an even seedier little music club called The Jockey Club.