Food and Drink

Strawless by the Sea Launches in Newport

The finest restaurants to the smallest coffee shops are eliminating plastic straws and stirrers because of the harmful effect they have on the environment.

Clean Ocean Access’s marina trash skimmers collected more than 650 plastic straws from Newport Harbor over the past eight months, and they’ve removed over 2,000 straws from the town’s beaches in the last five years.

5 Farms to Visit for Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

The season is short, but the berries will soon be ripe for picking (and eating).

Strawberry season is a short and fleeting time from mid-June to early July. As quickly as the berries emerge and ripen, they are gone just as fast. Be sure to head to one of these local farms so you can pick-your-own ruby red jewels off the vine and incorporate them into pies, shortcakes, salads or straight from stem to mouth.

Savor Event Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary of RI Food Bank’s Community Kitchen Program

Celeb chefs Jacques Pépin, Sara Moulton, Ming Tsai and more will be in attendance at tonight's event at Newport Vineyards, which will raise money for the culinary job training program.

Guests will sit down to a four-course meal while mixing and mingling with the culinary personalities and raising funds for the program that prepares low-income adults for careers in the food industry.

Sightsailing in Newport with Cloudy Bay Winery and Salt Pond Oysters

Board the Aquidneck sailboat for views of Newport Harbor from the water.

Sightsailing on the Aquidneck. Sometimes the vacation you’ve been looking for is right under your nose. After attending the shellfish-packed Newport Oyster Festival last weekend, my husband and I boarded the Aquidneck vessel for an afternoon sightsail of Newport Harbor with Cloudy Bay wines and Salt Pond oysters. It was a beautiful day with a chance of thunderstorms in the…