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A local restaurant and two out-of-state contenders took home top prizes Saturday at the 32nd annual Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off at the Newport Yachting Center. more
Investors, hedge-fund managers and stock analysts alike all seem to be on a never-ending search to cash in on “The Next Big Thing” in the food and restaurant world. Whether it is the next cupcake, sustainable menu or restaurant concept, the hype gets especially loud at this time of year because of the National Restaurant Association’s annual show convening in Chicago. more
It remains a year – and as much as $2.5 million in fundraising support – from being ready to set sail. But supporters say excitement is building around the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which will visit its future home in Newport in June, ahead of a July Fourth weekend fundraising event culminating with the state’s official educational sailing vessel being opened to the public for the first time. more
It sounds like the latest up-and-coming neighborhood in a real estate magazine, but SoNew is in fact the new moniker for southern New England coined by local tourism leaders hoping it will attract more visitors to the region. more
Rhode Island is expected to increase the number of restaurant jobs this summer by 15.6 percent, the fourth-highest projected rate of increase in the United States, according to National Restaurant Association projections. more
The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum has become the first sports hall of fame to achieve accreditation status by the American Alliance of Museums. more
AAA Southern New England projects a 0.9 percent decrease in Memorial Day travel. The trade group estimates that 34.8 million U.S. residents will travel 50 miles or more from their home during the Memorial Day holiday period between Thursday, May 23, and Monday, May 27. more
Newport has been ranked the fifth most enjoyable and hospitable coastal city in the United States by Coastal Living Magazine, which called it the “crown jewel” of Rhode Island. more
WaterFire Providence is asking its supporters for help in an “unusual” way. The nonprofit organization was recently named one of 14 semifinalists in the ArtsFwd 2013 Business Unusual National Challenge, and it’s looking for online votes to help it come out on top. more
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