The Newport International Boat Show is back starting on September 13th, continuing until Sunday, September 16th and will take place at the Newport Yachting Center, Bannister’s and Bowens Wharf, and the Oldport Marine. This boat show is one of the biggest “in-water” boat shows in the US and will feature a wide variety of both international and domestic powerboats and sailboats. Never before seen boats will be on display and there will be a variety of seminars and services as well as a large selection of marine equipment and products. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and can be bought in advance, or day of. Even if you don’t know anything about boats, it is sure to be a spectacular site that should not be missed if you’re around.
September 2nd, 2012 by markspring
August 30th, 2012 by markspring
When visiting Newport, it seems like everyone is looking for the best seafood around. Lobster and the delicious lobster rolls they become, are usually a crowd favorite. Well, guests at the Marshall Slocum Inn have to look no further than our very own kitchen to find a great tasting lobster roll. The Lobster Roll Boxed Lunch for Two includes two freshly made lobster rolls, kettle potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and water for $38.00 per couple. Place your order at our Concierge Desk by 10am and have your lunch ready to enjoy during a break in your walk along Cliff Walk, along the water on Ocean Drive, or even on the back porch of the Inn!
August 26th, 2012 by markspring
It’s Sunday, and what could be better than sleeping in and then enjoying a nice filling brunch? I’ll tell you… not much. And since it’s peach season over at Sweetberry Farm, make sure to use those fresh picked peaches in this recipe for Blueberry-Sour Cream Waffles with Peaches.
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 3 ounces butter, melted
- 4 cups sour cream
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 5 ounces butter
- 1 tablespoon nutmeg
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cinnamon
- 2 pounds sliced peaches
- powdered sugar
- Preheat Belgian waffle iron
- To make waffles: Separate eggs. Add milk, butter, sour cream, baking soda, baking powder, flour and salt to the yolks. Mix until combined. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add the sugar and beat until stiff. Fold egg whites into batter mixture.
- Pour 3/4 to 1 cup batter into iron
- Place 10 to 12 blueberries in batter and cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown
- For topping: melt butter in large skillet. Add nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add peaches and cook over medium heat until peaches are very soft
- Spoon peach mixture over waffles and sprinkle with powdered sugar
- (Makes 10-12 servings)
August 15th, 2012 by markspring
The Newport Blues & BBQ Festival will be held this Saturday, August 18th down on the Newport Waterfront at the Newport Yachting Center, rain or shine. Tickets are $45 in advanced or $55 at the gate and are good for the whole day (re-entry is allowed). A free kick-off concert by Heidi Nirk & the Juke Jammas featuring Cory Bellucci will be held outside the main gates at 10:30am. At noon, Joanne Shaw Taylor will take the stage, followed by Marcia Ball, Shemekia Copeland, John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal will wrap things up starting at 8pm. Preppy Pig BBQ, the Smoke House, Eddie’s BBQ and Julian’s Omnibus will be providing various BBQ dishes while you enjoy the sounds of the blues. You will be able to enjoy great tasting BBQ rainging from pulled pork, to smoked salmon, to ribs - among other delicious options. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!
August 13th, 2012 by markspring
Victory Day is a state holiday here in Rhode Island and falls on the second Monday of every August. This day, also referred to as VJ Day, celebrates the Allie’s victory over Japan in WWII. Rhode Island is the only state that considers this a legal holiday and many offices will be closed. Victory Day is a day to remember the sacrifices made by veterans during WWII and many remember the day with commemorative ceremonies.
August 10th, 2012 by markspring
They always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day… so why not try something new? Throw that cereal bowl aside and try this recipe for Eggs Atlantic with Fresh Dill Hollandaise to start your day.
Eggs Atlantic with Fresh Dill Hollandaise (serves 2)
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 2 english muffins
- 2 pieces fresh Atlantic lox
For Hollandaise sauce:
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 ounce cold water
- 1 1/4 pound clarified butter
- 2 ounces lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh ground dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Poach eggs in boiling water and distilled white vinegar
- Split and toast English Muffins
- Slice each piece of salmon in two and place on toasted English muffin
- With a slotted spoon, remove poached eggs from water and let excess water drain
- Place on top of salmon and English muffin
- Coat with fresh dill hollandaise and top with capers
- For Hollandaise sauce:
- Beat egg yolk and ice water in a metal bowl
- Add a few drops of lemon juice and mix
- Over another bowl of hot water, stir mixture until thick and smooth
- Remove from hot water bath and gradually add the clarified butter
- Add lemon juice and dill then combine
- Add salt and pepper to taste
August 2nd, 2012 by markspring
Following last weeks Folk Festival, is the Newport Jazz Festival, starting on Friday, August 3rd. Dr. John and the Lower 911 will be kicking off the weekend at the Tennis Hall of Fame on Bellevue Avenue. The following two days will feature concerts at Fort Adams State Park starting at 11am and ending around 7pm. Performance will take place on one of the three stages set up at the Fort. Many great Jazz musicians will be performing, some of which include: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell, Centennial Project and John Ellis & Double-Wide. There is limited parking, so riding a bike or taking the water taxi may be a better alternative.
This Festival was started in 1954 and was the first annual Jazz festival in the states. It is known as the “father” of all jazz festivals, and jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis have taken part. There are still tickets available, so don’t miss the chance to hear some great jazz music this weekend!
July 29th, 2012 by markspring
The weather we’ve been having recently is a bit cloudy and rainy, so what’s better than warming up on a nice cool evening with a bowl of soup? This recipe for Lobster Bisque will keep you warm on these cool nights we’ve been having here in Newport.
Lobster Bisque (from All-Recipes.com)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 4 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons minced onion
- 3 cups cooked lobster meat, shredded
- 1 tablespoon paprikia
- 1/2 cup light cream
- Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat
- Stir in the flour, salt, pepper and celery salt until it is well blended
- Gradually stir in milk so that no lumps form
- Stir in chicken stock
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the soup thickens
- Add onion and lobster
- Season with paprika
- Cook and continue stirring for 10 minutes
- Add in the cream, heat through, and then serve.
July 26th, 2012 by markspring
Coming our way this weekend is the Newport Folk Festival, which brings people back year after year. It has been around since 1959 and the founder, George Wein, brought acts like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan to Newport. This festival takes place at Fort Adams State Park and will be from Friday to Sunday. Some of the great musical talent featured at this festival include: Iron & Wine, Deer Tick, City & Colour, Alabama Shakes, Blind Pilot, First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, Tune-Yards, Sara Watkins, and many, many more.
July 21st, 2012 by markspring
Not only is Newport the home of various festivals throughout the summer, but it is also the host of the aptly named, Newport Summer Comedy Series. The comedians stand up in the Newport Yacht Center located on Commercial Wharf. Many big named comedians are in this summer’s line up, and just last night Seth Meyers made the crowds roar with laughter.
I myself was in attendance and had a great time. Doors opened at 6:30 for the 7:30 show, and there was plenty to do to pass the time. Food and beverage vendors were available and there was lots of space to mingle with the crowd and grab a quick bite to eat or something to drink before the show. Unlike many shows I’ve experiences, this one actually started on time. The opening act for Meyers was Colin Jost, another writer from SNL, who performed for a good 30 minutes before promptly introducing the main act, Seth Meyers. Meyers hit the stage and it was all laughs until the end. His act involved political jokes, pokes at gender roles, tales of living abroad and a few bits from the SNL News Desk that never made it to air. He went for over an hour and the show ended around 9:15, leaving everyone with smiles on their faces.
There will be another show tomorrow night (Sunday, July 22) featuring Lisa Lampanelli and the following Sunday (July 29) featuring Ralphie May. Some other names coming to Newport for the summer series include: Bob Marley, Jim Breuer, Kevin Hart and Gabriel Iglesias. Be sure to check one out!