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Newport RI Restaurant week November 1st to November 8th 2009


Starting this Sunday-November 1st to November 8th over 35 participating restaurants are running an incredible deal of 3-course lunches for $16 and 3-course dinners for $30. These participating restaurants are located in Newport RI and neighboring towns of Newport County which includes :Jamestown, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton Rhode Island.

From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport County restaurants offer an array of creative menus.

These are some of the wonderful events celebrating Newport's restaurant week:

Sunday November 1 - Sunday November 8

Wine & Beer Tasting
Asterisk Restaurant & Bar
599 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840

4pm-6pm. Wine tasting and Beer Tasting. $ 10 per person

Monday November 2

Have Dinner & See a Movie - "The Big Night"
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
49 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

7pm. In honor of Newport Restaurant Week, grab an early dinner and then enjoy the restaurant classic "The Big Night staring Stanley Tucci. A bittersweet story about 2 brothers from Italy in search of their American Dream owning a restaurant.

Thursday November 5

"Fall Forward" Wine Tasting
Tricia's Tropi-Grille
14 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835

6:30pm-9pm. Wine tasting with creative appetizers from Chef Jack Corey. Five wines plus dessert wine/port presented by Paul of Johnson Bros. The event will take place upstairs in our exotic OASIS lounge and Sand Bar. Casual, fun and delicious. A great way to meet people. $25 per person.

"Cabot Cheeses & Sam Adams Beer Tasting"
The Pub at One Bellevue
Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

5pm. Come sample an array of delicious Cabot Cheeses perfectly paired with Sam Adams Beer at The Pub at One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking $10 per person . Call for reservation.

Saturday November

Sam Adam's and Specialty Pizza Sampling

Gas Lamp Grille
206 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840

5pm. Four courses or specialty pizza's paired with four Samuel Adam's beers. $15 per person including tax and tip.

Oyster Wine Pairing

254 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840

5-7pm. A pairing of 4 wines and 4 different oysters. Must be 21 years of age. $20.

Saturday & Sunday November 7 & 8

Wine Cabot Cheese Tasting
Visitors Information Center
23 America's Cup Avenue 

Newport, RI 02840

Come sample some delicious Cabot Cheese from 11-4pm at the Newport Visitors Information Center.

Sunday November 8

Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

Fluke's Wine, Bar & Kitchen
41 Bowen's Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

1pm-3pm. Sample snacks and small plates from Flukes Fall menu paired with wines. $25 per person. 

Calling all foodies, If you like creative cuisine, reserve your room at the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast and experience our gourmet breakfast. All our entrées are made from scratch, featuring savory dishes such as Huevos Ranchos, Tomato, basil, cream cheese frittata, crepes rolled with ricotta and marscapone cheese, delicately covered with strawberries and strawberry sauce. Our cranberry pancakes are a delight to all who have experienced this seasonal dish and of course, real Vermont maple syrup, no sugar water for our guests. These are only a few of our many tasty offerings for Breakfast.

. . . and we do not mind sharing our recipes!

Haunted Newport, Ri


There is something about a New England autumn that sets the tone for a good old fashion haunting. What contributes to this irie setting may be that Newport, RI is so far east of the time zone. Our dusks are earlier and the ocean that surrounds you has a Hitchcock like fog in and around the Newport, RI hauntings making for a prefect setting for things that go bump in the night.  If you like being frighten, a short stroll down the street from the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast is one of many fascinating hauntings in Newport. Belcourt Castle is were intriguing Spirits of the East Coast dwell in one of Newport, Rhode Island's most exquisite landmarks. The French Renaissance-style château known to locals as the Belcourt Castle. Many believe it to be the location of paranormal phenomena and events that involves haunted chairs, ghostly armor, apparitions, a statue that has been declared as possessed, and a haunted mirror that is truly baffling as you cannot see your reflection, only moving images that shift back and forth.

Belcourt Castle is not for the faint of heart as sightings are a normal occurrence when visitors take the candlelight or the more favored haunted tour through the darkest corners of the property, especially the spooky Gothic Ballroom.

Belcourt's Halloween Party - 2009

The Gothic Ballroom in the 60 room mansion at the Belcourt Castle will again set the stage for the ISES Rhode Island Halloween Bash in Newport, RI. This event is not to be missed and will be filled with lots of treats and Halloween fun! Enjoy great food, drink and lively entertainment! Prizes will be given for Best Costumes.

Choice of October 23 and 24, 2009

Tickets are $95 per person in advance, $100.00 at the door if available.  Purchase your tickets in advance as this event will sell out.  Click on the ISES banner below for more information and to purchase tickets.

Known as the hot spot for apparitions, visitors love seeing the vast collection of artwork, furniture, sculptures, armor, paintings, tapestries, stained glass and the occasional spirit that lights up the room.

The Castle was designed by Richard Morris Hunt for the wealthy bachelor, Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, who inherited a fortune from his father August Belmont. Belcourt Castle was embellished with horses and armor, which was a direct reflection for his love of medieval and renaissance architecture.

Oliver Belmont hired 30 servants at $100.00 per week to take care of the 60 room, 50, 000 square-foot estate and the grounds that displayed mythological sculptural pieces from nymphs and cherubs made from bronze, terra cotta, marble and stone.

In 1896 Oliver Belmont married socialite Alva Vanderbilt, wife of his best friend and business partner. Alva Smith, daughter of an Alabama cotton merchant, was educated in France, and married to William Kissam Vanderbilt. The couple had three children before she divorced Vanderbilt in 1895 to marry Oliver Belmont.

Visitor Tips and News About Belcourt Castle - Haunted Chairs

Following are Belcourt Castle - Haunted Chairs reports and tips that were sent in by visitors. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip or update.

Newport, Rhode Island - Belcourt Castle - Haunted Chairs

Newport is most known for its beautiful mansions, but one that is often overlooked is Belcourt Castle . It does not have the grandeur of the other properties, BUT it is very well known for the many hauntings that have occurred there. In fact they now have ghost tours during the summer season! It's been said that 1-2 Chairs in the Gothic Ballroom have spirits in them. Put your hand near the chairs, your hand gets cold and prickly, try to sit in one, there is resistance, try to sit in the other, it might throw you out.

Also supposedly there is armor in the Gothic ballroom. The owner of the armor died when a spear went through the eyeslot and out the other end. He can be heard screaming in and around March.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Who haunts George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters? Was Lizzie Borden acting on her own accord... or just following in her family footsteps? Why do people continue to hear a mysterious drum beat as they walk the bricks of Blood Alley? What are the strange winged skulls crowning the tombstones of New England's dead?

Group tours available for 20 or more people, don't be afraid to bring your friends! Email us to make private group tour arrangements.

Tickets can be purchased at:

Only in Rhode Island Store

Long Wharf Mall (behind panera bread)

Hours: Open Nightly until Tour Time

The Newport Marriott's Gift Shop

Hours: Open Nightly until Tour Time

Newport Visitors Center

23 America's Cup Avenue

Hours: 9am-4pm daily

Or Pay on-line and receive a $3.00 discount! Don't delay,


Do you believe in ghosts?

Take a lantern-led evening stroll down historic Newport, Rhode Island's shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls, and legends of our haunted city by the sea.

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