Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Newport, Rhode Island - Saturday

Chris and I had an amazing get-away weekend to Newport, Rhode Island! We left early on Saturday morning, and arrived in Newport exactly 3 hours later. We were both starving by the time we got there, so we walked around town and grabbed lunch at the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant.
We split a garlic bread pizza to start. Chris had a pulled pork sandwich, and I had the smoked turkey artichoke panini as my meal, which was fantastic.
 

After lunch, we walked around the main part of town a little bit more, and bought a couple pieces of Country Kettle fudge to bring back to the hotel.
 

After that, we went to check-in to our hotel at the Newport Beach Hotel and Suites. It was a nice hotel, with a nice sized room, small sitting area, and even smaller bathroom. Each room in this hotel is a different size and arranged differently, so I was a little nervous to see which room we would get. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the size and layout of our room.

After we checked into our hotel, we drove over to tour The Breakers Mansion, home of the Vanderbilts from 1895-1948. We really enjoyed this audio tour, and now that Chris and I are currently obsessed with Downton Abbey, we found this tour even more fascinating than usual because it was around the same time period. The mansion was super extravagant and beautiful, I can't even imagine what it must have been like to live here.

 

That night we went to Salvation Cafe for dinner. It was a cute little place, and I had one of the best meals I've ever had in my life. I ordered the Teriyaki Salmon: with lemon coconut rice and crispy spinach. The combination of these items together was amazing. I would love to return to this place one day to have this meal again.
Tomorrow, I'll share with you our Sunday in Newport!

11 comments:

  1. Looks like the first day of your getaway was great! All the food looks so good and I would love to see that mansion. Hope your second day was just as good! :)

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    1. Yes we had a great time: great food, awesome mansion, and great company!

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  2. Mmm lemon coconut rice. Yum!
    So glad you had fun! What neat looking buildings.

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    1. yea, everything was so quaint and old fashioned. I love the feel and look of the whole town.

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  3. What a fun weekend, I love Newport!! And now I'm hungry after your descriptions of the food!!

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    1. Haha me too! Yes, I now love Newport too, what a cute place!

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  4. Sounds like a great getaway! Your room looks so cute and cozy, and that Teriyaki Salmon looks delicious!

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    1. oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about that teriyaki salmon again!

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  5. Wow! That snow is really something! The train ride, pot belly stove harkens to another era that's for sure. And the food looks amazing. And you and Christopher look like you are having a wonderful mini vacation.

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    1. Yea, I'm sure you felt this way in the Poconos last week, but this time of year, it's just nice to get away for a little!

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  6. What a fun trip! I'd love to visit there someday!

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