Beach Bodies Are Made and Ruined in Newport, Rhode Island

Traveling isn't easy when you're visiting a new city and have a palate created by BurgaBox. Everyone is screaming "pick me" on Instagram and Yelp but it can be hard to tell which places are actually worth the stop. That's where we come in. Our weekly post, "24 Hours in the City" will help you filter out the phonies and conquer each city with a full stomach and a slight buzz. Because that's the only way we know how to travel. 

If you haven't heard, the East Coast is experiencing some major spring fever. Which means, that we are already buying new bathing suits and itching to hit up the beach for a much needed tan. That's why, we are headed to Newport, Rhode Island for ocean scenes and some of the best beach food around. Want to join? Follow us through this eating and drinking guide, that will definitely not help with your summer body but will make you exponentially happier. Here it goes.

Corner Cafe: If you have any dietary restrictions or just really love French toast, Corner Cafe will fill your love tank right to the top. For all the hungry people out there, The Beast (the plate with two eggs, toast, home fries, two pancakes and two types of meat) might just be the dish to test your true eating skills. If you're looking for something sweet, the Portuguese French Toast should always be the first on your list just beating out the sausage pancakes.

Rosemary & Thyme: Nestled in between local housing, Rosemary & Thyme is the perfect spot to escape the tourists and eat like a true Newport resident. The Chocolate Croissant has made a name for itself as the best sweet treat in the whole bakery. If you're like us and want to eat BIG, go for the Madame Christo that is stuffed with ham, turkey, aged smoked gouda, mornay Sauce, over easy egg or go for the Ultimate Grilled Cheese. Because when in doubt, bread and cheese is always the answer. 


The Mooring: Let's get down to what we all really want out of a waterfront restaurant: Fried food and lobster. And luckily, The Mooring will give you all of that and more. The Bag of Donuts aka the hushpuppies of the sea are filled with lobster, shrimp and crabmeat and perfectly fried in a delicious batter. Next, order the Lobster Croissant and lather that baby in the tarragon butter because you'll regret it if you don't. 
                         Picture credit: Christina T. 

Tallulah's Taqueria: Tallulah's has it all. A shack with fresh tacos (fish, shrimp, lobster), waterfront views, BYOB and guacamole is not extra. See ya Chipotle, this is our favorite Mexican joint ever. The Shack is in Jamestown but it's worth the drive and is open through Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Midday drinking: Most BurgaBox guides start with a beer or a much needed afternoon cocktail. But when we are in Newport, we always treat ourselves to a Del's Frozen Lemonade, which you can essentially find anywhere.  Next, it's time to head to Newport Storm Brewery where you can get sip on local beer and rum! Not surprisingly, Newport Storm was founded by a few college guys that wanted out of the 9-5 lifestyle and stick to their beer drinking roots. The bartenders are all very knowledgable about drink selection and the tour will add a lot of value to your experience there! Plus, the bottle caps have funny quotes on them.


Christie's: Within Newport's old money vibes, Christie's stands out among the rest with its fun and retro decor. This is the perfect restaurant destination for any person wanting to kick back and enjoy craft beers, comfort food with an Asian flare.  And be sure to take advantage of swinging chairs. 

Salvation Cafe: We're giving you another chance to eat like a local and avoid some of the Newport tourists traps along the way. Salvation Cafe sets up a tiki, surf scene that make you reminisce about last summer and longing for an eighty degree day. Some of the favorite menu items are the Bolognese and the Short Ribs and the bread pudding will end your dinner with a bang.


Once your post-dinner buzz starts to kick in, head over to Fifth Element for a dance party and a live DJ. Not ready to cut the rug yet? There's a sectioned off spot for to socialize and build up some liquid courage before the tables start to clear out. By the end of the night, Fifth Element will get you on your feet and closing out the bar with the best throwback 80's and 90's songs. By then, it is safe to say that the munchies are about to strike. And boy, do we have a spot for you.

Late Night Eating:

After March 10th, Binge BBQ will be officially be serving a late night menu. Thanks these BBQ gods! We have never eaten BBQ late night, but we are extremely intrigued and excited to give it a try. 

As you're wiping all the BBQ sauce off your mouth, I hope that you leave Newport feeling like you conquered another awesome city.

Let us know if you end up visiting (or have visited) these places and how you liked them!

Look out for us next week in our next BurgaBox "24 Hours in the City" and conquer another city, one day at a time.