Monday, June 4, 2012

So much Rhode Island excitement this weekend!! Our very first Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Sunday night. Congratulations to her, her family, and all of us in Rhode Island who are so proud of her!!

Saturday was a rainy day in our lil' State, but it didn't keep the crowds away from Newport and the 2012 Great Chowder Cook-off!  Our congratulations to all the winners!

Creative Category
1st Place: The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar – Newport, RI (Booth #23)
2nd Place: Leo’s Ristorante – Bristol, RI (Booth #22)
3rd Place: Tavern by the Sea – North Kingstown, RI (Booth #25)
Clam Category
1st Place: Stefano’s Seafood Restaurant – Long Beach Island, NJ (Booth #2)
2nd Place: Luke’s Lobster / Hurricane’s Chowder – Greene, ME and New York City (Booth #6)
3rd Place: Pawtucket Skilled Nursing – Pawtucket, RI (Booth #7)

Seafood Category
1st Place: Melville Grille – Portsmouth, RI (Booth #33)
2nd Place: Rhody Joe’s – Wakefield, RI (Booth #34)
3rd Place: Bunratty Manor Hotel – County Clare, Ireland (Booth #36)

Finally, our Only In Rhode Island 10th Anniversary celebration continued through the weekend and was a tremendous success!! We so greatly appreciate the support of our customers and the many, many well-wishers who made our celebration so much fun!!
Lots of exciting news coming for this week, so stay tuned....................!!!