Yankee Magazine names R.I. 2014 Editors’ Choice winners

Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors’ Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide’s “Best of New England” section. Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors’ Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine’s editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region. More

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Yankee Magazine names R.I. 2014 Editors’ Choice winners

COURTESY YANKEE MAGAZINE
IN ITS ANNUAL "Best of New England" travel guide, Yankee Magazine identified 42 Rhode Island restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions as 2014 Editors' Choice winners.
Posted 4/24/14

(Corrected, 10 a.m.)

PROVIDENCE – Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors’ Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide’s “Best of New England” section.

Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors’ Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine’s editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region.

“Reading our annual special Travel Guide section, ‘Best of New England,’ is as close to sitting down with Yankee’s editors and getting us to spill our favorite places as one can get,” said Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “New England is where we live, and we all have our own personal ‘best’ places.”

In addition, Yankee Magazine identified the top 20 summer events in Rhode Island, including the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Pawtucket (May 2-4), the Quonset air show (May 17-18) and the Newport Music Festival (July 11-27).

The 2014 Rhode Island Editors’ Choice winners, listed alphabetically, are as follows:

  • BI Southeast Lighthouse Foundation (Block Island) – “Best Island Light”

  • Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (Pawtucket) – “Best Bike Tours”

  • Block Island Fishworks (Block Island) – “Best Charter Fishing”

  • Buskers Irish Pub & Restaurant (Newport) – “Best Breakfast”

  • Cable Car Cinema & Café (Providence) – “Best Art-House Cinema”

  • Castle Luncheonette (Woonsocket) – “Best Dynamite”

  • Cellar Stories (Providence) – “Best Used-Bookstore”

  • Charlestown Breachway – “Best Low-Key Beach”

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum (Bristol) – “Best Living-History Farm”

  • Cook & Brown Public House (Providence) – “Best Gastropub”

  • DiMare Seafood Marketplace, Restaurant & Bar (East Greenwich) – “Best Rhode Island Clam Chowder”

  • Farmstead (Providence) – “Best Local Food”

  • Flying Horse Merry-Go-Round (Westerly) – “Best Vintage Ride”

  • Harbor Bath & Body (Bristol) – “Best Local Bath Products”

  • Newport Gulls Ltd. (Newport) – “Best Bargain Baseball”

  • newportFILM (Newport) – “Best Outdoor Indie Film Series”

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary (Middletown) – “Best Nature Hike”

  • Onne van der Wal Gallery (Newport) – “Best Seaworthy Souvenirs”

  • Plum Pt. Bistro (North Kingstown) – “Best Contemporary Italian Dining”

  • Prospect Terrace Park (Providence) – “Best View of the Providence Skyline”

  • Providence Marriott Downtown (AQUA) – “Best Hotel for Pool Lovers”

  • Rhode Island Bay Cruises Lighthouse Cruise (North Kingstown) – “Best Sightseeing Cruise”

  • Rhode Island Historical Society (Providence) – “Best Walking Tour”

  • Schartner Farms (Exeter) – “Best Farm Stand”

  • Seasons at the Ocean House (Westerly) – “Best Splurge”

  • Sonia’s Near East Market & Deli (Cranston) – “Best Healthy Lunch”

  • Stock Culinary Goods (Providence) – “Best Gifts for the Gourmand”

  • Tacos Don Nacho (Pawtucket) – “Best Mexican Roadside Stand”

  • Thames Street Kitchen (Newport) – “Best BYOB”

  • The Belafonte (Newport) – “Best Room with a View”

  • The Dorrance (Providence) – “Best Bistro”

  • The Francis Malbone House (Newport) – “Best Elegant Escape”

  • The Gamm Theatre (Pawtucket) – “Best Intimate Theatre”

  • The Hope Chest (Johnston) – “Best Consignments”

  • The Hygeia House (Block Island) – “Best Inn for the Literary Set”

  • The Inn at Mount Hope Farm (Bristol) – “Best Historic-Farm Stay”

  • The Providence Biltmore – “Best Classic City Stay”

  • The Providence Flea – “Best Vintage Finds”

  • The Weekapaug Inn (Westerly) – “Best Gourmand Getaway”

  • Top of Newport Bar at the Hotel Viking (Newport) – “Best Rooftop Bar”

  • Water Wizz (Westerly) – “Best Old-School Water Park”

  • Wright’s Farm Restaurant (Harrisville) – “Best Family-Style Chicken”

Headquartered in Dublin, N.H., Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and covers travel, home, food and feature stories from around New England.

The original version of this article incorrectly identified the “Best Room with a View” winner due a press release error.

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