Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States of America, tucked between Massachusetts and Connecticut in New England. Nonetheless, it has over 400 miles of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and islands such as Aquidneck Island, home to the city of Newport, the "City by the Sea".
There are many different types of culinary delights available from diners to theme-based establishments, to the most formal dining. The College of Culinary Arts and Johnson and Wales University provides a steady stream of well-trained chefs to the area. Providence's Federal Hill district lives up to its heritage with some outstanding Italian restaurants, but there is great Italian cuisine throughout the state. Fresh seafood is abundant of course, and almost always a great choice.
Rhode Island is home to quite a few great bars, a few brewpubs, a couple of vineyards, and one or two breweries. Rhode Island's must-drink establishments include:
Newport is the home of the Newport Storm brewery. Try the excellent local brew in many places across RI.
Rhode Island law specifies that beer and wine are only sold at liquor stores, not supermarkets or convenience stores, but liquor stores are open on Sundays.