Last weekend, I found paradise at a boat yard in Jamestown, Rhode Island. At Dutch Harbor, a strip of parking lot that extends to the water on the western face of this island, the folks behind Newport's well-heeled Tallulah on Thames restaurant are slinging tacos and other traditional Mexican street eats—the stuff that chef Jake Rojas grew up eating.
'Newport' on Serious Eats
With my apologies to Nutella, this is what happens to hazelnuts when they die and go to heaven: they become Cold Fusion gelato.
This weekend, we jammed out at the Newport Folk Festival. And in between soaking up Alabama Shakes and Jackson Browne (er, plus 25 gallons of rainwater), we searched for some serious food. Choosing lunch was almost as stressful as realizing we couldn't be at three stages at once (The Head and the Heart! vs Of Monsters and Men! vs Tune-Yards!)—but such challenges are ones we'll gladly take on.
The Brick Alley Pub has been a go-to stop in Newport for over 30 years. Located among the many shops, bars, and restaurants on Thames Street, the Brick Alley Pub greats you with its sunshine yellow facade and awnings. The restaurant is a labyrinth of dining areas all decorated in that kitschy T.G.I. Friday's style except this version isn't tacky.