|The Salvation Cafe|
We arrived at the crowded cafe late morning...no reservation...so we had to wait maybe 20 minutes for a table. That was OK because we had a chance to observe the (obviously) local clientele and have an interesting libation while waiting for our table. Dianne opted for her usual...a Bloody Mary...well spiced but not over the top. I was intrigued by something I had never seen before: a Pomegranate Mimosa...yup, Pom with a bit of sparkling. A very good tasting drink...the Pom added just a bit of tartness that went down well.
Got our table...nice private one in the corner of the "back" room, ordered and soon had what was a very good version of Eggs Benedict. Now this is New England, so you can expect something from the sea with almost everything. True to form Benedict came packed with fresh lobster meat. Throw in some breakfast potato and a bit of a salad and you have the complete picture. We both devoured every last piece of this very rich repast. Well stuffed, we decided we needed to walk off a bit of what we had consumed.
|Hope: The State Moto|
|Wickford, Rhode Island|
Playing it by ear, we decided to walk around Newport, and see what was open and available on a Sunday night. There were a few places closed, but, it being the middle of the Summer tourist season, most were open and fairly busy. We settled on the Brick Alley Pub...whose web site (brickalley.com) I had looked at earlier in the week.
|The Bar at Brick Alley|
Spent a half-hour or so chatting with a very nice couple who called Back Alley their home away from home - they were locals! Our table was ready, but we were still a bit satiated from the earlier Brunch so we decided to share some appetizers. We settled on some local oysters on the half-shell and mussels cooked in a white wine and garlic broth. Both very satisfying!
Stuffed again, we headed back to the hotel for a late night glass of wine and a well deserved sleep.