Ah, Newport in the summer. Is there anywhere quite like it? The presence of history at every turn, cobblestone streets winding by the ocean and architecture to dream about. Oh, and did we mention a killer food scene? Sheeh, no wonder why Newport is such a summer hot spot! But before these hot summer days come to an end, the one spot in town you have got to try is Caleb & Broad. Trust me, youll thank me later.
Located a stones throw from iconic Thames street, C&B is serving modern beach feels. Warm and welcoming colors adorn the walls in form of local art and twinkling lights strung above the patio light up the evening. It is the ideal landing spot after a day of beaching and hopping about in Newport.
Lets jump right to another bite that was a left me wide eyed, the fried avocado wedges. These crispy, creamy bites are served over a corn salsa tossed with queso fresco and chipotle aioli. The key is to get a bite with all of the components, to really maximize your enjoyment here. I could really appreciate how out of the box C&B got with these dishes.
When it comes to burgers, it’s all about quality toppings to enhance the patty. And that is exactly what the burger is like from Caleb & Broad. A fluffy brioche bun is the book end for the burger piled high with mozzarella cheese (game changer), crispy fried onions, prosciutto and a smear of her aioli. Simple, but effective if what you are looking for is savory flavor.
Lets talk about the ban mi bowl, because there is a lot to say. I could easily eat this bowl every single day. I am big on healthy things since I get to indulge so often, and when I find something that is good for you AND slaps with good flavor, I am all about it. This bowl is packed with good stuff; a kale and brussel sprout blend for those deep greens, quinoa, avocado, pickled veggies, fried tofu, and finished with a sweet and sour dressing and roasted peanuts for a necessary crunch. Man, that is a lot of goodness right there! Crispy tofu and creamy avocado make for a great focal point of this dish, while the peanuts give a salty crunch. The ban mi bowl is hearty, healthy, and super filling.
Last but definitely not least, we need to address these adult capri suns, because they are exactly what we needed for 2020 to start looking up. Right up front you should know, they are only available for take out. But that’s ok! It just means that they will be your go-to beverage to stock your cooler with during these last weeks of warm summer weather. We have to soak it up while we can, right? Zipped up in these nostalgic baggies are boozie slushies featuring either rum or tequila. Slurp them down, but just keep in mind that these bad boys arent the juice boxes you remember from lunch time. They are all grown up and ready to party.
Big huge thank you to Caleb & Broad for hosting us! It is easy to understand why you are a Newport fan favorite. Thank you for not only making fantastic good and drinks, but also for supporting your local artists! Just check out this stunning mural C&B had done by artist Sam Malpass. All around, you guys rock. And we cant wait to come back!