Event Winners

2012 Newport Winter Festival Winners

Chili Cook-Off (Newport Harbor Hotel)
1st Place: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Newport Grand Slots, Newport, RI
3rd Place: Five33 Lounge @ The Hyatt, Newport, RI
Best Decorated Booth: The Portofino Bar & Grille, Middletown, RI
Most Spirited: Five33 Lounge @ The Hyatt, Newport, RI

Chicken Wing Cook-Off (Hyatt Regency)
1st Place: Nikolas Pizza, Newport, RI
2nd Place: The Portofino Bar & Grille, Middletown, RI
3rd Place: Mudville Pub, Newport, RI
Best Decorated Booth: The Portofino Bar & Grille, Middletown, RI
Most Spirited Tie: Mudville Pub, Newport, RI and Brewski’s, Middletown, RI
Longest Distance Traveled: Wings To Go, Johnston, RI
Special Recognition: Wood Street Pizza, Bristol, RI

Smackdown Cocktail Competition (Newport Grand Slots)
1st Place: Benjamin’s, Newport, RI Jack & Jammin
2nd Place: Catalyst, Boston, MA, Alex Tiebault
3rd Place: Harry’s Bar & Grille, Providence, RI, Harrison Elkway

Hot Drink Contest (The Red Parrot)
1st Place: Diego’s, Calvin’s Hot Toddy
2nd Place: The Red Parrot
3rd Place: The Red Parrot
People’s Choice: Custom Coffee House, Middletown, RI

IHOP Pancake Eating Competition (IHop, Middletown, RI)
Mike Texeira, Fall River, MA (24 pancakes)

Sand Sculpture Contest (Easton’s Beach):
Adult Category
1st Place: Emma Sconyers, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Sue Dunn, Sandy Hook, CT
Child Category
1st Place: Mary Ann Sconyers, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Brooke & Betsy Cary, Tiverton, RI
Family Category
1st Place: Brigham Family, Tiverton, RI
2nd Place: Gordon Family, Portsmouth, RI

Storefront Competition
1st Place: The Ball & Claw
2nd Place: Pleasant Surprise
3rd Place: One Pelham


2011 Newport Winter Festival Winners

Chili Cook-Off (Newport Harbor Hotel)
1st Place: Pier 49 Seafood & Spirits at Newport Harbor Hotel, Newport, RI
2nd Place Tie: The Pier Restaurant, Newport, RI & Diego’s, Newport, RI
3rd Place: Ocean Breeze Café, Newport, RI

Chicken Wing Cook-Off (Hyatt Regency)
1st Place: Nikolas Pizza, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Wings To Go, Johnston, RI
3rd Place: Five33 Lounge @ The Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Newport, RI
Best Decorated: O’Brien’s Pub, Newport, RI


2010 Newport Winter Festival Winners

Chili Cook-Off (Newport Harbor Hotel)
1st Place: Newport Grand Slots, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Pier 49 Seafood & Spirits at Newport Harbor Hotel, Newport, RI
3rd Place: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking, Newport, RI
Best Decorated Booth: Tim Hortons, Middletown, RI

Pizza Cook-Off (Hyatt Regency):
Best Cheese
1st Place: Scooby’s, Middletown, RI
2nd Place: Papa Gino’s, Middletown, RI
Best Specialty
1st Place: Kingston Pizza, Middletown, RI
2nd Place: Wood St. Pizza, Bristol, RI
Best Decorated Booth: Atria Senior Living

Tropical Drink Contest (Gas Lamp Grille)
1st Place: Josh Tosso, Mike Whelihan, Erica Keating, Amy Tosso
2nd Place: The Mainstay Inn
3rd Place: Floyd Crisp

Martini Contest (Newport Grand Slots)
1st Place: Lighthouse Bar, Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI
2nd Place: Blackstone Bar, Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI
3rd Place: Benjamin’s Raw Bar, Newport, RI
People’s Choice: Gas Lamp Grille, Newport, RI

Hot Drink Contest (The Red Parrot)
1st Place: Red Parrot, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Fathoms, Marriott, Newport, RI (Lemon Meringue)
3rd Place Tie: Twin Rivers, Lincoln (Hot Drinks Around The World) & Rhino Bar, Newport (Pineapple Flambe´)

IHOP Pancake Eating Contest (IHOP, Middletown, RI)
1st Place: James DePasquale (21 pancakes)
2nd Place Tie: Trevor Williams & Robert Kain (13 pancakes)
3rd Place: Benjamin Robinson (12 pancakes)

Block Hunt (Easton’s Beach)
Winners of the Silver Block
Fischer George, Middletown, RI
Emma Ventura, Middletown, RI
Sam Jaccaci, Middletown, RI

Sand Sculpture Contest (Easton’s Beach):
Adult Category
1st Place: Keys Family, Portsmouth, RI (Pac Man)
2nd Place: Sara Sconyers, Newport, RI (Cat & Mouse)
3rd Place: Greg Ferreira, Portsmouth, RI (Mermaid Mountain)
Family Category
1st Place: Carceller Family, Portsmouth, RI (Lighthouse)
2nd Place: Brigham Family, Tiverton, RI (Seal)
3rd Place: Leinberry Family, Portsmouth, RI
Child Category
1st Place: Tyler Rosenberg & Bradley Wicks, Portsmouth, RI (Lobster)
2nd Place: Adam Carceller, Portsmouth, RI (House)
3rd Place: William Spengler, Middletown, RI (Turtle)

Storefront Competition
Best Overall: Arnold Art

Best Use of Theme, “Let the Games Begin”
1st Place: Platinum House
2nd Place: Only in Rhode Island

Best Use of Sponsor Logos
1st Place: Arnold Art
2nd Place: One Pelham East
People’s Choice: Only in Rhode Island


Winter Festival Winners 2009

Chili Cook Off (Newport Harbor Hotel)
1st Place: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Newport Grand Slots, Newport, RI
3rd Place: el Parque Mexican Restaurant, Portsmouth, RI

Pizza Cook Off (Hyatt Regency):
Best Cheese Pizza
1st Place: A1 Pizza, Newport, RI
2nd Place: Scooby’s Pizza, Middletown, RI
Best Specialty Pizza
1st Place: Kingston Pizza, Middletown, RI
2nd Place: Scooby’s Pizza, Middletown, RI
Food Critic’s Award: Atria Senior Living
Most Unique Award: The Windward Grill at The Hyatt

Tropical Drink Contest (The Gas Lamp Grille)
1st Place: Gas Lamp Grille “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere”
2nd Place: Lighthouse Bar “Golden Guava Capri Sunrise”
3rd Place: Matt C. “Pitchers Paradise”

Martini Contest (Newport Grand Slots)
1st Place: Blackstone Bar, Twin River Casino “The Perfect Taste of Rhode Island”
2nd Place: South Baptist Street, “Dakine Martini”
3rd Place: Jacky’s Galaxy – “A love potion for Eteritini”
Peoples Choice – Jacky’s Galaxy – “A love potion for Eteritini”

Hot Drink Contest (The Red Parrot)
1st Place: Hotel Viking, “Winter Thaw”
2nd Place: The Red Parrot, “Naranja Caliente”
3rd Place: Fathoms, “Smoking Hot Nana”
4th Place: The Grape Room, “Big Fat Happy Man”

Pancake Eating Contest (IHOP, Middletown, RI)
1st Place: James DePasquale, Warren, RI (24 pancakes)
2nd Place Tie: David French, Newport, RI & Bob Mays (18 pancakes)
3rd Place: Brendon Tapley, Newport, RI (15 pancakes)

Sand Sculpture Contest (Easton’s Beach):
Adult Category
1st Place: Emma Sconyers, Newport, RI “Dragon”
2nd Place: Sara Sconyers, Newport, RI “Lounging Cheetah”
Family Category
1st Place: Carceller Family, Portsmouth, RI “Castle”
2nd Place: Ryan & Dawn Keys, Portsmouth, RI “Fish”
Child Category
1st Place: Tyler Rosenberg, Tyler Prevedini & Ryan McVicker, Portsmouth, RI “Turtle”
2nd Place: Kennedy and Francesca Clark, Middletown, RI “Boat”
Honorable Mention: Adam Carceller, Portsmouth, RI “Castle” & Victoria Poland and Katelyn Savage, Middletown, RI “Castle”

Storefront Competition
Best Overall: Arnold Art
Best use of Theme “Winter Paradise”
1st Place: The Ball and Claw
2nd Place: One Pelham
Best Use of Sponsor Logos
1st Place: JoS.A. Bank Clothiers
2nd Place: Only in Rhode Island
People’s Choice: Only in Rhode Island

Ice Sculpting Demonstrations (Brick Market Place)
Sean Skelly, North Attleboro, MA, “Castle”
Lyle Morse, Middletown, RI, “Cupid”
Rich Daly, Warwick, RI, “Snowman”
Louis Manzoni, Centereach, NY (Long Island), “Sailfish”

Thank you to all of our Competitors!

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