Going to 'Gansett

It's Friday. Finally. And since it's still summer-technically, we're heading down to Rhode Island to catch what's left of these last warm, swim-able and surf-able days.

Little secret to outstanding New England beaches: Rhode Island has some of the best beaches in the States. Water's warm and clean. Surf's up. Sand is smooth. Our fave happens to be Narragansett Town Beach in Narragansett, RI. Just an hour and a half's drive from Brookline. And with Scott's folks in Wickford we often flop into their digs for the weekend.

We also have a tradition of going to the Inn at Castle Hill in Newport for a cocktail (sans les enfants). Sure, the gin and tonics are a little steep but you can't find a better setting. Or view.

It also happens to be the peak of corn and tomato season right now. Like, all you want to do is eat ears upon ears of corn and tomatoes galore.

Carpenter's Farm in Matunuck, RI is a dream of a local farm stand. A vintage salt farm that grows this butter and sugar corn and loads of heirloom tomatoes. And then some.

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