Last weekend Will and I went to visit his family in Newport, one of our favorite spots. The weather was unforgettable and we found ourself strolling through the wharf and getting a feel for springtime on the New England coast. We ended up at the Clarke Cooke House and enjoyed one of my favorite afternoon snacks: crispy fries with ketchup and mayo and a big glass of sauvignon blanc. Next time you're in Newport, stop by the Cooke House and elbow your way to the bar (this spot tends to get very crowded, especially in summertime). The fries are to die for and the bartender Larry, our new best friend, doles out a great hefty glass of vino.