We spent last weekend up in Newport, RI to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday. The whole weekend was a real treat, and I am even more in love with Newport than I was before. Our first stop after arrival was Flo's Clam Shack in Middleton, RI (just across the causeway from Newport). My husband and I had spotted Flo's on our last trip to Newport, but we'd just eaten lunch when we discovered it, so we didn't stop in. I'm glad I got the chance to go back: Flo's is the quintessential, salty, New England clam shack. I love everything about it, right down to the styrofoam plates and the far-from gourmet beer selection (Heineken in a can is perfect with fried clams, FYI). If you ever find yourself in Newport, stop by for some clams and a lobster roll -- you'll be happy you did.