Think of New England icons, and you probably imagine covered bridges, stone walls, church steeples, and lighthouses. In todays episode, we visit three less typical but equally iconic treasures, beginning with the Elms in Newport, Rhode Island, where we get a behind-the-scenes tour from this mansions caretaker of more than 30 years. Then we visit the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, Phillip Johnsons private residence that forever changed architecture in America. Last but not least is... [see more] our trip to Olneyville New York System, a Providence, Rhode Island, restaurant where the Stevens family has been serving up their signature Coney Islandstyle wieners to four generations of customers. Thats all coming up next on Weekends with Yankee.
WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE is a 13-part travel and lifestyle series named for the long-running publication enjoyed by readers across America for more than 80 years. With New England among the nation's top tourist destinations, the magazine-style program takes viewers on an insider's exploration of the cities, countryside locales and far-flung places in the quaint and scenic region. The series is hosted by Richard Wiese, (Born to Explore) , an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, author and explorer who has traveled to all seven continents, participated in two expeditions to Antarctica, and cross-country skied to the North Pole. Amy Traverso, a senior food editor at Yankee magazine who has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and the Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay, joins Richard as co-host. She highlights recipes, local flavors and the sense of community that make up the regions' food and dining scene. WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE offers an "all-access" behind-the-scenes pass to the unique attractions that define the region, and the hidden New England that only locals know.