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Rhode Island Seafood Festival 2017 in Providence RI

The 7th Annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival at India Point Park in Providence, RI will be held on Saturday  September  9th and September 10th .  Grand Festivals has teamed up with local and regional sponsors and vendors since 2011 to bring the Rhode Island Seafood Festival at India Point Park in Providence, RI.

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Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, with free entry for children under 12 years of age.

The ticket price includes entry for one day of the festival, with several hours of live music and entertainment for all ages.

Food is not included in the ticket price, but is for sale separately at various restaurant vendors.

Providence Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival 2017

The  3rd Annual Providence Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival  will be on Saturday August 5th  at India Point Park, in Providence, RI from 12-5pm.  Providence Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival 2017

Featuring some of New England’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites, and dozens of regional and national craft breweries, we’ll be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to India Point Park.

Stay Tuned for Food Truck, Craft Brewery and Vendor Lineups!

Live Band: The Budds
Set Time: 12pm-4pm


Gets you into the festival where you can let your taste-buds try all the delicious eats!
$5 Online
$10 At the gate
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Gets you into the festival with 3 beer tickets so you can start sipping straight away!
$18.50 Online Only
Beer Tickets will be sold on-site as well for $6 per beer (12oz)

For those foodies out there who just can’t wait to start snacking, we’ve got a ticket for you! There will be a special V.I.P. ticket which includes:
– Unlimited non-alcoholic Polar beverages & water
– One free dessert from our VIP Truck
– $1 off beer purchases, all day
– EARLY ENTRY! That’s right, you get access to all the food trucks and craft beers during our VIP HOUR (11am-Noon).
– V.I.P. Tickets are limited so you won’t have to deal with those pesky lines for a whole hour (think of how much you can eat!)
$20 Online
$30 At the gate

No refunds.
ATMs will be available at the festival.
Children under 12 are always free.
Food and drink will be available for purchase separately from admission.

India Point Park
India St.

Providence MA

Bacon & Beer Fest RI 2017 in Providence RI

Bacon & Beer Fest RI will be held on Saturday June 17th from 2-530pm.
This is a  brand new food and beer pairing event at the Steel Yard outdoor patio  in Providence RI.Bacon & Beer Fest RI 2017 in Providence RI
25 local restaurants create their favorite bacon inspired dish carefully paired with a beer from 25 world class breweries!
You will get to vote on your favorite pairing!
There will be a “People’s Choice” award and a Celebrity judge’s award for the best Bacon/Beer pairing.
Live music!
Bacon & Beer!!!
Very limited tickets available. This event will sell out. Get your tickets today!  Tickets are $45

Which restaurants will be at the event?
84 Tavern
Broadway Bistro
Chez Pascal
The Dorrance
Durks Bar B Q
El Rancho Grande
Elmwood Diner
Engine Room
The Grange
Great Northern BBQ
Laughing Gorilla Catering
Loie Fuller’s
New Rivers
Ocean State Sandwich
Preppy Pig BBQ
….more to come…stay tuned!
*All restaurants subject to change

Which Breweries will be at the event?
Allagash Brewing Company
B.United International Importers
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer’d Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brewery
Cambridge Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Foolproof Brewing Company
Heavy Seas Brewing Company
Henry and Fran Brewing Company
Long Live Beerworks
Long Trail Brewing Company
Proclamation Ale Company
Revival Brewing Company
Shelton Brothers Importers
Smuttynose Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing Company
Wormtown Brewery
…more to come…stay tuned!
*All breweries subject to change

All Breweries and restaurants subject to change.

The Steel Yard. 27 Sims Ave Providence RI 02909

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Providence RI

Please note the the food truck Friday has been pushed back one week until May 12th because of anticipated rain


Start your weekend off with over 20 of the best food trucks in Rhode Island on Friday May 12th  5-8pm  at the opening weekend of Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park Providence RI.

Food Truck Friday! Admission is FREE!

Hosted by Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village and PVD Food Truck Events

Enjoy a smorgasbord of great food from some of the area’s best food trucks, ride the carousel and explore the Hasbro Boundless Playground.

Experience great, local food trucks and live music. Enjoy local beer from Trinity Brewhouse. Ride the carousel, and enjoy all that Carousel Village has to offer! Something for everyone!

 Admission to the event is free!

Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new. Maybe even eat at multiple trucks. Food Trucks accept cash, credit, or debit.

There are over 20 picnic tables throughout the Carousel Village.

They fill up quickly. Bring blankets and chairs. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy all that this event and Carousel Village has to offer.

Admission to Food Truck Friday is free.

Consider the VIP Experience. Each VIP experience comes with a 2 hour reserved picnic or banquet table for up to 8 people, outdoors or indoors. It also includes, 8 carousel rides and beverage vouchers. All of this for $75.00. Limited availability. Click the ticket link for more details.

The Carousel will be open until 8pm and rides are only $2.00. Pony Rides, bounce house, and train rides until dusk,

Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Federal Hill Stroll Food Festival 2016 in Providence RI

Mangia Bene! The 17th Annual Federal Hill Stroll will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stroll through one of Providence’s most flavorful neighborhoods, while sampling signature cuisine or enjoying exclusive discounts at restaurants, shops and galleries.

Federal Hill Stroll Food Festival 2016 in Providence MA

For one low price of $30 plus tax, you will receive an admission button, two free beverages and a special map to guide you to participating venues.

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The evening includes music and the chance to vote for your favorite venues to help crown the King of the Hill and the Most Creative Venue. One lucky voter will win dinner for two on Federal Hill.

Tickets are limited, so don’t miss out!

Rain or Shine – No Refunds

Participating Venues
– Check back for added venues –

Bombay Club
Caffé Dolce Vita
Caserta Pizzeria
Chef Ho’s
Don Jose Tequilas
Dreamy Venice
Gallery Z
Garbolino, Inc.
Harry’s Bar & Burger
The Library
Pane e Vino
Scialo Bros. Bakery
Tony’s Colonial Food
Trattoria Zooma
Vanuatu Coffee Roasters
Federal Hill, Providence
Providence, Rhode Island

Eat Drink Rhode Island Festival Grand Tasting 2016

Eat drink Rhode Island festival will have a Grand Tasting on Saturday April 30th from 12-4pm Rhode Island Convention center. 

Eat Drink Rhode Island Festival  Grand Tasting 2016
The Grand Tasting features samplings of over fifty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans in Hall B of the Rhode Island Convention Center. During the Tasting there will be all-new Local Food & Drink Presentations featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local farmer to wow attendees with some of the best food in the country, all included with admission to the Grand Tasting.

– Nicks On Broadway’s Chef Derek Wagner and Walrus & Carpenter Oysters’ Jules Opton-Himmel
– GraciesProv’s Chef Melissa Denmark with Ellie’s Bakery’s Chef Sara Reilly and Baffoni’s Poultry Farm’s Don Baffoni
– Easy Entertaining Inc.’s Chef Kaitlyn Roberts and Blackbird Farm’s Ann Marie Bouthillette
– more to be announced

12:20 p.m. – Nicks on Broadway‘s Chef Derek Wagner and Walrus and Carpenter Oysters‘ Jules Opton-Himmel
1:20 p.m. – Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails‘ Willa Van Nostrand and Indie Growers‘ Lee Ann Freitas
2:05 p.m. – Easy Entertaining’s Chef Kaitlyn Roberts and Blackbird Farm‘s Ann Marie Bouthillette
3:05 p.m. – Gracie’s Chef Melissa Denmark with Ellie’s Bakery‘s Chef Sara Reilly

Tickets are $75 and maybe purchased online
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903


Eat Drink RI Festival Food Truck Stop 2016 in Providence

The  Eat Drink RI Festival is expanding to be an even bigger, better and more delicious showcase of the culinary world in Rhode Island.  Eat Drink RI Festival Food Truck Stop 2016 in Providence

On Friday evening,  April 29th  5:30-8;30    it’s the return of the  Food  Truck Stop to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank at the The Alex and Ani City Center. Last Festival’s Truck Stop raised over $110,000 for the RI Food Bank. The always sold-out event showcases the excellence and variety of Rhode Island’s mobile restaurants while benefiting an organization dedicated to ending hunger.

Participating trucks:
Citizen Wing
Ellie’s Bakery
Fugo Food Truck
Friskie Fries
Gilded Tomato Company
GottaQ BBQ Food Truck & Catering
Like No Udder
Mijos Tacos
Noble Knots
O’Crepe The Rolling Creperie
Pat’s Pastured
Presto Strange O Coffee Truck
Rhode Island Community Kitchen
Rocket Fine Street Food
Tallulah’s Taqueria

Beverages provided by:
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Revival Brewing Company
Yacht Club Soda

Musical entertainment from Superchief Trio

Tickets are $75, which includes food from all the trucks and one beverage of your choosing, additional drinks are available to purchase. Buy your Truck Stop tickets through the R.I. Community Food Bank site l

The Alex and Ani City Center
2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

The Food Bank is pleased to be a part of the Eat Drink RI Festival, a celebration of Rhode Island’s culinary talents. David Dadekian, editor of EatDrinkRI.com, produces the festival

Two Providence RI Restaurants to be tip-free

Guest won’t be able to tip their servers  any more at two local  Providence  resturant According to ABC 6 , both Rosmarin at Hotel Providence and Vinya on Westminster Street are going to go tip-free and instead do  a 22% fee.  Married owners Massimilliano and Alethia Mariotta told ABC 6  that they are taking tipping out of their restaurants and instead implementing a 22-percent fee on their meals.


Here is what the  New York Times said last year about going tip Free

Going tip-free makes the experience simpler for all involved. Restaurant owners do not have to worry about the mechanics of dividing tips among the entire staff and settling up at the end of shifts. Servers do not have to worry about being stiffed or being penalized for things that are not their fault, such as poorly cooked food. Cooks, dishwashers, and other support staff will get equitable compensation. Diners do not have to bother with calculating tips or deciding whether the service warranted more or less than a standard tip.

“Everybody, the dishwasher, the prep, the chef, the busser, the server, share this success and everyone should be having a living wage,” says Max Mariotta.

Restaurant workers will make around 12-15 dollars an hour without tips, compared to the state minimum of $3.39 with tips. Mariotta says instead of a tip, they are charging the customer 22 percent fee on their meal.

“This is what most restaurants/hotels put on the bill when you have a party of four or more or six or more. It’s usually between 18-22 percent,” he adds.12694714_1555854048065094_4103785908277889627_o


Here is some Swampie buzz on no tipping when the NY Times article came out last year

If they get paid that much there should never be an automatic gratuity on the bill. If that ever passes, you would see some businesses close and others increase the prices. As a former waitress, leave it the way it is. I tip accordingly. Good service, good tip, bad service, not so good tip.

Tipping for good service will be hard to stop, especially for an “old” bartender like me.
On the other hand, tipping has always been to augment a very low wage, $15 an hour, is in some cases 5 times current wage. $120 a shift is considered good money any day of the week.

It certainly will help in those cases where the customer doesn’t understand what tipping is for, ie, those who subtract for long food waits, crying babies, bad ambience, et

In Europe there is no tipping. It’s part of their wage. Granted, there’s also no free refills but a penny saved is well, a penny.