A Sample Strategy for Crave RI

Crave RI is coming back to Providence on June 21 and 22, and it is jam-packed with good food and drinks provided by more than 100 of RI’s finest establishments! Anyone will tell you to pace yourself when attending an event with so much deliciousness. Here is my plan:

Being a beer girl, I reached out to Jennifer Brinton to see what Grey Sail Brewery would be featuring. It’s no surprise that they will be offering a killer selection of Hazy Day Belgian Wit, Captain’s Daughter DIPA, Dave’s Coffee Stout and Pour Judgement IPA. Jen pointed out to me that the last two are examples of great RI collaborations. When I asked her why she participated in Crave RI this year, she made it clear that Grey Sail Brewery is committed to supporting the goals CVS has set forth with this event. She added that “they really know how to run a show the right way.”

Now that I have a beer, time to head off for the perfect pairing. Bayberry Beer Hall, located at 381 W Fountain Street, is the new kid — it’s only been in business for nine months. Owners Natalie and Tom Dennen are treating us to a local spent grain cracker featuring Chef David Johnson’s house made beer cheese with bacon and scallions.

You thirsty? New England IPA from Revival Brewing Co is next up and what better to way to wash down an IPA with three times the hops than a classic from Tallulah’s Taqueria, Coctel the Camarones served with Tostsdas. When I asked owner Jake Rojas about why Tallulah’s is participating he summed up what I heard from others, “When Tallulahs can help make change within our community it’s a no-brainer. Being able to help support over 80 nonprofits focused on health, education and support for children and families at risk and in transition is the first step in making change!”

You know what else is a no-brainer? Attending Crave RI. See you there and remember be choosy, pace yourself and enjoy. To plan your own strategy, check out the list of attendees at cvscaremarkcharityclassic.com/about-crave-ri.html

The Crave RI food festival takes place Thu, Jun 21 and Fri, Jun 22 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. All proceeds from Crave RI will support charitable organizations across Southern New England. Tickets to Crave RI can be purchased at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office, at ticketmaster.com/charityclassic or over the phone at 800-745-3000. Also, keep an eye on Motif’s social media — Crave gave us a bunch of passes to give away, and we’ll have more than a few fun ways to do that in June. Hint – be ready to describe what your taste buds crave.

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