CALLING ALL LOCAL FOOD LOYALISTS!
Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition is giving YOU the chance to support your favorite Hope & Main food-preneurs, Rhode Island!
Your vote will decide who will have the opportunity to make their live pitch to a panel of all-star judges for a chance to win $10,000 for their food or beverage business.
is delighted to be one of
10 Hope & Main Food-preneurs Who Made It to the First Round!Sam Adams invites YOU to vote for your top three favorites below from
August 1st to August 12th
Six lucky contestants, chosen by YOU, will go on to the
Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition
that will take place live on:
August 24, 2022
from 5 to 7p
Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Market
691 Main Street
Warren, RIWe invite you to join us at Hope & Main on August 24th to cheer on your favorites!
The judges will select two finalists to compete on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Twilight Party where fans will vote that night for the winner of the $10,000 cash prize!
Sam Adams’ Brewing the American Dream program supports local food and beverage entrepreneurs across the U.S. with access to capital, networks and business coaching. Follow them on social media @samadamsbtad and visit their website to learn more!
This Sunday, May 19th, 2019, Elizabeth Fradin will be coming to Warren, Rhode Island to co-host at Hope & Main! Fradin is the owner of Beth Bakes, which creates artisanal crackers that are gluten, soy and nut-free, vegan AND non-GMO. For those of you who are already loyal customers, this is your chance to Meet Your Maker! Otherwise a chance to try something new and witness a cooking recipe demo! Hope & Main is a non-profit organization that provides up and coming food entrepreneurs a chance to grow. “This is a place where food producers, farmers, fishermen and other industry members can connect directly with consumers, engage the community and collaborate with peers” –Hope & Main. This weekend, individuals will get a chance to meet Fradin and try some of her scrumptious creations! Don’t miss out! Stop by for a taste!
Click here for information.
The Rhode Show’s segment “In the Kitchen”
met up with Beth Fradin of “Beth Bakes” so she can show us all how she makes her Gluten-Free Currant Fennel Crackers!
Check out the video and recipe: Beth Bakes Great job, Beth!!
TICKETS ON SALE
26th ANNUAL MARDI GRAS BALL
at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Lagniappe Productions, creators of the annual Labor Day weekend Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, R.I., are bringing their well-loved brand of great music, food, dancing and fun to the 26th annual Louisiana Mardi Gras celebration.
Southern New England’s popular Mardi Gras Ball is set for 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 10, at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I. Doors open at 6 p.m. in anticipation of Grammy-winning Cajun band Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, international performers Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, and New Orleans blues from Rhode Island’s own Knickerbocker All-Stars.
Cajun and Creole cuisine is offered by the renowned Chili Brothers Food Company – arguably the most popular food vendor at the Rhythm & Roots Festival every year, serving up their world-famous, Louisiana-inspired cuisine.
The ball also features a costume contest with cash prizes in a variety of categories including best group, best couple, best individual and a grand prize of $250 for best overall costume.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Reserve a table for 10 (in advance only) for $325. Tables sell out fast. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.rhythmandroots.com/mardi-gras-ball or by calling 401.783.3926.
Lodging is available at the Rodeway Inn, 1940 Post Road, Warwick. Rooms are $79 per night. Call 401.732.0470 and ask for the Mardi Gras rate.
The event will benefit VSA Arts RI, the nonprofit organization that opens the world of art to children and adults with disabilities.
About the Bands
Lafayette, LA-based Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet has been one of the most esteemed Cajun groups in music since forming in 1975. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil captivates audiences the world over. Michael Doucet sings and plays violin, guitar, accordion and mandolin.
Accordion master Nathan Williams, of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, was mentored by one of the greats, Buckwheat Zydeco. He has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and has been honored with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Formed in 1985, the band has brought its unique take on regional South Louisiana music around the world. Dennis Paul Williams, Nathan’s brother, brings his jazz-influenced guitar to the band.
The Knickerbocker All-Stars is made up of legends of the blues community who have found their home at the Knickerbocker, the historic venue in Westerly, R.I., that gave rise to Roomful of Blues, which launched the blues revival in the 1970s. Musicians in the All-Stars have included Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Al Copley, Monster Mike Welch, Ricky Russell, Willie J Laws, Brian Templeton, Sugaray Rayford, Rich Lataille and more. For the Mardi Gras Ball, The All-Stars will be showcasing a set of New Orleans music classics with a special tribute to recently passed Fats Domino.
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