Eat Drink RI to present a free food and drink event at the State House on January 5th

Eat Drink RI announced today that they present the second Open House at the State House, hosted by Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, on the Saturday following the Governor’s second inauguration.

The event will feature tastings from Rhode Island restaurants and food and beverage producers, as well as performances from a diverse variety of local groups. Admission is free with a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

“We’re excited to host the Open House at the State House, and invite all Rhode Islanders to join in the celebration,” said Governor Gina Raimondo and her husband Andy Moffit in a prepared statement. “After the Open House, all Rhode Islanders are welcome to head to The Providence Rink at Alex and Ani City Center for a free skate.”

“I was happy to be asked to produce the Open House at the State House for a second time,” said Eat Drink RI’s David Dadekian in a prepared statement. “As every Rhode Islander knows, we have some of the best food and drink in the world here. To showcase a slice of it in the ‘People’s House,’ perhaps the most majestic location for a tasting ever, is a great experience.”

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WHAT:          Open House at the State House –Admission is free with a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

WHEN:          Saturday, January 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:       Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith St., Providence, RI

WHO:            Open House restaurants and food & beverage producers:

·     American Mussel Harvesters, Inc.

·     The Backyard Food Company

·     Beth Bakes

·     The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles

·     Dave’s Coffee

·     El Rancho Grande

·     Fountain and Co.

·     Gastros

·     GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ

·     Granny Squibb’s Organic Iced Tea

·     HG80

·     Los Andes

·     Narragansett Creamery

·     The Perfect Sweet

·     Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

·     RI Mushroom Co.

·     Seriously Good Ice Cream

·     Sin

·     Yacht Club Soda

·     Yoleni’s