The inaugural Eat Drink RI Festival, a three-day local food celebration, will kick off Friday in Providence, Travel + Leisure’s top city in 2012 for food/drink/restaurants. More than 40 chefs, farmers, bartenders and producers are expected to participate in the festival’s events, which include culinary panels, food and beverage tastings, cocktail events and more. Some local bars will also host “drink arounds,” offering exclusive late night items for festival attendees. The affair wraps up Sunday with a grand brunch at Gracie’s. A schedule of events can be found on the website.
When: Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21
Where: Various locations in Providence