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Crave RI Food Fest Serves Up The Best of Southern New England

Brings together flavors fresh from the farm, the sea and the city’s culinary best

June 15-16 celebration of the area’s rich foodie tradition benefits local charities


WOONSOCKET, R.I. (June 2, 2017) – Calling all Foodies!  Crave RI, a family-friendly culinary celebration, is a new – and delicious – addition to the 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic.  The two-day event features Rhode Island’s finest restaurants and beverage offerings and guests will get a chance to sample signature dishes and drinks from participating eateries.


The June 15-16 event is taking place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence and will showcase the area’s most popular restaurants, breweries and vineyards including Matunuck Oyster Bar, Gracie’s, Newport Vineyards, Narragansett Beer and many more. All proceeds from the inaugural event will support charitable organizations across Southern New England. Tickets are on sale now at, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Daily tickets to Crave RI are $20 each, plus applicable fees.


Also on the menu, on Thursday, June 15, Food Network star, celebrity chef and Top Chef participant Marcus Samuelsson will host an interactive cooking demonstration bringing to life the farm, sea and city theme with vignettes showcasing the participants and the vast array of culinary offerings. On Friday, June 16, MasterChef winner and local restaurateur Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini will headline the demonstration stage and share cooking tips and tricks.  Behm-Lazzarini is the owner of RED FIN Crudo + Kitchen in Providence, Rhode Island, who will also be sampling at Crave RI.


Serving up something to tantalize everyone’s palates, guests will experience the delicious cuisine of the region with samplings from the areas’ best food and beverage offerings and the talent behind them:


              Participating Restaurant Partners                                                                      Participating Beverage Partners
































Crave, RI serves as the prelude kick-off to the 19th annual CVS Health Charity Classic golf tournament which brings the best names in golf to Rhode Island.  Golf fans and foodies alike can see the nation’s top golfers tee up for charity at the picturesque Rhode Island Country Club on Sunday, June 18 and Monday June 19.


The CVS Health Charity Classic, which has donated more than $20 million dollars to area non-profits since 1999, will continue its tradition of giving back to the Southern New England community with a series of golf events, including:


Pepsi Celebrity Pro-Am – The CVS Health Charity Classic has partnered up with New England sports teams to bring celebrity athletes to the Charity Classic on Sunday, June 18th at the Rhode Island Country Club. The Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox will all be represented at the first ever Pepsi Celebrity Pro-Am. Admission to the event is FREE.


Community Day – What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with free admission to Community Day on Sunday, June 18th? Enjoy the picturesque Rhode Island Country Club while taking in great golf and a number of other activities including interactive and engaging programs at health and wellness stations.


Professional Golf Tournament - The one-day tournament on Monday, June 19th will feature 18 of the nation’s top golfers, comprised of six PGA TOUR, six LPGA Tour and six PGA TOUR Champions players. Each team will be made up of one player from each respective Tour.


The CVS Health Charity Classic will again be honoring veterans by offering complimentary admission to Rhode Island Country Club for the golf tournament for all active, reserve and retired Military Service Members and their dependents. Veterans can simply present a valid Common Access Card or Retired Military Card at the gate. First responders and their families also receive free admission with a valid ID.


Single day tickets for the 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic are now on sale at for $10 each. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. For additional information on tickets, fans can call 866-CVS-9441 or visit






Backyard Food Co.


Beautiful Day Granola



The Capital Grille

Carina e Dolce

Chapel Grille

Cook and Brown

Crazy Burger

DeWolf Tavern

DiMicco's Authentic Italian Eatery

The Duck and Bunny

Evelyn's Drive In


Flat Waves Food Shack

Fluke Wine Bar


Great Northern Barbecue

Johnson & Wales

Livi's Pockets


Matunuck Oyster Bar

Mcbride's Pub



Metacom Kitchen

Milk Money

Mill's Tavern


Nettie's Kettle Corn

Ogie's Trailer Park

Open Season

Pane e Vino

Par & Tackle


Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen

Rocco's Pub and Grub


Salted Slate

Seven Moons

Shri Bark


Sydney PVD


Tavolo Wine Bar

The Bluefin Grille

The Boston Red Sox

The Provisioner

The Rosendale

Tom's Bao Bao

Two Ten Oyster Bar

Vanderbilt Grille



Dave's Coffee

Long Live Beer Works

The Newport Storm Brewery

Newburyport Brewing Company

Union Station Brewery

Sakonnet Vineyards

Narragansett Beer

Newport Vineyards

Grey Sail Brewery

Greenvale Vineyards

Sam Adams

Angry Orchard

Truly Spiked and Sparkling

Whalers Brewing Co.

Farmer Willie's Ginger Beer

Crooked Current Brewery

New Harvest Coffee

Bucket Brewery

Wise Mouth Tea

Granny Squibb's Tea



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