The fifth-annual Elm City Brew Festival, featuring over 225 craft beers from over 60 craft breweries, returns to College Street Music Hall on November 23, 2019. Live entertainment will be provided by local musicians. Proceeds will benefit the New Haven Center for Performing Arts. This is a 21+ event. For more information and for tickets, click here.
VIP Hour 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., general admission 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See highlights from last year’s event here.
The 4th annual Foxwoods Beerfest: Battle of the Brews will return to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 23 featuring more than 150 beers from over 70 different breweries, microbrews and brewpubs, along with ciders, seltzers and specialty cocktails. 2019 Battle of the Bands winners Jake Kulak & The Lowdown will be the evening’s live entertainment, along with games. Food will also be available for purchase. This event is for guests ages 21 and up.
For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Save the Date! The annual Connecticut Restaurant Association event honors the state’s industry with annual meeting, reception and awards gala at Foxwoods Resort Casino on December 2, 2019. The CRAzies Awards Gala celebrates the “Best of the Best” in the Connecticut Restaurant Industry and honors from the restaurant and food service industry by handing out over 15 coveted awards including Connecticut Hospitality Hall of Fame, Restaurateur of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Server of the Year, Bartender of the Year and more. Registration is information coming soon. See last year’s highlights here.
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s 2019 “Stars of the Industry” awards dinner and ceremony was created more than 30 years ago. It is hosted by the RI Hospitality Association and RI Hospitality Education Foundation to recognize shining stars in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Approximately 900 industry professionals attended last year’s event from across all sectors of the trade. Recipients are nominated by their leaders, coworkers and customers. Awards are given in more than 20 categories. Winners are voted on by the public and elected officials of the board. For more information, visit the association website.
To view last year’s highlights, click here.
An evening with G. Love and Chef Kev D. is a holiday event featuring live music from Gold-album selling musician G.Love with food from award-winning Food Network Chef Kev D. Presented by Alex and Ani, Belcourt of Newport & Advertise for America, with special guest Chad Hollister, the evening will begin with a VIP Kick-Off Party featuring signature KEEL Vodka cocktails, Sakonnet Vineyard Wines, craft beer and rum from Newport Craft, local restaurant tastings and an exclusive live culinary demo and tasting with Food Network Chef Kev D. A portion of ticket sales will benefit The Light Foundation, an organization working to collaborate with nonprofit organizations to provide life-changing opportunities for youth.
The Sun Wine & Food Fest presented by MSC Cruise offers a showcase for suppliers, as guests sip and sample through endless vintages and signature dishes, showcases and tastings during a three-day affair across two spaces, Uncas Ballroom and the Earth Expo & Convention Center. A portion of proceeds will go to Channel 3 Kids Camp, who provide fun year-round opportunities to children of all abilities, families and communities through educational and recreational programs.
Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine, beer, and spirits during the Grand Tasting. Foodies can purchase signature dishes from some of the region’s most highly-rated restaurants and the main culinary stage features a day full of celebrity chef demonstrations. Then, taste the “best-of-the-best” vintages and get one-on-ones with the winemakers during Vintage Cru.