East Providence’s Anchor & Hope just launched wines in a can, under the name Nico & Laura. The name comes from the growers of the wines, nicoandlaura.com, friends and colleagues of James Davids and Marissa Stashenko, owners of Anchor & Hope. Their ngociant, craft winery, sources wines from small producers across the globe. They specialize in installing kegs into restaurants who supply their wines. The cans are another interesting business pivot in these challenging business times. Use the search app at anchorhopewine.com to find retailers stocking the cans.
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Yacht Club Bottling Works has launched two new limited release flavors for a Soda Pop Poll for presidential preference. Every soda sold is a vote for that candidate to become President of Soda Pop: Donald’s Big League Punch and Joe’s Berry-Blue Lemonade. Results will be released this fall. Yacht Club has also re-released Berrymelon Rebellion as the third party flavor choice. Cartoonist/artist Frankie Galasso drew both Trump and Biden labels. All three flavors are now available at the Yacht Club Bottling Works Factory Store in North Providence. See their Facebook page at facebook.com/yachtclubsoda for updated hours. They will also be sold at farmers markets and and in local stores and restaurants through distribution by McLaughlin & Moran. The drinks can also be ordered online yachtclubsoda.com and shipped.
Food Truck Nights are scheduled for later this week. On Thursday, June 4, there will be a Warwick Food Truck Night and Food Truck Friday is set for Friday, June 5. These events, from FoodTrucksIn, offer real food truck food with live streaming music for a virtual event. Start by ordering food from favorite trucks online. Find the links at foodtrucksin.com. Pick up food from their location that day. Get beverages at Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits and Loyal 9 Cocktails in South Kingstown, or Trinity Brewhouse in Providence for curbside pick up. Tune in to the Facebook page and stream the featured live music show in real time. All food trucks have a menu item online called “Healthcare/First Responder Meal.” Add this to your order, and your donation will help provide a food truck lunch to the healthcare workers and medical first responders who are working on the front line against Covid-19.
The United States Bartenders’ Guild, Rhode Island chapter, is teaming up with Campari USA to hold Biking for Bars, a restaurant industry charity bike ride on Monday, June 15 across Rhode Island. This event is expected to raise dollars for the bartenders, bars/restaurants and hospitality non-profit organizations. Three routes, starting in Bristol, Providence, and Newport, will feature routes of 20-23 miles. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, groups are limited to 5-6 bicyclists. Lunch, sponsored by Campari and USBGRI, will follow the ride for all participants. Registration is available online at https://bit.ly/2Xqt0Gh.
“To get outside and bike along coastal Rhode Island surely gives all of the riders a great opportunity to relax, exercise, and enjoy catching up with fellow industry peers,” stated Frank Martucci, president of USBG National Charity Foundation.
Go to Facebook Biking for Bars for more information.
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Brewed Awakenings Bistro & Caf has opened at 100 Westminster St., Providence (401) 208-2113, operating Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening and weekend hours coming soon. They have job openings available to start immediately for both front and back of house positions, including managers, bartenders, baristas, shift supervisors, cashiers, food prep and kitchen staff. Visit brewedcoffeeshop.com to apply.
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