The Sept. 21 WaterFire Providence lighting was the scene of FoodForward, a “food innovation showcase” put on by RallyRI, an initiative created by Allan Tear, one of The Rhode Island Foundation’s Rhode Island Innovation Fellows. His goal is to “spark a startup revolution” in the art and design, food and beverage, social impact, and advanced-manufacturing sectors of the Ocean State economy. Vin Scorziello, one of the owners of Campus Fine Wines, was on hand to serve samples of five Rhode Island craft brewers to the public.
September typically begins a strong fall tourism season, from Newport to Providence and the Blackstone Valley, say local tourism leaders. But even though the Ocean State also has plenty of woodlands, hills and scenic routes, fall-foliage tours are not part of the draw here the way they are in other New England states.
By Rhonda J. Miller PBN Staff Writer
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy.
The hosts of “The Rhode Show” asked me on air about my favorite restaurants and my impression of Rhode Island in general. We were chatting about their annual search for a third co-host and what qualifications might be needed. According to the hosts a knowledge of the state, including its food scene, is a plus. They suggested to those who might be seeking the position to go out and “have a Rhode Island experience.”
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