Press release ~ Eat Drink RI Festival opens Festival with new product line

Opening Night of the 6th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival
with Fiestaval! featuring The Backyard Food Company

RHODE ISLAND (March 29, 2017) – Eat Drink RI is thrilled to open this year’s Festival with the launch of The Backyard Food Company’s brand new, never before seen product line. Fiestaval! will introduce VIP ticket holders to the latest BYFC delicious creation before it hits the shelves. This exclusive reception will feature a custom cocktail from Bootblack Brand & Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits, and a menu by Easy Entertaining creatively featuring the entire line of The Backyard Food Company products.

At the Fiestaval!, expect a fully-themed VIP experience with one of Rhode Island’s most successful local food companies, along with some surprise entertainment, prizes and giveaways! Eat Drink RI and The Backyard Food Company have shared a strong connection as both companies have grown. BYFC’s very first public event was the 2014 Eat Drink RI Festival, they returned in 2015 and continued the tradition with the launch of their line of heirloom pickles at last year’s Festival. Eat Drink RI is thrilled to be part of BYFC’s continued growth.

Now in it’s sixth year, the Eat Drink RI Festival is expanding to be an even bigger, better and more delicious showcase of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Fiestaval! is being held at The CafĂ© at Easy Entertaining on Valley St. in Providence. Tickets are only $20 and this event is open to the public. Space is limited. Tickets for this event and the other three Festival events: Dinner by Dames, Truck Stop and Grand Tasting, are available at

About The Backyard Food Company
The Backyard Food Company is a gourmet condiment company founded in 2014 by best friends Matt McClelland and Louby Sukkar.  Their line of award winning gourmet condiments can be found in over 300 locations across the Northeast including Dave’s Marketplace, Eastside Marketplace, Whole Foods, Star Market and Big Y. It began in their backyards after a cancer diagnosis inspired the duo to plant gardens and take control of the foods they were putting in their bodies. They use simple ingredients and source local produce in season.

About Eat Drink RI
Created in 2010 by David Dadekian, Eat Drink RI is one of the top media, marketing and event production companies in the region for all things culinary. houses the most up-to-date local food & drink event calendar and culinary job listings, in addition to covering local food events, chefs & restaurants, the beverage industry, and locally produced artisanal products. Eat Drink RI produces and promotes several all-local culinary events, including an annual 4-day Festival in Providence celebrating the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Dadekian is a RI Foundation Innovation Fellow and is currently working to create a central culinary market for all Rhode Islanders.


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