Taste of Hope and Food Truck Row at Flames of Hope
The ticketed tasting event includes some of Rhode Island’s top restaurants, while Food Truck Row is open to the public.
It’s Flames of Hope Weekend! The event was created to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the city of Providence pink to spread awareness and support. This weekend-long celebration, organized by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, includes the Illuminations of Life pink lighting of the State House with the State Ballet of Rhode Island, a health and wellness expo, a moving WaterFire Celebration Festival with a free concert and various other events. There will also be a Gloria Gemma Run/Walk on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
There are also two food events at the Flames of Hope celebration. Guests can attend the Taste of Hope on Saturday night, Sept. 29 from 7–10 p.m. at the Celebration Village in Station Park in Providence. A Food Truck Row has also been added for the general public to enjoy eats from mobile vendors while enjoying the special WaterFire event.
The tasting event, Taste of Hope, features some of Rhode Island’s top restaurants, including Par and Tackle, Yoleni’s, Federal Hill Pizza, Rosalina, Caffe Dolce Vita, Blount Fine Foods, Zooma Trattoria, Blend, Kleos, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, the Renaissance Downtown Hotel and Thirsty Beaver. Beverage tastings will also be provided by Revival Brewing, Gooseneck Vineyards, Mionetto and Noble Vines.
Food Truck Row will be open to the public in the Flames of Hope Village from 4–10 p.m. PVD Food Truck Events has organized visits from eleven mobile food vendors, including Atomic Blonde Ice Cream, Baby’s Bonetown BBQ, Championship Melt, GottaQ BBQ, Ming’s Asian Street Food, Poppy’s Kettlecorn and Waffles, Presto Strange O Coffee Truck, Rhody Roots, Portu-Galo, Friskie Fries and Mamita’s Food Truck.