What is Tasting for Tails?

Tasting for Tails, previously called Taste of the East Bay, is a fundraiser for the foodie in all of us! This local food driven event is hosted at the beautiful and historic Hope & Main in Warren, RI, a place where food and community combine on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM!
Tasting for Tails features tasting tables from some of the best culinary establishments throughout the state of Rhode Island! Each tasting table is expertly paired by Grapes & Grains with a wine, spirit or craft beer that brings out the best of each bite.
Our VIP Premier Tasting which begins at 5:00 PM includes a chef demonstration, exclusive pairings along with the Main Tasting beginning at 6:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM.

Ticket Information:

PLEASE NOTE: 1/25/20 TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event or at the door.

VIP Premier Tasting & Main Tasting Tickets

Update: 1.7.20 ~ VIP has been SOLD OUT!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM:
~ A Chef demonstration by Chef Mark from Fire Works Catering
~ Exclusive bourbon tasting sponsored by Grapes & Grains

~ VIP swag bag complete with custom tasting glass

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ~ Tastings from 13 restaurants and culinary establishments

Tickets are limited. Just 50 tickets are available!
VIP Premier Tasting Tickets – $65.00SOLD OUT!

Main Tasting

Limited Tickets Still Available!

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ~ Tastings from 13 restaurants and culinary establishments

Tickets for the Main Tasting sell out fast and are limited! Main Tasting Tickets – $35.00

Who Will Be There?

Here’s a list of the amazing culinary establishments that will have tasting tables for you to peruse!

Z Pita Chips

Serving: Pita Chips

Bellichi’s Best Biscotti

Serving: Biscotti and Panetone

Nacho Mamma’s

Serving: Chicken Tacos

Bristol Oyster Bar

Serving: Raw Bar

Bluewater Bar & Grill

Serving: Mushroom Ravioli

The Revival Craft Kitchen and Bar

Serving: Ginger Beef Potstickers with Cilantro Chili Sauce

Revival Tasty Room

Serving: Duck Tacos ~ Five spice spice Shoyu duck with roasted salsa verde, cotija cheese, cilantro and duck chicharrones

Rhody Roots

Serving: Meatless Buffalo

The River Social

Serving: Lamb Tacos ~ shredded lamb, house pickled vegetables, mango salsa and spicy feta
Serving: Harrabiata Pasta ~ paccheri pasta in a harissa based pomodorro sauce (vegetarian)

Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe

Serving: Chocolate Truffes

Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

Serving: Jumbo lump crab cakes served with mango salsa and peppadew aioli

Aunt Tatty’s

Serving: Collaboration with Sacred Cow Granola- diced pears with Sacred Cow Granola, Aunt Tatty’s Beautiful Butterscotch and whipped cream. Also serving vanilla cream puffs with Aunt Tatty’s Beautiful Butterscotch and whipped cream.


Serving: Savory crepe and dessert crepe

Uptown Food & Spirits

Serving: Zucchini & corn fritter, topped with tzatziki and sesame sauce

Will the proceeds help the animals?

Yes! All proceeds from Tasting for Tails will benefit the animals at the Rhode Island SPCA as well as help fund its critical community programs and services. The Rhode Island SPCA is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit animal welfare organization that receives no local, state or federal funding and relies solely on community support from friends and businesses. Fundraising events such as this help us care for the thousands of animals that we assist every year.


Would you like to learn more about Tasting for Tails? Contact Connie Kile, Director or Development at ckile@rispca.com or 401-438-8150 xt 8