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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-07-2019

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14 PAWTUCKET AUGUST 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION The Restaurant Week Committee is planning this first Craft Crawl for the same week as Restaurant Week, Sept. 22-28, to feature all six Pawtucket breweries and distilleries. Each estab- lishment will be offering a unique drink special that week only. Pawtucket's reputation as a craft drink destination for tourists is certainly growing regionally, said Hebert, and this event will help further spread awareness. This year will be a trial run of sorts, he said, and based on the success of the event, it could become bigger next year and even be combined with the Pawtucket Arts Festival or have an awards compo- nent mixed in. As part of the Craft Crawl, participants will have the opportunity to complete a passport card to be stamped by each brewery and distill- ery with a purchase. Once a participant has completed a card, they will receive a spe- cial prize mixing glass with the logo of each establish- ment on it. "Our breweries and distilleries are what make Pawtucket unique and are drivers of economic devel- opment in the city, so we would like to support them as much as possible," said Hebert. The six craft establish- ments participating are The Guild, Foolproof Brewing, Smug Brewing, Crooked Current Brewery, White Dog Distilling, and Rhode Island Spirits. Hebert said it was the city's largest brewery, The Guild, that first brought up the idea of the Craft Crawl, and the owners will sponsor the prize glasses. "The idea came from just the absolute explo- sion of craft beer and craft distilleries in Pawtucket," co-owner Jeremy Duffy told The Breeze. "It's an industry that should absolutely be celebrated." Hebert said while Pawtucket's breweries prob- ably have a bigger reputa- tion than its restaurants right now, incorporating craft establishments into Restaurant Week can be mutually beneficial, as people like food with their drink. Someone might come for Restaurant Week and discover craft drinks along the way, or the other way around. "It benefits both sides," he said. Duffy said this event will support all Pawtucket brew- eries and distilleries, creating greater connectivity between food and beverage establish- ments in a city that's on the rise. "We're super excited," he said. "We're all collectively doing this together, we're all equals, we're all celebrat- ing." CRAWL From Page One The glasses that will be given to those who complete the PAWTUCKET CRAFT CRAWL. Cranking & Shanking Fest at the Met Saturday PAWTUCKET – The Mighty Mighty Boss Tones will present their 2nd annual Cranking & Shanking Fest on Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Met Couryard, 1005 Main St. In addition to The Boss Tones the show will fea- ture an appearance by The Amazing Royal Crowns plus Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Buck-0-Nine. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 and are available at www.themetri. com, the Strand box office, Round Again Records, In Your Ear, Empire Guitars, and The Met. Seating is general admis- sion. All ages are welcome. The event will also and will fea- ture local craft beer and food vendors.

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