Sons of Liberty Spirits and J. Rieger & Co. Make Friendly NFL Whiskey Wager For Saturday’s AFC Divisional Playoff Matchup Between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs
Case of Whiskey, Hometown Pride & Bragging Rights are on the Line Leading up to Kick-off at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, January 16th 4:35pmRhode Island’s Sons of Liberty Spirits and Kansas City’s J. Rieger & Co. are putting a case of their finest whiskey on the line for the AFC Divisional matchup between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs this Saturday, January 16th at 4:35 p.m. If the Patriots win, J. Rieger & Co. must send a case of their finest whiskey to the Sons of Liberty Spirits distillery in South Kingstown, RI and the reverse if the Chiefs are victorious. Friendly trash-talking will take place between the two distilleries over Twitter (@SOLspirits & @JRiegerCo), Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #NFLWhiskeyWars. Social media followers of both brands are encouraged to weigh in as well. The losing team’s respective distillery will also have to take a photo with the opposing team’s jerseys next week while distilling their own whiskey.
Billy’s Restaurant Named in OpenTable’s Best Overall Restaurants in Boston/New England
Barrington-based restaurant is the only eatery named in Rhode IslandBilly’s, located at 286 Maple Avenue in Barrington, has been named in OpenTable’s Best Restaurants in Boston/New England diners’ choice list. The American bistro/tavern was designated a top-ten diners’ choice winner, and is the only eatery in Rhode Island to make the list. Each month, OpenTable™ analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews and sorts results by category to help diners discover new favorites. Billy’s is currently rated a 4.7 out of five stars on the dining site with 100% of the diners who rated the restaurant recommending it to a friend. “We are so honored that our diners took the time to give us such great reviews on OpenTable,” said Bill Dessel, Owner, Billy’s. “I’m very proud of the team at Billy’s who strive to provide our guests the highest-quality dining experience possible in a warm, inviting and unpretentious setting.” Billy’s is also ‘loved for,’ the following categories on the site: Overall Restaurant Boston/New England; Neighborhood Gem, Boston/New England; Overall Restaurant Rhode Island; Service, Rhode Island; Neighborhood Gem, Rhode Island; Contemporary American, Rhode Island.
RI FOOD FIGHTS Celebrates Big Year for Local Food, Kicks Off Even Bigger 2016
New Year of food competitions already in full swing with third annual Lord of the Wings2015 was the biggest year ever for RI FOOD FIGHTS and 2016 will be even bigger. The largest series of food competitions in Southern New England, RI FOOD FIGHTS showcased over 120 local restaurants and food vendors in its fifth year, attracting over 2,200 attendees to a series of three in-person events and selling over 4,900 passports for six virtual events.
RI FOOD FIGHTS 2016 ScheduleIn-person Events: March 20*: 5th Annual Great CUPCAKE Championship June 5*: 5th Annual Incredible ICE CREAM Throwdown December 5*: 5th Annual Spectacular COOKIE Smackdown Virtual Events: Through January 31*: 3rd Annual Lord of the Wings (chicken wings) February 1-29*: NEW – Italian GRINDER Throwdown March1-31*: NEW – Millennial Madness w/ Millennial Professional Group of RI (Millennial-owned restaurants) May 1-31*: 3rd Annual Big BURGER Blowout July 1-31*: 3rd Annual Iced COFFEE Summer Celebration August 1-September 30*: 2nd Annual CALAMARI Throwdown September 15-October 15*: 2nd Annual Taco MANIA October 1-31*: 3rd Annual Lord of the Pies (pizza) November (exact date TBD): Creative Cake Competition at Sojourner House Masquerade Ball *Exact dates subject to change; check rifoodfights.com for updated info