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Eat Drink RI returns for its annual festival

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Whatever your tastes, you can’t go wrong with 20 food trucks. On April 27, a caravan of mobile kitchens will roll into town, serving global treats from their letterbox windows. Why such bounty? The Eat Drink RI Festival returns for its seventh year running, catering to hungry pedestrians of all stripes – and proceeds will go to the Rhode Island Food Bank. No matter the weather, you can expect a feisty crowd of food truck enthusiasts cavorting around every vehicle. But noshing outside is only one phase of the four-day fiesta. Eat Drink RI was founded to celebrate the statewide food and beverage scene, and the bigger your appetite, the better. True foodies can enjoy a lavish, multi-course dinner at the Dinner by Dames event (April 26). And save room: there’s also the Grand Tasting at the Rhode Island Convention Center (April 28), a vast bazaar of area vendors. Whether you want to try cuts of locally raised beef or sip locally distilled spirits, you’ll find a cornucopia of fresh new flavors.