The Food Village at PVDFest 2018 will transform Providence’s transportation hub, Greater Kennedy Plaza, into a foodies dream on Saturday, June 9, 2018 and Sunday, June 10, 2018. Over 40 food trucks will line the perimeter of the Plaza with more than ample seating encasing the inner area. Over 20 Providence restaurants and food purveyors will be at the heart of the Village to sell, mingle and demo some of their finest dishes (and maybe give away some dish secrets along the way).
Some of the wonderful (and delicious!) sponsors of the Village this year are…
Pollo Campero started as a family restaurant in 1971—hundreds of restaurants later it continues to be a family-owned business focused on delighting friends & families with its prized chicken recipes.
Pollo Campero’s chicken meals are prepared using a combination of familiar & unique flavors—the chicken recipes can be paired with any of Campero’s side dishes which are prepared with the freshest ingredients to complete any meal—either individual meals or family meals to share.
Due to its family roots, Pollo Campero believes in growing the Campero family wherever it goes. Pollo Campero is committed to the people & communities it serves by meaningfully engaging with them both inside and outside of its restaurants.
Matunuck Oyster Bar is committed to uniting fresh, locally grown produce with farm-raised and wild-caught seafood to make the freshest dishes you’ll find anywhere.
Their signature raw bar offers a variety of Rhode Island oysters, crisp cherrystones, littleneck clams, and jumbo shrimp. Their Matunuck Oysters are grown in Potter Pond right off their waterfront patio and many of their herbs and vegetables are grown in their vegetable farm on the north end of the pond.
Head chef, Jeff Cruff, takes the bounty of fresh local ingredients and combines them to make mouth-watering dishes, from seafood classics like calamari, chowder, scallops, stuffed lobster, and lobster rolls, to creative daily specials such as pan-seared day boat halibut with English pea saffron risotto with Matunuck Farm spinach in a tomato herb reduction and lobster scallop sauté with coconut green curry and a side of Matunuck Farm cucumber gazpacho. Meat dishes feature delicious grass-fed beef from Rhode Island. Cocktails and an extensive wine list complement the vibrant flavors of the menu offerings.
Four years ago GottaQ BBQ FoodTruck and Catering launched at the 2014 Eat Drink RI Festival and wowed the crowd serving 700 full sized pulled porked sandwiches with slaw…from there they never looked back!
West Coast-style tri-tip steak is one of Gotta Q’s specialties; it’s served sliced with a prominent pink smoke ring, red onions, pickles, and horseradish. Texas hot links and refreshing caviar make a nice pair before a slice of pecan pie.