The Rescue

The Rescue

It's time to "eat, drink and bid your tails off" at the Providence Animal Rescue League's signature fundraising event, "The Rescue!" It will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the Pawtucket Armory located at 172 Exchange Street in Pawtucket, RI.

In its 8th year, The Rescue boasts an evening of swanky spirits, fabulous food and spectacular auctions. There will be a private VIP reception hosted by Millonzi's Fine Catering, Bottles and Party By Design starting at 6:00 PM with the Main Event beginning at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to sample delicious “tasty bites” from a variety of Rhode Island's top restaurants and catering companies as they compete to be "Top Dog" of the evening!

Are you coming to The Rescue?


VIP Reception & Main Event - $100 per person

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • hors d'oeuvres ~ sponsored by Millonzi's Fine Catering
  • open bar ~ sponsored by Bottles Fine Wine
  • exclusive bourbon tasting ~ by Bottles Fine Wine
  • Raw bar ~ hosted by Matunuck Oyster Bar
  • Craft beers on tap ~ by Revival Brewing Co.
  • VIP Reception is sponsored & hosted by Millonzi's Fine Catering & Bottles.

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • culinary competition
  • open bar
  • wine tasting by Bottles Fine Wine
  • silent & live auction

    Main Event - $50 per person

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • culinary competition
  • cash bar
  • wine tasting by Bottles Fine Wine
  • silent & live auctions

    Are you coming to The Rescue?


    Let The Judging Begin!

    Each competitor is judged on their dish by a local celebrity judge for their chance to win the title of Top Dog, but YOU will be voting to give someone the title of Howlin’ Crowd Pleaser! This year we have added competition categories! New to 2015, each competitor is given the option to create TWO dishes, one vegetarian and one carnivore. Each guest will receive two voting “paw prints” when arriving, once you have tasted each competitors dish, you can decide your favorite vegetarian and/or carnivore dish and vote by placing your paw print in the voting vases on their table!

    Here's the "Top Dog" Culinary Competitors! Look Who's Competing!

    Ten Steak & Sushi

    Carnivore Entry - Wagyu steak sliders with candied bacon, special sauce and aged cheddar cheese on a brioche slider bun

    Poco Loco

    Carnivore Entry Poco Donut ~ Cheddar Cornbread Doughnut, with Apple Masala Jelly, Braised Pork Shoulder and Smokey Bacon Dust

    Millonzi’s Bar & Grille

    Duck & Bunny

    Carnivore Entry - Pulled Pork in a crepe cup topped with housemade apple slaw

    Veggie Entry - Beet Latke topped with Shy Brothers Cloumage and scallions


    Carnivore Entry - Sriracha Maple Chicken Wings

    Veggie Entry - Tortellini skewers tossed with a dijon vinagrette 

    The Red Fez

    Carnivore Entry - Asian Style Pork Dumplings

    Veggie Entry - Asian Style Veggie Dumplings

    Boneheads Wing Bar

    Veggie Entry The Pretender ~ Vegetarian chicken made with non-GMO soy & pea protien tossed in our award winning signature Honey/Siracha "Wrong side of the Road" sauce


    Smoked Bluefish Canapes - Roasted Port Skewer w/ripe plantain and chocolate chili mole sauce

    Dave’s Marketplace

    Carnivore Entry - Slow roasted bbq pulled pork served on nann squares

    Veggie Entry - Eggplant balls served with marinara sauce

    Ogie’s Trailer Park

    D. Carlo Trattoria

    Iron Works Tavern

    Carnivore Entry - Twelve hour Cabernet Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib

    Top Dog Culinary Competition Judges!

    Al Matthews

    Since 1990, Southern New England has woken up with Al, the foodie half of the successful Paul & Al radio show at rock station 94HJY in Providence. URI Master Gardener, home cook, world traveler, father, and serious sipper of creative cocktails, Al's off-air life is all about food for family and friends, from curing and smoking his own bacon to making his own honey liqueur. He blogs about it at: Al is one of our judges for this event, and you can bet he’ll be going back for seconds! Logan Ryan

    Now in his 3rd season with the New England Patriots, Super Bowl Champion Cornerback Logan Ryan has certainly made an impact. In his rookie year he lead the AFC and all rookies in interceptions. With a big appetite off the field, he spends his free time in the kitchen or local restaurants, appreciating the art of comfort food. The bigger, the better! As a “Chopped” fanatic, Logan looks forward to spending another year as our culinary competition judges! Brendan Kirby

    Brendan is currently in his second year as co-host of The Rhode Show. He joined the team in January of 2014 after winning WPRI-TV’s 2013 “Search For A Star” competition. Prior to this, he hosted his own RI based late night comedy/talk show, Wicked Late with Brendan Kirby. He is a former intern for CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and a graduate of Rhode Island College. Brendan can’t wait to judge this competition and looks forward to accepting cash bribes from the competitors as well as challenging Logan Ryan to an arm wrestling match at some point during the evening.

    For more information about The Rescue

    If you have any questions about the event or our organization, please do not hesitate to contact Fundraising Manager, Connie Kile at (401) 421-1399, ext. 210 or

    Are you coming to The Rescue?