Lingering too long at a single restaurant results in legs falling asleep, food going cold, and the maitre d' building a nest from patrons' belongings. Dodge stagnant dining with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get a Denver restaurant walking tour from 5280 Tours (a $49 value).
5280 Tours' savvy guides helm walking tours throughout some of Denver's gastronomic gold mines, including Sushi Hai, Le Grand Bistro, and 1515 Restaurant. Each tour provides insider access to four local venues, providing access to chefs, owners, demonstrations and tastings. LoDo tours steer taste tourists through the Lower Downtown historic district to sample fare from award-winning chefs and ogle the latest fashions in towering headwear, and Riverfront tours make stops at a few of the 133 eateries surrounding the scenic area near Commons Park and Union Station. Otherwise, navigate the trendy boroughs on the Highlands tour, which covers 250 acres of chic restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Additionally, chefs at each tour stop give a presentation in which they share their distinctive culinary visions of fusing unique flavors and building forts out of nothing but Kraft singles and graham crackers.
In cities across the United States, TheCityTour's guides lead groups of up to 20 on gastronomic odysseys through select neighborhoods known for their thriving dining scenes. Each all-inclusive walking tour typically includes stops at four respected establishments, from sushi bars to crepe shops, where guests experience an array of dishes, drinks, and menu fonts. To further personalize the experience, the owner or chef makes an appearance and meets and talks to tour diners. Though the restaurants are kept secret and change every outing, TheCityTour's team does maintain an FAQ page to anticipate questions about the tour.