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 $15, you get a restaurant and pub crawl from AppeteasersUSA (a $30 value).
The savvy guides at AppeteasersUSA lead patrons from culinary hot spot to hot spot throughout Northern California, sampling included appetizers and sipping discounted drinks in Old Town Folsom, Midtown, Old Sacramento, Davis, or Auburn. Throughout the four-hour tour, a herd of at least 25 tour-goers stops at restaurants and bars unique to the area—eschewing chains and large franchises—for 30-minute stints, nibbling on appetizers and noting which kitchen appliances might come to life after the restaurant closes.
To wash down savory flavors, patrons can swig discounted drinks at each establishment. While touring Old Town Folsom, born during the California gold rush, guests stop at eateries including Hacienda Del Rio for succulent tacos and Old Europe for hefty portions of German fare. Sacramento's Midtown district welcomes taste tourists to absorb Lounge ON20's charcuterie plates and throw tomatoes at televised refs at MVP Sports Grill.
Everything changed for Bob and Chris Quinlan when they organized a successful pub crawl for their local Rotary club in 2005. The positive reception to their event led the pair to found AppeteasersUSA in 2011, which has since expanded from its initial tour in Folsom to include outings in Northern and Southern California, Washington, and Florida. Across the country, AppeteasersUSA’s savvy guides can be found leading patrons from culinary hot spot to hot spot.
Throughout the four-hour tours, herds of at least 25 tour goers stop at restaurants and bars unique to the area—eschewing chains and large franchises—for 30-minute stints, nibbling on appetizers and noting which kitchen appliances might come to life after the restaurant closes. To wash down savory flavors, patrons can swig discounted drinks at each establishment.
“I would like to see more dates available for the Santa Barbara location besides every 4 weeks”
“Had a couple of cancellations due to low demand, but the day itself was fantastic!”