Jump to: The First Foodie
While eating on the run may cause canine madness, eating on a walk may cause deliciousness and knowledge. Today’s Groupon gets you half off admission to the new Taste of Old Town Scottsdale Tour, a foot-fueled foodie excursion with pit stops at the city’s top nibbleries (normally $42).
Stroll through the paved streets of Old Town Scottsdale for a three-hour narrated journey, stopping at six famed dining destinations along the way: Rusty Spur Saloon, Su Vino Winery, Cowboy Ciao, Philadelphia Sandwich Company, Sugar Bowl, and Los Olivos Mexican Patio. You’ll get to sample a bit of everything, including far eastern eats (cheesesteak sandwiches), merryful Mexican eats (Los Olivos’ Christmas-colored cheese crisps), and a special delicacy known as the top hat at The Sugar Bowl, a cream puff stuffed with vanilla ice cream, topped with hot fudge, and sprinkled with actual top hat. All the while, your guide will pepper you with history, trivia, and tips on the best places to eat, shop, and dig moats.
The non-verbal relationship you’ve achieved with your neighborhood sandwich artist is a sign of food rut. Pull yourself out of the dining doldrums and discover a whole new wealth of eateries, from mom-and-pop establishments to specialty cuisineries. Get this Groupon to give out-of-towners a localized experience (up to 16 people per tour), to hint to your significant other that you deserve something better than warm flavored ice cubes, or to treat your stomach to an afternoon on the town. Tours are available six days a week.
The First Foodie
Humans are unique among animals in that we eat not just to live but also for enjoyment. Archeologists recently uncovered the primitive writings of what they believe to be human kind’s first foodie. Here are some excerpts:
- Oh my Sky Boss! I’m sated but continue to eat. I pray this does not directly cause dust storms to stalk my footpaths.
- Forget what you’ve heard—bear meat is delicious and surprisingly does not cause its eater to inherit the bear’s memories.
- Put your sack of birds in a fire for two minutes before eating.
- I can say without hyperbole that preparing your own meat is the only way to do it because there is literally no other way. Also, don’t eat any berries that smell like a stomachache.
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Arizona Food Tours
For all their ubiquity, chain restaurants seldom embody the same character and culture as their independently owned counterparts. That’s where Arizona Food Tours comes in. With their signature A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale tour, the company introduces visitors to the idiosyncrasies and food of the desert burg, from classic western grub to the local wine bars that pour cabernet and red zinfandel for diners and thirsty cacti.