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 to A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get one admission to A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale tour (a $49.03 value).
- For $58, you get two admissions to A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale tour (a $98.06 value).
A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale's guides lead up to 16 hungry minds and bellies along a two-mile, three-hour walking tour that weaves history and stories with fare from six local eateries. The gustatory excursion grants tour-takers two options that star different lineups of restaurants. Tour Option 1 runs Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon and slips sightseers into the Rusty Spur, one of the oldest saloons in Scottsdale. AZ88 is a considerably more youthful watering hole with glass walls that lend a gallery vibe and allow Bacchus to peer jealously inside. Budding gourmets let their palates romp across some of more than 35 unique flavored oils at Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars or the daily-changing spiked ice-creams at Lee's Cream Liqueur. Cowboy Ciao's chefs plate a helping of the chopped Stetson, a dish of chicken, Israeli coos coos, marinated tomatoes, dried sweet corn, dried currants, arugula, pepitas and cotija cheese tossed with a pesto buttermilk dressing.
Tour Option 2 takes place Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11 a.m. and leads noshers into The Mission to enjoy a historical snack without the legal risk of licking the Constitution. The tour stops in a coal-fired pizzeria, a wine shop, and Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars, and guests dabble in time-tested Thai fare at Malee's on Main.
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.