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 $29, you get a Denver restaurant walking tour from The City Tour (a $59 value).
The City Tour's savvy guides helm walking tours throughout Denver's gastronomic gold mines in neighborhoods that include Cherry Creek, the Highlands, and the Lower Downtown Historic District. Each approximately 2.5-hour tour grants pedestrians insider access to a rotating lineup of four local venues, providing access to chefs, owners, demonstrations, and tastings. Current tours include such venues as NoRTH, LoLa, and Ambria. Groups of up to 15 meander through one of the city's eclectic regions, peeking behind the scenes of restaurants before their doors open and trapeze artists arrive for the day. Each excursion is geared toward adults and includes gratuity so that no extra expenditures are necessary on the tour. Additionally, chefs at each tour stop give presentations in which they share their distinctive culinary visions of fusing unique flavors and building forts out of nothing but Kraft Singles and graham crackers. Tours are generally held Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., but more times are regularly added. After booking, each customer will receive an email detailing meeting locations and tour-guide information.
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.