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by Melissa Jones

wfaa.com

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 7:03 AM

 

WALKING FOOD TOUR OF DALLAS
 
 
Today, Food Tours of America announced the launch of Uptown Dallas’ first walking food tour. More than just lunch, Food Tours of America is a complete sightseeing experience. The Uptown Dallas Food Tour offers participants an insider’s view of Dallas’ most pedestrian-friendly areas with a special focus on the best local cuisine – from down home favorites and Tex-Mex specialties to made from scratch desserts. In addition to generous tastings at several hand-picked eateries, each fully-narrated walking tour includes historical attractions and anecdotes as guides share the stories behind each locale.
 
Participants of the Uptown Dallas Food Tour can expect delicious sit down tastings at a collection of area restaurants, historic commentary, and a scenic stroll down McKinney Avenue to the West Village Shopping District. The walking tour also includes a look at community theaters and art galleries, and the State Thomas Historic District, which contains the largest collection of 1880’s Victorian homes in Dallas. The tour ends with an optional ride on Uptown’s antique trolley cars.
 
Food Tours of America was founded by three adventurous women with a passion for great food, southern hospitality and unique experiences. “We believe that first-hand experiences of culture and cuisine are the best ways to absorb and appreciate a city,” said Director of Sales and Marketing Jodi Philippson. “Food tours are sweeping the nation, but so far, Dallas’ food scene has been unrepresented. By offering Uptown Dallas’ first walking food tour, we hope to provide a unique opportunity for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the diverse cuisine and rich history and culture that drive our vibrant city.”
 
Uptown Dallas Food Tours will begin on June 9, 2012 and occur each Saturday and Sunday and some weekdays. Tours last approximately 2.5 hours with brief, scenic walks in between tastings. To ensure a personal, high quality experience, each tour is limited to 16 participants.  Food Tours of America can provide up to seven guided tours daily, and specializes in customized private events for corporations, wedding and event planners, and individual groups of any size.  Food and beverages tastings, as well as cultural attractions are all included in the $45 cost per person.  For more information, or to book a tour, please visit www.FoodToursOfAmerica.com or call (888)-871-2052
 
 
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