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Food on Foot Tours

Garlic Guy | Apr 15, 2012 11:45 AM

Is anyone familiar with "Food on Foot Tours"?

A few hours ago, I walked over to a casual, low/mid-range, "good food for the price" restaurant in my neighborhood. I've never previously seen more than two or three tables occupied but was shocked to find that every table was full, with a number of people lining up to place their order.

I left, walked around for about 15 minutes in search of an alternative, and then walked by the place again and saw that it had largely emptied out, but now had a large crowd of people outside. I went inside and asked the man behind the counter if the crowd was a tour group. He indicated that they are, and told me it was called "Food on Foot Tours." He said they come there once or twice a week.

I'm always interested in learning about walking tours in general and foodie walking tours in particular, so I hopped online and checked it out. The site lists a number of interesting-looking tours, but doesn't really provide descriptions of the tours, so I wonder whether it's worth the money. Frankly, while I like the restaurant that the tour stopped at and go there once every week or two, I don't think I'd go out of my way for it and kind of feel like its presence as a regular stop on the food tour probably doesn't speak well of the tour group.

Still, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them and can offer any thoughts. Thanks!

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