Eat, walk, repeat: Join a Real Richmond Food Tour! Our plate is full of all that Richmond has to offer. Dig in to the authentic and quirky, the culinary and cultural while Real Richmond leads you on a two and a half hour tour, stopping into several local eateries to sample something special and hear from the owners and chefs. In between we’ll take it to the streets with 1.5 miles of leisurely walking that shows you the inside scoop on what’s going on in Richmond today, seasoned with River City’s lively history and impressive architecture. Get your feet ready to eat!
We’d love to see you this weekend on our Friday Both Sides of Broad tour or our Sunday Lincoln Legs brunch tour! Tickets still available. Lincoln Legs: Brunch & Brushes with History, celebrates Richmond’s ties to Lincoln himself and the acclaimed Steven Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, much of which was filmed in RVA. If you received a gift certificate recently, just check your schedule and ours and email email@example.com or call Maureen at (804) 840-5318 to schedule your tour. To purchase tickets, check out our Upcoming Tours page or click the Brown Paper Tickets logo down on the right. Hope to see you on the streets of RVA soon!
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Richmond: Fire, Flour and Fork! Coming Nov. 2014!
Richmond: Fire, Flour and Fork
The TINE has come for a destination culinary weekend in November 2014.
What’s wafting through Richmond now isn’t smoke from devastating fires or tendrils of tobacco smoke, but the scent of in-house smoked and cured meats and some of the country’s finest barbecue. Though the flour mills that once lined the rivers are mostly gone, there’s plenty of grist for the mill in what’s becoming the Capital of the Confectionery. And heaping forkfuls of 21st-century art, design and film will be sifted into a new mix on Nov. 8 and 9, 2014.
This two-day culinary event based in the City of Richmond will feature some of the best that the region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars.
Real Richmond Food Tours will produce this weekend that will include dining events and tastings from local and out-of-state chefs, artisanal food producers, cookbook authors, filmmakers, culinary historians, wine, beer and spirit makers, and tableware designers during multiple ticketed events each day.
The event’s inaugural advisory committee (to date) includes restaurateurs Jason Alley and Michele Jones of Pasture, Patrick Ehemann of the Jefferson Hotel, James Beard-nominated Dale Reitzer and Aline Reitzer of Acacia mid-town, Kathy Emerson of Emerson Consulting, James Beard-nominated Lee Gregory, Ryan Croxton, Travis Croxton and Dylan Fultineer of Rappahannock, Tim Bereika of Secco, Joe Sparatta of Heritage, Tiffany Gellner of The Magpie, Patrick Murtaugh of Hardywood, Randall Doetzer of Julep’s, Lester Johnson of Mama J’s and Kira Siddall.
A portion of the proceeds from Richmond: Fire, Flour and Fork will provide grants that will help young residents start their careers in the culinary and hospitality industries. Initial beneficiaries will include the scholarship funds at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Center for Culinary Arts, RMCVB’s Foundation, VSU’s Hospitality Management Program and the culinary arts programs in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico public schools.
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Richmond: Fire, Flour and Fork—it’s tine!
Real Richmond Food Tour gift certificates always fit! Good for any one of our walking food tours, Saturdays or weekdays. We’ll mail the sharp-looking certificate either to you, so you can have the pleasure of bestowing it on someone special or directly to whomever deserves it. $44.46 for each one, including the ticketing fee. Available through Brown Paper Tickets here.
Check out our press and blogger coverage:
- Wild in the City from Richmond.com
- Wellness in Richmond on Wild in the City
- CookinFanatic blog
- VisitRichmondVA.com blog
- Thirsty Richmond blog, part 1
- Thirsty Richmond blog, part 2
- Rocketts Landing blog
- Richmond BizSense
We don’t like to brag (really?!!), so we’ll let our food tour guests tell you what they think about our tours. And check out tripadvisor too!
…I guess you would say my husband and I were the typical ‘West End’ folks who rarely venture downtown. This showcased the area and the local restaurants–great exposure for folks like us. Will definitely come back down…. THANKS.
–Cathi, West End
…Totally enjoyable. A highlight of interactive events and tours I have been on in Richmond. We all stated we would be interested in another. For me, this was one of the best walking tours I have been on.
…Getting my husband and three teens to do anything together is often a big risk, but this one paid off with great dividends.