Discover Fountain Square's thriving dining scene on a guided food tour. Head to the area's best restaurants, chowing down on delicious dishes that the area is known for.
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- Set off on a guided food tour around the Fountain Square neighborhood
- Hear stories of the area’s rich history and culture, learning how it became a major theatre destination
- Devour a large selection of local grub, including Greek fare and homemade fall-off-the-bone barbecue
- Sip on mead cider, learning how it’s made from an expert with plenty of experience
- Guided food tour
Oct 29, 2018
I have been on many food tours around the world and this once was quite disappointing. I was hoping for a more engaging experience where we learn about the history of the restaurant, meet the owner/manager, learn about the cuisine and what makes it different and get to try their signature dish. Instead it felt more like we had an escort that walked us from restaurant to restaurant and overate. Only one out of four locations (Litteraly Divine) even talked to us about their food and how she got into baking and the story of her location. The other restaurants didn't seem like they cared we were there and the tour guide didn't provide many details other than the genre of food we were about to eat and limited background info. In addition, I do not feel that any of the food locations were amazing tasting. We ate at New Day, Three Carrots, La Margarita, and Litteraly Divine. New Day is a meadery. When we arrived there were tastings already poured and appetizers set up. A woman quickly went through the names of the drinks and left. We received no education on the background of how the meadery came to be or where they produce their mead and we quickly got lost in which drink was which. It was a bit confusing and not well lead by the restaurant itself. They provided appetizers (crackers, cheese, meats) but they were not local or even made by the restaurant so I was confused on their purpose other than to feed us more. Three carrots was okay (vegan restaurant) which was an interesting choice since nobody in the group was vegan. Nonetheless food was good and unique, but too much food. Instead of sharing their signature item we got full meals (salad and sandwiches). It was disappointing to me that we were served chips which the waiter said was one of only 2 items not made in house- regular chips you can buy from the grocery store. I wish the menu was more well thought out to serve locally made food especially when the restaurant is mostly made in from scratch in house. A food tour should think about the specific food items intentionally. It didn't feel like much thought was put into that restaurant choice. La margarita was good but once again no special education or insight on the restaurant itself. We were also so stuffed at this point that most people didn't eat much and took home to go bags (first time I have ever seen that on a food tour). I would have preferred small bites of their best item at each restaurant with more education behind the restaurant. If you just eat one item then there would be more time to fit in a 5th restaurant and get more education and experience the region. I have heard great things about the restaurants in fountain square but this tour didn't reflect that. The tour guide was very very sweet and I really do appreciate her time. I hope this review helps and is not meant to be hateful or angry. She tried to answer questions as much as possible. We still had fun but I wouldn't recommend it as a food tour to others. You could walk around fountain square and eat at the same restaurants on your own, get to order what you want and have a similar experience for less money. I wish the tour guides were provided with restaurants that were more engaging or were given a lot more education on each restaurant and that the food was a tad better. Thank you.
Aug 6, 2018
My husband and I did the Massachusetts Avenue tour and absolutely loved it! My husband is a lot of allergies and they were very accommodating on that tour. That's why we booked another one with Fountain Square. However this one wasn't nearly as good. The portions were much smaller and almost every dish had beans or seafood in it; neither of which my husband can eat. To top it off, it was his birthday. Seeing that it was so expensive, we wasted a lot of money.
Mar 5, 2018
The guide was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood, but didn't seem to have much to tell us about the food we were eating. She didn't have any prepared remarks about the food, though when questions were asked, she was informative. The restaurants were mediocre overall, though we did return to buy more mead from Newday.
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