Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. Please tip your tour guide. Your ticket price does not cover a tip for your food-loving guide. If you've enjoyed the tour, please show your guide a little appreciation.
Tours make great gifts! Please contact Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-909-5747 to arrange for a gift certificate.
We host groups between 4-10 on our tours. We are also able to arrange private tours for any size group, starting with a minimum of just two people.
You can get a good idea of a cocktail tour in this Eat.Drink.Boulder article:http://eatdrinkboulder.com/2012/11/12/merry-tails-local-table-tours-does-holiday-cocktails/ This article from Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy details a cheese tour: http://www.haystackgoatcheese.com/a-buttery-cheesy-day-in-boulder/ A summer time dining tours is discussed here: http://boulderfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/farmers-market%E2%80%8B-local-table-tour-81611/ And a coffe tour is described in Yellow Scene: http://yellowscene.com/2011/05/20/good-to-the-last-drop/
Yes, advanced ticket purchase is required. To ensure that you get the date you prefer, please book well in advance through our online registration system.
Your ticket covers food and/or drink tastings at each establishment featured on your tour. *Ticket price does not include tip for tour guide.
Each tour is a unique experience where our featured chefs choose a dish to serve. Many of our featured restaurants have relationships with local farms and change their menus to reflect the best in fresh, local ingredients. So basically, it's always a surprise. We don't place orders for food. Someone decides what to serve us.
Sometimes we walk as little as a few blocks, and sometimes we walk from one side of downtown to the other. It all depends on which establishments happen to be available to host us on a particular tour. There are no hills, but there may be stairs, and seating is available at all restaurant stops, but necessarily at stops on a cocktail or coffee tour.
Tours are held rain, shine, or snow. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Boulder is a great town for planning a walking tour. Short afternoon showers are common in the spring, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if necessary. Tours may be rescheduled due to severely inclement weather.
There are a number of parking facilities in downtown Boulder. The following website is a good resources for Parking and Hotel options in downtown Boulder. http://www.boulderdowntown.com/visit/parking
Children can certainly join us on our tours, but please keep in mind that we will be sampling chef prepared dishes that not all children will enjoy. Our tours may not be appropriate for all children, especially not the cocktail tour or happy hour pub crawl. You know your child best, and if you think he or she would appreciate our tour, please bring him or her along. But, note: Parents must purchase tickets for all children ages three and older, regardless of whether or not a child eats while on tour.
Vegetarians are easily accommodated. Nut allergies should be communicated to us as far in advance as possible. Lactose intolerance is accommodated at most places, but a visit to our local cheese shop may be on your itinerary if you're on a food tour. Guests with celiac disease should contact us before purchasing your tour ticket. Guests who are not Celiac but who choose to avoid gluten can sometimes be accommodated if you notify us in advance. (Please note- if you're gluten, dairy, nut, and animal free, you might not be able to enjoy everything served on a food tour). We will communicate with our featured restaurants and do our best to make appropriate substitutions to accommodate your needs. However, If you're on a special diet, a food tour might not be for you.
Our Saturday food tours typically feature 2 or 3 dining stops and a dessert stop. Our Happy Hour tour will end up being a nice appetizer before you head off to dinner. Cocktail tours serve only drinks- no food. Each featured restaurant on dining tours will provide a taste of a signature dish or dishes. These portions will vary according to each restaurant, but will be a minimum of a small plate per person, per restaurant, which is enough for most people to feel satisfied at the end of a tour. If you have room for a light meal after your tour, please consider letting Megan make you a VIP reservation somewhere satisfying for no additional fee.
Tickets are non-refundable. No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed. It is your responsibility to show up at the meet-up location, on time. Tours depart promptly at the scheduled time.
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