Detroit Dine Around Tours Promote Local Food Scene, Culinary Tourism

City Tour Detroit expands its repertoire with debut of culinary tours


[Detroit, MI – August 10, 2017] With new restaurants opening weekly, Detroit has cooked up a reputation as a culinary hotspot. To help navigate the local food scene and encourage residents and visitors to try different restaurants, City Tour Detroit has branched out into culinary tourism with the launch of Detroit Dine Around walking tours this past July.


Jody and Emily winging it! To-die-for wings, a The Block specialty featured on Detroit Dine Around: Midtown tour.

The inaugural culinary tours took place on three consecutive Tuesday evenings and included generous food samples from four different restaurants within walking distance of each other in Downtown, Midtown, and Corktown. Participating restaurants dished up unique, ethnic, or all-American cuisine such as crushed lentil soup, lamb chili, deep-fried goat cheese, Michigan salad, shepherd’s pie, shrimp and scallion dumplings, barbeque wings, etc.


“Although we feature samples for the most part on the tours as opposed full-sized courses, no one left hungry.” said City Tour Detroit owner Karin Risko. “In fact, it was the quite the opposite. Everyone was stuffed.”


Walking from one location to the next was something attendees enjoyed too added Risko. “It gave them the opportunity to see things one might miss when driving by or parking and walking directly to the restaurants. Plus, our guide Nancy passed on historical tidbits about the neighborhoods and talked up nearby businesses and new developments.”


Ima tacos served on Detroit Dine Around: Corktown were an unexpected flavor burst and a huge hit.

Julie Molony Pemrick of Gibraltar attended the August 1 Detroit Dine Around: Corktown and remarked: “It was a fantastic foodie tour. All the restaurants were very welcoming and the food extremely tasty.” She liked how the guide “filled us in on the interesting history of the area as we walked to each restaurant” and “restaurant staff provided history about their establishment. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it for couples, friends, and solo diners who want to try new food tastes and experience Detroit.”


City Tour Detroit will repeat these tours which range in price from $41 to $54 per person on Tuesday nights in September as well as Sunday afternoons.


“We chose Tuesday nights to meet the needs of convention attendees and business travelers,” said Risko. “Many people don’t like to venture out alone when they’re on business in a major city, or they don’t really know where to go. Our tour gets them out of their hotel and exposes them to four different local restaurants. Tuesday nights, however, limit many locals from attending so we decided to offer dining tours on Sunday afternoons as well. We can also offer these tours on other nights for groups of ten or more with sufficient notice.”


Staff at La Palma dishing up samples of lamb chili, vegetable soup, and lentil soup on Detroit Dine Around: Midtown

Participating restaurants on Detroit Dine Around: Midtown are La Palma, Rock City Eatery, The Block, and Seva Detroit. Detroit Dine Around: Corktown features Ima, Bobcat Bonnie’s, McShane’s Irish Pub, and Mercury Burger Bar. Detroit Dine Around: Favs & Flavs highlights American Coney Island, Downtown Louie’s Lounge, Brass Rail Pizza Bar, and Avalon Café and Bakery.


“With so many restaurants to choose from within the vast city limits, we’ll add more tours in these same neighborhoods featuring different restaurants and expand offerings to other neighborhoods as well. We welcome inquiries from any restauranteurs who want to partner with us on these tours.”


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