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PostHeaderIcon Walking Food Tours Promotes Walk This Way Ticket Special

Take part in Local Roots Food Tours; “Walk This Way” Ticket Promotion!

The hot temps are dissipating and cooler temperatures are ahead…..are you looking for Things To Do in Sacramento?  Trying to get away from the city and exploring the foothills?  Come join our culinary walking food tours and enjoy the wonderful walk!

Ticket sales are thru September 29th:  Buy an adult ticket to one of our 3 food & cultural walking tours in Sacramento or Murphys and receive $15.00 off each adult ticket price.  Tour ticket NEEDS TO BE USED BY SEPTEMBER 30th, 2012.  Use code: “WALK” to receive discount.  No other additional discounts apply.  Each ticket price includes all food, drinks, trained culinary concierge and taxes.

Enjoy a day out eating, drinking, laughing, learning, exploring and most importantly WALKING through beautiful neighborhoods and off the beaten path streets on one of our 3 hour walking tour routes. A unique outing that will tantalize your tastebuds, stir your mind and wake up your senses!

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PostHeaderIcon City of Trees Walking Food Tour…Deliciously Entertaining!

Join us on a 3 hour guided culinary walking adventure  that takes you through this popular Northern California destination. Learn what continues to make Sacramento a unique and delicious city, one taste at a time. Explore tree-lined side streets with spring blossoms gracing the scenery, Italianate mansions, historical neighborhood districts and great restaurants all set within a beautiful Northern Sierras backdrop. Our three-hour signature City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour will let you see California’s State Capitol city in a whole new light. Get an insider’s look at the can’t-miss eateries and restaurants that only the locals are lucky enough to know about — until now.

By touring the city on foot, whether a visitor or a resident of Sacramento, uncover the hidden gem restaurants and establishments that you just don’t see driving by. Get tidbits of Sacramento’s history while tasting the scrumptious foods that make Sacramento’s culinary scene a regional treasure. This walking food tour, led by our trained tour guide, takes you into the heart of Sacramento’s historical neighborhoods. You’ll taste farm fresh ingredients that inspire local chefs, and explore beautiful mansions and their architectural history. This tour is a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path. Tours available Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:15am. Private group tours available upon request with group pricing. Ticket prices range from $42-58.00pp

PostHeaderIcon Top 5 Ice Cream Sandwich Stops in Sacramento

It’s hot out there!  Want to quench your palate with one of America’s favorite old-fashion desserts?  Long after the first push cart in New York City where the very first ice cream sandwich vendor would sell you a simple sandwich consisting of two chocolate wafers with a vanilla ice cream center was bought for 1 penny….ice cream sandwiches are becoming a staple on dessert menus in the local Sacramento dining scene this summer.  Here is Local Roots Food Tours foodie take on our top 5 must stops to indulge in creative ice cream sandwiches in our culinary city.

1.  Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates  1801 L Street, Sacramento, CA

A chocolate shop that sells homemade macaron ice cream sandwiches is a treat like none-other!  Ginger and her team offer three delicious flavors in their handmade Parisian Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches: Pistachio, Lemon, or Salty Caramel.  The best part of the sandwich is the ice cream in the center of these delicious macarons.  All of their ice creams are hand-crafted in micro-batches using organic milk and local dairy.  Mmm, mmm, good!

If you are like us and ice-cream is a STAPLE during these dog days of summer,  mark your calendars for Ginger Elizabeth’s Ice Cream Socials.   They have a few socials still remaining for the summer time fun:

Saturday, August 11   Featuring: Warm Olallieberry Cobbler spooned over Sweet Cream Frozen Custard topped with Chantilly Cream. Featuring organic Olallieberries hand-picked in the Sierra Nevada Foothills by Ginger and Tom.
Saturday, September 8 Featuring: Saffron Ice Cream, Macerated Farm Peaches and Whipped Raspberry Custard layered between a Cream Puff and dusted with Powdered Sugar.

Saturday, October, 13 Featuring: Pumpkin Ice Cream, Brown Butter Ice Cream, Warm Monkey Bread Pieces, Sticky Raisin Sauce, topped with Crème Fraîche

2.  The Red Rabbit Kitchen 2718 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Who would think inside this cool, mist-driven, eclectic restaurant would be one amazing hand-crafted ice cream sandwich on a dessert menu?  We would!  Depending on what the chef is feeling for the week, The Red Rabbit Kitchen delivers an ice-cream sandwich that will take any lucky rabbit’s foot and make magic happen!  Continue reading!

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We went on the Local Roots Food Tour yesterday, and had a great time. We have lived in the foothills for over 20 years, and go down to Sacramento, quite often. Lisa introduced us to various local food establishments, where we sampled an awesome variety of foods and drink. We were surprised to find these wonderful spots, just a couple... of blocks from the Convention Center. Lisa's interesting tidbits about the area, along with the opportunity to meet the shop owners, made for a fun afternoon. We highly recommend it.
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