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PostHeaderIcon Appreciation Ticket Sale for Veterans & Active Duty Families

We want to thank all those veterans who have served and their families during our annual Veteran & Military Food Tour Ticket Sale.

Book your food tour ticket(s) for one of our scheduled walking culinary tours within the date range specified:

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

Receive $15.00 off each ADULT TICKET by using promo code: HONOR. 

Ticket sale is valid for tours schedule on Friday, November 7, Saturday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 11th ***VETERANS DAY.

Our culinary walking tours are 3.5 hour long in length and offer the opportunity to taste and drink from 6 to 8 establishments within the local routed area.  If you are a food lover, love to get outdoors and walk and enjoy great company – come check out Local Roots Food Tours and know we appreciate everything you do for our country.   For more details on our tours please visit us at:  http://www.local-food-tours.com

PostHeaderIcon Flavors of the Season Food Tour Ticket Sale

FLAVORS OF THE SEASON SALE

Air is turning crisp, nights are short but simmering with wonderful flavors in our kitchens.

Why not join us for a fall walking food tour and explore the new flavors of the season!

Between October 15th thru November 15th you can SAVE $5 per adult ticket by using promo code: FLAVOR

Our tour menu has 4 wonderful options to choose from….once you participate in one of our tours, you definitely will want to experience the rest!

Our Walking Food Tour Options:

Urban Art Food, & Libations Walking Tour   Offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour   Offered Wednesdays and Saturdays

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour  Offered Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour   Offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

BUY TICKETS NOW AND SAVE:   CLICK HERE

PostHeaderIcon Dog Days of Summer Ticket Sale – Hurry!

Celebrate Last Few Weeks of Summer on a Food Tour!

 

Local Roots Food Tours is in the last few weeks of summer offering culinary walking tours.  Time sure flies by!  We would like to thank all our loyal and tasty customers by inviting them to come explore their palates with us – this time bringing someone new with them to introduce them to Local Roots Food Tours.  Even though its hot outside its nice and cool at the 6 to 9 stops we take our hungry tour participants.  Our routes are blessed with the shade from our City of Trees landscape…what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.  Offering to 4 different culinary walking tour options the world is your oyster during these dog days of summer to get out and explore your palates!

Be adventurous and don’t let the heat dictate your options of fun these last few weeks of summer!  Dog Days of Summer Ticket Sale is offering a special DISCOUNT CODE on any ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET between July 30th thru Sept. 30th, 2014.  Use Promo Code: “DOGDAYS” to receive $7.00 off any adult ticket purchased online.  ***Excludes all gift certificate orders or private group tour experiences.  Limited to 5 tickets per order. We can’t wait to see you on another one of our summer fun food-filled days!  Buy Your Tickets ONLINE NOW by CLICKING HERE.

PostHeaderIcon Sacramento Road Trip Adventures in July

Summer Is In Full Swing! (by Lisa Frank)

Go out and EXPLORE your own backyard w/ these fun & tasty July events in & around Sacramento:

Bonjour Bastille Day.  If your vacation is now a “staycation” July is the time to get your French on and storm Midtown! The Sacramento Chapter of the Alliance Francaise will be celebrating Bastille Day, when the peasants stormed the Bastille Prison and started the French Revolution, with their Annual Waiters’ Race & Bastille Day Street Festival.   July 13th 12 – 3pm at 18th & L Streets, Sacramento

Don’t lose your head at the 12th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake!” Fundraising Event.
Sample Sacramento’s finest French foods and outstanding local wines and coffees, enjoy live music, and feast your eyes on magnificent and mouth-watering cakes created by talented local bakeries and chefs.  There will be a cake raffle and a silent auction as well.   July 14th 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at The Grand Ballroom 1215 J Street $40 in advance; $50 at door

Are the Islands calling?  Grab a lei or make a grass skirt and head to the Summer Luau Beer & Wine Tasting at New Glory Brewing.  Celebrate summer in Hawaiian style at this fun wine and beer sampling event! The evening will offer tours of the brewery, and playing beer and wine trivia for prizes. Food trucks will be on site selling delicious food.  July 13th, 1 pm at New Glory Craft Brewing, 8251 Alpine Ave  $20

Feeling more local?  GATHER is a unique event that takes place in the Oak Park neighborhood. It is a social experiment based around the idea that a neighborhood that eats together, stays together and strengthens the community.
Outdoor communal tables encourage a sense of community while you enjoy the warm (hot?) summer nights.  The event offers a craft beer area, artisanal food vendors, designers, food demos interactive are, live music and a modular kids park.  July 10th 5 – 9pm or August 14th 5 – 9pm in Oak Park at Broadway & 3rd Avenue

Something edgier?  SactoMoFo’s Food Truck Mania will be at McKinley Park.  It’s great music, lots of kid fun, a beer garden, and all your favorite food trucks!  July 11th or August 8th from 5 pm – 9 pm at McKinley Park on Alhambra Blvd.

This camp has more than s’mores! Mad Food Science Fun Camp makes food and science in fun and educational.  Campers learn nutritional concepts and explore the scientific properties of food through a series of fun hands-on experiments, including magical floating eggs, color changing milk, ice cream making and more. The week of July 21 through July 25 1pm – 4pm at Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive $130
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PostHeaderIcon Donut Dreams in Sacramento – Drool Worthy!

Dreaming of Donuts in Sacramento?  (by Lisa Frank)

Raised, glazed or crazed, donuts in their many forms are once again glamorous.  The lowly fried hunk of dough has recently been elevated to the ranks of the highfalutin croissant with a bastardization called the cronut (trademarked name FYI) or the dosant or doughssant.  The buttery goodness of a flakey croissant with the deep fried crunch of a donut, it might be what has been missing in your life.  It could be another fad like the donut hole craze (there are cronut holes too) or the ill-fated expansion of the South’s beloved Krispy Kreme franchise (there are still a few around), but then again, donuts have been around in one form or another since at least the 1800’s so they clearly have staying power.

Sacramento’s donut scene is clearly keeping up with players in the big cities.  So here is where to fill the need for all that yummy, fried goodness, whatever country it originated in.

Donut meet Happy Hour:  Ella’s has a Fried Brioche, with Bourbon Butterscotch Glaze and Candied Almond Dust.  How can that not be good?  And for only $5 during their award-winning happy hour menu – order me up 2 batches, please!  Okay while not technically a donut, it is fried dough so counts in my book.  Ella Dining Room, 1131 K Street (Corner of 12th & K Street, Valet parking available), Sacramento. Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm.

Estelle’s Patisserie supports TGIF.  Check out their Doughnut Fridays with a filled brioche donut, or Croixnut Tuesdays AND Sundays.  With flavors like Vanilla Earl Grey, Salted Caramel or Cinnamon Sugar, your taste buds will thank you.  If you want to dream donuts all day, visit their mouth-watering Facebook page where they post their amazing croixnut and donut “fresh out of the oven” photos.  This is where you can keep up to date what their flavors of the week are!  Estelle’s Patisserie, 901 K Street (9th and K Streets), Sacramento.
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PostHeaderIcon Explore Sacramento! Fun Activites & Things To Do

Exploring Sacramento Has Never Been Better Than Spring!  And once the pollen has died down, there will be no end to the fun just waiting for you!  So get out and get going ‘cause spring will be summer in no time at all.

It is the beginning of festival season in the Sacramento Region.  Calendars ready? Adventure out to the colorful and educational Pacific Rim Street Fest in Old Sac & Downtown Plaza May 18th from 10am to 5pm – great food, amazing costumes and family-friendly!  If you are looking for something fun, energetic and different check out Spanglish Arte’s unique Pinata Festival at Southside Park in Sacramento May 24th from 11am to 6pm.  Have you ever been to a pinata-hitting contest? Guaranteed laughs….and of course lots of candy! Ready to get down and dirty? Kick it up a notch with crawfish and blues?  Cajun and Blues in Isleton, the grand daddy of jazz festivals will be June 14th and 15th (Father’s Day Weekend).

You are probably asking….but where is the FOOD DRIVEN EVENTS and FESTIVALS?  Good point….we got you covered!  If you want to spend A Day on The Farm you can visit American River Ranch on May 18th for a day of learning, eating, music and celebrating the local farms bounty…..even cooking classes will be offered.  Two great events to consider on Saturday June 7th -  Sacramento VegFest – a food event celebrating plant-based foods and products with some world-class speakers.  All takes place at the Red Lion Hotel – 11am to 6pm.  Wanting more that weekend…head on over to Cesar Chavez Plaza for Sacramento Region’s Premier Wine & Food Festival – Grape Escape.  Over 60 of the region’s wineries and 40 local restaurants – you won’t walk away hungry or dehydrated for sure!  Advanced ticketing required for this event.  If you are looking for a more Intimate Affair with food and smooth tequila then reserve your seats for a Pre-Father’s Day Tequila Pairing 4 Course Dinner at Mayahuel Tequila Museo Friday June 13th at 7pm.  You can book your tickets thru Local Roots Food Tours who is sponsoring the event!  Buy Tickets Here.

Futbol is here, fellow soccer fans!  Say hello to the Sacramento Republic FC.  Now that we have a team, let’s join the rest of the world and call it futbol.  The Republics are currently tied for third place in the USL Pro standing.  A great match up against LA Galaxy II should be your next sporting event in Sacramento – Saturday May 17th at Hughes Stadium. A few pointers:  It is a match, not a game.  It is a pitch, not a field.  There are no time outs.

The boys of summer are back!  The Sacramento River Cats are well into the swing of their season.  And home games abound.  Forget about Fix50, pull into Raley Field and take in American’s pastime on June 13th and 14th when they vs. Iowa.   And for the second year, fireworks after every Friday night home game and Saturday game.  If it’s good food and good beer you are after then you have come to the right place!  Sure there are peanuts and cracker jacks, but also An Honest Pie – a food truck featuring sweet and savory pies, as well as an expanded menu from Broderick Roadhouse in the Jack Daniels Solon Club.  There are gluten-free and vegetarian dining options.  And don’t forget the beer garden.  Going to a game has never been this delicious before.

You might not need a pig, but you definitely need to go to a market and ALL of our local Certified Farmer’s Markets are open.  Over 11 to choose from in the area!! Find a market near you: CLICK HERE   If you are looking to learn about the farm before you pick up your fork you should check out Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Tour in Placer County on Saturday, May 31st or Friday, June 6th.  Meet farmers, vintners and a pig named Gordo!  Buy Tickets Here

Sacramento Food Tours Bistro Panini imageLocal Roots Food Tours will be going strong all summer long offering farm to fork walking food tours!  What better time to learn about Sacramento and the hidden neighborhood eateries.  They have Sacramento covered: Downtown, Midtown and East Sac all have delicious and interesting tours.  Want a day trip?  How about the charming town of Murphy’s in the foothills or a farm to fork tour in Placer County?  Check out their food tour menu and dates to go:  Local Roots Food Tours
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PostHeaderIcon Special Culinary Events in Sacramento

Local Roots Food Tours Partners with Local Venues for Exclusive Culinary Events

We are thrilled to announce our first quarterly series of special culinary venues for our loyal customers and their friends & family.  We listened to our customer feedback and one of the biggest request we received was special culinary venues with local establishments.  We are excited to announce our upcoming culinary venues in downtown Sacramento.  These food events are limited seating and only being offered for a specific date and time.  No time to think it over, these seats will be spooned up quickly.  Sure to please everyone’s palate and appetite to learn more in our delicious culinary community with our local chefs and purveyors.  Keep checking back with us on a quarterly basis for more event offerings.  We are on a roll now!

Private Tequila Tasting Dinner – Friday, June 13th @ 7:-00pm

Experience the true way to pair some of the smoothest tequila with the tastiest meats and produce.  Get up close and into the action pairing tequila with a taste of Mexico.  Get your tequila notes ready and join us on Friday, June 13th at 7:00pm for a magnificent evening by advanced ticketing only.  The dinner is being offered by Local Roots Food Tours and Mayahuel Tequila Museo in Sacramento.  Come learn & taste your way thru Mexico with a bountiful 4 course meal with a hand-selected flight of tequila.  Each course will be paired with the right tequila to perfection. One of Mayahuel’s Tequila Master will educate and entertain the participants with their wealth of tequila and all its nuances – participants will walk away from the event knowing more than they ever thought they would about tequila and unique ways to pair food with it.   After your palates are replenished you will be leaving this exclusive culinary event with the knowledge on what type of tequilas pair nicely with what food.  Bring your spouse, your best friend or your lucky neighbor and enjoy an evening you will always remember.  Call 1-800-407-8918 for more information. Limited tickets available – intimate evening.  Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online.  $75.00 Per Person Not Including Ticketing Fee.  Additional Tequila Cocktails Can Be Purchased w/ Ticket Purchase As Well.

 

PostHeaderIcon Local Roots Food Tours Celebrates 3 Years!

3 Years & Going Ticket Sale!

Local Roots Food Tours is CELEBRATING their 3 years in offering culinary walking tours.  Time sure flies by!  We would like to thank all our loyal and tasty customers by inviting them to come explore their palates with us – this time bringing someone new with them to introduce them to Local Roots Food Tours.  We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for a lot of hungry customers who took the leap and came on one of our very first culinary adventures.  It all began with our ever-popular City of Trees Walking Food & History Tour in the spring of 2011.  Expanding to 4 different culinary tour options and our newly launched Exclusive Culinary Events – we are humbled by where we started and thrilled at what lies ahead for Local Roots Food Tours! 

To show our gratitude and to say “Thank You” to all our fun customers we are offering a special DISCOUNT CODE on any ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET between April 15th thru May 31st, 2014.  Use Promo Code: “REPEAT” to receive $5.00 off any ticket purchased online.  ***Excludes all gift certificate orders or private group tour experiences.  Limited to 4 tickets per order. We can’t wait to see you on another one of our fun food-filled days!  Buy Your Tickets ONLINE NOW by CLICKING HERE.

Local Roots Food Tour Menu

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Van Tour

Wanting to plan a PRIVATE GROUP TOUR for your food lover group?  Dinner clubs, book clubs, newcomer clubs….the group tour options are ENDLESS.  Please fill out our Private Group Tour Inquiry Form and our Event Planner will get back to you within 24 hours.

Family Reunion?  Bachelorette Party? Graduation?  So many spring and summertime events are coming up rather quickly.  Let us plan your CUSTOM PLANNED FOOD TOUR today! 

PostHeaderIcon Celebrating Parenthood Gift Certificate Sale

CELEBRATE PARENTHOOD WITH FOOD, HISTORY and GREAT FUN!

Parenthood needs to be celebrated with family, great food on a fun Local Roots Food & History Tour!  Celebrate the moms and dads in your life by GIFTING a CULINARY TOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE.

Thank all the men and women who have made sacrifices all along the way in parenting.  There isn’t a better time than MOTHER’S DAY and FATHER’S DAY to thank those very important and instrumental figures in your life.  Why not celebrate by joining them on a walking food & wine tour?  Have you ever met a parent who has turned away food when being offered?  A day to relax and enjoy.  No cooking, no washing dishes and no cleaning up.  Pure and simply a day filled with food, libations and great history during a 3.5 hour walk along some wonderful neighborhood streets.

CELEBRATING PARENTHOOD GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE: 

Purchase any 2 or MORE GIFT CERTIFICATES between April 15th thru June 15th and receive 20% off your entire gift certificate order.  We offer VIRTUAL GIFT CERTIFICATES by CLICKING HERE.  Discount will automatically be given once 2 or more gift certificates have been purchased.  If you would rather receive a physical gift certificate to your wonderful parents or directly to you, please fill out our GIFT CERTIFICATE FORM and we will be in touch within 24 hours to complete your gift certificate order.  Do you want to make it a FAMILY CELEBRATION?  Why not?  Add on extra tickets to make sure all the siblings are coming along to help mom and dad celebrate their special day and acknowledging all their sacrifices thru the years.  What better way to unite your family than a food focused day out being guided by one of our talented and passionate culinary concierge. BUY EXTRA TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE.

PostHeaderIcon Sacramento Beer Week Tasty Events Feb.27-March 9th

We’ve been waiting all year for Sacramento’s biggest beer event to hit the city!  If you are a beer lover or in love with one – take advantage of some excellent beer loving events in and around Sacramento Feb 28th thru March 9th!  Great venues, most excellent beer and never-ending fun!

Check out a snapshot of what’s ahead for Sacramento Beer Week:

February 27th  thru March 9th Must Go Places:

February 27th – Sacramento Brewers Showcase  -  California Auto Museum  5pm-9pm  Sacramento Beer Week kicks off by celebrating local beer with the only beer festival featuring all 27 local breweries.  Join your beer loving friends to get your first taste of two dozen beers made exclusively for Sacramento Beer Week and vote for the People’s Choice Award for a special competition pale ale brewed for this event.  Guests receive unlimited tasting with admission, a free tasting glass souvenir, swinging music from The Bathtub Gins and delicious food both for sampling and for purchase. Gawk all you’d like at the Museum’s 150+ cars on display.  http://www.calautomuseum.org/

February 28th -Boneshaker Public HouseRocklin, CA: The Big O Organic!  Enjoy their showcase of fresh organic food and 10 amazing organic beers on tap. Expect to see beers from Bison, Uncommon Brewers, Band of Gypsies and Eel River.  http://www.boneshakerpub.com

February 28th – Knee Deep Brewing Grand Opening Party! 13395 New Airport Road, Auburn 1pm-9pm Official grand opening party! Their award-winning beer is $4.50 per glass all day long.  Tony Furtado will be playing solo from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  http://kneedeepbrewing.com

February 28th -Bike Dog Brewing Company, 2534 Industrial Boulevard #110, West Sacramento  5pm-9:30pm – Keep The Glass Night – Bike Dog had a special run of 100 glasses made. For $8 you get the Beer Week glass & a pint of beer. http://www.bikedogbrewing.com 

March 1st – Capitol Beer & Tap Room, Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento – Local Brew Celebration- Come get some local flavor & celebrate their incredible craft beer scene!  Sacramento area breweries will include Berryessa, Track 7, Knee Deep, Device, Mraz, Bike Dog, & ‘ol Republic, with several of their brewers attending.  http://capitolbeer.com

March 3rd – Samuel Horne Tavern, Folsom, CA  – Loomis Basin: Brewery to Farm to Our Table  2:30pm  Great local brewers and a whole pig that has been feasting on the spent grains from the brewery. We have designed a menu pairing delicious pork plates, w/ some great Loomis Basin beers.  http://samhornes.com

March 4th – The Shack, Sacramento – Mardi Gras at The Shack  5pm – 9pm  Laissez les bon temps rouler! Celebrate Fat Tuesday with cajun and creole food, a variety of beer from New Orleans brewery Abita, and live jazz from The Crescent Cats. Costumes are encouraged, so dress for the occasion and get ready for Southern hospitality, Shack style!  http://eastsacshack.com
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I loved, loved, loved this. Our guide Bethany was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed all the historical facts about some of the beautiful buildings and homes. I can't say enough about how great this was. The establishments we visited were top notch. I especially enjoyed being able to talk to the owners and people behind the scenes. What a great way to see the city. I can't stop recommending it to everyone around me.
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