Old Town Food Tour Reviews - continued

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Rating Date Attended Reviewer Date Gender Age Location Type
Rating: 5
Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Oct 4, 09   1:00 PM 324380-emtjenny2005 Thu, Oct 8, 09   5:30 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour! Natalie was our guide and she was great. She knew her stuff and little bit more. She went above and beyond. Next time we are in town we will definately check out some other tours!!

Thanks

Jenny and Mike Johnson
Rating: 5
Great value - excellant food - exceptional guides
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Oct 3, 09   1:00 PM 307653-Steve_Sue Wed, Oct 7, 09   11:04 PM Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
This by far one of the best tours we have been on in the D.C. area and we have tried nearly all of them. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, hospitable, friendly and kind. They really knew their subject, the area and offered additional "off the tour" advice. Like where to shop or grab a quick beer after the tour. The restaurants were fantastic. No two alike. Great choices and variety of foods. The quality was excellent and the quantity was way over the top! We expected to get "bites" and instead got whole meals at each restaurant with a final stop for dessert. The food tour is a great idea, fun for adults and young adults. Maybe not so great with young children who are not adventurous with food or into long walks with long talks. Our older children (thirty-ish) loved it!
Rating: 5
Food tour of old town
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Fri, Oct 2, 09   1:00 PM 331012-barbaraberma Mon, Oct 5, 09   7:42 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I enjoyed the food tour and Robert was great. It should be called Food/Historical tour because you learn so much.
Rating: 5
Interesting and fun!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Sep 27, 09   1:00 PM 314937-foodtourKC Thu, Oct 1, 09   11:19 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The Old Town Alexandria Food Tour is great! The tour provides the perfect mix of eating, walking, and listening to the tour guide (Dena is the best!) discuss the history of Old Town. I went to new places I'd never been before and learned things I never knew before. And, last but not least, the jelly cake is amazing!
Rating: 4
Good fun
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Sep 27, 09   1:00 PM 315519-megodm Wed, Sep 30, 09   12:05 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Great fun and tasty! Good activity for group of friends with a nice mix of history and food.
Rating: 5
Good overall tour and the food was wonderful.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Sep 13, 09   1:00 PM 320102-williambowen Wed, Sep 16, 09   11:01 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed the tour, food was wonderful and very filling. Good way to learn more about an area. Would recommend it to any "foodie".
Rating: 4
A lot to digest
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Sep 13, 09   1:00 PM 313600-nimbleape Wed, Sep 16, 09   5:11 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
There is food for thought as well as for your stomach on the Alexandria Old Town Food Tour.

The excursion made a promising start at Bilboa Baggins, although the size of the portion left some of us worrying about pacing ourselves for two similar meals at the next two stops. The food was excellent - tasty and unusual.

Luckily, it emerged that the first stop was in fact the 'main course' as two smaller meals followed. The Union Pub offered delicious, home-cooked potato chips and a small serving of oysters and soup - perfect for a starter - and it seemed a more logical choice for the first stop of the tour.

Finally, the Lebanese sample to finish was probably the most disappointing. Sharing and passing selections of dishes is all very well among friends, but awkward between members of a tour group who have only just become acquainted. Most people were too polite to take more than a mouthful from each sample plate. Plus, the bland nature of the food didn't leave many begging for more.

This meant there was plenty of room for dessert - Jelly cake at a gorgeous tea, coffee and spice shop.

In between the food stops was an informative, amusing and friendly narrative about the history of Old Town. The stop in the Lyceum was particularly interesting and, although we live locally, we walked away with a lot more knowledge of various sites and streets in Alexandria.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sat, Sep 12, 09   1:00 PM 323620-StevenMcClan Tue, Sep 15, 09   3:24 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
This was a great time and awesome experience for the both of us. Let me start off by saying that we were late due to the fact that we didn't know that there was an art fair going on in Old Town. We were worried that we would miss the tour but than Molly called my phone and let us know where we could meet up with them at and that was awesome and made our day. We than met up with the tour shortly after it began and let me tell you it was well worth the parking struggle. Molly was an great tour guide and she kept us entrained and well fed I might add. Her knowledge of the local area was impressive and even taught a couple of locals like us some new things about Old Town Alexandria. We highly recommend this tour and we will be going on the capital hill tour and eastern market tour as well. Thanks to DC food tours and a big thank you to Molly!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Sep 6, 09   1:00 PM 318066-enterprises Wed, Sep 9, 09   10:12 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the perfect way of getting an overall experience of the Old Town area! Molly the guide was GREAT! The food was WONDERFUL and the experience brought memories for a lifetime. I would highly recommend this tour; you won't regret it!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a a day in Old Town!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sat, Sep 5, 09   1:00 PM 319236-vhancock Thu, Sep 10, 09   6:35 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The only confusion we encountered at the start of the tour, as someone else has already mentioned, was finding our Metro Tours guide. I understood that someone would be at the Old Town Visitors' Center, where I looked first, but instead, we found our guide across the street at the corner of Market Square, a simple misunderstanding (probably mine).

Natalie, our DC Metro Tours guide, was pleasant, articulate (we could understand her very clearly), and well informed. She described the tour before we began our walk, then kept us informed, not only about the sites we were visiting, but about what was coming up: how long until the next stop, whether there would be a WC available, etc. This information was very helpful for a long-ish tour (3.5 hours).

We enjoyed all of our stops, whether a historic site or a restaurant. It was especially nice to walk to the waterfront and through the Torpedo Factory, where we encountered a glass harmonica player giving a performance outside! Our favorite stops were Bilbo Baggins and Union Street Public House, as the food was hearty and flavorful at both. Pita House, our last stop before dessert, was more of a challenge for two reasons: (1) a couple of people in our party are not particularly adventurous eaters, so they tried the shwarma and falafel, etc. but weren't particularly impressed; (2) the amount of food served at this last stop was partcularly generous, and by this time, we were pretty full from the previous two restaurants.

All told, though, we had a great time in perfect weather (not too warm, and slightly overcast - great walking weather) taking a well organized tour.
Rating: 3
Very nice except for one eatery
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Pierette Kulpa)
Sun, Aug 30, 09   1:00 PM 316427-DAlzubaydi Sat, Oct 10, 09   7:59 PM Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
We enjoyed the tour very much. The only exception was the restaurant that served us

sushi, which only a very few people ate. The Lebanese food was the best.

It was nice to find out all about the history of Old Town, especially since our son

now lives there. I do not think we received a good value for the money. For three of us, it cost $150. We could have had several wonderful meals for that much money.
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Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Aug 23, 09   1:00 PM 314426-dmanzi Wed, Aug 26, 09   10:24 PM Female Unspecified Local Individual
DC Metro food tours is a great way to get to know Alexandria. The tour was organized and well planned. If you're looking for a new resturant to try, this is the perfect tour. It offers a delicious variety of foods showcasing Alexandria's locally owned resturants. Highly recommend, A+
Rating: 5
What an Afternoon!!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Aug 23, 09   1:00 PM 66392-SusanLuczu Wed, Aug 26, 09   8:25 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour of Old Town Alexandria was WONDERFUL! The tour guide (Molly) was knowledgeable, funny and personable. Her presentation and various facts about the area made for a perfectly enjoyable afternoon.

The food was artfully presented, tasty and by the end of the tour, we were more than satisfied that we received our monies worth and more.

Would highly recommend these tours to anyone planning a trip to the area.
Rating: 5
The taste and sights of excellence!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Aug 23, 09   1:00 PM 313173-srob46 Wed, Aug 26, 09   6:54 PM Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I loved the history, and I loved the different types of food! I enjoyed walking my way around this historic city and learning what made it so special. I liked the city before I took the tour but knew nothing about the history. Now it is even more special to me. This tour was a great value for the money and a good time besides!
Rating: 5
Fun experience with great food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Aug 23, 09   1:00 PM 192132-donna33 Wed, Aug 26, 09   6:46 PM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I went on the Historic Old Town Alexandria food tour and had a wonderful time. We learned a lot about the history of the area, and the food was delicious! They even told us about the history of the restaurants and the food we ate. It was such fun! We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 5
Exceeded my expectations! Tons of fun!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Aug 22, 09   1:00 PM 313843-SusanFinke Tue, Aug 25, 09   3:17 PM Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was wonderful being with my group but the others on the tour were delightful and interesting as well.

The tour guides (we were blessed with two that day) were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and genuine.

The foods at the restaurants were delicious.

Finally, I am an Alexandrian, but I learned much about Alexandria that day, including many places and things I was not even aware existed.
Rating: 5
Definitely a great value for the cost
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Aug 22, 09   1:00 PM 312864-miseeire Tue, Aug 25, 09   12:43 PM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I am new in town and wanted something to do with a friend who was visiting. We had a blast on this tour! The guide was very knowledgeable, and had a great personality. Plus, combining the walking tour and the food at the restaurants made it feel like we were getting two services for the price of one. I'd recommend this for locals and out-of-towners because they go to places I wouldn't normally choose on my own, as well as bigger name places, but all the food is specially made for this tour. The portions are HUGE and they do a really good job mixing history and food. Plus, dessert was awesome. I'm looking forward to trying other tours when I have more family/friends coming to visit.
Rating: 4
Great way to see the city
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Sat, Aug 15, 09   1:00 PM 310356-doubled1981 Wed, Aug 19, 09   8:36 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was an enjoyable time. It was a good way to spend 3-4 afternoon hours and a nice way to see Alexandria. Be prepared to tip at the end. Food wasn't amazing, but it was pretty good and cool to go to a bunch of places I probably would have never gone.
Rating: 4
Worth it if you like history and eating
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Sat, Aug 15, 09   1:00 PM 309866-cawest Tue, Aug 18, 09   8:30 PM Female 40-49 Local Other
When I saw that this was a food tour; I had the idea that it would be a tour where you eat lots of food. Well, this tour had that and I wasn't hungry at the end - but it really was more of a historical tour with a visit to 3 restaurants and a coffee shop to "cool" off. Unfortunatley, if you have done the day tours, you end up getting duplication for some of the time. I'll have to decide if I want to do the DC tour if it is the same format. All that being said - I still enjoyed the tour and I had not eaten at all of the restaurants AND I found a great place to buy coffee and tea. So all in all I recommend the tour in Old Town Alexandria if you want to get a little taste of history and eat some good food.
Rating: 5
Great introduction to Old Towne Alexandria!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Thu, Aug 13, 09   1:00 PM 308399-malacoda Mon, Aug 17, 09   6:04 PM Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is a great way to get an introductory look at - and taste of - what Alexandria's Old Towne has to offer. The food was amazing. Our guide was wonderful. And it was a very enjoyable walk about old town - not to mention an enjoyable, non-tourist packed way to see Alexandria.

We thoroughly enjoyed it EVEN considering the fact that we'd seen a few of the sights a few days earlier before deciding to try the food tour. Would definitely do it again as well as recommend it to friends/family who want to see Alexandria. Can't to try the owners two DC (Capital Hill and Eastern Market ) food tours!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Aug 9, 09   1:00 PM 299968-MinnieM101 Fri, Aug 28, 09   4:43 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great combination of historical information and food tastings. Look forward to booking the DC area tour in the near future.
Rating: 4
Excellent historic tour and okay food experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Aug 8, 09   1:00 PM 304929-hjanssen Thu, Aug 13, 09   9:22 AM Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
The historical walking tour of Alexandria was wonderful. The majority of the food was fairly good, however it seemed that the food had been sitting out for sometime at 2 of the 3 restaurants (specifically Bilbo Baggins and Pita House). I would recommend coordinating the timing of food preparation with the tours, so that the tours are served food at an appropriate temperature. The lebanese restaurant was my least favorite due to the shabby looking interior, and the food was quite cold.

I truly enjoyed walking around town and hearing the historical facts--the guide was quite knowledgeable. Our guide said the walking was only 1.5 miles. However, I would question this estimate, and the walking may be a bit much for an elderly tour group.

Perhaps instead of three small meals, a full lunch and a dessert stop would be a better and more complete experience.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Pierette Kulpa)
Fri, Aug 7, 09   1:00 PM 300519-ChelleBene Mon, Aug 10, 09   2:05 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed this food tour. First, it was fascinating learning all about Old Town Alexandria. We saw the 1st house built there, learned about the architecture style, saw the re-creation of George Washington's house and learned the Potomic used to be 2 blocks closer but the people extended the land to accommodate more houses. Second, the food was FANTASTIC. We went to a wide variety of places I would have never thought to go on my own. The people at each restaurant were very nice and the portions were a really good size. This tour provided us with something different to do, we were able to get out & enjoy the weather, learn about a new place and eat some fantastic food. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Rating: 3
Not bad, not great.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Thu, Aug 6, 09   1:00 PM 300719-khristie Mon, Aug 10, 09   1:54 PM Female 30-39 Local Other
Because I am a local (only 25 minute drive to old town), maybe I am being too harsh, but this tour could be better.

Keep:

Bilboa Baggins

Christ Church

Union Street Bar (change the fried oysters to something else not greasy and more universally liked, like fried calamari)

Ditch:

the small museums

torpedo factory

Lebanese place (no need for ethnic)

Add:

one of the house museums (like Alexander's house? or maybe george washington house)

one of the waterfront restaurants (like chart house)

the jelly cake was good, but not the grand finale everyone raved about. I think cupcakes are really the cool thing now and if i am on a foodie tour i want cupcakes, maybe a choice of flavors.
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Rating: 4
Loved it!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Aug 1, 09   1:00 PM 170059-lianamark Wed, Aug 5, 09   8:24 AM Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We loved the food tour! We have been on a number of other food tours in the past, and this one was unique in that we were able to enter a number of historical spots in the city, like museums and historical homes. Christine was wonderful, and we would recommend this tour to any of our friends!
Rating: 5
A really great way to spend the afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Fri, Jul 31, 09   1:00 PM 299387-MartinAdams Tue, Aug 11, 09   11:16 AM Male 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
A fantastic way to find great places to eat, some interesting facts and try something new. The food was great, generously portioned and very varied and the guide filled us in on lots of information about the places we walked past. We also enjoyed that you get free time in a couple of places to look at displays and exhibits.
Rating: 5
Office team enjoyed this very much
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Fri, Jul 31, 09   1:00 PM 298656-roxyschoen Tue, Aug 4, 09   3:37 PM Female 40-49 Local Other
The enthusiasm of the tour guide was a real plus, without being too over the top. She clearly enjoys what she does and is able to share that perspective well. The food was really excellent; top quality, a broad range, we got to sample many things that we had never tried before. Even with the standard Virginia summer afternoon downpour, we didn't feel it impacted our enjoyment at all. Even though we are all local, several of us discovered products and eateries that we hadn't known were here. Really a fun way to get to know your fellow employees better, in a relaxed environment.
Rating: 4
A very pleasant afternoon!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Jul 26, 09   1:00 PM 298300-LKathrynK Wed, Jul 29, 09   10:28 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was a good way for a fairly frequent visitor to get off the beaten track and enjoy some new and different experiences in Old Town. The tour is an interesting mix of food, history, architecture and fun. The meals are not gormet but there is plenty of it, the mix is pleasant, the quick service wonderful and you overall experience is good and worth the cost! That means a lot these days.

I would add a wine option to the meals.

Would certainly want to try the DC tour on the next visit.
Rating: 5
a good tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Jul 26, 09   1:00 PM 291361-travelingmom Wed, Jul 29, 09   9:46 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, Deana, did a very good job conducting the tour. We were shown many interesting houses in Old Town and we were introduced to many interesting facts about them. The tour was well paced. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with a guide who was a professional who cared to do a good job. The restaurants that were chosen for the tour were interesting and the foods they served were very good.
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Jul 26, 09   1:00 PM 292800-alpayne Wed, Jul 29, 09   8:57 PM Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time on the tour. The food was excellent and the history of the area was very informative. We'll definitely do the Capital Hill tour next.
Rating: 5
so much fun! have to do again!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Jul 18, 09   1:00 PM 294901-adamz11202 Wed, Jul 22, 09   3:05 AM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I had so much fun on this tour. The food was awesome and the history was so interesting. The guide was very enthusiastic and fun to be around. Looked like she was having fun giving the tour! A+.
Rating: 4
bilbo baggins
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Pierette Kulpa)
Sat, Jun 27, 09   1:00 PM 281041-kjohnson720 Tue, Jun 30, 09   12:33 PM Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
bilbo baggins should be skipped/replaced.
Rating: 5
A very pleasant, informative afternoon!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Jun 14, 09   1:00 PM 276579-GloriaJacobs Thu, Jun 25, 09   1:40 PM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour guide, Deena, was professional, well-informed, interesting and fun.

We loved the ribs and oysters at the Union Street Station and the food at our 1st stop; but were not too fond of the Mid-Eastern dishes. We would have perferred a bakery shop stop for dessert.

We learned a lot about Old Town Alexandria and its early inhabitants and enjoyed having the walking tour interrupted by restful, refreshing, food and beverage stops.

Would highly recommend this tour; it was one of the best values of our week-long trip.
Rating: 5
Exceeded my Expectations!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Jun 13, 09   1:00 PM 275484-warnerm1 Mon, Jun 22, 09   2:58 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I went on this tour and had a great time. The amount of food you receive is well worth the ticket price, and as a non-seafood eater, I was very pleased with how they handled my request to be served a different option. Our guide was exteremely knowledgable about the area and provided so much more interesting historical information than we expected! I highly recommend this activity for "locals" who want to get to know the area easily by way of delicious food!
Rating: 5
Great Time & Great Food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, May 31, 09   1:00 PM 262188-ericshupp Wed, Jun 3, 09   3:12 PM Unspecified 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Great Time & Great Food
Rating: 5
Fabulous Foodie Outing
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, May 31, 09   1:00 PM 266204-ckeppler Wed, Jun 3, 09   2:47 PM Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
What a fantastic tour concept! Walking around Old Town Alexandria, learning about the history of the area AND getting to taste cuisine at various different restaurants along the way. I'm a local but scheduled this for my parents who were in town for the weekend. We all had a great time. My favorite part was the menu choices at each location, arranged by the tour owner, Jeff. He's definitely a foodie and was able to share great insight about the chefs, the foods we were eating, and offer recommendations on other great spots to hit! I can't wait to sign up for the Capitol Hill tour!
Rating: 5
Fun tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, May 31, 09   1:00 PM 262614-christymel Wed, Jun 3, 09   11:57 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was my first food tour and it was delicious and entertaining. The tour guides were well informed about the area and enthusiastic about the history. I would highly suggest this tour.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, May 30, 09   1:00 PM 271690-bestphotoman Wed, Jul 8, 09   10:59 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a great tour to go on. You eat at some great restaurants and you learn things about Alexandria and its history that you otherwise may miss.
Rating: 5
Wonderful and Informative Experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, May 30, 09   1:00 PM 272148-MelissaBosse Tue, Jun 2, 09   1:32 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Christine, our tour guide, was amazing. My family loved how we went "off the beaten path" to a few non-touristy restaurants, while learning about history. We also liked trying the different types of foods. Dessert at the end was a perfect finish. I would also recommend incorporating a homemade ice cream stop as an option. We are going to try the DC Food Tour in D.C. now.
Rating: 5
Great combination of History & Food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Thu, May 28, 09   1:00 PM 271939-NAHTWOMEY Tue, Jun 2, 09   10:42 AM Female 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
The tour had the perfect combination of American History and the diverse food in the area, I enjoyed it because you get the opportunity to walk around the neighborhood looking the different architecture in between bites so that way you are ready for the next stop.

I highly recommend it to international travelers that want to learn more about American History.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Thu, May 28, 09   1:00 PM 268196-lsportline Mon, Jun 1, 09   1:35 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide, Christine, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Alexandria. She made us feel like we've known each other for years!! The food samples were interested and have good mixture of U.S. and international cuisine. Overall, it's a very good tour and we would like to see some change in the food sample according to different season.
Rating: 5
Best Tour Ever!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, May 24, 09   1:00 PM 269517-donnanavesmi Thu, May 28, 09   10:10 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really recommend this tour to people of all ages! The food was absolutely wonderful. And plentiful. It is relaxing and informing. I feel the guides are good friends now. They were the best! GREAT JOB!!!
Rating: 5
You MUST take this tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, May 24, 09   1:00 PM 270392-bierry Wed, May 27, 09   11:56 PM Male 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
Jeff and his crew have put together an absolutely fabulous program. A combination of restaurants that are hidden gems in Old Alexandria - all of them on side streets a visitor (even locals) would not easily find - and the most significant and historic landmarks (the steps where George Washington announced his presidency as one of many examples) make this a delectable and educational experience.

The guide is knowledgeable, extremely courteous, and relentlessly goes above and beyond to ensure his/her guests are well taken care of. The food portions are generous and you'll be surprised at Jeff's meticulously planned and timed menu offering a variety of local and international fare.

After taking the tour, the $50 admission seems like a steal. My girlfriend and I learned so much history and this tour was definitely one of the main highlights of our Virginia vacation. I was doubtful of the 100% satisfaction ratings on the site before the event; now I would give it 6 stars if available. Must try.
Rating: 5
Top Pick for Alexndria!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Thu, May 21, 09   1:00 PM 269059-rakaster Tue, May 26, 09   11:15 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I travelled to Alexandria for the first time and this tour was certainly the highlight of our trip. As other reviewers have commented, it provides a great deal of history paired with a number of stops to varied restaurants. Not only is this a must see for tourists, but great for locals and business travelers, that can afford the time. The real treat was that the restaurants chosen, were varied and gems tucked just away from the mainstream tourist restaurants. The food and portions were perfect and worked seamlesly with the tour. Out tour guide, Christine, had an intimate knowledge of the history of Alexandria and provided a very pleasant pace for the day. I could not recommend this more highly. Bon Appˇtit!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, May 17, 09   1:00 PM 267746-Pennyrdh Wed, May 20, 09   5:20 PM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and food was really really good!
Rating: 5
Fun and FULL
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, May 17, 09   1:00 PM 265802-arkimoto Wed, May 20, 09   12:15 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I wasn't expecting to learn so much history on this tour. I thought it would be focused more on the food, but there was so much more brought into the tour. Jeff is amazingly knowledgeable about the history of Alexandria. The food-as expected was delicious and varied.
Rating: 5
Even locals need to do this activity
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Thu, May 14, 09   1:00 PM 262477-lynnboynton Tue, May 19, 09   12:38 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had seen so much while in D.C. But this tour was the frosting on the cake I have already recommended this to some of the locals that live in my daughters complex the food was outstanding and the history our guide taught us was incredible we are going to get books recommended by her to learn more it was so intriguing! Also she made it so much fun! No one should miss this! It was worth every cent and more!

Lynn Boynton

Syracuse, Utah
Rating: 5
Alexandria Food Tour is a unique experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, May 9, 09   1:00 PM 264237-JeanneLouw Wed, May 20, 09   7:48 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were a group of colleagues visiting Washington DC on business. We had two extra days and decided to go on the food tour. We really enjoyed it and felt it was good value for money. The guide was good, spoke loud enough for all to hear and knew her stuff. The only two things that bothered me was that we did not have a lot of time to take pictures and that the tour ended a bit abruptly. We were left at the last stop with just a quick goodbye and directions back to the starting point.
Rating: 5
History and food lovers delight!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, May 9, 09   1:00 PM 263359-bobbieg18 Tue, May 19, 09   6:42 AM Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had such a fabulous afternoon learning about the rich history of Old Town and how our fore fathers spent their time creating a new life and government for the people. We especially enjoyed the local restaurants and specialty foods of the area. Each had a unique flare- very excellent tastes and service. We can't wait to go back to a few and try other menue items. The tour guides were top notch and well versed in the history and culture of the area. We highly recommend this tour for visitors and locals alike.
Rating: 5
Informative and Delicious
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, May 9, 09   1:00 PM 257620-ellenlucas Tue, May 12, 09   3:56 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our Food Tour of Old Alexandria was so much more than a food tour. We learned interesting history and tidbits about the neighborhood. Visited the church George Washington attended, visited the Torpedo Factory Archeological Museum, etc. Our Tour Guides were knowledgeable and charming. And the restaurants served an eccletic assortment of dishes, a nice variety. Certainly didn't need any dinner that night!
Rating: 5
Excellent
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, May 9, 09   1:00 PM 261168-slgrogan Tue, May 12, 09   12:52 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the highlight of our visit to Alexandria. We enjoyed the historical information mixed with visits to local restaurants. We were staying with our grown children who live in Alexandria and it was nice to try new places to eat so we do not always go to just one or two places when we visit.

We knew we would learn more about the area but our kids were surprised that they also learned things they did not know. The guides were knowledgable and friendly and had a great relationship with the people who run the business and attractions in the town. We want to try both the pub tour and the ghost tour.

Thank you for a super fun day.
Rating: 3
Food and History
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, May 3, 09   1:00 PM 261056-JanetFink Fri, May 8, 09   9:59 PM Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour. We are local to the area. There was lots of history which we did not know before and the food was good. A nice friendly small group. We liked the tour but think it would be even more interesting to tourist from out of town.
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Rating: 5
Fabulous Tour!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, May 2, 09   1:00 PM 262029-elise13 Tue, May 5, 09   2:36 PM Female 20-29 Local Individual
I recently went on the Old Town food tour, and I have to say this this tour was by far the best walking tour that I have ever been on!! This was the perfect amount of food, walking and history all wrapped up in one. I have been on other food tours before and this doesn't even compare. DC Metro Food Tours is a totally different exprience and I definitely felt VIP the whole time. Jeff our guide was excellent , and did such a fantastic job informing us about the local history and architecture and ofcourse the food!! All in all this was well worth the money, and I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone of all ages.
Rating: 4
Tasty Food at each stop
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Apr 25, 09   1:00 PM 23746-maryvbarrett Tue, Apr 28, 09   1:55 PM Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Our group enjoyed the tour very much. My only criticism: I liked when we were served our own individual plates, better than the one restaurant when we were serving ourselves from community platters. Serving pieces were minimal, and people (guide included) ended up using their own forks they were eating with to dish up additional food. Not very sanitary.

It was definitely a walking tour, requiring good walking shoes for the brick sidewalks and endurance for the distance covered.

I had done a tour like this in Boston before, and will look for additional ones in cities I'm planning to visit. It is a great way to learn about a city and visit places I might miss.
Rating: 4
Cool Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Apr 18, 09   1:00 PM 258069-fallen1800 Tue, Apr 21, 09   3:15 PM Female 20-29 Local Individual
The tour was a great idea and I like the fact the groups are kept small. Its much nicer to get to enjoy the people you are with. The restaurants were great and so was our tour guide. Even though I have lived in the DC area, I had not been to Old Town Alexandria so it was a great way to get a feel for the city. Our tour guide went above and beyond explaining the history and the food, but also took care of us and gave directions too.
Rating: 5
Amazing Old Town Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Thu, Apr 16, 09   1:00 PM 258029-cbt222 Wed, Apr 29, 09   10:05 AM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
My friend and I spent a sunny afternoon on the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour. I have lived in the DC area for years, but had never really visited Old Town. I heard good things about the company and its food tours before and was excited try one for myself. It was an amazing time- The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, the route was beautiful, and the food was great! I loved that all the restaurants were local favorites, and that we got meals created especially for the tour. We even got to talk to the chefs!! Talk about Cool!

The town was charming. Our guide kept us out of the crowds so we could really enjoy the area. We learned stories about the people who lived here and even visited a museum and George Washington's church.

I highly recommend this tour. Can't wait to try the Capitol Hill tour!
Rating: 5
Great tour... can't wait until Capital HIll starts
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Apr 5, 09   1:00 PM 248796-smendezfamu Fri, Apr 10, 09   11:15 AM Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
My sister and I really enjoyed this tour... I live in DC, and she was visiting from Boston, and neither of us have ever been to Old Town, and I really felt like I been going there for years... The food was great and filling, yet well spaced out, and I really learned a lot about the area and its history during this tour. I have already recommended it to all my friends, and look forward to the tour starting up for Capital Hill in May...

Jeff was a great tour guide... so great that people were asking for his card along the tour, and apparently he looked like the man who knew it all, because random people kept going up to him to ask for directions, parking questions... People even stopped to hear what he was saying during the tour....

Needless to say... I highly recommend this tour...

Thanks so much jeff for a wonderful experience....
Rating: 5
great mix of history and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Apr 5, 09   1:00 PM 251768-sammy806 Thu, Apr 9, 09   4:18 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour was a great mix of the history of Old Town Alexandria and some tasty foods from area eateries. My usual limit before boredom sets in is about 2 hours but the 3.5 hours on this tour did not drag on. Guide was great at giving all the important details and answering any questions from the grou. Also very knowledgeable about the places we stopped at and the foods that were served us. If I find myself in the Alexandria area again in the future, I won't hesitate to sign up for this tour again.
Rating: 4
Great tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Apr 4, 09   1:00 PM 251967-jjperkins Wed, Apr 8, 09   10:08 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This tour is well worth investing an afternoon while visiting Old Town Alexandria. Not only do you explore and hear fascinating details re: the most historic part of the city, you also discover hidden restaurant treasures that are staple destinations for locals.....things you likely would not experience as a tourist in town for a limited amount of time.

I recommend it!
Rating: 5
Best value and time spent in DC
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Christine Thayer)
Sat, Mar 28, 09   1:00 PM 250928-mcfarlane Tue, Mar 31, 09   5:18 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
What a great way to learn some history and eat the best food each restaurant offers!

The tour ran on time and was a lot of fun. We recommend it!
Rating: 5
Informative and tasty tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Mar 15, 09   1:00 PM 243635-asalzman Wed, Mar 18, 09   2:53 PM Male 30-39 Local Unspecified
Excellent tour with just the right mix of current information, historical anecdotes and surprisingly good food from restaurants hidden in plain sight.
Rating: 5
DELICIOUS
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Mar 14, 09   1:00 PM 241984-MicheleS Fri, Mar 20, 09   4:51 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time. Jeff was very personable and knowledgeable. The resturant selections were varied and there wasn't a thing served that I didn't like. I will highly recommend this tour to others. And will definitely take the Capital Hill tour when established.
Rating: 5
Appeals to all your senses.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Mar 14, 09   1:00 PM 245997-emannigol Tue, Mar 17, 09   6:07 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This wonderful tour fulfilled many of our interests. History, architecture, walking, meeting new people, trying new restaurants, and trying new foods from other cultures. The guide was quite knowledgeable and accommodating. We toured with our 18 year old daughter who enjoys most foods, and then our 16 year old son. He is a burger and fries guy. To our amazement he not only tried the foods but enjoyed them. You will not go hungry, plenty of food for everyone. Highly recommend not having lunch, but rather have a late breakfast. Enjoy yourself.
Rating: 5
Great food, learning tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Pierette Kulpa)
Sat, Mar 7, 09   1:00 PM 244844-missions09 Tue, Mar 10, 09   8:24 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I highly recommend this walking food tour of Old Towne Alexandria. I not only learned a lot about the city that I live near, but got to become familiar with a few really excellent restaurants. The tour guide was well organized, educated on his material and made it an excellent afternoon!
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Pierette Kulpa)
Sat, Mar 7, 09   1:00 PM 242169-callista1nyc Tue, Mar 10, 09   1:41 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The tour was well paced and thought out. There was an excellent variety of foods and information.
Rating: 5
you'll get more than you wished for
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Dec 27, 08   1:00 PM 226050-princesskoti Tue, Dec 30, 08   3:51 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
we walked around the most gorgeous little town, and listened to our tour guide telling us about history of those very old houses, it's very interesting, and food tasting is not just a bite or two from here and there, it's actually a sit down meal, and after 3 of them, believe me, you will get full. I think it's a very pleasant tour.
Rating: 5
Excellent Food and Historical Information!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Dec 27, 08   1:00 PM 228094-notime1 Tue, Dec 30, 08   12:28 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We attended the tour with 6 other people. The tour guide was informative, kind, and friendly. We enjoyed all the food and when the tour was over we felt like we'd eaten a LARGE meal. The "samples" were not what we'd consider samples, but more like meals. We did a food tour in NYC recently that did not have as many "sit down" meal samples and the samples were much smaller! We would highly reccommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Old Town Alexandria "tastefully" done!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Dec 20, 08   1:00 PM 225307-2crvacation Tue, Dec 23, 08   2:32 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I participated in a historical tour of Old Town which to our surprise, included stops at four restaurants/shops. We both agreed that highlights were a visit to Christ Church, the Torpedo Factory, which included the Archeological Museum, and visits to restaurants that were not on King Street which we wouldn't have known about had it not been for the tour. Our tour guide was very informative and knowledgable. We highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to gain knowledge about Old Town and spending a pleasant afternoon sightseeing and tasting delectable foods!
Rating: 5
Historical Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Pierette Kulpa)
Sat, Nov 29, 08   1:00 PM 217425-Ewalamb Tue, Dec 2, 08   12:41 PM Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested the History of Old Alexandria. There is quite a bit of walking so come prepared. We got to sample a variety of different dishes which some of us in the group liked and some disliked...but that was the fun of it...trying out new foods. I liked that you got to sit down in the restaurants and be served a tasting plate of the restaurants specialties. I would have loved to sample more foods though - but maybe that's just me. The historical part of the tour was more than I could handle because I was there for the food - but that was my husband's favorite part of the tour - he thought the tour guide was very knowledgeable and loved it more than the food. Overall it was a good experience and well worth the price! Thanks for a great time!
Rating: 5
Tantalize your tastebuds
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Nov 2, 08   1:00 PM 145310-cribbousa Fri, Nov 7, 08   6:59 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We were promptly met by our guide who was very informative and pleasant. We were taken to four restaurants and the portions were fantastic, our guide (also the founder of this tour) had carefully chosen all the tastings himself and a great deal of thought has gone into this. A great variety of food from oysters, ribs, Lebanese and much more. In-between tastings we walked around Alexandria Old Town and our guide was most knowledgeable regarding the history and even fit in a visit to a couple of museums and a church. The tour ended at a fantastic tea shop, like an Aladdin's cave and as requested a most unusual Birthday cake came out for a friend of ours. This is a FANTASTIC afternoon out and highly recommended, and we will be bringing our visiting guests again. Just one tip- don't each much beforehand as you will be stuffed full by the end of the tour!
Rating: 4
Wonderfully delicious tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Oct 4, 08   1:00 PM 211794-sidzev Tue, Oct 14, 08   11:18 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Jeff was an enthusiastic guide, full of energy. He knew tons of history regarding Alexandria and its architecture. The food choices were delicious, especially our first stop. We would definately go again!
Rating: 5
Fantastic, interesting and delicious food tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Sep 14, 08   1:00 PM 205366-pookmt Wed, Sep 17, 08   1:30 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Jeff has a great thing going! The Old Town Alexandria Food and Historical Walking Tour was fabulous! It seems like Jeff has been doing this for 6 years not only 6 months! He is very knowledgeable and knows his food! I would recommend this tour for couples, families without children, and groups of friends. It was definitely 3 hours well spent!
Rating: 5
Fabulous experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Aug 16, 08   1:00 PM 192132-donna33 Fri, Aug 22, 08   7:44 AM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Although I have traveled the world and been part of many tour groups, I have never experienced a tour like this one. It was a wonderful afternoon with a unique combination of history and food.

The history of Alexandria came alive through the interesting stories and historical presentations by our tour guide. As we walked through Old Town, we virtually became part of the city and its past.

It was obvious that the restaurants were carefully chosen as excellent representations of an Alexandria the usual tourist does not experience. The owners of the restaurants took the time to explain a little about each restaurant's history and the food. The food itself was outstanding, and the portions were generous. I can't wait to go back and try those restaurants again!

The timing of the tour was perfect, and the the food couldn't have been better. This tour is clearly one of the best values in the DC area. Our tour guides, Jeff and Sharone, were delightful and made the tour so much fun. Don't miss out on this experience; I would go on the tour again in a hearbeat!
Rating: 5
We had such a good time!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Aug 10, 08   1:00 PM 190655-mtrander Thu, Aug 14, 08   7:13 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I like to walk, enjoy history and architecture, and appreciate good food, so this was perfect for us! Our guides were very well informed and interesting while walking, and the whole group was very comfortable. The points of interest we visited whetted our appetites for more-- we would like to go back to explore some of the museums more throughly on our own. The food was absolutely fabulous-- we stopped at an interesting variety of places, and sampled some wonderful menu items. If we were staying more days on this visit, I would have gone back to every one of the restaurants for a full meal. This would be a great experience to have as an introduction to Old Town at the beginning of a vacation, so it could be used as a way to get an overall picture of the area, and what to go back to do, to see, and especially, to eat, on following days. I'm so glad we did this, and thanks to our hosts for the fun memories!
Rating: 5
Nice tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Aug 2, 08   1:00 PM 184853-jimburge Tue, Aug 5, 08   6:14 PM Male 70+ Local Individual
Jeff was an excellent guide with a good narrative and pleasant food experiences.

Jim and Vicky
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sun, Jul 27, 08   1:00 PM 183616-mroczkowski Thu, Jul 31, 08   4:39 PM Unspecified Unspecified Local Unspecified
This is a great new tour company with a great idea - mix a tour of Old Town with food tasting at some great restaurant. I strongly recommend it and look forward to addtional tours of DC as they expand their venue.
Rating: 5
Only Way to See Old Town!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Jul 26, 08   1:00 PM 180380-bournedr Tue, Jul 29, 08   1:00 PM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I would never have believed that you could spend 3 hours touring Old Town without a visit to King Street. DC Food Tours pulled it off, revealing little known (but important)history and off-the-beaten-path (but incredible) restaurants. The tour offered the perfect balance of walking and eating, and facts and fun. The guides did a great job planning and executing the tour. A perfect date! Will be going on the tour again, soon.
Rating: 5
a very good tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Jul 12, 08   1:00 PM 168205-1claireh1 Fri, Jul 18, 08   5:21 PM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
My group really enjoyed the tour. I thought the restaurants were well chosen and the food prepared and presented was very nice. In particular, the cake at the final stop showed a huge amount of attention, care and passion for the tour itself.

The only thing i would critique was the use of the cards with the historical facts as a cheat sheet. I completely understand that the tour is new, and many random questions were asked, but pulling out pieces of paper with facts or dates about the site the tour leader had chosen to talk about was not the most professional. I'm sure in a few more tours, all of the dates will be memorized and it won' t be a problem.

Overall, the tour was very, very enjoyable. The weather was nice, the food was great, and the other participants on the tour were friendly. Also, the wife of the main tour guide was very helpful, thoughtful, and prepared. She did a great job of engaging people and seemed indispensable to the whole operation.
Rating: 5
Informative and Tasty
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Jun 28, 08   1:00 PM 169665-dianetolsma Sun, Jul 13, 08   5:59 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great time on our food tour. My husband and I had not known too much about the area before, and it was so interesting to learn about the culture, history, and architecture in Alexandria. The different restaurants we visited were wonderful, because the staff of the restaurants were friendly, and the food was delicious! We went home wanting to recreate some of the dishes. The balance between walking and eating was just right. Our guides were so knowledgeable about the area, and could answer any questions we had. It was a fun afternoon and a great experience!
Rating: 5
Old Town Alexandria Food Tour is GREAT!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Jun 28, 08   1:00 PM 46301-JustDandy Wed, Jul 2, 08   8:28 AM Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I wasn't sure what to expect - I've lived around these parts for over 20 years and thought I was very familiar with Old Town Alexandria. We saw this food tour and thought it'd be fun to try something new. By the end of the tour I was blown away by how much I didn't know about our local history and the food tastings were awesome, incredibly generous. Jeff and Sharone were wonderful hosts - it was a rather warm day but they thoughtfully provided us with cold bottles of water, sought out shade when stopping to provide some narration, and the air-conditioned stops were spaced apart perfectly. The various places we stopped for food did an excellent job in the food preparation in both quality and presentation. We had more than enough food to satisfy us - everyone was talking about not needing lunch OR dinner after this. Another nice touch was the stops at the Torpedo Factory/Alexandria Archeology Museum and the Lyceum. Both places I had been by before but never paid much attention to. They are now on my top ten list of things to do in Washington, DC. We also saw the new, free, Old Town Trolley that runs people from the King Street Metro Station, down King Street, to Union Street and the Old Town Waterfront (where The Chart House Restaurant is) That's also where the new water taxi to National Harbor is located. It's amazing how much we got to see and learn on this tour. I'll be back and I'm bring friends!! Thanks to Jeff, Sharone and their DC Metro Food Tours' "Old Town Alexandria Food Tasting and Historical Walking Tour"! It truly lived up to its name!
Rating: 5
A must to do, for anyone visiting Alexandria Va.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jeff Swedarsky)
Sat, Jun 28, 08   1:00 PM 169001-Rickkk Tue, Jul 1, 08   1:21 PM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
I have lived in Alexandria for the past 6-8 months and have never understood why everyoneÕs so fascinated with "Old Town Alexandria." Well I am here to say that this tour put the "Ole" in "Old town."

The tour did not only reveal the deep history of that beautiful city, but it also allowed me to see and enjoy some of the diverse restaurants within the city. Opening not only my eyes but also my taste buds...

And I just cant wait for friends and family to come visit, not only do I have somewhere to take them but also let them discover the beauty with the city limits of Old Town Alexandria...

Special thanks

Jeff and his lovely wife

I hope everyone who either come to visit or relocate to this area, take the time to not only learn Alexandria's deep history but, enjoy the richness that small city has to offer...

Rick
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