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Food Tour Spotlight: Riverside Food Tours

This week on “Carlsbad‘ Food Tour Spotlight: Riverside Food Tours of Covington Kentucky, which has some of the best eats in the area. In case you don’t know where Covington is, it is on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, OH.  

You’ve heard of culinary tourism experiencing places through to their gastronomic offerings. Walking tours like Riverside Food Tours allow food lovers to explore what the local restaurant scene has to offer. Taste a specially-selected variety of foods local restaurants and boutique shops, and become acquainted with the unique history and culture of this magical city.

Tell us about yourself  and our Food Tour Spotlight: Riverside Food Tours 

Laura Noyes and her husband Mike created Riverside Food Tours after attending the Rhode Island Red Food Tour owned by Paula Silva. They were so impressed that they knew immediately they wanted to create this experience in Cincinnati, OH.  After talking with Paula about her business, she suggested that Laura and Mike go to Chicago to learn more about the business. Shane Kost the owner of Chicago Food Tours Pro teaches a course called Food Tour Pros, which teaches individuals how to set up and run a food tour business..  Two weeks later they were in Chicago learning the ins and outs of the food tour business.

When did you start Riverside Food Tours?

Immediately after returning from Chicago in October, 2015, they selected a neighborhood to start their tour business, which happened to actually be in Covington Kentucky.  Which is a nearby tourist destination area called Mainstrasse Village.

What makes Riverside Food Tours so different and unique?

Covington Kentucky is home to a totally restored German village called Mainstrasse Village. We walk through a living time capsule of tree lined, cobblestone streets filled with Italianate style buildings, visit 100 foot tall Glockenspiel and the Goose Girl Fountain.  Our Roebling Point Tour  is situated at the base of the beautiful Roebling Suspension Bridge and adjacent to the Licking Riverside neighborhood – 1800’s millionaire’s row! Covington Kentucky is loaded with beautiful architecture, charming neighborhoods, diverse restaurants and walk-ability!

What type of food do we get to try in Riverside Food Tours? 

We tout our tours as a “Culinary Adventure”. We serve ample servings, so I cringe at the word “tastings”. We enjoy deep fried pretzels with homemade beer cheese, local craft beer, Kentucky bourbon cocktails, Thai chicken salad, gourmet chili cheese dog topped with goetta  a Greek inspired NY style pizza, homemade seasonal desserts, Ethiopian coffee, various flavors of gourmet mac and cheese, authentic Irish bangers and mash, Scotch eggs, roasted beet salad with duck proscuitto ~ just to name a few.  The list goes on and on.  No one goes home hungry!

Thank you Laura and Mike!  Next time you head up to the Cincinnati area, book your tour with Riverside Food Tours!
About Us:
Carlsbad Food Tours is the #1 food tasting & cultural walking tour in San Diego, California that focuses on north county San Diego, Carlsbad area of town.