Grand Junction couple offers food and history tours with Grand Junction Food Tours
WHAT: Grand Junction Food Tours
WHEN: Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
COST: $38 per person
Rebecca Jones and her husband, Tyler, love to travel. Each time they visit a new city, they immediately sign up for a food tour, where a guide shows visitors many restaurants in the area plus provide history throughout the evening.
The Jones family realized Grand Junction needed that exact style of tour. So they decided to start their own business — Grand Junction Food Tours — last January to fill the void.
“It’s fun for locals to try more restaurants and businesses in the valley,” Rebecca Jones said. “It’s also a great way to promote the Grand Valley to visitors.”
Tours are held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
According to Rebecca Jones, tours are always different so she encourages folks to participate both days. Each tour costs $38, and the price includes food. Restaurants involved in tours provide samples.
“You will be full by the end of each tour,” she said. “It’s perfect for those who haven’t tried a restaurant before because they may be unsure what they would like on the menu.”
Participating restaurants include MX Tapas, 626 on Rood, Pablo’s Pizza, Rockslide Brewpub, The Local, Main Street Bagels, The Palette, Bella Balsamic, Marlo’s Lounge, Enstrom Candies and Gelato Junction.
“Grand Junction craves unique and creative businesses, which Rebecca and Tyler of Grand Junction Food Tours have certainly delivered,” said Claire Meil, owner of The Palette. “It’s a great way for locals and tourists alike to discover new food items at some of downtown’s best restaurants.”
Tour guides also provide historical anecdotes about downtown Grand Junction dating back to 1881.
“People seem to really enjoy the history portion, even residents,” Rebecca Jones said.
For more information, visit http://www.grandjunctionfoodtours.com.
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