Local foodies rejoice as a food tour in Old Colorado City joins the ranks of veteran guided food tours in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. On Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, groups of no more than 12 zigzag in and out of five to six unique culinary destinations along Colorado Boulevard tasting, drinking and learning fascinating local history.
Owners Karen Kelley and Samantha Bruner have chosen to feature the local fare of Pizzeria Rustica, TAPAteria, Jake and Telly’s and Garden of the Gods Gourmet, all popular, award-winning restaurants. “From underground tunnels to old cowboy hangouts, Old Colorado City offers a passageway into yesteryear. But it was today’s restaurants that sealed the deal in starting this new tour, as they are continually serving up some of the tastiest and freshest foods in our area,” says Bruner.
The first Old Colorado City tour launches Thursday, March 10, 2011 and will continue on following Thursdays. Tickets are currently available for $49 per person. Kelley and Bruner began their foodie frenzy in May 2010 and continue to look for ways to connect the local community, visitors and the culinary world through fun and adventurous events. Their Colorado Springs tour occurs every Saturday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm and their Manitou Springs tour occurs every Wednesday from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Tickets for all tours can be purchased through the website, www.coloradospringsfoodtours.com or by calling (719) 322-5731.