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First Stop for New Local Food Tour Group is Covington

Harrison, Ohio residents, Mike and Laura Noyes, came up with the idea of giving food tours in the Greater Cincinnati area after taking their first food tour in Newport, Rhode Island this past fall.

“We loved the idea of traveling to a new city and touring the neighborhood while trying out local restaurants at the same time. So off we went to Chicago to learn the food tour business.” Laura Noyes said.

The couple chose Mainstrasse Village in Covington for their first tour because of the history and charm of the neighborhood and the influx of several new restaurants.  During the three-hour tour, guests will sample featured dishes and a few alcoholic beverages from five or six unique restaurants.

“The restaurants were chosen based on three criteria: They had to be locally owned with exceptional food, the owners had to be enthusiastic about sharing their story and they had to be non-smoking. More and more people are interested in knowing where the food is sourced and prepared, as well as peeking behind the scenes to find out more about why a particular restaurant is so successful," Noyes said.

Riverside Food Tours will offer tours every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. beginning April 2 through November 26.

The group size is limited to 12 which makes the tour fun and friendly. The tours are held rain or shine.

To celebrate the kickoff of the food tours, tickets are discounted $5.00 each from April through June.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit

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