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Tastes of the Town in Abingdon

By Paul Johnson, pjohnson@wcyb.com
Published On: Apr 09 2013 01:49:31 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 09 2013 04:32:16 PM CDT
ABINGDON, Va. -

Tastes of the Town Tours is set to host its fifth annual food tour of Abingdon this Tuesday, April 16, offering two trolleys at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Participants will visit five5 stops for small tastes highlighting each establishment’s unique flavor.

Tickets are now available for purchase online for the food tour.  Tastes of the Town Tours now has a website offering a calendar of events, tickets for upcoming tours, and the opportunity to learn more about the tastes of Appalachia. Tours in Abingdon are now scheduled for the thirrd Tuesday of every month through August, and future plans for walking food tours in downtown Bristol are in the works according to Cardinale.

Stops for the April trolley tour include Wildflour Café & Bakery, 128 Pecan, Heartwood, Wolf Hills Brewery and Sisters at the Martha Wasington Inn. Each tour scheduled throughout the summer will feature different stops.

Tastes of the Town Tours features restaurants that are part of the Rooted in Appalachia campaign, a local food branding initiative collaboratively launched last year by the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau and Appalachian Sustainable Development. Establishments identified as Rooted in Appalachia partners are dedicated to featuring locally purchased food in their menus, serving local wine or beer and making a good faith effort to purchase local food year round.

The tickets for the tour are $25 each, and can be purchased online or by phone. Participants should park at the municipal lot in front of the Abingdon Market Pavilion to board the trolley, which departs at 5:30 p.m. and then again at 6:00 p.m.