Bring your appetite because we promise you won't be bored and you won't leave hungry on this tour! Madison Avenue is the Main Street of Covington, Kentucky. After enduring decades of urban decline, it's now the Comeback Kid! See all the exciting changes and savor delicious dishes at 7 locally owned eateries. Madison Avenue is experiencing phenomenal growth and that growth is reflected in it's food and entertainment scene ... More info ›
Bring your appetite because we promise you won't be bored and you won't leave hungry on this tour! Madison Avenue is the Main Street of Covington, Kentucky. After enduring decades of urban decline, it's now the Comeback Kid! See all the exciting changes and savor delicious dishes at 7 locally owned eateries. Madison Avenue is experiencing phenomenal growth and that growth is reflected in it's food and entertainment scene. This tour features food from the hottest new restaurants in town. We begin the tour in the lobby of the beautiful Hotel Covington for our first tasting of the richest homemade biscuit sandwich you've ever tasted. We visit a French inspired coffee house, enjoy barbecue, epic tacos, a NY stye deli, and a luscious full size dessert. Enjoy a craft beer of your choice at a family-owned craft brewery. This 3-hour walking cultural tour is led by a local, guide who is passionate about the food, culture and history of this city.
On our Madison Avenue food tour, we visit local family owned eateries where we taste delicious food featuring global cuisine and "down home" Kentucky favorites! We enjoy a variety of foods such as decadent home made biscuits with Kentucky ham and black pepper jelly at Hotel Covington. Right around the corner is McK's Chicks, a new eatery with the best barbecue brisket sliders you've ever tasted. Next, we sample an epic taco in a new tequila bar. After a stroll down historic Madison Avenue, we visit a New York Style deli featuring Sicilian style pizza. We move on to Braxton Brewing Company for a local craft beer sample in a refurbished Sears and Roebuck store. We experience a taste of France at Left Bank, a French inspired coffee house featuring locally roasted coffee and end our culinary adventure at Sugar Whiskey Sis for a full size yummy creme brulee. The food tastings are more than ample for a satisfying lunch. Guests who like to order additional drinks, may simply run their own tab.
As we stroll up Madison Avenue, we not only enjoy worldly cuisines, but our well-informed local tour guides will help you uncover old and new landmarks and share about the exciting renaissance the city is undergoing. At it's peak, Madison Avenue was a cultural epicenter, with premier shopping, banking, theaters and celebrations. Current revitalization efforts are restoring this historic gem to it's former glory, providing many ethnic restaurants a new home. From the German Mutter Gottes neighborhood to Pike Street, our food tour allows the curious traveler to discover the historic significance of Covington and it's continuing ties with immigrants from all over the world. While you're enjoying this interesting walk, our food tour guides will share recommendations and tips about other neighborhoods who are also a foodie´s haven.
The food, tax and 20% gratuity to the servers is included in your ticket. Gratuities for the tour guide are appreciated, however. Street parking is free all day on Sundays.