Local Roots helps restaurant tours

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A new business is helping foster a better connection between foodies and owners and chefs of local restaurants. Local Roots Food Tours, created in 2010 by Lisa Armstrong, helps showcase Sacramento restaurants by visiting and sampling from six to eight establishments per walking tour. Two different tours focus on Sacramento: the City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour and the Origins of Sacramento Food & Cultural Walking Tour. Another, the Gold Discovery Walking Food Tour of Nevada City, explores restaurants and wines in the Sierra Foothills.

Tours range from $39 to $58, and samples from restaurants vary by season; each tour provides enough food to be considered a meal. Expect to hoof it for 2 miles each tour, but still walk away with a warm belly and a deeper knowledge of some of Sacramento’s best restaurants. Tours are scheduled regularly for the next few months. Visit http://local-food-tours.com for more information.