Jamie Holland/News Vicky Lambert, right, offers a brief history of the formation of Mount Vernon, including road name changes, during The Yesteryear Tour. Jan Thomas, left, was one of the participants for the grand opening tour.

Jamie Holland/Mount Vernon News

Vicky Lambert, right, offers a brief history of the formation of Mount Vernon, including road name changes, during The Yesteryear Tour. Jan Thomas, left, was one of the participants for the grand opening tour. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon now has its very own walking food tour of downtown restaurants. Walk Eat Mount Vernon had its grand opening tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the Woodward.

Vicky Lambert, founder of Walk Eat Mount Vernon, is a retired school teacher. She said her love of history and Mount Vernon were part of the reason why she started doing the food tours. She has been to food tours in other cities and thought that Mount Vernon needed to have one as well.

“We have an exploding culinary scene. I thought this would be a great way to combine all of that,” Lambert said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

She used the past summer months working out the kinks and bugs that came along with giving walking tours before having the official grand opening tour.

The company provides two different tours, one offered on Fridays and one offered on Saturdays. The tours will run through October and start up again around March.

Friday tours are dubbed The Yesteryear Tour. This tour has participants enjoying a tasting of a variety of foods from restaurants and breweries while also learning interesting facts about landmarks and architecture you walk past.

Saturday tours are all about the senses.

The Sensation Tour will include sampling from various restaurants and breweries but will also include smelling the fresh-cut flowers from the farmer’s market, a visual array of architecture and monuments, touch materials used by local artisans, and listening to stories from the past.

Both tours run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On the tours, participants get to try anywhere between 5 and 7 different samplings from the downtown restaurants.

Ticket information and more about Walk Eat Mount Vernon can be found at their website, walkeatmountvernon.com.

 

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