Posts Tagged ‘food tours’

What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten and where? – A Coney Dog

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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Reservations Agent Chae said that the best thing she’s ever eaten was a coney dog, specifically with chili fries and, yes, with ketchup on the side.

It was during a family summer vacation in Detroit, Michigan whens she got her hands on this street food delicacy. After a long, lazy summer day, they had a family outing and ended up on the famous 8 Mile Road where Chae remembers grabbing a coney dog at the Omega Coney Island No. 3 diner. What she remembers most about this meal was the steam rising up from a fresh, hot coney dog; and how how hungry she was when she got it.

“It was begging for me to eat it,”  said Chae. For her, it’s the late night street food that strikes her fancy.

It’s kind of  funny how hard it is to find an attractive picture of a coney dog.  It’s one of those ugly-delicious foods that you have to be in the mood for to enjoy, but Chae definitely put me in the mood for a coney dog. I am also a street food aficionado and can’t wait to get myself a New York hot dog… or even a pretzel.

If you’re traveling to Detroit, we offer the The D You Must See Tour in Detroit and Detroit’s Rise, Fall & Renewal Tour.

If you’re like me and look for any opportunities to eat, we have so many food tours to offer! Here are a few to whet your appetite:

Home Cooked Delhi Food Tour
Old Pasadena Food Walking Tour in Los Angeles (we’re twitter friends with them! @meltingpottours
Best of Brooklyn Ethnic Food Tasting & Multicultural Bus Tour in New York Phew, that was a mouthful! (yes, that pun was intended.)

Of course you can see all of them in their delicious glory  on our website under ‘Food Tours’.

Have you ever had a coney dog? Where and when? Did you like it? Do you need a side of ketchup? Or is that heresy?

- Kris

Savannah’s #1 Fall Destination – Top Ten Things To Do

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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East Jones Street in Savannah, Ga

East Jones Street in Savannah, Ga

Autumn is in the air. I mean, it really is. Georgia has been in  a state of cool weather this whole week which puts most of everyone in the office in the mood for Fall!

Travel+ Leisure Magazine announced that Savannah is America’s #1 Fall Destination! Read about it here. In honor of this announcement, here is a Top Ten List of Things To Do from one of our office employees Kris, Reserve 123 social media ninja, Savannahian, and the person who is writing this post.

Kris’s Savannah Top Ten
1. Ordering lavender ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor.
2. Smuggling fried chicken in my purse at Mrs. Wilkes.
3. Getting tattooed at Anonymous Tattoo.
Wandering down up and down Bull Street and Drayton Street.
Driving through Oglethorpe Avenue and Liberty Street.
Grabbing water and reading magazines at the fancy Parker’s on Drayton Street.
Eating breakfast at the once fire station, now J. Christopher’s.
Eating an unhealthy amount of donuts at Baker’s Pride.
9. Looking at old knick knacks at The Paris Market
Watching weird movies at the Sentient Bean’s Psychotronic Film Night

Reserve 123 is working on City Guides and we have one for Savannah! Here are some of our popular Savannah Tours perfect for the Fall:

Savannah Scary Ghost Tour (One of our more popular tours)
Savannah Movie Tour (See where the modern classic movies were filmed)
Foody Tour in Savannah (Sample food from Savannah’s finest restaurants)
Savannah Riverboat Moonlight Entertainment Cruise (open until October!)

Click here to see all of our Savannah Tours/Packages.

We love Savannah and want you to enjoy your stay too, so if you have any questions or some helpful pointers, leave them in that too convenient comment box.

- Kris

A Taste of Savannah!

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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If you are looking for gorgeous Southern-style homes, beautiful parks, and tree-lined walks and streets, look no further than Savannah, Georgia! Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Savannah Tours features a variety of tours that will show you the sights and provide interesting and informative commentary about this special city.

One of the best ways to see the highlights of Savannah is on the Historic Savannah Trolley Tour – Hop On and Hop Off, which takes you through downtown historic Savannah on a 35-passenger open-air trolley. This tour includes unlimited on and off privileges at 14 convenient stops, so you can get off to spend time at the sights of greatest interest to you. This is a fully-narrated tour, and the experienced professional tour guide will paint a fascinating picture of the charming city of Savannah.

If you’re craving a tour that will tantalize your taste buds, be sure to book reservations for the Paula Deen Tour in Savannah! Take a peek into the life of famous southern cooking entrepreneur Paula Deen. Visit shops that Paula frequented, and still showcases, on her way to establishing one of the most popular restaurants in Savannah, The Lady and Sons. Get to know Paula like Savannah knows Paula and sample some of the low country’s best at her new restaurant – Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. The tour includes a few surprises and is sure to give you an appetite for more of the “Good Ole South” and Paula Deen!

Experience a charming, unforgettable ride aboard the Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise. This dining cruise includes dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable view of Savannah. From the carving table, prime rib is prepared using an old family recipe. The cruise also features boneless breast of chicken florentine, and Savannah’s best crab cakes. Make sure you save room for one of the delicious “southern” desserts.

And nothing ends the night better than the exciting Savannah Scary Ghost Tour! You’ll learn about death, murder, possessions, and the most haunted house in Savannah: the Hampton-Lilibridge House, which has been exorcised several times. You’ll see pictures and video clips of investigations on the vehicle’s LCD screens, from such shows as: Scariest Places On Earth, TAPS, Ghost Hunters, Ghost of the South, that were filmed in Savannah. There’s a 99% chance a Spirit or Ghost will appear in your digital photographs on this tour. Are you prepared to be scared? This is a Hair Raiser of a tour!

Return to a kinder, gentler day as you tour Savannah on a relaxing Carriage Ride. Imagine moss-laden trees, beautiful antebellum homes, monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. As you take our covered carriage through America’s 1st planned city, Savannah’s Historic District, you will learn about famous and infamous people of the city’s rich and colorful history. From General Oglethorpe to characters and places in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, your tour will transport you through time.

See the ‘Pearl of the Danube’

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and home to over 1.5 million people.It is Hungary’s principal transportation, political, industrial, commercial, and cultural center.Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and brings in over 20 million visitors every year.It is no wonder, then, that there are so many ways to see the area.You can tour Budapest by bus, boat, cruise, on foot, and by Segway.There are a variety of other things to do in and around Budapest so there is something to meet everyone’s needs and interests.

One of the most popular – and most delicious – tours in Budapest is the Budapest Gourmet Tour in Hungary.You will learn how to make traditional Hungarian dishes and will dine on goulash soup and pancakes before taking a tour of Central Market Hall -an indoor market specializing in fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, and meat.For a tasty treat, take this tour, offered at 10:00 am Monday through Saturday.

To see gorgeous Budapest at night, take the Budapest by Night Tour in Hungary – with Dinner.On this tour you will stop at Heroes’ Square, Basilica, Parliament, Downtown, Elisabeth Bridge, and Gellért Hill.There are several opportunities for photos, specifically at Gellért Hill and Heroes’ Square.For dinner, you will travel to the Buda Castle District and dine in an Old World restaurant and listen to gipsy music.

For a peek into Budapest’s night life scene, take the Pub Crawl Walking Tour in Budapest Hungary.For three and a half hours you will hit three or more pubs for a chance to experience party time in Hungary.You will start the night with a shot of palinka and then do a ‘power hour’ with unlimited beer or wine before making your way to several area venues for shots and beer.The places you will visit are frequented by locals so you will get a feel for life outside the tourist circle.

More generalized tours of the area are also on offer, including the Budapest City Tour with Cabriolet Bus in Hungary.The bus takes you to Elisabeth Square, Opera House, Millennium Memorial, and Downtown, making many photo stops along the way.You will also pass by Margaret Bridge and Parliament.The views from Gellért Hill are amazing, as is the informative commentary you receive through your headphones.

For an incredible time in Budapest where you will not only have fun but learn a great deal, take one of these tours or check out what else is on offer at

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