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Tastes of the Town Tours Single Bites Edition: An Alternative to Valentine’s Day

ABINGDON, VA – Tastes of the Town Tours is set to host a special tour in Abingdon, Virginia for non-traditional couples and the unattached on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Participants ride a chartered trolley to each of 5 stops for small tastes highlighting each establishment’s food and drink.

Tickets are now available online at for the food tour. “I was inspired to do a special edition of the tour after chatting with single friends who often don’t have events geared towards them,” says tour organizer Sara Cardinale. “Even if you’re not single, but want to attend, this is a great event for anyone who enjoys food and meeting new folks in the community.”

Stops for the Single Bites tour include: Heartwood, JJs Restaurant & Sports Bar, Toni’s Hawaiian Tacos, Wolf Hills Brewery and The Tavern, all located in Abingdon. This tour is limited to 25 participants, and is expected to sell out.

Tastes of the Town Tours features restaurants that are part of the Rooted in Appalachia campaign, a local food branding initiative collaboratively launched in 2012 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.

Cardinale explains that “at each stop diners will get the chance to hear directly from the chef or owners about what efforts they are making to utilize local products, as well as get a taste of their specialties made with these items.”

The tickets for the tour are $38 each, and can be purchased online or by phone. Participants should meet at the Municipal Lot in Abingdon at 5:30.

To make reservations call 276-274-5483 or email

Published February 10, 2015

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