We had a wonderful time during our private tour Riverside Madison Avenue Food Tour with the owner Laura the owner. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the tour flowed smoothly honestly we were impressed. This tour was perfect for foodies like us.
Disclosure: We were hosted by the Northern Kentucky CVB, which provided some complimentary experiences and hotel stays. All thoughts, opinions and typos are my own.
What to Expect
Plan to stop at four restaurants, a local french theme coffee shop, and close out the tour with a craft beer at a local brewery so that’s six stops total.
A nice stroll through three neighborhoods on a quiet Sunday morning.
Take in some history facts around the immigration of the German immigrants who were largely responsible for the city we see today.
Wear comfortable shoes
The tour starts promptly at 10 am and runs about 3 hours
Free Parking on the street
The tour kicked off inside the lobby of Hotel Covington where we were greet by Laura. She had already ordered our gourmet breakfast sandwiches and a nice refreshing mimosa. The biscuit and cured pork with a little glaze was delicious I savored every bite!
The next stop was a short walk to the Left Bank neighborhood where we explored a family owned French inspired coffee house. The mint tea was refreshing as we walked around and checked out the french themed decor. The staff was very nice.
Agave and Rye was one of my favorites on the tour the double layer chicken taco was delicious. Made with love and fresh ingredients and it went down easy with a cold glass of water. The decor was very well thought out and the bar offered a variety of cocktails.
After a stroll through the Mutter Gottes neighborhood, we arrived at a traditional New York Style Italian Deli in the heart of Covington. A hot warm slice of Italian-style sausage pizza and a canolli was awaiting our arrival. This was my least favorite on the tour.
Rich’s Proper was another favorite of mines the owner was all about hospitality. He came over to chat with us after serving us this delicious strawberry topped bread pudding. It was beyond slap your mother delicious. Someone prepared it with their God given talented accompanied by love. It was so good I secretly wanted to take some home. Rich’s is one the best places in the city to get Oysters so if your hungry for seafood stop in.
Braxton Brewing Company was the last stop on the tour. I love to check out local craft beer so this was another hit for me. I had the chance to sample the Grater’s Key Lime beer perfect after a long day at the office or simple just for chilling out on a warm day. There was a variety of beers on the list I’ll have to make time for us to enjoy two during our next trip to Covington.
Visiting the Cincinnati or Covington area please make sure you have time to enjoy a Riverside Food Tour. You can choose from one of nine different experiences and I can promise no matter what Laura and Mike will make sure your experience is memorable. Oh they’ll make sure your full at the end with history and good eats. For more details visit https://www.riversidefoodtours.com/