Alice Sutherland of Savory Faire not only serves up a delicious afternoon of good eats, but also shares historical knowledge in an entertaining way that isn't at all touristy or kitschy. You won't be bored but you'll definitely be full by the end of the tour.
Savory Faire is a a great deal for visitors to the oldest city in the United States. $45 goes a long way with five stops, generous food portions and an even bigger heaping of historical information shared by tour guides, all covered in two and half hours while walking. Although historic St. Augustine is not a sprawling city, there's much to learn, packed into a quaint historic quarter with cobble-stoned streets begging to be explored. Make sure you make food part of that experience; it's very much intertwined with the city's rich cultural heritage.
I'm thankful I got to take this tour, because now when I go back to Saint Augustine, I'll have a better idea of where to eat and why. The tour is small -- capped at 12 people -- giving you a potential to make new friends if you happen to be traveling alone.
Also, if you're planning a visit in the next two weeks, take advantage of Flavors of the Historic Coast, a prix fixe menu program featuring over a dozen restaurants in the Saint Augustine and Ponte Vedra area now through October 31st. Keep an eye out for future Flavors programs; it's a great time for foodies on a budget to visit this destination.
Read more about Savory Faire, the food and restaurants at Sex and the Beach.