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We are so proud of all of our tours, and we are excited to say that our newest tours in Harvard Square garnered high ratings like our Somerville Tours have done, on review sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp.
Scott writes: "We had an amazing time touring Harvard Square in Cambridge on the Chocolate Tour. We visited several shops in the area tasting and experiencing chocolate, learning about the history, tastes, and culture of chocolate. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, not only about the subject but also about details of the many places we visited. All in all a very engaging and enjoyable evening."
Elena enthuses: "This is another great tour for both locals and tourists. I've lived in the area for 9 years and had never been to any of places we stopped at! I loved how much variety there was on the tour. We got to try plenty of chocolate from local chocolate shops but also got to try more innovative foods that incorporated chocolate such as chocolate tea and chocolate baos."
Nicolas explains: "We thought we knew the Harvard Square, but the tour allowed us to discover many new restaurants and new dishes at restaurants we already knew. The tour was fun, interesting and, best of all, allowed us to enjoy many great brands of chocolate. We would highly recommend this tour to any chocolate enthusiast. Thank you."
And for good measure, we thought we'd highlight a review from our Davis Square Food Tour as well.
Our guest writes: "Our group of 6 had THE best time on this Davis Square tour with Katie. She was a tremendous guide, full of knowledge and history. The area (which we had visited but never really knew) is fascinating. We went with her to multiple locations, meeting the owners and talking to people in the shops. The food was simply delicious and the people were gracious and welcoming. We have since been back several times to a few of the shops/restaurants we visited. This is a great way to find hidden gems in the neighborhoods we love. Highly, highly recommended."
We can't stop smiling at this feedback. It really feels like all of our hard work is paying off, and we are creating an amazing experience for our guests and restaurant partners. Motivation like this is exactly what we need to keep going as we work tirelessly to create new tours in Harvard Square including a new Chocolate Tour and a Food Tour as well as a Jamaica Plain Food Tour. You know you're in start-up mode when you're jotting down notes about the history of JP at 2 in the morning that you didn't have time to look into the day before. We're excited to start training our new guides in this month, so stay tuned for new tours on the calendar in March, and please consider taking a Somerville tour this weekend!
In this new series, we are highlighting the names and faces of the people behind our favorite tour stops! This week, we interviewed Alan from Davis Square's Oat Shop. With one full year of business behind them, we can't be luckier that Oat Shop is in town. On our Davis Square, Somerville Food Tour we stop at Oat Shop and try out one of their many delicious and ever-changing oatmeal bowls, and we hope you join us!
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Valentine's Day is a special treat. Like cookies or chocolate, I believe it's a holiday meant to savor love in all forms. In my family, love is often expressed through food. And in all the places we visit on the tour, we share the love of the city through its food and historical past. On our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour tonight, guests grappled with the texture of stone ground chocolate from Taza Chocolate and how its cacao husks could be transformed into a creamy sweet tea at Crema Cafe. They learned about the first people to try chocolate in its most bitter form and considered how it came from bean to bar. When we open our minds to new cities, new ideas, new concepts, and new foods through our historical neighborhood food tours, we discover anew some old favorites. Just by allowing ourselves that lens of discovery and appreciation, we let in a preponderance of learnings.
With that in mind, I wanted to share our family's favorite Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I'm sure it can be made healthier if you're so inclined, but it's also a fun treat to freeze once baked and cooled in your freezer and to take out and savor when you crave a special moment of love. #HappyValentinesDay
Lizzie's Family's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup margarine/butter
- 1 cup oil
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 3.5 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Add ingredients and mix in order, preferably in an electric mixing bowl.
2. Drop by spoons onto cookie sheets.
3. Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes until barely brown.
Sam and I love reading Boston papers -- one of our favorites is DigBoston because it's controversial, well-written, and a Somerville local. In starting our business, we've reached out to our favorite journalists that we follow to let them know about our food tours. I guess, persistence pays off sometimes, and we're so excited that DigBoston published an article about us in their digital paper and a full page in the print version! So, starting this Friday please go run out to your nearest DigBoston kiosk and grab a copy to read more about our business.
Click to read the article.