Montrose was one of the city's first grand neighborhoods. But it's also long been accessible to nearly everyone, a place where mansions stand on tree-lined streets next to modest dwellings and multi-unit townhomes.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Montrose became a center for the burgeoning counterculture movement, featuring street musicians, artists studios, and second-hand shops, helping shape the neighborhood's culture today.
Throughout the years, the main commercial corridor of the neighborhood, Westheimer Road, has been the central street for residents to shop, dine, and drink. Today, world class restaurants can be found next to tattoo shops and art galleries, a unique mix not found anywhere else in the city.
Our Montrose Dine Around combines a cultural, historical, and architectural tour with a progressive meal, held at four critically acclaimed local restaurants. The neighborhood has been a mecca for culinary diversity where indigenous cuisine mixes with more progressive fare, while authentic ethnic enclaves continue to grow in number. Restaurants and menus are subject to change.
What is your cancellation policy? Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be rescheduled, as they guarantee your spot on the tour.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?? Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. Tickets can only be purchased online, or by phone at 713-554-1735. Cash is not accepted.
Will I be contacted prior to the tour with details? Yes. Upon purchase we will send you an email providing the confirmation of purchase, meeting location, and other Food Tour details.
What if I have dietary restrictions? Please let us know if you or anyone in your party has a dietary restriction when you purchase your tickets. We will work to accommodate your special food needs whenever possible.
Are there special rates for seniors or children?? Currently we do not have discounted tickets.
Can children come on the tour? All participants on the tour must be at least 21 years of age. On special occasions, children may be admitted. Please call us at 713-554-1735 for more information.
How much food is served on the tour? There are 4 stops for tastings on the tour. We encourage attendees to pace themselves. The food is so good, it is very easy to fill up at the first or second stop.
Are there kosher options on the tour? Unfortunately, we do not offer kosher foods on this particular tour.
What beverages are served on the tour? We provide water, soft drinks and Saint Arnold beer on the bus. Beverages will also be provided at each tour stop. If you'd like to bring your own beverages for the bus, you are welcome to do so.
Can I take pictures or video on the tour? Yes! We encourage pictures. We will also have a professional photographer on the bus.
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