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Tasting History

Carolina Beach, NC
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4th generation vacationers discover new eateries!

Our family is bringing our 4th generation to vacation on Pleasure Island. This food tour introduced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tkrussell
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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A company outing with Tasting History!

Our experience with Tasting History was delicious, fun, and informative! Our group consisted of... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Amber F
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Carolina Beach, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family is bringing our 4th generation to vacation on Pleasure Island. This food tour introduced us to new places we had never tried before! John did a thorough job as the local historian sharing insights about the civil war as it unfolded in this...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Our experience with Tasting History was delicious, fun, and informative! Our group consisted of fifteen staff members and upper management from the Sea Coast Rentals team in Carolina Beach. Most of us were local to the island and/or Wilmington area, myself included. After working in...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We held a national conference in Wilmington and I was in charge of the retiree tours. We made the short drive to Carolina Beach and they worked around our schedule to offer this tour on a day they usually don't do tours. THEY LOVED IT!...More

Thank Rebecca L
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jbchristner, Owner at Tasting History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you so much for choosing our tour Rebecca. We really enjoyed showing you around the island and you are correct, the view from the top of The Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar is unbelievable! And their BBQ sandwich with shrimp hushpuppies are delicious too.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This tour was about history of the area as well as the best-known local food favorites. The food we ate on this tour was fantastic! Who knew there were so many great restaurants in the Carolina Beach area?! The couple that gave the tour also...More

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have been enjoying CB for many years, this tour taught me so much more about the Island and its history. Not interested in history? Tie it to food and drinks and you will be!! Jeff and John were great hosts/tour guides-you can tell they...More

Thank Jesska B
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a great way to spend a day learning the surprising history of Carolina Beach and sampling some great food from restaurants. I didn't realize the history of the civil war and CB. Also the tour introduced me to some offering restaurants I have not...More

Thank Fishandski60
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We really enjoyed our tour! All four of us learned a lot of interesting history & sampled some truly delicious food at unique restaurants. Our tour guide was like a walking encyclopedia with a friendly personality :) and we've already revisited some of the restaurants...More

Thank khazen2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I wasnt able to take the tour but i spoke with Jeff about the island. He broke down every restaurant, the menu that they provide, the names of the chefs, prices, and history. I mean this guy is all over it. And to top it...More

Thank daryl g
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

2016 marks the second time we've done the Tasting History tour with Jeff, and we'd do it again. My wife is a history buff and we are both foodies so naturally, this tour was a great fit. I really enjoyed getting to know some of...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

John is a fantastic historian. You can tell he really loves sharing his knowledge. He does a great job of walking backwards and talking with the group. We only had four in our group. The other couple are local. The woman had similar interests with...More

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divatoi
9 April 2017|
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Response from jbchristner | Property representative |
Hi! Thanks for reaching out to us! When tours are scheduled you can purchase tickets through our website. Currently, we do not have any tours set up yet. We will begin our season around Memorial Day. Teens can... More
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theveasels
5 July 2016|
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Response from jbchristner | Property representative |
Yes, tickets need to be purchased in advance because we have to reserve our spots in each restaurant. You can purchase them on our website. Thanks!
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