Huntington Beach is the place for authentic So Cal beach culture and active outdoor lifestyle while having a great food scene. So if you are a foodie like me you need to visit HB, as locals call it, to immerse in its extraordinary food and wine scene. The best way to find your way around, learn about the city and enjoy savory dishes is to join Walk, Wine & Dine Huntington Beach. I spoke with Sherry Hardesty, founder and food entrepreneur.
How did Walk, Wine & Dine started?
I was hosting a travel group in Santa Barbara, so while making a search for “fun things to do” I came up to find out about the wonderful world of food tours. I was impressed by the concept of having a local food lover take you to their favorite local spots in a neighborhood, what an experience! After taking part in other food tours around the country, I brought this unique experience to Huntingon Beach in 2016.
My goal is to support local establishments, share my knowledge on the history and architecture of the city and eat amazing good food all along the tour.
Tell me about yourself.
I started working in the travel industry in 1980 as a flight attendant, tour guide and travel host. So hospitality is in my veins! Every time I travel I ask the locals for the best eateries. I get the best insights from hotel staff, store owners and people on the street!
I moved to Huntington Beach with the idea to put my passions to work for me: walking and trying new restaurants. That’s how I created Walk, Wine and Dine, my dream job!
Why Huntington Beach?
Everyone knows Huntington Beach has the most consistent waves on the West Coast along its 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches, that’s why it is called the Surf City USA. This attracts many people, some are tourists and others have decided to stay here. The best part of this is that many of them have opened restaurants, so the food offer is incredibly delicious and diverse.
What kind of food do people get to taste?
During our fun and vibrant 3-hour food tour, we serve mouthwatering dishes that are not to be missed while you are in Huntington Beach.
- Award winning craft beer
- Longboard’s world famour jerk wings
- Butternut squash ravioli
- Wine tasting
- Chipotle shrimp pizza
- Ice cream prepared at the moment with your selection of ingredients.
Get the feel of Huntington Beach with Walk, Wine & Dine Food Tour, an outstanding eating adventure to experience the history, culture and all it has to offer.
Sounds fun & delicious! Thanks, Sherry!