Spring Guide: Looking for a 'Real' Philly Experience? SideTours Can Help

By Nicole Finkbiner
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Indulge in a 4-Course Suckling Pig Charcuterie Feast at Russet
Unleash your inner carnivore with Russet’s award-winning chef as you devour a four-course meal with three dishes prepared from a suckling pig followed by a to-die-for dessert. Wed., March 27 & April 24. 7-9pm. $65. 

Discover the Craft of Bookbinding by Hand at Peg and Awl
Receive a short history of bookbinding before learning to cut, sew and bind your own books with the talented husband-and-wife team behind this New York Times-featured shop. Wed., April 10 & May 8. 7-9pm. $45. 

Enjoy a Honey, Cheese and Wine Tasting at Milk & Honey Café
Sample a series of local cheeses paired with local honeys and wine from Urban Apiaries and other delicacies with the owner of the locavore store. Thurs., April 11 & April 25. 6-7:30pm. $35. 

Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art with a Local Artist
Longtime local artist Craig Stover will guide you through PMA’s renowned collections, highlighting the most significant works in the museum as well as hidden gems that most people miss. Sat., April 6 & Sun., April 7. 12:30-2:30pm. $50. 

Expand Your Palette During a Tequila and Mezcal Tasting
Sit down with David Suro-Piñera, owner of Tequilas and a tequila aficionado, and sip on a flight of top-shelf spirits. Sun., April 7. 1:30-3pm. $65. 

Discover the City’s Stunning Ironwork with a Local Blacksmith
Learn about the great blacksmith Samuel Yellin and his lasting legacy in Philadelphia while discovering the best examples of wrought ironwork throughout Center City. Sat., March 30 & April 13. 2-3:30pm. $38. 

Join a Scandalous Chutney Tasting with Cheese and Meat
Watch as professional recipe tester and private chef Sampurna (Soni) Satpathy animatedly demos her mom’s prized chutneys before tasting them with cheese, meat and wine. Thurs., March 28. 6:30-8:30pm. $50. 

Uncover the Secrets of Philly’s Lost Waterfront District
Learn about the evolution of what was once the busiest port in America from a local historian, author and waterfront resident. Sun., April 14 & May 5. 2-4pm. $25. 

Info & reservations: sidetour.com/philly

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