Back Door Kitchen Tour being held this Riverfest weekend

The much celebrated Back Door Kitchen Tour is held each year during Riverfest Weekend when the residents of the historic district graciously open their homes to hundred of visitors. The tour now in its fourth year is sponsored by Residents of Old Wilmington. This year's visitors can tour nine kitchens in Wilmington's famed historic district on Saturday, October 3rd from Noon to 5:00 PM. The tour is a self-guided walking tour so you can go at your own pace. Most of the homes have stairs upon entry so comfortable walking shoes are strongly encouraged for both safety and comfort. "The Back Door Kitchen Tour is a wonderful opportunity to visit Wilmington's beautiful historical homes and get ideas for your own kitchen" says Lee Wallach, who is chairing the event. In addition to the fabulous contemporary kitchens, two outdoor kitchens of yesteryear will be included on this year's tour. Sample gourmet treats prepared by local restaurants will be served in select homes and some Wilmington's top designers will be present to answer questions about historic and innovative kitchens featured on the tour. A painting of one of the houses featured on the tour by local artist, Larry Hovis, will be raffled off at 5:00 PM on the day of the tour. Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be sold the day of the tour. Tour tickets are $15 in advance and $20 if purchased the day of the tour. Ticket sales are available at the following locations: Michael Moore Antiques, Two Sisters Bookery, Old Books on Front St., both Temptations Everyday Gourmet locations, Great Harvest Bread Company, The Ivy Cottage, Ikebana Designs, I AM Salon and Day Spa, House of Wine and Cheese, Cat on a Whisk and Linda's Fashions. For more information about the tour, group rates or to reserve tickets, call 910-254-6300. Residents of Old Wilmington, Inc. is a not-for-profit downtown neighborhood association, bringing new life to a historic community for over thirty years. Over the years ROW has influenced many policy issues, and raised funds to support downtown cultural institutions and beautification projects. Its membership is united in the common goal of sustaining an energetic, prosperous and balanced community in downtown Wilmington. Money raised from the Back Door Kitchen Tour will be used for community projects. Residents of Old Wilmington, Inc., POB 1862, Wilmington, NC 28402 www.rowilmington.org

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