Staff Report

The operator of a new food and photo tour called “Eat This, Shoot That” is inviting participants to explore the culinary and cultural landscape of Solvang’s downtown.

The walking tour allows visitors to indulge at restaurants and tasting bars including Bit O’ Denmark, Copenhagen Sausage Garden, High Roller Tiki Lounge, The Bread Shop, Solvang Spice Merchant, Los Olivos Olive Oil Company, Valley Brewers’ Back Room, and Olsen’s Bakery for bites and sips, while professional tour guides teach participants how to take better food photos using guests’ in-camera photo app. 

The tour was created by Tara Jones Haaf, a Brooks Institute graduate and local entrepreneur who is known for her travel guidebook “100 Things To Do In Santa Barbara Before You Die.”

“Solvang is a unique hidden gem that people must experience when visiting the Central Coast,” Haaf said. “Eat This, Shoot That! is a great way to show off this beautiful quaint village, and by the end of the tour, you haven’t just been entertained, you’ve gained a skill.”

Haaf and her team offer public tours at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Tour tickets are being sold at a discounted rate until Dec. 31. Private group tours, pricing and special dates are available upon request. 

For more information or to sign up, visit