In recent years, with the growth of new restaurants in town and the explosion of bike riding as a form of transportation around midtown and downtown, food crawls (and pub crawls) have become a great and growing tradition.
Gather lots of folks, travel from restaurant to restaurant on foot or by bike, have fun, eat well, meet new people and, better still, raise money for a good cause.
The latest food crawl should be really good. It will be Sunday Feb. 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Called the For Ben Food Crawl, proceeds will benefit 10-year-old Ben Fagan, who survived a brain tumor two years ago and is now trying to win the fight against a new cancer gripping his spine.
Here is a message from the Web site promoting the pub crawl: "It is our chance to purchase a ticket in support of Ben's challenge and have the opportunity to explore over 20 of Sacramento's restaurants wearing a "For Ben" T-shirt while believing, hoping, praying, and loving Ben.
See the list of restaurants at the For Ben Web site.
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at Asha Yoga (1050 20th St., Sacramento), Bikram Yoga (9384 Elk Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove), Horizon Community Church (446 Fairway Dr., Galt), and Starbucks at Laguna Blvd. and I-5 (2300 Longport Ct., Elk Grove).