>>Worth Tasting, a series of downtown culinary walking tours in New Haven, begins its season May 7.
The four-hour tours, led by food columnist and hospitality professor Stephen Fries, include stops at eight to nine different restaurants and eateries in the Elm City. Tours kick off at 10:45 a.m. from the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, where guests will receive a goody bag of Connecticut food products.
Other upcoming tours will be held on June 18, July 30, Sept. 10, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3. Tickets are $59 apiece, except for the December tour, which is $69. Reservations are required: 203-777-8550 and 203-415-3519,