Local Dish

THE 2013 LOCAL DISH CHALLENGE

Whether you're in one of our ten cities or elsewhere in the country, you can show your local pride by joining the Taste America Local Dish Challenge!

During September and October, the following restaurants will create a special Taste America Local Dish, and will be donating $1 from every dish sold to the JBF Taste America education drive.

Visit these restaurants from September 1 through October 31, order and photograph the Local Dish, post to Instagram with #JBFTasteamerica and the hashtag of your city, and you can help your city win a donation of $10,000 or 10% of the proceeds raised nationally, whichever is higher, for a local food charity in your city! Find out how you can support a charity near you.

Ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/31/13. Subject to Official Rules.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS BY CITY:

ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
Crudo, Phoenix
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
Anzu, San Francisco
Ayara Thai, Westchester
Border Grill, Los Angeles
Border Grill, Santa Monica
Julienne, Santa Barbara
Mason Pacific, San Francisco
Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco
Waterbar, San Francisco
Zengo, Santa Monica
COLORADO
Rioja, Denver
Zengo, Denver
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
Catch 54, Fenwich Island
Eclipse Bistro, Wilmington
Taverna, Newark
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Al Tiramisu, Washington D.C.
Jefferson Hotel, Washington D.C.
Osteria Elisir, Washington D.C.
Zengo, Washington D.C.
FLORIDA
Xixón, Miami
4 Rivers Smokehouse, Winter Park
Box Park, Miami
Ceviche By The Sea, Oakland Park
Citrus Grillhouse, Vero Beach
Cress, DeLand
Cuisiniers, Winter Park
K Restaurant, Orlando
Kurrents, Marco Island
SideBern's, Tampa
Spanish River Grill, New Smyrna Beach
GEORGIA
5&10, Athens
Davio's, Atlanta
The Sparetime, Savannah
HAWAII
ILLINOIS
312 Chicago, Chicago
Atwood Cafe, Chicago
Big Jones, Chicago
Lillie's Q, Chicago
The Bristol, Chicago
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
Story, Prairie Village
KENTUCKY
Decca, Louisville
Proof on Main, Louisville
Sabio, Lexington
Seviche, Louisville
Varanese, Louisville
LOUISIANA
Restaurant IPO, Baton Rouge
MAINE
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
The Stand, Birmingham
MINNESOTA
Sea Change, Minneapolis
The Lynn On Bryant, Minneapolis
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
Chaz on the Plaza, Kansas City
The Crossing, Clayton
MONTANA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station
NEW MEXICO
NORTH CAROLINA
Bonterra, Charlotte
Magnolia Ray, Asheville
Ruka's Table, Highlands
NORTH DAKOTA
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
Baked Alaska, Astoria
Tabor Tavern, Portland
PENNSYLVANIA
Davio's, Philadelphia
Supper, Philadelphia
PUERTO RICO
RHODE ISLAND
Farmstead Inc., Providence
Persimmon, Bristol
SOUTH CAROLINA
O-Ku, Charleston
Cypress, Charleston
Fish, Charleston
Indaco, Charleston
Oak Steakhouse, Charleston
Poogan's Porch, Charleston
The Grocery, Charleston
The Macintosh, Charleston
Tristan, Charleston
Wild Olive, John's Island
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
1808 Grille, Nashville
TEXAS
UTAH
Garden Café, Salt Lake City
US VIRGIN ISLANDS
VERMONT
WASHINGTON
Boathouse 19, Tacoma
The Marc Restaurant, Walla Walla
Tilth, Seattle
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
Wolf Peach, Milwaukee
WYOMING

HERE'S HOW:

  • Visit a participating restaurant
  • Order the Taste America Local Dish
  • Take a photo of the dish for Instagram
  • Post to Instagram with #jbftasteamerica and the hashtag of your city's name
    (Sample Post): "Just had this #jbftasteamerica dish from @lebernardin featuring delicious local produce
    from #NYC"
  • Dine often and at all participating restaurants and help a local food charity in your city win a donation of $10,000 or 10% of the proceeds raised nationally, whichever is higher.

To participate visit one of the restaurants listed above between 12:01 a.m. ET on 9/1/13 and 11:59 p.m. on 10/31/13. Open to legal U.S. residents, 13+ at time of participation. Limit one (1) per person per day per Instagram account. Void where prohibited by law.

Taste America Local Dish

#JBFTASTEAMERICA      
FOR RESTAURANTS AND CHEFS:

Through the in-restaurant menu promotion, a chef creates an entrée showcasing the best of their local food scene. This special menu item is offered during the months of September and October 2013 while promoting that $1 from every dish sold will be donated to the JBF Taste America Education Drive. All participating restaurants and chefs will be listed on jbftasteamerica.org after completing the participant form. Chefs will be asked to report on their progress at the end of September and again once the promotion concludes.

For more information on participating please contact Kris Moon (kmoon@jamesbeard.org, 212.627.5252) or Michelle Santoro (msantoro@jamesbeard.org, 212.627.1111, x552).

THE LOCAL DISH CHALLENGE:

Visit a restaurant on the list above. When you order the Taste America Local dish featured on their menu, $1 of every dish sold will support the JBF Taste America Education Drive. Once received, post a photo of the dish to Instagram with #JBFTasteAmerica and the hashtag of your city. You can also share your post via Twitter for added exposure!

Here’s a sample post to make sure your participation counts:

"Just had this #JBFTasteamerica dish from @lebernardin featuring delicious local produce from #NYC"

When the promotion concludes on October 31, 2013, the city with the most Instagram photo uploads will win a donation from JBF in the amount of $10,000 or 10% of the proceeds raised nationally, whichever is higher, to a local food charity.

If one of the 10 Taste America cities is the winner, the JBF pre-selected charity will receive the donation. If the winning city is outside of the ten, a local food charity which falls within the JBF parameters will be voted on by the participating chefs in that city.

We’ll be monitoring the social media participation each week and posting updates to this page, so be sure to check back. And remember, the city with the most Instagram postings at the conclusion of the challenge wins, so visit as many restaurants as possible, post away and help a local food organization in your city take the prize.