If you've been following JBF happenings lately, you probably know about the Taste America Local Dish Challenge. If you need a refresher, it works like this: order a "Taste America Local Dish" at a participating restaurant, snap it on your phone and upload it to Instagram, tagging your image with #JBFTasteAmerica and the suggested hashtag for your city. After the contest ends on October 31, the city with the most uploads will receive $10,000 or 10 percent of funds raised nationally, whichever amount is higher, in the form of a donation to a local food charity.
It's only been two weeks since we launched the competition, but we're already seeing an impressive number of submissions. Above is a snapshot of where things stand. As you can see, Chicago has emerged with a strong lead, but there's still plenty of time left, so keep those uploads coming! We'll be posting updated standings every Monday until the fundraiser ends.
Learn more about the Taste America Local Dish Challenge.