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Goodstone Participates in James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Local Dish Challenge

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia has joined more than 100 other restaurants in the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Local Dish Challenge. Foodies nationwide can show their local pride by participating in this social media-driven competition, which is part of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast to Coast,” 10-city tour exploring America’s culinary diversity in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., September 20 through October 19.

Goodstone’s Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert has chosen to feature Goodstone Inn Lamb and Garden Gazpacho to showcase the best of our local food scene in Middleburg, Virginia, from September 1 through October 31, 2013. Goodstone Inn & Restaurant will donate $1 from each dish sold to the JBF Taste America® Education Drive, which supports JBF’s educational programs on topics surrounding our country’s food system. These programs include the annual JBF Food Conference, JBF Leadership Awards, and new Chefs’ Boot Camp for Policy & Change.

Diners can support the JBF Taste America® Local Dish Challenge by following the below steps:
• Visit Goodstone Inn & Restaurant between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31
• Order the Taste America® Local Dish
• Take a photo of the dish
• Post to Instagram with #JBFTasteamerica and the hashtag of Middleburg
Example: “Just had this savory #jbftasteamerica dish from @goodstoneinn featuring delicious local produce in #Middleburg”
• Dine often and help a local food charity in your city win up to $10,000

When the promotion concludes on October 31st, 2013, the city with the most Instagram photo uploads will be declared the winner and receive a donation from JBF in the amount of $10,000 or 10% of the proceeds raised nationally, whichever is higher. In the 10 cities that are designated stops on the Taste America® tour, the eligible charity has been pre-selected by JBF. In all other cities, the participating chefs will vote for their preferred charity, which will be announced by JBF once the challenge officially begins.

For information on James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast to Coast,” please visit www.jbftastamerica.org.

For further information, call Goodstone  at (540) 687-3333.