Five Things You Need to Know About the 2014 Eat & Run Scavenger Hunt

The 2014 Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo in Providence, Rhode Island will feature a scavenger hunt for foodies. Here are the details.

Eat and Run, baby!

The 2014 Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo is coming up on October 3-5, and we couldn't be more excited. This year, we've added something new: a citywide scavenger hunt. The idea came from Ize Ahanotu, our esteemed Johnson & Wales alum who helps us put the whole Expo together. Here's what you need to know about the Scavenger Hunt:

1. You'll compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes.

Each of the stops on the hunt has contributed a gift card to our prize package. Of course, we can't tell you who they are, but we can tell you that if you're a foodie, you'll love it! Win the Hunt, and you'll be eating well for quite some time.

2. The hunt starts at noon on Sunday, October 5th at the Providence Arcade.

Arcade Providence photo by Nicholas Millard

We'll kick off the scavenger hunt at the newly renovated Arcade Providence at 65Weybosset Street. Here, you'll check in and receive a list of clues. Find each location and snap a selfie in front of it. Then hurry back to the finish line at the Cable Car Cinema at 204 South Main Street to see if you've won.

3. You can bring friends and enter as a team.

Call up your BFFs and assemble a brain trust to help you solve the clues. You can form a team of up to four people (each person needs to purchase their own ticket). But you've got to stay together -- you've all got to be in the same selfies, and they all need to be on the same phone. But how you split the prize is totally up to you.

4. It's good exercise!

You've got to walk (or take the RIPTA bus) to each stop -- no bikes, planes, trains, or automobiles allowed. And these stops are in downcity, on College Hill, and on the West Side, so we hope your boots are made for walkin', 'cuz that's what they're gonna do. We'll give you this hint: Smart Hunters map out their route first.

5. You'll get to see a free movie.

As a bonus, everybody who participates in the scavenger hunt will get to see the New England premiere of the documentary Farm-City, State at the Cable Car Cinema at 4:00pm. Filmmaker David Barrow set out to see if the city of Austin, Texas could feed itself with just locally-sourced foods. Along the way, he uncovers the role that farmers, chefs, and artisanal food producers play in bringing your meal to the dinner table.

Farm-City, State Trailer

Farm-City, State Trailer from anchorHD Films/ Revival Films on Vimeo.


Published September 11th, 2014