Are you up to the challenge of Cook Street's Foodie Photo Scavenger Hunt?

Are you up to the challenge of Cook Street's Foodie Photo Scavenger Hunt?

I'm assuming that most of you who follow Cafe Society know a thing or ten about our hometown restaurant scene -- and now comes your chance to prove it. As part of the ten-year anniversary celebrations at Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, there's an opportunity for you food-loving freaks to show off your local knowledge of all things culinary.

Here's the deal: Cook Street has come up with a Foodie Photo Scavenger Hunt, which is essentially all about you running around town like a pig with your snout cut off, taking tons of pictures of yourself completing tasks along the way and uploading a photo album of your snaps to Flickr or Facebook, which a posse of Cook Street peeps will then judge.

For each task completed (smiling pretty in front of Carmine's on Penn while wearing a necklace strung with macaroni, for example), you'll receive points, and the person with the most points at the end of the scavenger hunt will win a $3,200 scholarship to the Cook Street 180 Professional Culinary program. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, and you must first register before embarking on the hunt.

Be forewarned that I just completed my own registration and I'm totally going to kick butt. And because I'm super competitive like that, I'll be chronicling my forward progress in this very space. 

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