Soho before Challenge Nation Race

Club Sandwich at Soho

A pre-race lunch before the Pittsburgh TasteBuds competed in the Challenge Nation Urban Scavenger Hunt.

On June 17, 2012, the Pittsburgh TasteBuds competed in the Challenge Nation Urban Scavenger Hunt. The race was a ton of fun solving riddles and snapping pictures, but what got us through the race was a pre-race meal. With the starting line at Jerome Bettis Grille 36 on the Northshore (and knowing the place would be packed) we opted for a Soho lunch. Soho is located on the corner of W. General Robinson and Federal streets.

Despite being warned of its size by the waitress, I ordered the Turkey Club Sandwich. Though it was really just a well-made sandwich served with spicy fries, she was right. I could only down 3/4 of the sandwich. Though I enjoyed my sandwich, TasteBudA ordered a different sandwich and found it to be bland. Being polite and pressed for time, he simply requested more condiments and powered through the sandwich.

So, how did we fair in the race? 42 out of 268 teams. It wasn’t our running speed that placed us so high, it was out strategic minds and sense of direction around the city.

While "TasteBud B" doesn't feel very photogenic, he certainly gets out and about to snap pictures of his food. He's passionate about sharing Pittsburgh events, food talk topics, restaurant recommendations and travel destination finds. (@PghTasteBudB On Twitter)

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