Beau Jo's takes it. We cannot put away the 14 pound behemoth that is the Beau Jo's Challenge. It was quite delicious and a very refreshing late lunch.
We're feeling good going in. We're hungry, we're focused, we're taking this Challenge down!
Waiting for lunch. Let's go, let's go!
Ah, here it is! A lovely pie, 18 inches in diameter and 4 inches high. 1 pound of sausage, 1 pound of hamburger, 1 pound of green pepper, 1 pound of red onion, 4 pounds of real mozzarella cheese, and 6 pounds of super-thick mountain crust.
We are set to begin! 1 hour limit.
This is about the 30 minute point. Pick it up!
And here's the slices left at the end after we throw in the towel!
We started off very well. The green pepper and onion were a stunning complement to the hamburger, sausage, and pepperoni. Right away we noticed the mozzarella cheese layer - it was quite tasty (it was not shredded cheese from a bag but had to be actual mozarella slices - very good) but it was thick. Thicker than on our test pizza a few weeks back. And we would expect the real deal to be set up differently than the practice version, but this cheese layer would prove to be a very effective plug in the system. At about the 45 minute mark we started appraising the situation, eyes darting back and forth between what was left on our plates, the slices left on the paddle, and the other detritus strewn about the table. We kept going, never getting to the last two pieces on the paddle. At a pound each, and with seemingly ginormous layers of cheese on each, we quietly bowed out at the 55 minute mark. We both could have eaten more of something, just not this pizza.
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