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Eating contests and Eating challenges around Kona & Denver

Joey on MVF?

The home page for Man v. Food has this picture. That vein...

Lose What?

Watching the Biggest Loser (a really good show actually, good message, very inspiring) the place where they vote people off is called:

** The Elimination Room **

Bow Down, Byotch!

Yowza! We all know about Joey Chestnut. Yada yada yada. Yada. Yada. But eatfeats.com posted a link to the 3rd most absolutely unbelievable thing I have seen him do. Actually it is my new number 1. But it is tough to place any order on these three or other things he has done. Watch. Be amazed. Here they are:

#3: Joey drinks a gallon of whole milk in 41 seconds. This was in early 2006. Gee, I'm thinking he could crush this time now.

#2: Joey devours the free 72 ounce steak dinner at the Big Texan. 8:52. The steak in 34 bites and 6 minutes. Then the other stuff.

#1: Joey munches 5 Taco Bell burritos in 1:15. This was an appearance at a Scout meeting in San Jose. I'm thinking it was pretty relaxed.

These 3 stand out in my mind because I can relate well to these. I drink milk. I've eaten the steak dinner. I eat burritos. I can't really understand 20 pounds of grits or 230+ wings. But milk, and burritos? I get that...

Happy 3rd!

This past weekend was the 3rd anniversary for Steve's Snappin' Dogs - a hot dog place that serves up the BEST hot dogs I've ever eaten! No question that these hot dogs beat Nathan's handily. Thumann's. These hot dogs are fantastic by themselves, but even better when Steve's adds their flair... They serve much more than hot dogs, but it's a hot dog place so eat hot dogs!

I had these two. The classic Chicago, and the Memphis Dog - BBQ sauce, bacon, grilled red onions, and coleslaw.
Memphis. Chicago.

For the anniversary, FREE TWINKIES!

The Chicago Dog. So so so good.

The Memphis Dog. I had not had one of these before, and it is unbelievable. Is anything not better with bacon?

This is a shot of the Memphis Dog. The photo doesn't show much because I was almost done before thinking of taking a photo. It was good!

My eating-contest-winning-mama-in-law accompanied me. She got a Smashburger. Though not a hot dog, it was incredible, and cooked to a perfect medium.

Here's to many more, Steve!

Pure Genius!

This is an ad in Newsweek for the new season of Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO. Clever. Of course inspired by:

Testicle Festival!

Next up is a rocky mountain oyster eating contest in a couple of weeks.

I had never sampled this culinary creation, so I could not wait to try some. I found a couple of places that had RMOs on the menu, and T-bonz and I picked up two orders from the too-close-for-comfort local fried food paradise, Golden Flame Hot Wings, where you can get anything. As long as it can be breaded and dropped in the vat of boiling oil. These can!

Here's one order. Six oysters, a couple lemon wedges, and one container of cocktail sauce:

I had no idea what to expect. I thought maybe they would be more ball-y in form since that's what they are. But they came prepared in another form that does make sense since they are rather large after all.

Under the breading, the actual meat was about 3 to 4 inches long, 1 or 2 inches wide, and 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. The meat itself is not too tough, but it is sinewy and quite chewy.

The taste is not as one might expect. There really is none. With the breading all you really taste is that. At first. On the way down. Then something comes back up. Not the swallowed bite but a bit of a testicular after-taste. Not wholly unpleasant but not too appetizing.

If you squeeze on some lemon it helps a bit. A dip in the cocktail sauce is not bad either. Doing both is even better.

It's tough to say what they're like. I guess they are kind of like taking a chicken breast, pounding it flat, boiling it, and then baking it a little bit too long.

All in all, the experience was not too shabby. I probably should have stopped after the first order - I had done what I needed to do. But then I thought, probably correctly, that the second order would not taste too good after refrigeration (the breading would be pretty soggy, and who likes eating cold balls?) so I dug in. That's a lot of fried. But some really good balls.

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Beating the Meat

One day to go. People at work are wishing me luck and repeating mantras like 'beat the meat' and 'do not let it beat you' and 'just eat'. That's all well and good, but don't forget about the sides. Beating the meat is not the issue. I can beat the meat. I will beat the meat. It's when you add a couple pounds of side dishes. More updates as they become available...

Money Right Here

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Steak Eating

3 to go. Here is some video of me flying through a one pound piece of well-done, somewhat charred piece of leather.


I just saw the grossest thing E-V-E-R! At work. I go to the restroom. I'm peeing in the stall. I'm a stall guy. I don't want people peeing on me at the urinal. So while I'm doing my thing a guy walks in the bathroom, and begins draining his at the urinal. Fine, no big thing so far. Then, me in the stall & him at the urinal, I hear his Dingleberry go off - in vibrate mode. Next I hear the keyclick sound. Obviously he's using both thumbs to reply or whatever. He's fingering his Dingleberry at the urinal! WHILE PEEING!! Just to make sure I heard right, I leave the stall and do a quick eyes left to in fact confirm this. Yuck.