Jimmy and I met up at Abo's Pizza to take their 28" pizza challenge. A team of two people have 1 hour to completely eat a 28" two-topping pizza. You cannot stand up once the time starts. We chose red onion and pepperoni. 32 teams have tried, and none of them have finished the pizza, let alone in the time limit.
20 minutes later, it's time. We have a seat, and we dig in. It's hot, just out of the oven. We're both handsy eaters so we have no problem: slide off the hot cheese + topping layer and work on the crust.
Going in I thought 20 minutes would be our time. It ended up that we took more time, but my thought of 20 minutes was right on in one way: the cheese, which was at the start hot and gooey, solidified and congealed quite dramatically at 20 minutes. Too bad we missed that time.
We finished in 32:02. That time could have been a few minutes better if I didn't take so long to clear at the end. The Abo's guy waited until we cleared before stopping the time.
We are the only team out of 32 previous teams to finish. And for other teams to beat the challenge now they'd have to do it with a faster time than ours. A first for me: a photo of Jimmy and I (Team JiminBomber) will go on the restaurant wall right by the menu board!
Pizza specs: 12.5 pounds - 7 lbs dough, 2 lbs sauce, 2 lbs cheese, 1.5 lbs of red onion + pepperoni.