• 21 Jul 2008 at 11:44 AM

Still Calling For Submissions

Well, gang, I have to hand it to you. Despite some extremely disappointing early attempts to match the gastrointestinal fortitude of local hero Oyster Boy, you really redeemed yourselves. Not by the successful completion of some equivalent feat, of course, but by coming up with a bunch of decidedly not lame suggestions for OB’s next eating-related challenge. So– great job! Now, down to business. We’ve been in touch with OB and, so far, his three favorite missions are:


1. Burger Bar Crawl:
Nicole’s @ 60th
Quality Meats @58th
POP Burger @ 58th
Burger Joint @ Parker Meridien 57th
Brooklyn Diner @ 57th
Burger Heaven @53rd
Prime Burger @51st
If he makes it in two hours, we’ll send him to In-N-Out in Vegas.
2. Contents of McCarren Pool tool shed in 1 hour.
3. Head to head challenge with Charlie Gasparino: 4 pounds of mortadella.
All excellent ideas, but surely you’ve got the time on your hands to do better, which is why we’re leaving the suggestion box open ’til the of the day. Should number one be extended to begin at the 103rd Street White Castle and end at Wall Street Burger Shoppe? Think number three’s rules should be tweaked to state that the winner will be determined by, after completing the salty meat, the competitors must alternate benchpressing each other until one of them (the loser) pukes? Let us know.
Earlier: Call For Submissions

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  1. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Worked with a guy that snorted lines of cayenne pepper for $20.

  2. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    The 10 Big Macs in an hour that the guy at Pru did back in the 90s but he didn’t get his money because he was still chewing the last effing bite when time expired.

  3. Posted by beentheredonethat | July 21, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Can we kill this post? Really dumb. Who cares about competitive eating? Save it for Coney on the 4th.

  4. Posted by beentheredonethat | July 21, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Can we kill this post? Really dumb. Who cares about competitive eating? Save it for Coney on the 4th.

  5. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    @beentheredonethattwice– the 106 comments on the last one.

  6. Posted by Anal_yst | July 21, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    This isn’t exactly the same thing, but I’ve always thought having a f&ck race would be a good time (for guys or girls). First person to x number of people (presumably by the end of the night) wins. This is purely about competition, that is, 100% amoral, so spare me any bs on that front, kthx.

  7. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    can we kill double posters? who cares about what they have to say?

  8. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    can we kill double posters? who cares about what they have to say?

  9. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    How about flying to London for a “Bollywood Burner” (world’s hottest curry)?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeGfU6QAEVQ

  10. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    What about something that combines eating with a physical test. For example, we used to split the pledges up and make them hold the rim of a full keg and not let the keg touch the ground until it was completely empty.
    What about putting a guy on a treadmill, with a CamelBak full of milk and a dozen donuts … and make him finish them in an hour?

  11. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Blair’s 16 Million Reserve, one drop, on a cracker, any kind.
    16 MILLION Scoville units. This would burn through a crank case. Pharma-grade hot sauce.
    Good luck with that.
    -DK

  12. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    glazed, chocolate or sprinkles?

  13. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Why does OB get any say? It should be up to the readers of this blog to tell him what he HAS to eat next. 60 sticks of butter in 60 minutes hotshot. Start chomping.

  14. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    wait wait wait! there’s a white castle on 103rd street?? what avenue? my life just changed…

  15. Posted by DrederickTatum | July 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    In college, a guy in my fraternity tried to eat 200 starbursts. Once he swallowed one, he had to immediately begin eating the next one.
    He got to about 72 than puked on giant ball of starbursts…

  16. Posted by beentheredonethat | July 21, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    @12:08
    It’s what is known as the lowest common denominator. On a Summer Friday afternoon is one thing, but presumably people need to be justifying their paychecks at midday Monday. At least that is how it used to work. But you know kids these days……

  17. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    for the midtown burger challenge, where is DB Bistro?
    Also, how about shake shack, BLT Burger and Corner Bistro?
    Any NYC burger challenge without at least Shake Shack and Corner Bistro is simply without.

  18. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    12:20 — 1st

  19. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    @beentheredonethat@12:25– this stuff is funny. if you’re too old, and the stick has been up your ass too long, to appreciate that, kindly exit and leave us be.

  20. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    How can you not have JG Melons or Wollensky Grill Burgers on the list?

  21. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    if OB does the burger challenge, at least send him to good burger places. Swap out the crap of a burger joint Burger Heaven for Five Guys which is also on 53rd.

  22. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    1 imperial gallon of semen.

  23. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Shake Shack and some place on 103? This is supposed to be about the eating, not about the standing in line and traveling on the subway.

  24. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    I’m all for the Gasparino idea.
    But if Chuck doesn’t man up, OB should have to eat 5 lbs of fried pickles in 50 minutes.

  25. Posted by Anal_yst | July 21, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Um, 100 sack from white castle, duh

  26. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    his gf eli’s beef curtains

  27. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Why not a mystery street meat crawl. Start at 60th and work yourway to 45th or so. eating a chicked with rice at every stop. Extra white/hot sauce on each. Or stop at one and eat every piece on the grill. Youd have to have a cast iron stomach.

  28. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Why not a mystery street meat crawl. Start at 60th and work yourway to 45th or so. eating a chicken with rice at every stop. Extra white/hot sauce on each. Or stop at one and eat every piece on the grill. Youd have to have a cast iron stomach.

  29. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Gasparino does not have the brass babalones to eat that much Mortadella.

  30. Posted by guest | July 21, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    I thought a while back Chuck Gasparino had a dealbraeker sponsored prosciutto eating contest with Anal_yst? Did I dream that or did it take place?

  31. Posted by guest | July 22, 2008 at 12:47 AM

    amanda drury

  32. Posted by guest | July 22, 2008 at 2:57 AM

    isn’t there anything people can do besides eat? There must be better (i.e. more painful and not about brute stomach force) things we can do to people?
    – without getting sued. Creativity people!

  33. Posted by guest | July 22, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    It should be a full meal for 2 at Luger’s:
    The full bread basket + saucer of sauce, tomatoes / Onions for 2; two slices of bacon; a steak for two (make it well done if you really want to inflict pain, or keep it decent, up to you), with all the sides (hash browns, fries, onion rings, spinach, broccoli, and a sundae. And two beers, a bottle of red wine, and some cocktails.
    Whoever can do that alone is a true champion.

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