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Hot food challenges on Long Island?

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Scott_R Nov 16, 2009 11:46 AM

Anyone know of any? The only one I've found is Tumbleweeds in Port Jeff:
http://www.therestaurantsweb.com/tumb...

Personally, I'm not really interested in the quantity challenges.

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    jpf1980 RE: Scott_R Nov 16, 2009 03:59 PM

    Swingbellys in Long Beach has a bbq one. i dream of doing it, but i know i will fail.

    http://www.swingbellysbbq.com/sbc.asp

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      Scott_R RE: jpf1980 Nov 16, 2009 06:41 PM

      Um, I asked about hot food challenges and said I wasn't interested in quantity challenges.

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        dhl RE: jpf1980 Nov 17, 2009 07:32 AM

        Any one piggie who accomplishes such a feat truly deserves their spot on The Swingbelly Wall of Fame!

        Full Slab of St. Louis Ribs
        1/4 lb Pulled Pork
        1/4 lb Brisket
        4 Wings
        3 Rib Tips
        w/ 2 Sides & Cornbread

        I can do that challenge in my sleep. :o)

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          sbp RE: dhl Nov 17, 2009 10:42 AM

          That was my first reaction. That's what, 2lbs of meat, tops?

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            jpf1980 RE: sbp Nov 17, 2009 06:19 PM

            2 things,

            i guess i don't know what a hot food challenge is. What are you referring to? Oh do you mean Heat hot, spicy food challenges??

            I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but its a ton of food. The rack of ribs is as wide as placemat, and i'm pretty sure its more then a 1/4 pound of the other meats they mention. 4 wings is actually 4 full wings, not 8 wing pieces. I've ordered this before with my wife, and it took the two of us 2 meals to finish it.

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              sbp RE: jpf1980 Nov 18, 2009 12:24 PM

              Could be. I'm just going by description. A full rack of ribs is about 1.5 of meat. Add 1/4 lb each of pork and beef. 4 full wings is maybe 1/2 lb of meat, tops.

              A bit over 2 pounds of meat isn't chicken feed, but it's not up to the level of a food challenge. I suspect it's more of a marketing ploy to get folks to order it (it's not free if you finish).

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        Solstice444 RE: Scott_R Nov 18, 2009 02:15 AM

        Just wanted to say that while I'm located up in Dutchess County, I'm always looking for hot/spicy food challenges as well. The only one I've done so far is at Buffalo Wild Wings in Port Chester, where you have to eat 12 of their hottest wings in 6 minutes. I ate 10.5...the wings were gigantic, and I just couldn't chew fast enough! Anyway, although I don't have any input for LI ideas, just wanted to say good luck in finding some! The only other one I have in mind right now is the phaal curry challenge at the Brick Lane Curry House in NYC.

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          Scott_R RE: Solstice444 Nov 18, 2009 05:08 AM

          Six minutes? Geez. About as much a speed contest as a spicy challenge! Were they really hot?

          I'm going to give that Tumbleweeds challenge a try; the only question is when.

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            sbp RE: Scott_R Nov 18, 2009 12:26 PM

            All I know is the few times I've eaten at a Buffalo Wild Wings, I've ordered the hottest wings listed on the menu, and this Buffalo native would consider them on the hot side of medium. No biggie. My kids order one level down from there.

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              Scott_R RE: sbp Nov 18, 2009 12:53 PM

              Drat, is this a chain?

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                sbp RE: Scott_R Nov 18, 2009 02:39 PM

                Oh yeah, pretty big one too. Not awful for wings, at least they don't bread them or bake them.

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                  jpf1980 RE: sbp Nov 18, 2009 02:46 PM

                  I believe there is a Buffalo Wild wings in Deer park or Babylon or something like that.

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                    sbp RE: jpf1980 Nov 18, 2009 03:24 PM

                    There's one by the Smithhaven Mall

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              Solstice444 RE: Scott_R Nov 19, 2009 08:17 AM

              Yeah, they definitely were nowhere near the hottest wings I've ever had. Any chain can't really have the hottest wings ever, I feel like, just b/c they are a chain. I'm not really into speed challenges either, but that one didn't seem too out of reach. My two (male) coworkers who accompanied me both finished with time to spare. Guess my mouth is just smaller!

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                Scott_R RE: Solstice444 Nov 20, 2009 11:14 AM

                Tumbleweeds is no longer in existence--as a drive to Port Jeff revealed--so I suppose there aren't any spicy food challenges on LI.

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