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ipsedixit Jul 4, 2012 10:01 PM

I know most of us consider speed eating, or "who can eat the most," contests to be gauche and beneath that of a Chowhound.

But let's say you were to compete in one those eating contests, what would you want your competitive raison d'etre to be?

Hot dogs?

Ice cream?

Pizza?

Something else? What?

I think my weapon of choice would be granola, as long as I could have as much water as I needed.

You?

  1. Jpan99 Aug 20, 2013 02:30 PM

    Pancakes with butter and real maple syrup

    I can't seem to get enough pancakes!

    1. Kholvaitar Aug 20, 2013 02:24 PM

      DD's Chocolate Iced Bismarks--
      (only 390 calories each)!!

      The time limit would be 1 minute.

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        HeBrew Sep 16, 2012 04:00 PM

        I'll go with egg rolls.

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          suzigirl Sep 16, 2012 04:15 PM

          Me too. But the eggrolls from a place where I am that is long been closed where I live. I could eat this all day. There is a place near me that is somewhat decent and not those frozen travesties. I could wolf down fried dumplings too. Yum.

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            alkapal Sep 23, 2012 04:53 AM

            i haven't had a good egg roll in i don't know how long!

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            Big Bad Voodoo Lou Sep 13, 2012 04:17 PM

            Italian subs. Come at me, bro!

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              Jelly71 Sep 11, 2012 10:40 AM

              Deviled eggs, for sure. I can eat those until I pass out.

              Or scrambled eggs.

              Or poached eggs.

              Basically, eggs.

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                Baskerville Sep 11, 2012 10:03 AM

                This is a toughie.

                For a bland, uninspired response, I'll open with pizza. Papa John's, preferably. I ate an entire large by myself one day and felt that I could comfortably bulldoze through another immediately afterward. Thankfully I didn't further pursue that particular goal. This is my strictly utilitarian angle response, because carbs just don't fill me up. Thankfully I am of the low-carb persuasion!

                Chinese buffet-style green beans.

                Baked chicken. No light meat. Legs/thighs only. Skin on.

                Pork spare ribs. No sauce.

                Any of those, and I'd be good.

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                  rasputina Sep 7, 2012 05:19 PM

                  Wait food has to be my weapon of choice, hmmm. I had at least 2-3 weapons picked out until I reread that it had to be food.

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                    suzigirl Sep 7, 2012 05:26 PM

                    Cute. What were they? You go get em!!

                  2. Meowzerz Aug 25, 2012 01:14 PM

                    Ice cream- because immediately after finishing a bowl, I always desire some more. Same with pizza, I could eat infinite amounts haha!

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                      PearlRose86 Jul 12, 2012 07:46 AM

                      Ravioli. Plain, cheese ravioli -- I can eat a plate of these with sauce and still keep on going. With sauce, without sauce, just give me the stuffed ravioli.

                      1. Bob W Jul 11, 2012 06:24 AM

                        Definitely seafood, bivalves or crustaceans -- raw oysters, steamed shrimp, boiled crawfish..I get filled up pretty easily now that I'm in my dotage, but these foods never fill me up.

                        Also, to second another poster, deviled eggs. I'd die a happy man.

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                          2roadsdiverge Jul 11, 2012 08:23 AM

                          Probably not too long after the contest... :)

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                          jlhinwa Jul 8, 2012 10:45 PM

                          Another vote for Alaskan king cab legs...cracked and ready for eating with lots of fresh lemon juice and clarified butter ready to dunk it in. Mmmmm....

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                            alkapal Jul 9, 2012 08:31 AM

                            oh yeah, cracked…...

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                              Veggo Jul 9, 2012 05:27 PM

                              I have a scissors just for king crab - makes it a breeze.

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                                alkapal Jul 11, 2012 04:55 AM

                                yes, i use some good kitchen shears. but i still need gloves -- those buggers are spiky.

                          2. monavano Jul 8, 2012 10:38 AM

                            Taco Bell tacos. Taco Supremes, hard taco. Yup, could eat that until ill.

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                              Beach Chick Jul 8, 2012 10:19 PM

                              Jack in the box tacos...win hands down!

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                                mariacarmen Jul 9, 2012 04:25 PM

                                i LOVE those non-food things, LOVE THEM.

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                              Rick Jul 7, 2012 10:54 AM

                              Sushi. I've been to a few ayce sushi places and I usually have to stop myself because I start to look like a glutton. Even though I've probably already had more than anyone sitting in the place, I could probably eat another 10 or 15 pieces when I quit.

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                                KSlink Jul 7, 2012 09:22 AM

                                Lobster, lobster, lobster--bring 'em on!

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                                  James Cristinian Jul 7, 2012 09:50 AM

                                  I posted oysters rockefeller, and you bring out lobster, lobster, lobster.. I am torn and confused.

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                                    James Cristinian Jul 7, 2012 09:52 AM

                                    ...and lobster makes me think of boiled crawfish.

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                                      KSlink Jul 7, 2012 10:18 AM

                                      It was all the shrimp talk that got me going--if there's one thing I love even more than shrimp, it has to be lobster....but then there are always clams......oh my!!! :0

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                                        James Cristinian Jul 7, 2012 10:23 AM

                                        Then there are blue crabs, boiled, steamed, bbq, or SOFT SHELL.!!!!!!

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                                          KSlink Jul 7, 2012 10:38 AM

                                          Aw shucks, you had to bring that up...I wonder what time the fish market closes today???

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                                  circustance Jul 7, 2012 09:12 AM

                                  Almond butter + berry jam sandwiches

                                  1. iL Divo Jul 7, 2012 06:35 AM

                                    I wouldn't compete because I am a small amount eater in general.
                                    I used to eat my huge husband under the table and I was the smallest girl ever but now, my appetite, although I adore food, is way less than it used to be.

                                    I presume you're asking what a person's favorite food is though?

                                    1. alkapal Jul 6, 2012 03:03 AM

                                      hands down: SHRIMP!

                                      shrimp cocktail
                                      shrimp scampi
                                      fried shrimp

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                                        calmossimo Jul 6, 2012 04:43 PM

                                        yum. i could partake in this, but not scampi or fried. maybe shrimp cocktail...without cocktail sauce. maybe with squirts of lemon and/or tabasco.

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                                          Bill Hunt Jul 6, 2012 06:51 PM

                                          If I was doing shrimp (remember, this IS fantasy), I would choose Magnusen's House of Seafood Fried Gulf Shrimp. I would keep cleaning my plate, even with the tails, and likely win. Of course, Magnusen's closed over 40 years ago, but were the ultimate, by which all other fried shrimp shall forever be judged. Only Marquez Brothers, at Chef Pass, has ever come close.

                                          Alkapal,

                                          I think that I might be warming to this fantasy contest!

                                          Hunt

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                                            alkapal Jul 7, 2012 05:25 AM

                                            hunt, fantasy is a congenial world. i try to visit often. ;-).

                                            maybe i need to fry up some gulf shrimp today, and eat some REAL-LIFE shrimp.

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                                              James Cristinian Jul 7, 2012 09:45 AM

                                              Gulf fried shrimp is a good one, or speckled trout, or red snapper, all fried. Fried is good. How about half shell oysters, or oysters rocky-fella. I can put away some oysters. Back in the last century, say around 19 and 80, we had an all you can eat place in Houston serving high quality food until you burst. The boys and I open with six dozen raw oysters, each, followed by rockefeller, boiled shrimp, and fried shrimp. Dessert was good fried chicken and a biscuit, or more. I think they had cheesecake or something for classic dessert, but we focused on seafood and chicken, washed down with beer of course. Hunt, a bunch of fine wines would have been nice, but what can you expect from college kids? For the contest, it would have to be oysters rockefeller.

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                                            kubasd Aug 25, 2012 01:59 PM

                                            I've read this thread a couple times, and the thing that always sticks in my head is shrimp cocktail. If time is not a factor, then head and tail on peel-and-eat shrimp. With my own cocktail sauce.... I've got my recipe down! I could eat..... I don't know, it seems like my body weight in them, but I'm sure that isn't physically possible. :)

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                                              alkapal Sep 7, 2012 03:53 PM

                                              i was a real hog on shrimp cocktail once at a good friend's wedding. there was a humongous tower of shrimp on ice -- i mean like 7 feet tall and 10 feet in circumference -- just huge. i hung out there for quite a while. of course, there were lots of other hors d'oeuvre, but i was still surprised how few people were eating the shrimp. so i tried to make up for them. haha. good thing there was salsa dancing later (but AFTER a five course meal!!!).

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                                                kubasd Sep 7, 2012 06:00 PM

                                                My computer is dead and im waiting for the new cord in the mail.... so im typing this response on my phone, lol. My college had date function weekends about every 6 weeks, and my favorite frat house always had this GIGANTIC mountain of spiced and steamed shrimp... i was so lucky theyre relatively healthy, lol

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                                                  alkapal Sep 9, 2012 06:31 AM

                                                  yeah, i was pretty shameless. <snicker>

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                                                    Veggo Sep 9, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                    pal, I enjoyed a 14 year run at my golf tournament at TCC in Brookline, always arriving from distant and sometimes foreign origins. The Friday mens' dinner began with a coctail hour on the patio, with a raw bar. I camped out and ate about 100 little neck clams every year, as quickly as the shuckers could issue them. Everybody knew it was my once a year clam fix, and they allowed me a liberal assault. Nice memories among gentlemen. Chilled vodka shots nestled among the iced clams were a nice touch.

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                                                      hill food Sep 13, 2012 03:13 PM

                                                      oh Veggo I would be so there alongside and elbowing you out of the way.

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                                                        kubasd Sep 14, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                        Veggo.... this sounds heavenly!!

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                                                          alkapal Sep 23, 2012 04:52 AM

                                                          camped out. that's the ticket!

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                                                  Jerseygirl111 Sep 10, 2012 10:31 PM

                                                  Yes. Boiled Shrimp. I could easily eat pounds of it. Seriously. I would eat it until I had Iodine poisoning. Is there a world record for shrimp eating?

                                                  Jerseygirl111

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                                                    2roadsdiverge Sep 11, 2012 07:18 AM

                                                    4 pounds 15 ounces in 12 minutes
                                                    Sept. 22, 2006 (pending review)
                                                    Erik The Red Denmark
                                                    (http://www.ifoce.com/records.php)

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                                                      Jerseygirl111 Sep 14, 2012 06:53 PM

                                                      Haha! Thanks 2roads! I might be able to do 4lbs but not in 12 minutes!

                                                      Jerseygirl111

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                                                        2roadsdiverge Sep 16, 2012 03:13 PM

                                                        Yeah, it is the time component that makes the difference. I'll bet he doesn't even enjoy the shrimp!

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                                                          Jerseygirl111 Sep 20, 2012 03:44 PM

                                                          Sacrilege!

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                                                    alliegator Aug 20, 2013 05:07 PM

                                                    I'm with you on shrimp. But I'd lose. I can't do grotesque volume.
                                                    I did however win the ladies' division of a beer slugging contest many moons ago. I still have the t-shirt. Keepin' it classy!

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                                                      suzigirl Aug 20, 2013 05:14 PM

                                                      You know, it seems like the more you post the more I dig you. Why does it not surprise me at all that you won. I couldn't be more proud. Five star to dive bar!

                                                  3. Bill Hunt Jul 5, 2012 09:43 PM

                                                    As eating competitions are almost always about quantity, and seldom quality, I would not be involved.

                                                    Lots of mediocre, or bad food, does not equate to enjoyment for me. Others can have it. While they are scarfing down the quantity, I will be across the plaza, enjoying good food.

                                                    Enjoy,

                                                    Hunt

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                                                      alkapal Jul 6, 2012 03:06 AM

                                                      i'm sure poor quality is all that we were hoping for. NOT.

                                                      after all, hunt, this is a fantasy; my fantasy is FABULOUS food in my all-you-can-eat contest, thankyouverymuch!

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                                                        Bill Hunt Jul 6, 2012 06:47 PM

                                                        Now, with pure fantasy, I would say that I could do well in an Apple-Infused Foie Gras (a la The Green House, Mayfair) "AYCE" contest. My Dr. might not like the results of my blood work, but with enough oat bran, I could possibly get things back in alignment.

                                                        OK, like your idea of fantasy.

                                                        Hunt

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                                                          foiegras Jul 11, 2012 05:06 AM

                                                          Foie gras! What an inspired thought!! Now that is a contest I could possibly win, as so many people can't deal with the richness (or the thought of liver).

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                                                      noodlepoodle Jul 5, 2012 05:55 PM

                                                      Thin al dente spaghetti with red sauce or melted butter. No other pasta stand in.. Spaghetti or nothing. Bring it on.

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                                                        boyzoma Jul 5, 2012 06:18 PM

                                                        +1 - I absolutely love spaghetti! Red sauce, brown butter with mizithra and clam sauces. Definitely thin spaghetti as well. I'm just a pasta fanatic.

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                                                        2roadsdiverge Jul 5, 2012 12:54 PM

                                                        Deviled eggs. I can eat an ungodly number of them. or could, if I ever gave in to temptation.

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                                                          travelmad478 Jul 5, 2012 01:36 PM

                                                          Me too, although having seen Cool Hand Luke, I would not want to enter this contest.

                                                          I think I can eat a pretty much infinite quantity of Tostitos. And Oreos, or even better, the Paul Newman version, Newman-O's. Once I put away half a bag of those things before reading the package and seeing that a single cookie has 65 calories. :-0

                                                        2. pinehurst Jul 5, 2012 12:13 PM

                                                          In no particular order, any one of these doggies:

                                                          Cocktail Shrimp
                                                          Scrambled Eggs
                                                          Steamed Clams
                                                          Cheetos

                                                          1. majordanby Jul 5, 2012 11:49 AM

                                                            most anything fish - oysters, crab, lobster - very tasty and doesnt fill me up.

                                                            pizza - simply does not fill me up. Ate an 18'inch pizza once and i honestly could have eaten another one.

                                                            the key is variety - eating the same thing over and over eventually wears the taste buds - and the mind - out. different tastes fools the brain into thinking you're not full.

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                                                              gordeaux Jul 5, 2012 11:02 AM

                                                              Pecan pie
                                                              Watermelon
                                                              Smokes spares
                                                              Grilled fish
                                                              Smoked brisket
                                                              Chicken salad

                                                              Those are all things I can.just eat until they are gone.
                                                              Prolly nigiri too.

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                                                                foiegras Jul 11, 2012 05:04 AM

                                                                I would never win with pecan pie ... so sweet I usually can't finish a small piece.

                                                                I would try cocktail shrimp or Doritos ...

                                                                Maybe Swedish meatballs and noodles. Good ones ... this contest is sponsored by Chowhound, remember!

                                                              2. MGZ Jul 5, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                Really, really hot wings . . . Really hot.

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                                                                  redfish62 Jul 5, 2012 10:01 AM

                                                                  Beans ... because I have a mean streak

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                                                                    Beach Chick Jul 5, 2012 10:12 AM

                                                                    laughing my ass off on that one..

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                                                                      Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 8, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                      And when you were done, your underwear would too!

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                                                                        kubasd Jul 8, 2012 10:05 AM

                                                                        redfish tosses up the ball.... and BBVL jams it in for the dunk!!

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                                                                          lilmomma Sep 20, 2012 06:03 PM

                                                                          That's hilarious!

                                                                      2. iluvcookies Jul 5, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                                        Ice cream, without a doubt. Maybe milkshakes, as long as they were vanilla or chocolate. No crazy flavors.

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                                                                          pie22 Jul 5, 2012 08:39 AM

                                                                          sashimi - tuna or salmon
                                                                          crab (with no time limit for picking) and beer to wash it down
                                                                          little neck clams
                                                                          cheese fries (can the calories just magically disappear?)
                                                                          couldn't do tons of sweet, maybe ice cream

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                                                                            pie22 Sep 7, 2012 08:27 AM

                                                                            this past weekend i had fresh off the boat snow crab...i will edit my previous response to say, snow crab is the clear winner!

                                                                            i could never do wings cause i get full after like 5 somehow.

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                                                                            circustance Jul 5, 2012 08:01 AM

                                                                            Cheese. Pounds and pounds of it.

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                                                                              CDouglas Jul 5, 2012 07:48 AM

                                                                              Oysters on the half shell
                                                                              Tacos
                                                                              Beer

                                                                              1. mamachef Jul 5, 2012 07:27 AM

                                                                                Steamed sliders; as in, White Castle burgers, and as much liquid (non-carbonated) as they'd allow me to have.

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                                                                                  Jjjr Jul 6, 2012 07:10 PM

                                                                                  I'd be stopping by White Castle for a snack on the way home after taking gold in this contest.

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                                                                                  Novelli Jul 5, 2012 07:04 AM

                                                                                  Ribs...pork spare ribs specifically. I closed out a Tony Roma's once. Ate the most ribs anyone there had ever seen. Bored my date to death, but dammit it was good!

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                                                                                    Kathleen M Jul 5, 2012 11:52 AM

                                                                                    I entered a rib eating contest two years in a row. It was a benefit for MS research. You got pledges for each rib you ate, and people could also pledge at the contest. They were big beef ribs, from a really good bbq place in Santa Barbara. The first year, I really thought I had a chance of winning, and kept eating until I was absolutely so full I could hardly see. I think I managed 14 ribs. The guy who won ate over 20. I felt sick the entire rest of the day and had trouble sleeping that night. However, I was the only woman who had ever entered, so I got a lot of pledges on site.

                                                                                    So, the next year I entered again, but I didn't try to win. I stopped at 10 ribs (still a LOT of food) and ate slowly. I just told everyone that I asked to pledge to me that I would stop at 10, so they could budget accordingly. I still got lots of pledges on site and ended up earning a lot of money for research, and that time I had a good time and enjoyed the rest of my day. But I learned an important lesson: it's a very bad idea to eat all you can hold of anything.

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                                                                                      Novelli Jul 5, 2012 12:04 PM

                                                                                      ooo, that sounds good! LOL

                                                                                      My count for pork spare ribs eaten in 1 sitting is 57. Granted, there's probably less meat on a sparerib than on a beef rib, but I'm willing to give it a shot! hahaha

                                                                                      Dammit! You went and made me hungry!

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                                                                                        Kathleen M Jul 5, 2012 01:43 PM

                                                                                        Holy Smoke! I'll bet you would have won even with beef ribs. Let's say that one beef rib has about twice the meat of a pork rib, that still puts you way ahead of the champ. I moved away from Santa Barbara many years ago, so I don't know if the contest continues.

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                                                                                    fledflew Jul 5, 2012 03:07 AM

                                                                                    I would eat something that I totally dislike. See, I was a professional competitive eater for two years and retired in 2007. I ate in several contests across the country and I can say that I've never once enjoyed the food that I've eaten at a contest. It was almost always the worst form of the food that I'd ever eaten. Grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken wings, tamales, hotdogs, pizza rolls, sliders - you name it, it was horrible. Everything is cold and has been sitting around since the morning or even the day before when it was prepared. Pizza? It's not only cold and low quality, but the cheese is waxy and it's been sitting since the morning so the crust is stale, hard, and dry. Tamales? Cold and sawdust-like. Chicken wings? Overcooked, tough, stringy, and straight from the fridge. I could go on, but you get the message.
                                                                                    If I were to ever eat again professionally, I'd choose something absolutely repulsing so it wouldn't seem as bad (I wouldn't have a point of reference for that food) and it wouldn't ruin the foods that I already know and love.

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                                                                                      Chowrin Sep 16, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                      how about butter? since that's normally good cold or warm, it'd be a snap. Also, eating a pound of it takes "barf tolerance" more than a big belly...

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                                                                                      MonMauler Jul 5, 2012 01:01 AM

                                                                                      I'm pretty solid with pizza; I'd like to think I'd acquit myself well with such a foodstuff. That said, as long as there isn't a serious time burden ('cause I'm a slow picker), give me buckets of blue crabs and pitchers of beer. Preferably both, but I am more than willing to go toe-to-toe with anyone over either of them individually.

                                                                                      1. Veggo Jul 4, 2012 11:55 PM

                                                                                        Iranian Caspian Sea beluga caviar. I may not win, but I would have a lot of fun in losing.

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                                                                                          Beach Chick Jul 5, 2012 08:15 AM

                                                                                          Outstanding Veggo...my fave too and I still have the tin...
                                                                                          916 club

                                                                                          Watermelon
                                                                                          King Crab legs
                                                                                          Ahi rare
                                                                                          Banana cream pie
                                                                                          Filet O' Fish with extra tartar sauce with fries scrunched inside..
                                                                                          ;- )

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                                                                                            ipsedixit Jul 5, 2012 08:21 AM

                                                                                            Filet O' Fish with extra tartar sauce with fries scrunched inside..
                                                                                            _______________

                                                                                            Now we're talking!

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                                                                                              mariacarmen Jul 7, 2012 12:28 AM

                                                                                              yeah, i'll second the FOF and fries!

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                                                                                              suzigirl Jul 6, 2012 04:52 PM

                                                                                              Do I have to shell the crab cuz king crab can be a nasty wound if you're not careful. And shelling in a race, well, it smells of danger. If it is shelled and i have a smidge of butter its perfect for a throw down and I'll challenge you Beach Chick. I may lose, but so happy trying.

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                                                                                              alkapal Jul 6, 2012 03:02 AM

                                                                                              veggo….he shoots; he scores.

                                                                                            4. hill food Jul 4, 2012 11:53 PM

                                                                                              guilt? a powerful emetic?

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                                                                                                calmossimo Jul 4, 2012 11:49 PM

                                                                                                I'd probably be a worthy competitor for ice cream (high quality, simple flavors like vanilla or chocolate -- ice cream without stuff in it...). Maybe McDonald's fries or chicken nuggets. Maybe s'mores -- I am a s'mores fiend when out camping and friends are appalled at how much sugar I can handle if they haven't seen me eat s'mores before.

                                                                                                I don't think I could do the hot dog or pizza thing. Probably not ramen either, although I do enjoy me a deliciously salty bag of ramen on occasion, with tabasco and an egg stirred in. I rarely eat any of those items quickly or to excess.

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                                                                                                  melpy Jul 5, 2012 12:16 PM

                                                                                                  I can eat a ton of cold pizza and meatballs and pasta dishes. Just not hot.

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                                                                                                    Bkeats Sep 7, 2012 10:12 AM

                                                                                                    Salty bag of ramen? So it sounds like you've never tried the real stuff that doesn't come out of a bag. I think if you did, you might change your mind about adding ramen to the list of things you would want to stuff yourself with.

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                                                                                                      calmossimo Sep 9, 2012 12:36 AM

                                                                                                      Nah... I've had ramen shop ramen before, and although it's delicious, I don't think I could handle enough of it as part of an eating contest.

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