Today’s news:

Cheese it! The contest’s on

Ten pedigree meat hounds with iron stomachs made a beeline for Fort Greene’s Five Spot Soul Food Restaurant where they went gum-to-gum with some of the nation’s top eaters for the Famous Philly CheeseSteak Fest %u2013 the first such contest to be recognized by Major League Eating.

The beefy bunch included such renowned gobblers as Philadelphia-based eater Micah “Wing Kong” Collins, who downs the frizzled beef and cheese fare for breakfast, and Long Island bologna barracuda Allen “Shredder” Goldstein, but it was a real heavyweight who demolished them all in the end - svelte, 104-pound Juliette Lee, a member of the International Federation of Competitive Eating, who greased the competition by downing four-and-a-half of the cholesterol-laden beauties in 10 minutes.

The Marylander clinched the title, major bragging rights, plus a $600 cash prize for her seasoned effort.

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group