Christian Verdon; City Lawyer by day, big eater by night, agreed to undertake a triple threat challenge – the Meateasy Triple Chilli challenge at MeatLiquor. What follows is a live blog of his attempt. And yes, it’s as grizzly as it looks.
Extreme Eats UK spoke with Alexi Duggins, the Editor-At-Large of Time Out London, before he took on the Terry Tucker shepherd’s pie challenge as part of his ten week eating marathon. Duggins is calling it his “food marathon,” because instead of running 26 miles, he will be scarfing down 26,000 calories.
TimeOut’s Alexi Duggins is a little bit mental. Over ten challenges in as many weeks, he’s eating 26,000 calories worth of food challenge for #boyvsfood. That’s our kind of marathon. With four challenges complete, Extreme Eats went along to see how Alexi fared against the Pride of Paddington‘s Terry Tucker Shepherd’s Pie challenge.
Warning: There will be vomit.
Despite our “Size Spice Speed” slogan, sometimes a food challenge is about just being able to accomplish a goal. A seemingly simple, frequently disgusting, often vomit-inducing goal. And if you get exposed to the ridicule of the World Wide Web, then that’s an added bonus. Here’s Extreme Eats’ top 5 favourite alternative food challenges.
Alexi Duggins, Editor-At Large of Time Out, destroys Octoberfest Pub’s Double Knuckle Challenge
On 1 May, we will be joining Time Out’s Editor-At-Large who is scarfing down ten London food challenges in the next ten weeks. Alexi Duggins is calling it his “food marathon,” because instead of running 26 miles, he will be gorging on 26,000 calories.
Duggins may look skinny, but he’s a beast. He has demolished a two-foot-long sausage roll at the County Arms in three minutes and one second (that’s five seconds off the record!); the Meat Liquor Triple Chilli Challenge – a spicy, 3,420-calorie meal – within ten minutes; and a two-kilo calzone in 28 minutes.
Here’s a roundup of April eating competitions in the UK, courtesy of the EatFeats. The competitive eating database lists the following contests for this month. Know of any others? Tweet us @ExtremeEatsUK
- The Duke of Cumberland in Somerset is hosting a sausage eating contest at 6 pm on 4 April. The challenge: you have ten minutes to eat as many sausages as you can.
- Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will hold a hot dog eating competition as part of its Coney Island Party and Freakshow on 12 April: ’50s R&B, a fairground, freakshow acts, and a five minute hot dog eating contest. What more could you want?
- The Clarendon in Warwickshire has a chilli ice cream sundae eating contest on 19 April. Sounds a bit yuck to us, but see if you can stomach it!
- Blackpool is hosting a chilli eating contest as part of its “Chilli Fiesta 2014” on 26 April. As the event poster says, “No chilli too big! No chilli too hot enough! Don’t talk, eat!”
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight, the Extreme Eats team have gone to the @bloomsburylanes (find them on twitter) to take on the 26 inch pizza challenge. Stay tuned as our very own Dominic (Dom) Holbrook attempts to eat the whole bloomin’ thing. (more…)
American eating champion Randy Santel successfully completed 27 food challenges across eight European countries in only 44 days. He made stops in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and gained nearly 35 pounds, or 2.5 stone. We chatted about the new treats he tried (haggis, black pudding) and how food challenges in the UK compare to those in the States.
Red Dog Saloon’s ‘Devastator’ challenge – prepare for a hefty food coma
Location: Red Dog Saloon
The challenges: Devastator challenge; Hot Wings challenge
Price: The Devastator is £22.50, the Hot Wings challenge is £10.50
The details: Finish either in the allotted time but know which one suits you best – the Devastator focuses on quantity while the Hot Wings focus on heat.
The prize: Finish either and get a t-shirt, finish both and get an ambulance. Quick.