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Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 08:03 AM
If you're the first, you win 200 bucks. ROFL

http://www.nypizzeria.com/reviews.php

http://media.commercialappeal.com/media/img/photos/2009/01/08/9russos1_t607.jpeg


Can one person eat a 28-inch pizza in an hour? The short answer is: no. But that didn't stop two devoted Houston Press staffers from taking on Russo's New York Pizzeria's party pizza challenge.

Although other Russo's have carried the 28-inch party pizza for a while, it's still somewhat new to the Russo's New York Pizzeria location at 5727 Westheimer. If you can finish the coffee-table-sized pizza with two toppings within an hour, Russo's will pay you $200. I don't anticipate anyone walking away with that prize money any time soon, however, as demonstrated by our utter failure to make a dent in the two 28-inchers we ordered this past Sunday afternoon.

Houston Press receptionist Abrahan Garza and designer Anthony Reynolds each tackled a pepperoni pizza of their own on Sunday. Although the pizzas only had one topping each, I don't think an additional topping would have made a difference. The biggest barrier to eating all that pizza, as the boys found out, wasn't all the pepperoni: It was all the grease.

"I think I can eat half," boasted a cocky Reynolds prior to the competition between him and Garza. Fifteen minutes into their competition, Reynolds had retreated to the bathroom for a breather. He had barely eaten one-fifth of the pizza at this point. Upon his return, he could no longer disguise the fact that the pizza was already getting the best of him.

"I feel intoxicated," he moaned. Drunk on grease.


Garza, on the other hand, had already eaten nearly half of his pizza. But we quickly discovered that this 15-minute mark represented a wall for both men; neither ate much more pizza past this point, other than to take a few feeble bites in between sips of lemon-laced water.

"My jaw is tired," complained Garza, who hadn't anticipated muscle exhaustion being his Achilles' heel.

Although he was winning, Garza started to pull some tactics out of his arsenal to make sure that Reynolds didn't come from behind. "Rats," Garza said, peering at Reynolds. "Think about rats." Reynolds just stared back at him.

"I think he's trying to Stand By Me you," I offered.

"It won't work," said a defiant Reynolds. "I watched The Human Centipede over dinner last night."

Stomach of steel aside, it became clear around the 30-minute mark that neither man would come close to finishing the giant pizzas. At 45 minutes in, both had admitted defeat. The Russo's party pizza had beaten them both.

As the friendly folks at Russo's packaged up the pizzas into a sizable box, Garza -- beaten but not too badly bruised -- grabbed a few slices to take home. Reynolds could barely stand to look at another slice, however. He watched as the box barely slipped through the front door of the restaurant and was wedged tightly into the back of my SUV, bidding those many slices a final farewell.

"I'm probably going to go home and cry myself to sleep," he said.

L.A. Chieffan
11-24-2011, 08:05 AM
gimmie some beer and ill kill that thing

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:06 AM
$200 wouldn't cover the ER visit, after the fact.

Bane
11-24-2011, 08:08 AM
Nope one of them red baron deluxe pizzas is about all I can handle by myself.

burt
11-24-2011, 08:09 AM
um.......no

threebag02
11-24-2011, 08:47 AM
Hootie could deliver that shit all day long. With that wingspan he could transform is huffy into a piper cub.

Dartgod
11-24-2011, 08:51 AM
I. Would. The. Whole. Thing.

whosyou
11-24-2011, 08:57 AM
I bet your mom could finish a 28 incher no problem. She'd beg for the grease

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 09:03 AM
I think I could take it down.

Then again I'm kind of fat.

threebag02
11-24-2011, 09:04 AM
I bet your mom could finish a 28 incher no problem. She'd beg for the grease

If she's all over a 28 incher she's only there for the grease.

Rain Man
11-24-2011, 09:37 AM
A 28-incher contains 4 times the pizza as a 14-incher, so it's like eating four regular pizzas. Pretty tall order.

Phobia
11-24-2011, 09:40 AM
Russo's belongs to a friend of mine. He's a really good dude too.

Bane
11-24-2011, 09:47 AM
A 28-incher contains 4 times the pizza as a 14-incher, so it's like eating four regular pizzas. Pretty tall order.

Hard to believe anyone could eat a whole one.:shake:

Sure-Oz
11-24-2011, 10:07 AM
$200 isnt enough

threebag02
11-24-2011, 10:09 AM
So what is it like a $50 pizza?

Bwana
11-24-2011, 10:19 AM
So what is it like a $50 pizza?

Found this:

The perfect pizza for any birthday, lunch or special occasion
Serves 8 to 10 people

<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="50%">Cheese Only
</TD><TD vAlign=top>34.95
</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Additional Toppings (each)
</TD><TD vAlign=top>5.00
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Superturtle
11-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Found this:

The perfect pizza for any birthday, lunch or special occasion
Serves 8 to 10 people

<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="50%">Cheese Only
</TD><TD vAlign=top>34.95
</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Additional Toppings (each)
</TD><TD vAlign=top>5.00
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
That's not bad, actually.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 10:26 AM
That's not bad, actually.

I was thinking the same thing, unless a guy had them hang a bunch of extra toppings on that bad boy, which could put a beatdown on the wallet.

threebag02
11-24-2011, 11:09 AM
Hell that really isn't bad unless you order up a supreme or something crazy

Bump
11-24-2011, 11:10 AM
Wheat State pizza in Lawrence does the same thing, no way I would even try that.

KC Tattoo
11-24-2011, 11:14 AM
Should be a episode on "Man vs Food"

CoMoChief
11-24-2011, 11:17 AM
Am I allowed to get really stoned before eating?

Because if I was stoned.....no question I'd down that thing w/ no problem.

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 11:45 AM
I wonder if they allow you to drink seltzer water during it....hurk up some room and keep chowing.

Rain Man
11-24-2011, 11:48 AM
If you rolled it up you could eat it like a big burrito. That might make it easier.

orange
11-24-2011, 11:50 AM
If you rolled it up you could eat it like a big burrito. That might make it easier.

It's a New York pizza, right? You're expected to fold it, so why not?

The Iron Chief
11-24-2011, 12:08 PM
My wife looked over my shoulder and knows for the most part I can do a sheet pizza down to a few pieces when I'm not even being challenged so I'm going to give myself a 60% chance I could do this.

And no I'm not over weight..at least not THAT over weight.. 6'1 220

A cold beer to milk during the process would be nice

whosyou
11-24-2011, 12:18 PM
My wife looked over my shoulder and knows for the most part I can do a sheet pizza down to a few pieces when I'm not even being challenged so I'm going to give myself a 60% chance I could do this.

And no I'm not over weight..at least not THAT over weight.. 6'1 220

A cold beer to milk during the process would be nice

FAT FUCK!

listopencil
11-24-2011, 01:41 PM
That's not bad, actually.

Yep. That's the first thing that popped into my head. That's a really good price for such a big pizza.

bevischief
11-24-2011, 01:54 PM
I vote for Buck. He can do it!!!!!!!!

AustinChief
11-24-2011, 01:55 PM
I have done an entire 20" pizza.. but I think that is my limit.

28" is a hefty 44% larger... yeah, not likely.

bevischief
11-24-2011, 01:56 PM
Buck, Buck, Buck.

Easy 6
11-24-2011, 02:08 PM
I bet your mom could finish a 28 incher no problem. She'd beg for the grease

Redrum?

bevischief
11-24-2011, 02:10 PM
Buck can do it.

lcarus
11-24-2011, 02:55 PM
I had a better chance when I was 12. Swear to god. I was 6'0" and about 120 pounds. Had the mother of all growth spurts. Now I'm 6'3 and 210 and I wouldn't have a chance.

ThaVirus
11-24-2011, 04:03 PM
I had a better chance when I was 12. Swear to god. I was 6'0" and about 120 pounds. Had the mother of all growth spurts. Now I'm 6'3 and 210 and I wouldn't have a chance.

Impressive. Now let me guess: you run a 4.35 40 and have a combined bench, squat and deadlift of 1300 pounds?

lcarus
11-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Impressive. Now let me guess: you run a 4.35 40 and have a combined bench, squat and deadlift of 1300 pounds?

No I run a 4.6 but I can't lift weights for crap. I'm pretty weak.

tmax63
11-24-2011, 08:33 PM
My buddy gets 1300 lbs on just the bench and squat. His 3 lift total is little over 2000.

GloryDayz
11-24-2011, 08:39 PM
A 28-incher contains 4 times the pizza as a 14-incher, so it's like eating four regular pizzas. Pretty tall order.

Good call!!!

http://monumentmasonry.com/calculator/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/conc-calculator-300x291.jpg

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 08:40 PM
I would a quarter of the thing.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-24-2011, 09:16 PM
I have done an entire 20" pizza.. but I think that is my limit.

28" is a hefty 44% larger... yeah, not likely.

314 square inches for the 20", 615 for the 28...just brutal.

mlyonsd
11-24-2011, 09:20 PM
I once did a 20 inch combo on a bet with my boss from Oklahoma.

We both tapped out with one piece left. So no, I couldn't do it.

LiveSteam
11-24-2011, 09:21 PM
A 3rd for sure.