Adam Richman, host of Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, took on an 11-pound, 30-inch meat-covered pizza in Atlanta, a 7.5-pound hamburger in Memphis, and a 72-ounce steak in Amarillo. Now, the kinda-looks-like-Fred-Savage feaster has taken the Ultimate Slider Challenge at the Chompie's location in Tempe.
In March, and under super-secret conditions, Richman took the challenge, which consists of eating 12 "Jewish Sliders" (mini-challah rolls filled with beef brisket, jack cheese and a potato pancake) and a mountain of onion strings in 30 minutes or less.
So, how'd he do?
Chompie's lips are sealed, but the cram-fest conclusion will be revealed on the show when it airs during the new season of Man v. Food sometime between mid-June and mid-July.
"Adam was a super-nice guy and the Chompie's family enjoyed meeting him and the rest of the Man v. Food crew," says Neal Borenstein, a member of the family that owns and operates Chompie's. "Being two Jewish boys from New York, we really hit it off in the kitchen, and Adam felt right at home."
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To celebrate, Chompie's will offer their Jewish Sliders for just $.99 each from 10:30 a.m. until closing on the day of the broadcast. Stay tuned to TV Dinner for the mid-May premiere date.