October 2016 marked the 3 year anniversary of your favorite pizza place's favorite pizza place, Empire Slice House. For all you avid slice eaters out there, you already know that Empire throws an amazing party every year to celebrate their birthday. This year they decided to spice it up a bit and host their first ever pizza eating contest. For those who have been to Empire, you know they have the largest pizzas in town, and for those of you have not been, do yourself a favor and see for yourself. About a month leading up to their anniversary party Empire began recruiting possible pizza eating contestants through their Instagram. The recruitment process was simple, post a video of yourself eating a slice of their pizza as fast as you can, and cross your fingers that you were worthy. Once the 9 candidates started trickling in the rules were set, first person to eat one of their cheese pizzas in 10 minutes took home the trophy and......... A FREE SLICE OF PIZZA EVERYDAY FOR A WHOLE YEAR. Now that's a prize! Being the pizza connoisseur that I am, I ran down the street, ordered a slice of cheese, and filmed myself inhaling it as fast as I could. Just like that I was in. That gave me about a month to prepare, and oh boy I did just that! There were plenty of people doubting that I could power through, but my homie/coworker Steven Silva was there every step to coach me through. Have you ever played Mike Tyson's Punch Out? Silva was basically the fat coach on the bicycle featured in the cut scenes. About a week before the contest we hit the one place where you can eat as much pizza as you possibly can training for a pizza eating contest, CiCi's Pizza. After trying out different techniques and styles I was ready to take home the gold. And then the day finally came when boys become men, enjoy.
This was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, and I just want to give a big thanks to Empire Slice House for putting up with me coming in everyday. Congratulations on making it another year, you guys threw a killer party! I want to give another big thanks to @FreakinSilva for being there throughout the whole process, couldn't have done it without you. When you win a free slice of pizza everyday for a year, you make sure you go in and get that slice everyday. Follow me on Instagram @Lambodacious to keep up with all of my pizza pictures. I literally post one everyday using the hashtag #ESHFreePizzaForAYear. We're at 62 pictures so far! Don't sit there and think I am keeping it all to myself either, maybe you'll get lucky one of these days and receive a #SliceOnLambo. Sadly, I will be moving to California at the end of May and wont be here to participate for Round 2, but to whomever wins........ greatness comes with responsibility.