In recent attempts to branch out regarding my diet, I reached a point where I thought “After twenty some odd years, I think I’m over pizza.” But when asked to check out a pizza eating contest at the Bell House in Brooklyn, my immediate, genuine reaction was “Sounds great!” After all, what better way to learn to love something again by watching people shove piles of it down their throats? Plus, I assumed even as a spectator, I could eat for free.
Investigation led me to find out that the whole thing was sponsored by a new local company specializing in packaged condiments. “It’ll revolutionize the way you eat pizza!” they claim, which to me is a rather bold statement. But, I have a journalistic responsibility to cover something like this.