Philly-based eating challenges becoming increasingly challenging, preposterous

 

Whole-hog-hawkingJake’s Sandwich Board (112 S. 12th St.) just announced what they’re calling the “Jake’s 5-lb. Philly Challenge.” Challengers must shell out $35 to try their hand at eating a two-foot sandwich (cheesesteak, pork, brisket … or all three if you really wanna die), four soft pretzels, an entire box of Butterscotch Krimpets or Kandy Kakes (?!), 24 Peanut Chews and a Champ Cherry. If you finish this haul within 45 minutes, not only do you get the stuff for free, you also get your mug pasted on Jake’s coming-soon “Wall of Fame”; the first person to beat this bit of Philly-centric masochism will also receive a $100 gift card.

This ain’t the only Man vs. Food-style challenge floating about the 215, though. There’s theDrinker’s “33 tacos in 13 minutes” thing that we posted about in June. And then there’s the“SHAME Challenge” at the Wishing Well (Ninth and Catharine), which requires big eaters to finish two double SHAME burgers (all told, that’s two 8-ounce patties, two hunks of scrapple, four slices of American cheese and two fried eggs), two orders of french fries and two pints of beer in 45 minutes or less. Winner gets his or her $30 meal free, plus a $25 giftcard and a photo of their “Wall of SHAME.”

Of these three Philly eating challenges, which would you be most likely to take on/

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