Monday, May 28, 2007

Is AYCE pasta the next step?

That's right. Take the DWARF'S CHALLENGE!

"Can you eat our Florentine steak (a.k.a. generally about 1.5-2 lbs.) in JUST 5 MINUTES??? Then YOU WON'T PAY!!!"

Well, I suppose you won't pay monetarily speaking. Gastronomically speaking is anyone's guess.

Oh, man.

Yes, I'll admit, I laughed out loud before whipping out my ever-present camera, but frankly, seeing something like this in Rome makes me just a little queasy. Whatever happened to the Slow Food movement? I'm now having flashbacks of huge billboards on Interstate 40 (former Route 66) from the Big Texan Steak Ranch. And I quote:
The FREE 72oz. STEAK dinner is still flourishing at the Big Texan. More than 40,000 people have attempted to consume the Free 72oz. Steak dinner since 1960. About 7,000 have succeeded. People from all over the world continue to visit us to take the challenge and claim the bragging rights.
Just in case you can't visualize in ounces, that's four and a half juicy pounds, or about 2 kilos. But at least at the BTS you get a whole hour to consume your steak...


Ms Adventures in Italy said...

You know, I've been to the Big Texan!!! 1997, and I ate Rocky Mountain Oysters, too :) Oh the tales my stomach could tell.

I will tell Sante about this promo - he may give it a go!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, that is intense!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Being native to the Rocky Mountains, I had to chuckle and let you in on a secret... we usually don't tell anyone what Rocky Mountain Oysters are until after they've enjoyed them.
One of my friends said that any time part of a male reproductive system is cut off, sliced up, deep fried and served piping hot on a plate with sauces... she's going to eat it. She has a point.
As for myself, I've never indulged in that culinary delight... hats off to you, Ms. Adventures!

As far as the Big Texan... I'm not really a TV watcher, but I think I saw an episode of the Simpson's once, in which Homer (not surprisingly) got the steak and ate the whole thing. Maybe they should do an Italian version...?


Gracie said...

This is all wrong! A very big and jiucy florentine steak MUST be eaten slowly and with so much delight. What a horror!

jennifer said...

I'm so embarassed. That's almost as bad as my neighborhood bar's attempt at nickel beer night...