Furious Pete” Czerwinski in the second annual pizza pie eating competition at PIE, Barrie’s only wood-fired pizza joint. The Let ‘Em Eat Part Deuce competition will see the two — along with nine others — hoovering sauce and inhaling cheese like human garburators.

">

Let them eat (lots of) pizza: Toronto's Furious Pete faces Takeru Kobayashi in a pie-pounding rematch


Published:

This weekend, legendary competitve eater Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi battles Toronto’s own Furious Pete” Czerwinski in the second annual pizza pie eating competition at PIE, Barrie’s only wood-fired pizza joint. The Let ‘Em Eat Part Deuce competition will see the two — along with nine others — hoovering sauce and inhaling cheese like human garburators.

At the inaugural competition last year, Kobayashi downed 40 slices of gloriously cheesy pizza in a mere 12 minutes. (For the record, that’s 10 full pizzas.) The eating machine gained a bad-boy reputation last summer, when he crashed the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest after a dispute with Major League Eating (yes, that is a real thing). This year, he’s back and vows to break last year’s record, said a PIE spokesperson. Earlier this summer, Kobayashi set an unofficial world record by consuming 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

In the other corner of the pizza pie ring is homegrown power-eater “Furious” Pete, who struggled with anorexia in high school (which even he admits is pretty ironic). Finishing in a not-so-distant second against Kobayashi, he ate his way through 29 slices of tomato, mozzarella and basil pies last year. Hungry for the competition (quite literally), he recently consumed an entire pizza in just 35 seconds.

The two face off this Sunday at 3 p.m. in Barrie. Eleven contestants will compete in the final, mowing down on 14-inch Queen Pies made up of margherita tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil.

Up for grabs is a personal parking spot at PIE and $3,000 (which, if spent on food, will sate one of these guys for precisely five minutes).

Let 'Em Eat Part Deuce, PIE, 705-725-WOOD

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Kitchen Confidential: Sodium-filled sammie from Banh Mi Boys

Kitchen Confidential: Sodium-filled sammie from Banh Mi Boys

The calories and fat are reasonable for a filling meal, but the sodium gives you three quarters of your daily intake in one sitting! Don’t go adding any kimchi fries on the side.
Posted 9 hours ago
In Season: Mustard is more than just the top condiment at restaurants like Toronto’s Black Hoof

In Season: Mustard is more than just the top condiment at restaurants like Toronto’s Black Hoof

Canada is the world’s leading producer of mustard seeds. So this week, we’re veering west of Ontario to talk about how the yellow/honey/hot mustard plastered all over your late night hotdog (often my midday snack) probably started in the Prairies’ mustard fields.
Posted 1 day ago
Inside the world of AAA Bar, purveyor of Toronto’s most authentic Texas-style barbecue

Inside the world of AAA Bar, purveyor of Toronto’s most authentic Texas-style barbecue

Inside a corrugated tin lean-to near the corner of Gerrard and Broadview, you’ll find one of the most intense barbecue setups in the city. There, four Traeger grills operate nearly non-stop, slowly inundating beef, pork and chicken with oak smoke. Brisket and ribs emerge sheathed in crispy, candy-sweet bark, tinged deep pink beneath the surface.
Posted 2 days ago
Joanne Kates reboots her top 100 restaurants list for 2016

Joanne Kates reboots her top 100 restaurants list for 2016

We saw this coming — tasty Toronto restos have been going relentlessly downscale for several years. The vast majority of this year’s terrific new restaurants are casual and cheap. They can’t be judged against white tablecloth temples of gastronomy
Posted 2 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module