The annual “Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge” has started across the Miami Valley at every Submarine House, proceeds of which this year go to the Pink Ribbon Girls. January 30th was the first day that Dayton area residents could partake in this food challenge for charity.
The Food Adventure Crew has been a part of the event for more than 3 years and we have seen almost $50,000 raised for Dayton’s Children Hospital during that time.
On Fat Tuesday, February 28th, 7pm, Food Adventures with Dayton Most Metro and Dayton Dining will be hosting a “one night only” qualifying event for charity at the new Centerville Submarine House Bar & Grill location at 503 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., next to Adventure Golf for 16 contestants! Everyone is welcome to come watch and cheer …. but first
***WHAT IS THE SUPER DUPER CHEESESTEAK CHALLENGE ?????
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
—WHEN: Starting Jan, 30th you may take the challenge at any Submarine House location through April 2nd.
—WHAT: You must eat a 16 inch SUPER DUPER CHEESESTEAK, with “The Works” toppings in less than 16 minutes. Super Duper means this 16 inch sub has triple the meat and triple the cheese of their normal subs. The Works includes: Cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, homemade oil & vinegar dressing & pepper relish. Grilled Mushrooms also come on the sub. Important – NO topping substitutions, you have to eat it as is with all of the ingredients. This is not a baby challenge. So bring your loose pants.
—WHY: If you complete the challenge, your sandwich is free and you win a T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Pink Ribbon Girls charity.
—COST: About $23 up front, which is refundable if you complete the challenge successfully. You can take the challenge at any Submarine House, alone or with a group of friends from Jan 30th through April 2nd.
The top 10 fastest times will see the competitors called back in April for the “store championship semi-finals.”
The winner of each store will advance to the FINALS April 22nd, 1pm at the new Huber Heights Bar & Grill Location at 5376 Taylorsville Rd.
*** SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT ***
We are looking for a few hungry men and women !
Food Adventures is hosting a one-night only, Qualifying Round for charity event related to the Cheesesteak challenge.
*WHERE: The new Centerville Submarine House Bar & Grill,
503 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd (next to Adventure Golf)
*WHEN: Fat Tuesday Feb. 28th, 7pm
*WHAT: 16 contestants (to match the 16 inches of sub) will have a shotgun start and we will see if anyone qualifies with a top 10 store time.
*WHY: A portion from all food and drink sold that night will go to the Pink Ribbon Girls charity, so come out and root on your favorite friend or family member.
We do have a few contestants signed up already for this event:
1)-MATT “PORKCHOP” HAYDEN:
This local chef owns Scratch catering and has promised to bring his love for food and appetite to the event and measure his munching skills. Can he successfully eat that 16 inch sub in 16 minutes? We welcome this newcomer to the charity event!
2)- BRYAN “BABY BLUES” SUDDITH:
This nationally acclaimed Slam Storyteller and lover of good grub, joins the contest once again this year. He qualified last year, and this year is looking to beat his time of 14 minutes, 13 seconds. Can he do it? And can he beat his time from last year? Vegas is setting strong odds that he can!
3)- JOE “THE MINISTER OF MEAT” AMSTUTZ:
A new contestant, not much is known about this participant, but by his nickname, we expect a promising competitor. He is currently in training for the event in an undisclosed location. Can the “minister of meat” handle 16 inches of heaven? Be there and find out!
4)- STEVE “THE BIG RAGU” MILANO:
This Dayton foodie looks to redeem himself after last year’s disappointing failure, where he did not finish the sandwich. Will the Big Ragu beat the Super Duper Cheesesteak on Fat Tuesday?
5)- ONE OF THE CHROME DIVA’s:
One of the women’s charitable motorcycle groups, the Dayton Chrome Divas, will be bringing in a female contestant. Can she show the fellas who is boss? We are super excited to have this special guest as part of the Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge event.
6)- “THE GARLIC CHAMP” KEVIN SORICE:
The “senior” division champ from last year, impressed the crowd with a time of 9 minutes and
19 seconds. Can this Italian Stallion show up the young guys this year? The Garlic eating champ of Garlic Fest thinks so ! Be there to see this man vs. bun.
7)- JOHN “HAMBONE” HAMMOND:
John is back and looking to beat the challenge this year. Last year he could not quite finish the sub, but this year he is as determined as ever. Come root for John, this guy never quits! Can Hambone hammer this challenge? Watch him as he tries to knock out the 16inch Super Duper Cheesesteak and put his reputation where is mouth is !
That leaves spots for 9 more contestants! If you want to participate, email us at [email protected]
Again, this qualifier will be held at the new Centerville Submarine House at 503 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Guest Judges will be Hungry Jax and Chef House from the Food Adventures blog. They will have stopwatches ready and waiting. They will be making sure every morsel of food is swallowed for the official times. Don’t miss this fun event, we are expecting a good crowd. Bring your friends, family and co-workers to cheer on your favorite. There promises to be a lot of hooting, hollaring, and eating ! Don’t forget, Submarine House has a great beer selection at the Centerville location.
Remember, this is all for a great cause, so 16 inches of heaven are waiting for you ……….. See you at the Submarine House !
***UPDATE: A Special Appearance from former champ KRIS MICK.. he will be scouting out the competition and may put on an exhibition to show the crowd what a record breaker looks like… You may know Kris, who is a yearly fixture in the Finals competition. This college footballer from
Troy, Ohio has a cult following and is also known for his popular Submarine House commercials.
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Check out our photos below, from past Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge events at Dayton’s original Submarine House…