From tomorrow (6/5) until Saturday (6/9), I will devote my blog posts to two professional eaters I met last month.
Tuesday's post will be about Randy Santel, who tackled several food challenges in Washington during the first weekend in May. I only got to see two of his six food challenges that weekend, but the guy can really put away the grub. Very nice guy, and I hope to meet up with him again in the future.
From Wednesday through Saturday, I document a four-part "OregonMania" series with Naader Reda, who you may have seen on the Pacific Coast Highway episode of Man v. Food Nation last year. During a four-day stretch over Memorial Day weekend, Naader went to town on quantity challenges, while I played the stupid panda role and ate a lot of spicy stuff.
(MvF Nation PCH episode part 1)
(MvF Nation PCH episode part 2)
Plans are already in the works for "OregonMania II," perhaps later this summer.
In a way, this will also provide a small break for me from a food noshing standpoint. In addition to doing my usual reviews and tackling bizarre spicy stunts during OregonMania, I've been writing food articles for Serious Eats in an attempt to further get my name out there in the food writers' world. I've also been applying for legal jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Baby steps....