Brian Russell and I were invited to participate in Chef's "Media Meatball Eating Contest" in celebration of their 90th year in business. I had SUCH high hopes...for both of us...but my competitive spirit kicked in, and suddenly, I wasn't on Brian's team...I just wanted that TROPHY!


We were joined by almost every media outlet in WNY, from radio to TV and everywhere in between. Twenty-one of us competed...we were given 30 meatballs and 90 seconds. Trust me when I say, it's harder than it seems!!! (Yes, I almost choked for REAL towards the end, as anything that was still IN our mouths when time was up still counted...). I really thought I had downed about 10 when buzzer far did Brian and I get?