[CLOSED] Pizza Time: It’s Man vs Pizza in Pizza Time’s speed-eating contest
Keep calm and eat pizza. That was the winning motto at Pizza Time’s eating challenge, held between 6pm to 8pm on Aug 3.
The contest, held at Pizza Time’s outdoor seating area at Cuppage Terrace, saw a dozen contestants challenge each other in four initial rounds (three contestants per round) in the male and female categories (six male contestants, six female contestants).
Male contestants who polished off the most slices out of three whole pizzas in each initial round would progress to the final round, while female contestants who ate the most amount of slices out of two whole pizzas in the initial rounds would enter the finals.
Contestants resorted to a variety of tactics to aid them in their quest for ultimate pizza glory. Some folded or rolled their pizza slices into smaller pieces in a bid to increase efficiency.
Others dunked their pizza slices in water, a fairly common competitive eating strategy that works on the idea that this would lubricate the food, thus making it easier to swallow.
However, the winning strategy proved to be the ability to stay calm and enjoy eating. The winner of the male category was seen taking sips of wine in between bites, looking not the least bit flustered in a speed-eating contest.
The winner of the female category arrived closed to a minute late into the initial round, and yet calmly wolfed her way to victory. When we asked what her secret to winning was, she said, “To enjoy eating and having fun with my family and friends around”.
The winners of both categories each took home $300 in cash and $200 worth of dining vouchers from Pizza Time, while the runners-up received $200 worth of dining vouchers each.
The crowd also got to enjoy free flow of pizzas, pasta and beers from 6pm to 8pm, while they cheered for the contestants.
Pizza Time, which opened last December, offers affordable Napolitana style pizzas that don’t compromise on quality. The dishes are all made from scratch, such as the pizza dough being kneaded from flour imported from Italy.
The pizzas are cooked in a custom made wood fire brick oven flown in from Napoli, Italy. Pizza Time’s Mentaiko pizza, a crowd-favourite, is a delight for seafood lovers who love spicy dishes.
The pizza has cod roe, squids, prawns, mozzarella cheese, and topped with seaweed strips. But if spice is not your thing, try the Bismarck pizza.
With a combination of ham, eggs, mushroom, and mozzarella cheese, this pizza gives a delightful twist to classic pizzas. But pizzas are not all you can enjoy here.
Pizza Time also has a variety of pasta and side dishes to tickle your fancy. Their drinks menu boasts a range of wines, cocktails, mocktails, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
With select pizzas for $10 and select pasta for $8 during the daily happy hours (5pm to 8pm), diners can enjoy an affordable and tasty meal, which is a rarity in Orchard.
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