Jarvis Benchmarked Corned Beef Years Ago
The TooJay's St. Patrick's Day World Class Corned Beef Sandwich Eating Championship is less than one month away and most handicappers have Shoudt or Bertoletti taking home the lion's share of TooJay's $10,000 cash purse. While eating legend Cookie Jarvis won't be competing, let us not forget his corned beef blow out in 2004 (note this was a rookie event for now star Eater X).
The following is from the IFOCE news archives:
Jarvis, Justice, Hardy in Corned Beef
Ed Cookie Jarvis added another title to his trench coat by eating a total of six pounds of Corned Beef and Cabbage to beat a field of 12 gurgitators at the 2004 J. Freirich Company St. Patrick.s Day Competition at Moran's Restaurant in New York City.
Leon Justice Feingold placed second with an impressive four pounds three ounces of corned beef and cabbage in the 10-minute event, while Hungry Charles Hardy took third with four pounds two ounces.
Beautiful Brian Sieken consumed a nibble over four pounds as Krazy Kevin Lipsitz, who prepared for the event by sniffing corned beef with his dogs in the morning for two weeks, notched approximately three pounds. Badlands Booker, Don Lerman, Crazy Legs Conti and Allan Goldstein also performed remarkably well.
Rookie eaters included Timothy Holden, Justin Salkind and Timothy Janus. The 10-minute all-you-can-eat contest, held at Moran.s Restaurant at 146 10th Avenue at 19th Street in Manhattan, favored the volume eater.
After fielding media interviews, top finishers raised a pint of stout and saluted Jarvis with song: "He's been a Gurgitator for many a year, he beat us badly, fair and square so let's have a beer. He holds many titles including corned beef, to look at his trophy room you'd think him a thief." This was the actual song they sang or we would not have reported it.