Italian Stallion Challenge

Italian Stallion Challenge

A reporter once asked Rocky Balboa how he came up with the name “Italian Stallion”. Rocky coolly replied, “Oh I made that up one night while I was eating dinner.” This Friday, July 15 at 7pm is the chance for you to coolly reply with a suave self-given nickname. Austin food trailer, Way South Philly, known for serving up authentic Philly Cheese Steaks on East 6th and Waller, is bringing Austin its first eating challenge of colossal proportion to commemorate its three-month anniversary.

In-line with the unwavering inspiration of Rocky, the challenge is simple. Three lucky contenders will have 36 minutes, the equivalent of twelve 3-minute rounds of boxing, to consume the Italian Stallion. The Italian Stallion is the equivalent of four Balboa sandwiches from Way South Philly. Loaded with Philly steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, tots and smothered with the cheesy goodness of “The Whiz” it’s likely that your stomach will feel like you went toe-to-toe with the champ for a few rounds.

So what do you get by not only enduring, but surpassing the challenge brought forth? The first contender to consume the entire Italian Stallion within the 36-minute time frame will be crowned “The Champ”, and they will get to create and name their own steak sandwich to be placed on the official Way South Philly menu. More importantly, they’ll have full support from the crowd as they bellow “AADDRRRIIIAANN” in a victorious fashion. Additionally, a photograph of “The Champ” will be proudly displayed at Way South Philly.  Contenders must put it all on the line, because there ain’t gonna be no rematch.

With that being said, bring a friend or twenty. This is going to be a great event with food, fun and competition. Additionally, Austin’s own Foodie Card will be giving away door prizes to spectators for Rocky and Austin Trivia!

As of now, there are two is one spots still available. All spots for the challenge are now full. We are still in need of one reserve though! As a reserve you must present yourself. If not needed, you will get a coupon for a free sandwich from Way South Philly. To save your place as a reserve,shoot an email!

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Originally posted on July 11, 2011.