the "world pizza-eating championship" took place in times square yesterday - fittingly, on columbus day weekend.
the winner, devouring an astonishing 45 slices in 10 minutes, was none other than joey chestnut - the world's hot dog eating champion (and who successfully defended that title this summer at nathans famous on coney island)!
"'I might be on a liquid diet tonight,' the 24-year-old San Jose, Calif., construction manager said through a grin."
but don't think it was a slice of cake (ha)... the second place finisher wasn't too far behind him, with 43 slices eaten - which, in turn, was just a notch above 3rd place (41 slices)!!
check out the excellent photo gallery at the daily news!