Birdie Cicero, inventor of The Silo's signature Haystack sandwich, might get a Travel Channel moment this fall when "Man v. Food" reflects the show's Thursday visit to Lewiston.
She got to instruct professional eater Adam Richman in the greasy art of constructing a Haystack, a grilled strip steak smothered in gooey mozzerella and crispy potates. "I pumped it up a little for him," she told the News' Richard E. Baldwin. "I put in a little more meat."
Richman signed some autographs but wasn't talking to the media. He also sampled The Silo's beef on weck.
The other restaurants that will be on the program are the Riverstone Grill on Grand Island and Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar in Niagara Falls, Ont. The "challenge" part of the show might feature the Grand Island restaurant's "Bone in the Stone" megasteak, which Richman tackled in a July visit.
But not so fast. Mick & Angelo's boasts of a certified heartburn engine called the "Italian Challenge," which costs $50 Canadian if you don't hork it down in 90 minutes.
"Soup of the Day, Lasagna, Spaghetti, Meatballs, Manicotti, Cannelloni, Chicken Parmigiana, Sausage,
Garlic Loaf, Apple Blossom ~ If you eat it all, it’s FREE, along with a t-shirt and your picture on “The Italian Challenge Wall of Fame.” BUT if you don’t finish it, your picture goes on “The Italian Challenge Wall of Shame” and you pay $49.95.
Seriously, apple blossom? That's just cruel. And a mugshot? Why no gastrointestinal MRI?
Lawyers dining at Mick & Angelos have already noted that the menu lanuage does not stipulate how long you must retain possession of said foodstuffs to avoid queasily handing over your credit card.
Please. If you sign up for the Challenge, you'll pay, one way or another.
"Man v. Food" Producer Dan Cornfeld told the News that the show including the three places probably would be in the next couple of weeks.
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