You might love pizza, but you're no Craig Scharoff. The Chicago Tribune has the story of the man from the Chicago area, who is 22 days into a bet that he will eat only sausage pizza in October. There's a "low four-figure sum," on the line as one of Scharoff's co-workers, Ronnie Kaplan, is documenting the challenge on the LTHForum -- a Chowhound-like Web site.
Kaplan explained the rules of the bet to The Tribune:
Scharoff "must eat sausage pizza for every meal during the month of October. The pizza must contain crust, sausage and cheese. All toppings, with the exception of lettuce on Taco Pizzas -- yes, he loves them -- and arugula and prosciutto -- he has no idea what either of these are -- must be cooked into the pizza. He cannot have dessert, chips or side dishes of any kind. No salads, no cereals, no slaw. Any significant caloric intake must be pizza."
While I'm not certain of the inclusion of "taco pizzas," the idea that
sausage pizza is the only thing on the menu for Scharoff seems like a
daunting challenge. But over the course of reading through threads on
the LTHForum, I learned that Scharoff doesn't cook, has apparently not
had an apple in five years, and his "ideal meal is a frozen Tombstone
The 12 pages of updates and replies are a bit mesmerizing as you follow
Scharoff through a mix of delivery, frozen, and leftover pizza.
Sugar-free gum is eventually considered an allowable exception. He
earns a nickname: "Pizzaboy." Also, Scharoff might be using a
performance-enhancing substance known as hot sauce.
As to who will win the challenge, you'll have to keep reading until November -- I predict it ends like this.
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