Calling all meatball lovers. Stuff yourself and help the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Dept. Gianni’s Italian Bistro in Arbutus is holding its first meatball-eating contest on Saturday (May 22) to benefit the fire company.
Prizes (including a dinner for two to Gianni’s) will be awarded to the top three people who eat the most meatballs in three minutes. The feast is limited to the first 15 contestants who register online before midnight tonight (May 21) and who must be 18 or older. The entry fee is $15.
The challenge starts at 1 p.m. I’m betting that the meatballs will be yummy. Greg Orendorff, Gianni’s chef/owner, ran Luigi Petti in Little Italy for 16 years with his wife Colleen.
The fund-raiser also includes activities from noon-3 p.m. at the restaurant, including fire engines, fire-prevention tips, blood-pressure checks, ambulance tours, and Sparky the Fire Dog.
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