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Friday, January 13, 2012

Mark vs. Food

Writing for this website has been a blast. I've gotten to meet a lot of cool people, heard a lot of different opinions and rumors, and learned a lot about our city.

As our readership has grown and our reach seems to be getting bigger, I often wonder what direction Fort Thomas Matters will go. The pizza challenge was just an idea hatched with some buddies over some beers. After two months and some change, and 8 reviews, judging by the page views, people seem to like reading about the challenge.

Enter our newest feature. Mark vs. Food.

Don't get me wrong, I love reviewing the different pizza places surrounding Fort Thomas, but I asked myself how I could improve on the idea. Other than providing some entertainment to the FTM braintrust and our readers, what are we really accomplishing?

Mark vs. Food is a pizza challenge with a purpose.... stay with me.

I will be traveling around the area, seeking out the area's most notorious eating challenges. This feature will be in the same vein as Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel. Who am I kidding? We are completely ripping it off. Except for the fact that we are doing this for charities.

All of the proceeds that we receive from these challenges will be going to The Brighton Center and other local charities.

We are actually 10 days away from the first installment of Mark vs. Food, which will be held on Sunday January 22 at 1:00 at Raniero's Pizzeria in Cold Spring.

The challenge that I will be undertaking is actually a 2-person challenge. We will have 15 minutes to take down a 24-inch pizza. My partner in the challenge will be noneother that fellow skinny kid and voice of Georgetown College and the Nky Rivermonsters, Will Chambers.

We will be taking on former Highlands, UK and NY Giants QB Jared Lorenzen and Highlands QB and UK commit, Patrick Towles.

Mismatch? I doubt it. But if you'd like to see for yourself, make sure to make it out. We need a big crowd.

I'll be posting more information on this feature over the next few days. Can't wait to get it started.


  1. Mark I want a banana pepper rematch!

  2. TheRoundMoundOfTouchdownJanuary 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    The Pillsbury Throwboy will own you!!!