Well, Mark vs. Food Part II is in the books. Tom + Chee was amazing, Mo Egger was a trooper and Omega Processing (thanks to Todd McHugh and Jeff Konen) helped pave the wave to putting Mark vs. Food over $700 for the Brighton Center. (If you would like to contribute to our cause, or know a business who would like to be March's corporate sponsor shoot me an email at email@example.com)
The grilled cheese doughnuts themselves (which was named the #4 best new sandwich in America by endlesssimmer.com) were amazing, albeit extremely filling. If I were going for lunch, one would definitely leave me satisfied. 13 in 10 minutes was another story. The sugar and the sheer amount of cheese proved to be too much for this amateur eater.
I ate 9 and Mo ate about 4. I'm going to claim the victory, even though I didn't finish and Mo had been up all night in Louisville at the Van Halen concert, driving straight to the Levee on almost no sleep. At the end of the day, I was just happy to raise money for the Brighton Center and no one had to use the bucket underneath the table.
Additionally, we walked in to another video camera frenzy. Instead of Channels 5, 9, 12 and 19, Tom + Chee had a production company headed by former WARM 98 personality Dean Miuccio (which produced local talk show Cincinnality, airing on Fox19 last fall) there. They have been shooting footage at both locations of Tom + Chee for a reality show based on their humble beginnings at Fountain Square to the two, brick-and-mortar locations they are in currently.
Read about that at another blog friend of FTM, Eggplant To Go. Apparently they are going to run a teaser episode on Fox 19 sometime soon, part of which will air this episode of Mark vs. Food.
Thanks to everyone that came out, especially Will Chambers for acting as event MC. Can't wait for next month's installment. The next guest is booked, just have to figure out the location. Here's to next month's Mark vs. Food.