The husband and I visited our first First Class Pizza recently, and I was pleasantly surprised. Open since 1978 and voted best pizza of 2008 by OC Weekly, they have made a respectful name for themselves against branded giants like Round Table or Costco. A Southern California chain, the husband & wife owned eatery prides itself on "butcher cut" meats, quality veggies and 100% mozzarella. Sounds like a well rounded meal to me.
So getting back to the title, my eyes rested upon a sign towards the entrance. A food challenge? I've only seen those on TV. Needless to say, I was intrigued. While I scrawled everything down on my take-out menu, I can't read one of my words (good job, brekkie fan). In the interest of stating accurate facts, I did find an accurate depiction of its details for the San Clemente location. Quite the gut buster, let me tell you. Did I mention there are two?
The Porker Challenge:
In 30 minutes, an individual must consume an XL Porker - (topped with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, meatballs, sausage and bacon pieces). Winners are reimbursed, given a $50 gift certificate and placed on their Wall of Fame.
The Side Kick challenge:
For those with a BFF, they have an even BETTER challenge. In addition to the aforementioned pizza, they must finish one pound of super hot wings, a cinna-za pizza, and a Tower (quite literally, they have a special beverage holder just for this size) of beer or soda. This prize includes everything previously mentioned plus a ride home, if needed.
Kudos to FCP for being in the spirit of all things gluttonous.
Note: As I was about to link this topic to their main website, alas, they do not have one. Also, the location I went to is shutting down. Taking all that in consideration, I'm going to list the next closest one to me plus the location that described their challenges.
13175 Jamboree Road, Tustin
821 Via Suerte, San Clemente