We have some “Man vs. Food”-sized appetites in this office. If we were to enter an eating contest (amateur, of course), here’s what we’d choose to gobble up.


We have some “Man vs. Food”-sized appetites in this office. If we were to enter an eating contest (amateur, of course), here’s what we’d choose to gobble up.

Jennifer Dailey, reporter
1 A cookies and cream pie. I’m not big on pies but I could eat anything cookies and cream flavored all day.
2 Starburst. Even though they’d be hard for a competitive eating contest, I’ve been called the Starburst Queen for my ability to go through a whole in a short amount of time.
3 My Aunt Laura’s meatballs. They’re a special recipe and out of this world, and something I’ll happily make myself sick eating in a contest.

Jayne Gest, designer
1 Ice cream. The headache would be horrible. However, it’s the right combination of something I like to eat but not something I love so much I would want to ruin all future eating experiences.
2 Spaghetti.  think it would be fun because half the challenge would be how you got the noodles in your mouth
3 Cookies.

Jennifer Hayes, reporter
1 Cinnamon buns. While I don’t think my body would appreciate it, my taste buds would be thanking me for days.
2 Nachos. With all that cheesy goodness, this girl can put away some nachos. Bring it on.
3 Kit Kats. That’s right. With Halloween right around the corner, I’m getting ready to break off more than a few pieces.

Sarika Jagtiani, arts and culture writer
1 Biscuits. I threw down the biscuit-eating gauntlet a few years ago and was crushed; I only finished 1.5 in three minutes. I’m ready for a rematch.
2 Movie theater popcorn. My stomach is bottomless when it comes to this, my No. 1 vice.
3 McDonald’s hamburgers. I’d definitely lose, but the hope is that it would make me so sick I wouldn’t crave McDonald’s ever again.

Andre Lamar, arts and culture writer
1 Pineapple pizza with marinara sauce
2 General Tso’s chicken
3 Lasagna

Ben Mace, Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times editor
1 Hush puppies (fried cornmeal dough), preferably from Red Bridge’s Barbecue Lodge in North Carolina, accompanied by their sweet tea.
2 Pancakes. I could put syrup on one, then just butter on the next to even out the sweet-salty, sweet-salty taste.
3 Chocolate chip cookies, but only if I could have a giant glass of ice-cold milk to help wash them down.