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Amis Hosts a Chef Sausage Eating Contest

By Danya Henninger  |  January 27, 2014

Forget the crude cretins of Wing Bowl and get ready for an eating contest with real food pros. On Wednesday, January 29, Amis is holding an evening-long sausage fest. This bit of Restaurant Week counter-programming offers guests the chance to score three sausage-full courses for $19.99 per person, with $5 Yards beers available all night.

Chef-owner Brad Spence and Amis second-in-command Ned Maddock have been making coils and links for days, including a lamb chorizo and sausage with provolone and broccoli rabe. At dinner, you’ll start with a sausage antipasto plate, continue with four different kinds of sausages and condiments and finish with chocolate salami and ice cream.

If you want entertainment along with your tasty meat, plan to be in the house at the 13th Street restaurant around 9:30 or 10 PM, when Spence and co. are hosting a covey of chefs for a sausage eating contest. Confirmed participants include Jennifer Carroll, Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga, The Fat Ham), Scott Schroeder (American Sardine Bar, South Philadelphia Tap Room), Jason Cichonski (Ela, The Gaslight), Brad Daniels (Osteria) and Lê of Hop Sing Laundromat.

Chefs aren’t necessarily punctual, Spence was sure to warn us, and there’s no guarantee they’ll actually show, but judging from their Twitter feeds, most contestants seem psyched. He has also invited all his buddies from jiujitsu and boxing to join in, so there will definitely be a contest going down no matter what. Head over to watch the fun and cheer on your favorite as they dig in.