We at the Voice love tasting events — it’s why we host so many of our own. But while artisan bites are a great way to sample the delectable creations crafted in this city, sometimes you just want to shovel in a whole lot of one specific thing with reckless abandon. More often than not, that thing is pizza. Enter the 11th Annual Brooklyn Pizza Eating Contest. Rocco’s Pizza of Bay Ridge hosts this celebration of gluttony in all its glory. The event is a true neighborhood affair, and maintains that classic block party feel. The fiercest eaters gather on stage during the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Festival to raise money for Pietro’s Fight, and these guys take their gorging seriously — all contestants need to prove they can devour an eighteen-inch pie in under eight minutes just to qualify.
Sun., May 31, 3 p.m., 2015