February 23, 2010, 2:12PM
Because it's IHOP Free Pancake Day 2010, my buddy Gerry Barnaby concocted an eating challenge on his “Barnaby and Friends” radio show on WLHT-FM (95.7).
This morning he pitted me against our producer, a young pup named iSteve. We went to the 28th Street IHOP, where we were met by owner Rabih Jamal, his great staff, special guest Miss Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk, of Novi, and reps from the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Money raised from Free Pancake Day will go to the hospital. In a recent Pop Top 5 blog, I wrote about IHOP's Free Pancake Day, which continues until 10 tonight. Locally, the restaurants hope to raise $20,000 to $25,000.
I won the challenge this morning by eating nine pancakes in 9 minutes, 57 seconds, while iSteve managed only six. But there was a dispute. Miss Michigan accused me of cheating!
We had such good fun.
Oh, and I apologize right now if you watch the video and you see me talking with my mouth open. Disgusting. I don't do that normally.
There are plenty of photos on the Barnaby and Friends Facebook page.