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Trader Vic's: One Man, One evening, 54 lbs of Chicken
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2008-01-24 12:49 pm   Permalink

Yep. One man, by himself, ate 54 pounds of chicken in one setting at the Emeryville Trader Vic's in 1963. That is according to the following obituary for competitive food eater Eddie 'Bozo' Miller.


Eddie "Bozo" Miller, a competitive eater whose gastronomical feats earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records - twice - died Monday in his Oakland home. He was 89 - or 99, depending on which version of his story he liked to tell.

Although Miller suffered from diabetes, a weakened heart and kidney failure, his family said he died of old age.

A son of vaudevillians, Miller liked to do everything in high style, whether it was betting on horses, managing boxing fights or competitive gorging. He once claimed he outdrank a lion in a martini contest.

The 1981 edition of Guinness Book of World Records dubbed Miller the "world's greatest trencherman," or heavy eater, and listed him as undefeated in eating contests since 1931. He ate 27 roast chickens, of 2 pounds each, in one sitting at Trader Vic's in Emeryville in 1963. He drank two quarts of liquor in an hour. Both feats vaulted him into the Guinness World Book, but the chicken escapade also won him a $10,000 bet.

The full obituary can be found at

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Joined: Mar 06, 2003
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-01-24 1:13 pm   Permalink

If it weren't for the cost, I think I could get somewhere close to that amount in Cheese Bings.

Washed down with SF Style Mai Tais, of course.

Exotic Syrups for Tropical Mixology!

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