Tim "The Goose" Gilbert shows his winning form in yesterday's Italian-sausage eating competition at the annual Italia Unita festival in East Boston: In ten minutes, he ate 4.84 pounds of the stuff, taking the $300 first prize. Unlike in that Coney Island hot-dog thing, Eastie contestants actually had to chew their food. Watch the contestants in the early going:
Other photos from the festival (which continues today, Sunday, July 22):
That's "FBI" as in "Full-Blooded Italian:"
Now this is neighborhood pride:
An Italian festival has to have a bocce court:
The coolest ride of the day was in the wagon attached to this guy's scooter:
One great thing about the festival is that a lot of the food was local - from fresh clams and oysters to just cooked pasta:
Residents of a certain part of Newton will note the guy's apron:
Fried Oreos? Is America great, or what?
The sun sets over the festival:
A festival is always good for people watching:
Shortly after 9 p.m., Sly Stallone's brother, Frank, came on stage to sing, or something: