Sublime was a nice fit, and I earnestly tried to do it again this week, but ultimately, I just couldn’t find the words. So instead, I present to you a week of fun little things to check out. Whether you want to relive the joys of childhood with coloring and pizza (and beer, but that’s a bizarre part of childhood), hunt down the next big thing in pizza (seriously, it’s huge) or show off your swallowing prowess at an eating contest, we’ve got you covered with this week’s events!
Get Your Cray On
How can you see this and not want to color it?!
Kelly Williams, a local artist with some amazing work, is running Coloring Night at Restoration Pizza (5161 Lang Ave. NE) on Wednesday, June 26. Featuring a ton of her art to fill and color in, you’ll find your center with peace and relaxation via the art of coloring, all while surrounded by beer, pizza, snacks and more. The sheets and art supplies will be provided, plus they’ll have special merch available for purchase the day of. Williams has had her art all over the city at a ton of great local businesses, so you’ll recognize her style instantly. Get yourself down there by 6pm so you can grab a sheet, snag a slice and color your heart away, all while being complemented by a super-tasty beer to match.
There’s A Big Slice for You
Richie B’s Pizza (7200 Montgomery Blvd. NE) is debuting their Monster Slice on Tuesday, July 2. This two-foot-long monster, while not explicitly a tie-in with the new Godzilla film, is here to destroy this city, at least in terms of stable stomach capacity. This event is going all day long and will finally prove whether or not size matters. Initial reports mention early slice testers leaving the scene “very full” with some onlookers saying, “that much cheese shouldn’t allowed in one singular item.” If a slice of pizza the size of a baby fits the mold for your needs, then you’ll be glad to be a part of this lunch launch.
Sandia Eating Contest
Now that it’s summertime, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a Watermelon Eating Contest, happening Thursday, July 4 at Canteen Taproom (417 Tramway Blvd. NE) at 6pm. It’s free to enter but has prizes to win. All you have to do is be the hungriest and the fastest, and you’ll be walking home with the gold in hand. What will your specialty technique be? Will you go no-hands so that you have more downward momentum when eating? Do you just shear it off with your teeth and worry about digestion later? Whatever your secret forbidden technique is, be sure to polish it up in time for this contest so you don’t go home full of watermelon with nothing to show for it.