McGettigan’s launches all-you-can-eat pie competition

JBR branch of the Irish pub celebrates National Pie Day with massive contest

McGettigan’s launches all-you-can-eat pie competition

Who ate all the pies? Well, you can give it a jolly good try on Wednesday January 23.

To celebrate National Pie Day (well, in America – the UAE hasn’t established its own, yet…) McGettigan’s JBR is hosting an all-you-can-eat pie competition – the latest to join Dubai's food challenge ranks.

But all, it appears, is not what it seems. Ardent pie fans will despair at the pub’s definition of “pie”, as depicted in the image above. Don’t expect a dish fully encased in pastry – for this is more of a stew, topped with a puff pastry lid.

The upshot? An abundant lack of pastry may make the whole thing that much easier to win.

So, how many stews do you reckon you can wolf down in a mere ten minutes? Because that’s all the time participants will have.

Competition entry costs Dhs50 per person, and the winner will get – in addition to, erm, bragging rights – their full fee back, plus a bucket of six hops. To add insult to likely injury, the champ will also land themselves another free serving of the pub’s wagyu beef pie. And if that isn’t pure, unadulterated trolling, we don’t know what is.

Got your eyes on the pies? Best of luck.

Considering it? Let the Worst Food Challenge Ever be a lesson to you...
Dhs50. Wednesday January 23, 7pm-8pm. McGettigan’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2580).

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