Key Lime Pie Eatin' contest held in Key West
Updated On: Jul 06 2014 07:25:38 PM EDT
The Key Lime Pie Eatin' contest was held during the Fourth of July weekend in Key West.
Tony Mantia triumphed over other contenders in the adult division of the contest, a highlight of the Key Lime Festival, the Florida Keys News Bureau reports.
"I took it a little slow at first, then I looked at my competition and sucked it down," said Mantia.
The Florida Keys News Bureau said Friday's pie-eating contest was staged the same day as the unveiling of a Key lime pie measuring 9 feet 2 inches in diameter, which is expected to break the previous record for the world's largest Key lime pie.
The Key Lime Festival will conclude Saturday evening after a Key lime pie-making championship and a "Miss Key Lime U.S.A." pageant.