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Aug 10, 2010 6:42 PM by Laurel Staples

Travel Channel's 'Man vs. Food' takes on five-pound stromboli in Butte

The star of "Man vs. Food" on the Travel Channel took on a five-pound stromboli in Butte over the weekend.

Adam Richman was in the Mining City to film a segment at Trimbo's Off the Hook Pizza on Park Street. He travels the country sampling foods unique to each area and he highlights each episode with an eating challenge, such as Trimbo's Jumboli Stromboli.

The stromboli is filled with ingredients like ricotta cheese, spinach, pepperoni and salami. It costs about $30 and if you finish it you don't have to pay.

Recently, three men gave it their best shot but still had to shell out $30 each when no one was able to finish. The competitor who came the closest to finishing his stromboli left a little less than two pounds of the dish left.

Since those guys couldn't defeat the Jumboli Challenge, the title of being the first to win could still be open to any takers.

Restaurant manager Jennifer Hardman wouldn't say if Richman of "Man vs. Food" was the first person to successfully conquer the dish. We'll find out though when the episode airs on Sept. 21.

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