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Jeff Civillico Wins Pretzel Eating Contest at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Jeff Civillico Wins Pretzel Eating Contest at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
celebrated National Pretzel Day on Friday, April 26 with a celebrity pretzel eating competition. For the second year in a row, Strip headliner and world-class juggler Jeff Civillico took home the $1,000 grand prize for Win-Win Entertainment, which creates opportunities for professional performers to share their time and talent with children in need (Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com 

Jeff Civillico taps the first Maibock keg of the season, April 26 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
Jeff Civillico taps the first Maibock keg of the season, April 26 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com 

Devouring a jumbo pretzel in two minutes and twenty seconds, Civillico beat out challengers including Dave Davis of The Australian Bee Gees, Anthony Cools, Courtney Perna (Las Vegas NOW), David Goldrake, Garrett Pattiani (QLife), Micah Manalo (Morning Blend), Marc Savard, Mike Tyler of The Naked Magicians, and Russ White (QLife).

Jeff Civillico and Tony Sinzger tap the first Maibock keg of the season, April 26 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
Jeff Civillico and Tony Sinzger tap the first Maibock keg of the season, April 26 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Following the celebrity pretzel eating contest, participants enjoyed traditional Bavarian fare and world-famous beers imported directly from Munich, before Civillico performed the honor of tapping the season’s first keg of Maibock, a strong bottom-fermented brew and a spring favorite.

Participants gather for Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas' National Pretzel Day pretzel eating competition, April 26
Participants gather for Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas’ National Pretzel Day pretzel eating competition, April 26

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. To make a reservation, please call 702.853.BEER (2337) or visit HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.