Meatball Spot Hosts First Annual Meatball Eating Competition Featuring Strip Entertainers

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Carla Pellegrino with winner, Jon Howes, after meatball eating contest victory at Meatball Spot
Saturday afternoon at Meatball Spot was the city’s hotspot, as the local eatery held a large celebration in honor of Meatball Spot Day at Town Square Las Vegas, featuring guests and entertainers from all-over the Strip (Photo credit: David Becker / WireImage)

Clark County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak, presenting “Meatball Spot Day” proclamation to Carla Pellegrino inside Meatball Spot
Clark County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak, presenting “Meatball Spot Day” proclamation to Carla Pellegrino inside Meatball Spot

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The festivities kicked-off with a proclamation of “Meatball Spot Day” in Clark County by Commissioner Steve Sisolak. Receiving the restaurant’s proclamation was “Top Chef” Carla Pellegrino.

Mariah Rivera, Jon Howes and Juan DeAngelo during meatball eating contest at Meatball Spot
Mariah Rivera, Jon Howes and Juan DeAngelo during meatball eating contest at Meatball Spot

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After Sisolak’s ceremony, FOX 5 “MORE” show host, Jason Feinberg, took over Meatball Spot Day as he emceed Meatball Spot’s first annual charity meatball eating contest. Featuring local talents: JC Fernandez of MIX 94.1, Juan DeAngelo and Jon Howes of Chippendales, Mariah of FANTASY, Mark Shunock of Rock of Ages, comedic hypnotist, Marc Savard, and Tacos & Tequila Chef, Saul Ortiz, the contest commenced in an intense round of entertainers and the general public. After noshing on six classic meatballs and sauce, Chippendales star, Jon Howes, came out victorious, finishing all six meatballs in two-minutes, 37-seconds. Howes won a monetary donation on behalf of ForgetCancerNow.com, in memory of Chippendales cast mate Jaymes’ father.

Marc Savard, Saul Ortiz, Mariah Rivera, Jon Howes, Juan DeAngelo, Mark Shunock and JC Fernandez going head-to-head during meatball eating contest at Meatball Spot
Marc Savard, Saul Ortiz, Mariah Rivera, Jon Howes, Juan DeAngelo, Mark Shunock and JC Fernandez going head-to-head during meatball eating contest at Meatball Spot

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In the general public round, Robert Nash was named champion and will be featured in Meatball Spot’s meatball eating contest hall-of-fame, with his three-minute, 53-second win.

Juan DeAngelo, Mark Shunock, Jon Howes, Mariah Rivera, Jason Feinberg, Carla Pellegrino, Saul Ortiz, JC Fernandez and Marc Savard inside Meatball Spot
Juan DeAngelo, Mark Shunock, Jon Howes, Mariah Rivera, Jason Feinberg, Carla Pellegrino, Saul Ortiz, JC Fernandez and Marc Savard inside Meatball Spot

Photo credit: David Becker / WireImage.

Meatball Spot is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Meatball Spot, located directly across from AMC Theatres at Town Square Las Vegas, remains open for special screenings and big opening nights. More information is available on the website, www.MeatballSpot.com, by calling 702.641.7768, on Twitter @meatballspot, and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MeatballSpot. Meatball Spot is available for parties and special events.