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January 11, 2012
Togo's challenge: Can you eat a pound of pastrami?

EK PAGLUICA_2680.JPGMeat-lovers, this one's for you: National Pastrami Day is Saturday, and in celebration the 40-year-old Togo's sandwich chain (242 units nationwide) is holding its "Pastrami Pounder Challenge" from today through Feb. 21.

Finish a two-foot-long sandwich stuffed with a pound of pastrami within 30 minutes and you'll win a commemorative T-shirt and a certificate immortalizing your feat. And maybe even indigestion. Plus, your photo will be posted on Togo's Facebook page, if you wish. The monster sandwich is $19.99.

Also on its Facebook page is the "Pastrami Palooza" promotion, with a chance to win free sandwiches for a year. One more thing: Show your "Pastrami Love" by posting your own pastrami-centric photographs to the fan page gallery.

We wonder if competitive eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is allowed to play...

Information: www.togos.com.

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