The Carnegie Deli announced that it would close its Manhattan location at the end of 2016. The restaurant was famed for its giant sandwiches including a 7 3.5 pound "#13" challenge that was attempted by Don Lerman, Ed "Cookie" Jarvis, Kevin Lipsitz, Japanese female competitive eater Takako Akasaka (who ate 2) and others. In 2010, Brian Seiken ate a 5 pound "Lebron MVP" sandwich created to entice LeBron James to sign with the Knicks.


  1. Anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 11:55 am

    Is there any more info/record of Takako Akasaka eating two #13s? 14 pounds of sandwich is really impressive.

  2. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 30, 2016 @ 12:07 pm

    After looking at it closer, I think each sandwich was 3.5 lb, the total weight was 7 lbs.

  3. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 12:13 pm

    Good riddance over priced , nasty cashiers, countermen and waitresses plus they don’t accept CC for take out orders. Go to Sarges Deli on 32nd& 3rd. same portions lower prices open 24/7

  4. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

    seiken didn’t finish 5 pounds of anything

  5. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 12:28 pm

    the plate weighed at least 4.5 pounds

  6. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 7:22 pm

    1226 jealous cause you could never finish it?

  7. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 7:26 pm

    I would like to propose a 5lb challenge between Goldstein and Seiken at sarges deli in nyc to be videotaped by a third party. Loser picks up tab for the sandwiches.

  8. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

    Goldstein used to say negative stuff about lerman eating ability

  9. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 7:49 pm

    Dave G. may be up for it, Allen G. will most likely respectfully decline the offer.

  10. Anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm


  11. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 9:33 pm

    You would have to be a home owner to take a mortgage, not a roach filled slum apt dweller who claimed bankruptcy to avoid paying his bills.

  12. anonymous said

    September 30, 2016 @ 10:55 pm

    Since October is referred to as Rocktober i think it would be fitting for a soon to be 60 yr old vs soon to be 50yr old battle it out at Sarges. Lets check out the menu and see if we can make it happen.

  13. Ron K said

    October 1, 2016 @ 12:06 am

    Back in the good old days, Rich , Carlene and myself were at the Carnagie and actually finished 2 # 13s That is when the Carnagie was real. Good times , good owners.

  14. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 7:10 am

    Seiken knows better than to show up to complete against the Gorilla or Fred Flinstone. He wouldn’t stand a chance. The invite was there for Seiken to go up against Gorilla at Kibitz Room but he chickened out of course. Goldstein even offered to pay his gas money just to have the opportunity to get this on film and embarrass the fat old man on video. Put up or shut up.

  15. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

    Instead of trying to recapture 2003 that fat old man should concentrating on courting and marrying Haystacks so the old koot won’t die alone with his roaches.

  16. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

    the fat old man from Plainview with wrinkles all over his face is too chicken to face Seiken at Sarges so he plays spectator like all cowards do . The challenge was issued to you and not your dopey cuz

  17. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 12:56 pm

    Sarges offers a monster challenge 5 lb sandwich $45 but only prize is a t-shirt I doubt the gorilla could finish it. Maybe a cheaper challenge could be arranged at Carnegie before it closes . Loads of media would attend . Risking $90 is kinda steep

  18. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 12:58 pm

    Nothing worse than an old dwarf with a bad hairpiece and when he opens his mouth he resembles Mr Ed

  19. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

    I would love to see fat Seiken get his fat mouth get busted open with 1 punch at sarges deli.

  20. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

    Please clarify which Goldstein is being issued the challenge or is it both? Either way, it will never happen. I know of at least one Goldstein who looks down at all forms of CE.

  21. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

    If gorilla can finish a 7 lb challenge, he would have no problem with your lame 5lb challenge.

    Maybe nobody accepts your challenge because they don’t want to be in the same zip code as you.

  22. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 4:08 pm

    Both Gorilla and Fred finished the 7lb Swingbelly challenge and got free meals, t-shirts and pics on the wall to prove it. Seiken failed this once miserably and would have failed again and again no matter who he did it with. Great video by the G-stein boys, loved the crif shirts at the end, really sticking it to the Shea’s…

  23. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

    Go for it 230 the person you mentioned has a similar motive in mind .Later for eating . Bring it on bitch

  24. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 5:02 pm

    The midget would probably call the cops or run to the arms of miss piggy if seiken threw first punch

  25. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 5:03 pm

    Mr ed lol lol lol cant stop laughing

  26. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

    Seiken wouldn’t pay a dime towards that ugly gorilla tab.matter fact if he lost he would make mad dash for train and let moron cover both tabs

  27. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

    I remember how Seiken was beaming with joy after Goldstein, after many months of being pestered finally agreed to the burrito challenge. Probably one of Seiken’s fondest memories of 2004 or 2005, little did he know that he was already in the process of being written off. And yes, we all know how Seiken finished the first one first…… BORING!

  28. Break Time said

    October 1, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

    Would each of our lives not be drastically improved with more acceptance of each others’ perceived “faults?” Who’s perfect? Spending time downing others is like condemning yourself. It’s like algebra. What you do to one side (of the equation) you must do to the other. Take a break and enjoy your life.

  29. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

    Gorilla never finished any 7lb sandwich He was at best a mediocre eater with ifoce which was why he quit and moved to easier competition like the fixed wing bowl against primitive competition and questionable judges . He couldnt even win a Nathans qualifier to coney island

  30. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

    look at the plethora of Goldstein replies waiting for approval. How sad On a saturday night instead of picking up chicks and getting laid this is his life

  31. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

    I found an episode of BB corner from 2006 with Krazy Kevin Lipsitz. Seiken looked fatter than ever

  32. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 10:45 pm

    1 shot to that giant pickle nose and Seiken would cave in like a smelly house of cards only to be nursed back to health by Haystacks the blimp.

  33. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 11:17 pm

    If Lebron signed with the Knicks back then they still wouldn’t make the playoffs.

  34. anonymous said

    October 1, 2016 @ 11:21 pm

    Break time when you get picked on in school with an apple flying out of a partridge family lunchbox while getting your ass beaten, its no wonder a plainview resident feels to the need to constantly post dirty remarks about someone in order to elevate his sad existence

  35. anonymouis said

    October 2, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    1045 why don’t YOU go for it instead of speculating the outcome? The result might be the total opposite of your prediction. Matter fact i guarantee it !

  36. anonymouis said

    October 2, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Goldstein if you ever decided to make a dumb ass decision to take a swing at Seiken , your ass would be layed out on the canvass for everyone to laugh at. Afterwards you probably cancel your Gold gym membership . Better off posting as anonymous right here where you feel safe and brave because you know damn well if you came face to face with him you would never ever repeat what you post about him on here to his face . Continue your roach and fat slob comments if thats what makes you happy

  37. Anonymous said

    October 2, 2016 @ 1:23 pm

    Seiken, you just keep being a broken and not entertaining record. What is your obsession with Alan Goldstein or his “cousin” because you are truly obsessed. You are doing nothing positive. Go do one independent contest, show us at the table and guarantee nothing in advance. It’s your only chance to redeem yourself unless you stop making up such nonsense and slamming people. It is you who has no positive life.

  38. anonymous said

    October 2, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

    Seiken has no positive life?It seems that any mention of Seiken name on a link or story that OJ posts , accumulates an average of 50 comments more than any other contest or competitive eater. Has nothing to do with his popularity whatsoever but more like a Goldstein gay obsession. Seiken never initiates the hate. Its all allen no life goldstein

  39. anonymous said

    October 2, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

    If you notice anytime someone bashes Goldstein concerning his childlike mentally deranged comments, he never responds back Its only a perceived Seiken comment that gets his dick rising half an inch. I bet if Seiken stopped responding he would go out of his mind not knowing where to go or what to do with his life

  40. anonymous said

    October 2, 2016 @ 8:08 pm

    Its funny that Goldstein made a comment about Seiken nose. The last time someone poked fun at the size of his nose was way back in 1976. Here a little story you never heard. When Seiken was 14 in 1974 kids in school kids in school would make fun of his nose Seiken asked his mom if he could get a nose job. Her response was ” Some of the biggest names in hollywood have big noses but they pay it no mind . If i were to agree to pay for a nose job you would be too good looking “

  41. anonymous said

    October 2, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

    The biggest shnazollas associated with CE are Conti mom and Dave Coondog O’Karma . Their profiles practically beg for rhinoplastic surgery

  42. Lost Respect said

    October 2, 2016 @ 8:44 pm

    I blame OJ for allowing these ridiculous, negative comments. Sometimes, inaction (to prevent them) is the same as endorsement (of them). I believe such is the case here, without question.

    If my comment is eliminated, I would not be surprised.

  43. no gamble no future said

    October 2, 2016 @ 9:29 pm

    All i know is i bet $500 on the steelers -4 to destroy the chiefs 22-0 already. I could taste that $500 coming my way. If i win its on to Maryland live to play some cash poker oink oink oink

  44. Not Seiken said

    October 2, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

    So far Seiken has 11 hits on the 10yr old BB corner show with Krazy Kevin. The more hits the more $$$ thank you thank you

  45. Not Seiken said

    October 2, 2016 @ 9:56 pm

    I hear that Seiken is a devout trump supporter

  46. Rabbi Milworm said

    October 2, 2016 @ 11:19 pm

    Please please it’s good yuntuv lets not fight on Rosh hashonah

  47. Anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 8:13 am

    @8:44 pm, I agree totally with what you have written.

  48. Anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 8:18 am

    If Seiken thinks his claim to fame is to have 50 comments, all negative, that is very telling about his personality. Encouraging through not censoring some comments makes everyone write under anonymous. He is a man of too many aliases. It also drives people away from this site or makes CE look like it consists of a bunch of fools who are in middle school. Of course Seiken wants it both ways. His convoluted idea of fame with comments but at the same time wishing eatfeats would go away is typical though he no longer has his website. That is perhaps why his comments get nastier and more stupid.

  49. anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    818 read before you post IDIOT! He never said 50 comments are his claim to fame. He meant that everytime his name is mentioned Goldstein cant help but open the can of worms by posting his stupid comments which he thinks the dopes that flock here will find amusing . He wont stop and Seiken wont stop either

  50. anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    If the Seiken Goldstein comments stopped, you would be left with boring Lamkin (grabs popcorn) comments vs Molly. How exciting ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  51. Anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

    I do not believe Goldstein comments here, there are many of us who find Seiken beyond annoying. It would never be boring to be without the Seiken comments. Show me a single Seiken comment of interest…….there are none. Period. End of story or I wish it were the end of his stories.

  52. anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 2:09 pm

    I dont believe Goldstein posts here is like saying i dont believe Joey Chestnut can beat Seiken in hot dogs . Go mind play with someone else

  53. anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    Seiken never posts here . Knowing his past reputation as media giant , its beneath him

  54. Anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

    2:10 Seiken, so many comments can only be you because you are the one with the long, if untrue history. Plus, your punctuation or lack thereof gives you away more than once.

  55. anonymous said

    October 3, 2016 @ 7:22 pm

    Goldstein always posts on because hes crazy and he has no life. Anyone who mumbles to himself is not well

  56. anonymous said

    October 4, 2016 @ 12:13 am

    For god sakes who cares who posts what.Life is short

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