Hungry Todd Rungy: Eating for America at ColdTowne Theater
Austin’s favorite competitive eater parties with you this weekend
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
10:30AM, Tue. May 21, 2013
“USA! USA! *burrrrrrp* USA!”
– Hungry Todd Rungy
Who is this gonzo, sweatbanded gastrojock known far and wide as Hungry Todd Rungy? Who is this taco-slamming, hotdog-munching, diner-decimating madman whose aim is to compete in (and WIN! for AMERICA!) whatever part of the international competitive-eating circuit he can chomp his way into?
We, ah, we already told you:
He’s Hungry! Todd! Rungy!
Perhaps you’ve seen a couple videos of the man in action? Perhaps you've seen him compete at local contests, the sweat dripping from his bearded mug as he attempts to overcome whatever eat-the-hell-outta-this challenge that's been set in his way? Perhaps you’ve run into him at Torchy’s Tacos on South First, where he often holds court as the kinda sorta quasi-official spokeseater of that popular foodie destination? Perhaps you want to attend a debut screening of the pilot episode and more, from the in-progress series of The Hungry Todd Rungy Show! that filmmaker Joshua Riehl has been producing much footage of?
That last part, especially: It’s happening at ColdTowne Theatre this weekend, Wednesday through Saturday, and besides the screenings and the presence of His Sweatbanded Majesty, there’ll be special appearances by Hungry Todd’s Coach Redbeard, his Cousin Dick, and who knows what manner of feckless gluttons may rise up to challenge the man himself, right there, live and in person? Hijinks, we reckon, may well ensue.
And you know that, on Saturday at Rungy’s ColdTowne gig, there’s gonna be a whole mess of free barbecue waiting for you, too, right?
Well, bubba, you know that now – and so does everyone else, so you might wanna haul your ass down there early-like, get you a decent spot and stake out some vittles while the hoopla’s being set in motion.