Word is the Lower East Side BID has got themselves nine professional eaters and three amateurs for their annual Apple Day Pie Eating Contest, going down later this month! Get there by 2 p.m. on Sunday the 18th to watch a possible record-breaking performance from these champions, three of whom will go home with a few hundred bucks. For eating pies! Let's hope it doesn't turn into a barf-o-rama, but if it does, send us your photos or tag them "Gothamist" on Flickr! We'll post them around lunchtime on the 19th.

P.S. About this Apple Day business, the LES celebrates every year because the area used to be an apple orchard farm (owned by a farmer named Delancey) in the 1700s.