What is the record for eating the most pasta? In 2015, Matt Stonie consumed 10lb of pasta in 8 minutes at the World Pasta Eating Championship. How ridiculous is that?! 10lbs of pasta?? TALKING ABOUT A FOOD BABY!

What is the record for eating the most meatballs? Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi ate 29 meatballs in one minute. HAHA! I have nothing to say...

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Anyway, I am thrilled to see this event back! On Saturday, September 25th, the annual Spring Lake Italian Festival will return. The event organizers will close down Morris Avenue from Third to Fourth to turn the street into an Italian village. From Noon-5 pm, you and the entire family can stroll through downtown Spring Lake while enjoying live music, dancing, food, activities, and shopping.

There will be a spaghetti eating contest, a petting zoo, a juggler, exciting vendors, balloon twisting, and the Spring Lake School of Dance will be performing Italian folk dances. You can also experience wonderful music by Julian and Dominique & Zachary Alexander, who is also known as The Hoboken Frank Sinatra...

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or if you have any last-minute questions, email the town of spring lake at events@springlake.org or call 732-449-0577.

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P.S. - Last week I wrote an article about the Jersey Shore's best grandma margarita pizza. The feedback has been incredible and many people agree that it's a Jersey Shore pizza you have to try. CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS!

Spring Lake On The List? Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.