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Extreme eats: 17 crazy dishes at Long Island restaurants

The 34-inch pie at La Semolina Pizza in

The 34-inch pie at La Semolina Pizza in Massapequa, seen on March 21, 2015, requires two paddles to transport in and out of the oven. Credit: Aaron Zebrook

Are you up to the challenge?

This is about going to extremes -- with food. The biggest, the hottest, the eye-popping, the kind of food that separates Iron Man from Indiana Jones, the merely courageous from the absolutely heroic, the borderline adventurer from the reckless competitor. No chicken breasts allowed.

What's deemed "extreme" always will depend on your perspective, and your experience. As satirist Jonathan Swift, doubtless among others, noted, "He was a bold man that first ate an oyster."

Here are 17 examples of dishes across Long Island that will test just how bold you are.

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