Taco Eating Contest at Picanté Fresh in Stamford on Cinco de Mayo ¡Man Up!

16 Apr

If you can eat 10 times the tacos pictured here you might (might) win. You got the cajones to win?

Cinco de Mayo.  A day to down large quantities of guacamole, margaritas, chomp away on burritos, and to swallow tacos whole.  Here’s a new way to celebrate:  eat tacos until you give up and scream out ¡Ay Dios Mio! or until you are crowned El Champion.  You’ll need to head to Picanté Fresh Mexican Grill on Bedford Street in Stamford to partake in this awesomeness.  The contest will be going on in the parking lot behind their restaurant, so you can get some tacos and other goodies, come out back, and chow down while you watch people stuff their gullets.  If you’ve never been, there is a wall of sauces and salsa there so you can make up any kind of combo that you’d like.  Check out their foods and check out the details, too:

Date:  Cinco de Mayo, 2012

Time:  3-5 pm

Rules:  eat until there is only un El Champion!  Last muncher left standing prevails.

Glory for 1st:  Bragging rights and $100 gift card for Picante Fresh

2nd:  $50 gift card for Picante Fresh

 3rd:  There’s a possibility of other prizes, stay tuned!

Location:  Back parking lot of Picante Fresh.

How to partake in taco eating contest:  e-mail keepitfresh@picantefreshmexicangrills.com and explain why you think you should be in the taco eating contest.

How you will be selected:  WEBE 108 will be announcing the taco eating contest and will pick 5 people over the radio.  Also, 5 people will be selected by e-mail and will be told the day of the contest.

How to dress:  thou shalt dress in a pancho, wear a beautiful mustache (hipsters need not shave in this case), and most undeniably wear a sombrero.  Think of Pancho Villa.

Update:  Watch Them Stuff Their Faces via southwesternct

Picanté Fresh Mexican Grill

Address:  148 Bedford Street

                  Stamford, CT 06901

Phone:  (203) 595-5490


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Site:   http://www.picantefreshmexicangrills.com

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9 Responses to “Taco Eating Contest at Picanté Fresh in Stamford on Cinco de Mayo ¡Man Up!”

  1. uhcowboys April 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    I once won a chicken nugget eating contest and the mental and physical anguish lingered for weeks haha…Side note…speaking of Cinco De Mayo, each time i walk down Little Summer Street I can help but to think that it could be closed off for an awesome Cinco De Mayo celebration…Riviera Maya, Mary Ann’s, Bar Taco, Barcelona…plus SBC and Buffalo Wild Wings always seem to throw themed events


    • Dan Del Ferraro April 17, 2012 at 5:34 am #

      Competitive eating LOOKS fun, but to your point, I wonder really how fun it is! :) :) :) I think everybody would love a shut down street of a Cinco de Mayo party! How awesome would that be? :)


  2. Dan Del Ferraro April 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Which salsas weren’t good? We only tried a few when we went and thought they were decent. Gagworthy certainly isn’t good, but maybe they deserve another try? :O


    • whitemist April 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      it was a tomato/cilantro one that was thier free offering that day – it was not a good first impression. i would return another time, but retaraunteurs need to be very picky when offering goods for anyone to try


  3. whitemist April 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    ‘cept that i was NOT very inpressed by there sidewalk offering of salsa the last Bedford St Art festival, i would still be tempted to enter, but my own issues of not being able to eat much at a time without gagging will prevent me from entering



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