Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With A Colonoscopy

Taco Del Mar is serving a 5lb burrito on Saturday.

On May 5, anyone that can successfully take down the Taco Del Mar’s Cinco de Mondo Five-pounder Burrito within 30 minutes or less gets a $20 Taco Del Mar gift certificate, a variety of Taco Del Mar SWAG and some serious bragging rights! The Five-pounder Burrito, equivalent to four-and-a-half of its Mondo Burritos, is four flour tortillas packed with rice, refried beans, chicken or ground beef, cheese, pico de gallo and a choice of sauces and jalapenos. It’s priced at $17.95.

The gal working the counter at my local Taco Del Mar told me that last year, over a hundred of these were ordered and at least 20 people tried the 30-minute challenge. No one beat it.

So horrifying. Why do people do this?

Haha, yeah, having trouble seeing the upside there. What bragging rights? Would your friends actually be jealous if you somehow accomplished this feat of gluttony?

Instead of eating some Cheap Tacos or hot dogs, we had an eating contest in Dintaifung a few years ago.

Between 4 of us, we down 280 juicy pork dumplings, 4 plates of rice cake, 10 red bean dumpling, 9 chocolate cream puff from bearded papa, then 2 frozen chocolate cheese cake at cheese cake factory.

winner pays nothing, 4th place pays half, 3rd place pay 30%, 2nd place pay 20%…

I came in 3rd, I didn’t want to eat that cream puff after 70 dumplings and that rice cake…we never did it again, but the bill came out to be around $480.

Eating contest is fun in moderation!!!


I know it sounds like an oxymoron.

That sounds so fucking terrible.

I fully endorse eating contests of all kinds.

so the dumplings had a lot of juice in them, my cousin tries to cheat by not drinking/eating juice but leave them in a bowl.

After he filled up the bowl, we told him it doesn’t count unless he drinks the juice. the look on his face is fucking hilarious…

Fish in a barrel, I swear.

You should’ve taken pictures.

There is an obligatory stop in Amarillo. Big Texan They should start giving a bonus if you eat the steak and reenact a particular scene from Mad Men. I also think Slim is so slim because the majority of that steak has taken permanent residence in his GI tract.

You’d be surprised.

The Sahara Hotel’s NASCAR cafe used to have something similar; a 6-lb burrito that you had to finish in 90 minutes. If you beat it, you got a free lifetime pass to the Speed rollercoaster, which is hilarious, since the Sahara, and thus the rollercoaster, is now closed. According to this article in June of '09, 4 people out of 279 had bested it. Looking at the picture below of this monstrosity, I can’t even fathom eating this thing in less than a week. But I had a coworker a few years ago who tried (and lost), but it didn’t stop him from boasting about attempting it. A few other co-workers were in enough awe of the unaccomplished feat that they even had a “good effort” trophy made for him.

Dammit, now I want a stake for dinner. (Though not -that- size… 16 Oz. is fine with me…)

I vote you steak Rimbo.

A stake? Sure. Head or gut?

This never gets old.

Everyone should check out a couple of episodes of Man v. Food. While the food challenges may make you want to skip a meal, Adam Richman is a charismatic host and the show takes time to highlight other local dining establishments and points of interest in the cities where the eating challenges are located. It’s thanks to Man v. Food that I discovered Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in Columbus (and their incredible sausage buffet) and Aguila Sandwich Shop in Tampa (amazing Cuban sandwiches).

Eating challenges are kind of insane though. Just the thought of 5 pounds of food sitting in my stomach makes me a little ill.

Oh man, I used to live right around the corner from Schmidt’s in German Village. Best sauerkraut balls EVAR. You should watch the Man vs Food episode about Melt Bar and Grilled up here in Lakewood.

The 80 people who ordered it and shared it with friends got a pretty good deal.

Saw Adam Richman recently on some food show. Strangely enough he seems to have gained a lot of weight. He looks awful.

There are many things in Columbus that I miss and Schmidt’s is one of them.

Strangely enough? The man makes a living by shoving as much food in his gullet as quickly as he can (Or at least used to. I haven’t seen a new food challenge in a long time). I don’t know what else could have happened.