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Eating contests and Eating challenges around Kona & Denver

Mas Mezcal, por favor!

T-bonz & I went to have some dinner at Mezcal:

In the background are my two plates: carne asada burrito and an order of 3 tacos. In the foreground is the combination plate (#2) that T-bonz ordered.

As always, the presentation was superb. My burrito - loaded with rice, pinto beans, and tasty shredded beef. Perfect! Next time I am getting it smothered. The tacos I had to get, and that was a good move. The two steak tacos, wow! One taco was Al Pastor - incredible - topped with pineapple bits.

Two thumbs up!

The lineup of the combo: tamale, carne asada burrito, and a chicken enchilada. All three were outstanding. We'll be back!


The Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Chik-Fil-A is really good, but make it better:

Too plain

Add some deli thin caramelized ham

Now that's good!

On the Plaque

In Vegas a few weeks ago we stopped in for some delicious sandwiches and what not at Johnny McGuire's, where I ate a 24" sub to enter the 24" Club in December 2009.

The photo above is the plaque on the wall. The new additions are Creed and Naader Reda. Now the plaque spots are full, so what's next? Another plaque or switching out people?

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I Won the Battle

So a few days ago I ate some chicken wings in the Atomic Reaper Wings Eating Contest at America’s Bar & Grill. I'm recovered now, but here's what went down after the contest:

Sunday, December 12

10:00PM : Eating contest is over. Three of us have completed it in record-time of under 3 minutes. Face is on fire. Throat is swollen. Sweating.

10:00PM – 1:45AM : Nothing really of note. Downed some yogurt, water and Tums, but nothing big.

1:45AM – 2:00AM : Feel a serious rollin in colon, but production is of no wingage

2:00AM : Regurgitate maybe 4oz. Burned like hell coming up, especially in back of throat and in nose.

2:00AM - 3:00AM : Waves of me being shivering cold and not cold

3:00AM – 4:30AM : Actually got some sleep

4:30AM : Awoken with bad feeling in tummy. Wing poop begins - not much bulk but seriously burning anus. 3 of these.

5:30AM – 7:00AM : Every few minutes had very painful contractions alternating between pain for a few minutes and then no pain for a few minutes. Maybe 20 or so of these cycles.

7:00AM : Ate banana + saltines, then some chicken bullion. From this point on, no more stomach pain of note.

7:00AM – 4:00PM : No more stomach pain, but big time anus pain as I’d have 7 or 8 fiery poops. None produced much bulk, but the fire was incredible.

I think the next time I do these wings I will eat more after the eating. I hope that won’t make throwing up more of a threat because I’m not a puker. I tried just about everything not to puke at 2:00AM because I pretty much knew it would burn. And it did. I was expecting the throat burn but not the nose burn!


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Grim Reaper

This is gonna hurt.

And it did.

Atomic Reaper Wing Eating Contest at America's Bar & Grill in Aurora.

The idiots

Before each of us was a basket of 10 wings. All drums. Each wing was coated very liberally with the Reaper sauce - a truly lava-esque concoction of ghost chiles and who knows what else. I've done ghost chile challenges before, and they were not even close to the ferocity of these wings. Absolutely the hottest things I've ever eaten. EVER before, and hopefully EVER again.

The baskets of the two girls. Shows some of the detail of the Reaper sauce.

3 guys got through all 10 wings in under 3 minutes, one guy put down 5, and the girls made it to 2 or 3 wings.

From right: Jon, the owner Betty, A-Bomb

But there could be only 1 winner:

Some Results:
10 - Jon Boddy
10 - A-Bomb
5 - Alex

A full gallery is on Facebook.

I won the battle against the wings, but the war continues...

Johnny's Wall

In Vegas last week we stopped in for some delicious sandwiches and what not at Johnny McGuire's, where I ate a 24" sub to enter the 24" Club in December 2009.

The photo above is the plaque on the wall. The new additions are Creed and Naader Reda. Now the plaque spots are full, so what's next? Another plaque or switching out people?

Boulder Rib Contest


The Rib House in Boulder had their second Battle to the Bone rib eating contest. The photo above is what was left of my 3rd rack.

One of the things I really like about this eating thing is that I go lot of places I probably would not go. The Rib House is in that category. Not because it’s a dump or anything like that. It’s in a beautiful building and prime location in the heart of downtown Boulder. But the food! The ribs at the Rib House – or, Tracy’s Famous Illegal Ribs – are absolutely hands-down no question the best ribs I have ever eaten. Hickory-smoked. Tender, tender, tender. And delicious, delicious, delicious. When hot, the meat absolutely falls off the bone in the best way imaginable.

You know what, the ribs cannot be described. If you live near Boulder (or Longmont, too) and eat meat, go here and eat these ribs or you are just stupid.

Back to the contest. Last time, Jon won with 3 full racks + a few bones. And I tied for 3rd with 2 1/3 racks. This time, Jon won again with 3 1/2 full racks, and I was 2nd with 2 1/2 full racks. There was a guy who could have tied for 2nd, but with about 2 minutes to go he stood up and spit out his mouthful in the trash. The contest this time produced the 1st guy to puke. He hit the end of the eating time, but he could not clear his mouth before he let loose.

The Rib House is going to be filmed in January and will be on a Travel Channel show. And also get time on CBS. Good for them. And good for anybody who has not eaten here.

Oh, my poop. Record! Record! Well, I haven't taken the weight of every poop I've dropped but usually when I do weigh them (because I expect it to be a good one) they come in about 1.5 pounds, and really good poops weigh in at 1.7 or 1.8 pounds.

But this one I knew would be good, but not this good!

I entered at 151.0 lbs. Exit at 148.8 lbs! 2.2 pounds! w00t!

Colossus Burger

Stopped in at the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson for the Colossus Burger Challenge.

The challenge is a burger, 12 1/4-pound patties, 6 slices of American cheese, 6 slices of white cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, bun on top, bun on bottom, and two crown buns in the middle. You have 20 minutes to eat it. The burger is served with a side of fries but you do not have to eat those as part of the challenge.

Since the challenge began a few months ago, 50 people have attempted it. Only a dozen people have completed it, including one female. Finish it and get the burger for free, and a good looking t-shirt.

At the start the patties were hot, but they had a good amount of grease to slide down well. The patties cooled fast, and when they did they became congealed with the cheese and grease. Eat fast. The buns were toasted, so crispy.

Club Fortune is a nice little local casino. Visitors to the strip probably would not think to go here, but they should. Locals definitely must stop in every now and then.