Gordos Locos y Gordas Locas
At the beginning:
Between that, here's what happened:
Gordo Loco has been open for a few weeks but they had the "Grande Opening" and part of that was a burrito eating contest. On their menu is the 5 pound El Diablo burrito. Some carnitas, chicken, green chile. And 2 pounds of fries. In the burrito. And it is smothered.
The ingredients in the burrito are quite wet so the El Diablo is more flat and spready than burrito form.
The Mejia campaign (a guy running for mayor) was represented.
There were 14 competitors. It was broken in 3 waves, each wave overlapped the other wave. Everyone in the 1st wave used knives and forks. I was in the 2nd wave. You know how I eat. I went to town with it. The crowd gasped. People, this is an eating contest, not a beauty contest.
The 1st wave. The girl at the bottom of the photo had her baby along side. She started well but gave up.
The campaign girl
The guy next to me - he in wave #1 - was methodical, but gave up too.
Out of 14 eaters, 5 finished the burrito.
1st: Jimmy Mares, 13 minutes
2nd: Andrew "A-Bomb" Lane, 19 minutes
3rd: Rick Gavin, 40 minutes
4th: Jon Adelia, 44 minutes
5th: Mark Sutherberg, 44 minutes