Get ready for some food-scarfing mayhem.
As our music blog Heard Mentality reported, the Offspring front man (and Weekly coverdude) Dexter Holland is bringing us the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Fred's Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach. Some of the world's greatest competitive eaters will go stomach-to-stomach for a $5,000 grand prize.
Headlining the lineup of gurgitators is competitive-eating legend Takeru Kobayashi. As you may remember, the six-time winner of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest was unable to participate last year due to a labor impasse, but he went as a spectator anyway, and then he got arrested after climbing onstage. This will be his first U.S. competitive-eating contest since that incident.
Other competitors include Furious Pete, Jason “Blackball” McLean, Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen, Brad Sciullo, Dave 'U.S. Male' Goldstein, Johnnie Excel and Naader Reda. They'll have 10 minutes to devour as many chicken soft tacos as possible.
The Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be streamed online. Find more information here.