There are almost three dozen competitive eating events on the International Federation of Competitive Eating website (yes, the IFOCE really exists), and hundreds of other food battles are fought each year at state fairs, colleges and charity events.
Some of the contests are famous, like Nathan's 96th Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island New York, and some are downright freaky (consider the World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Competition).
If you want to be a part of this amazing sport of eating, Clean Plate Charlie is giving readers a chance to participate in The Krystal Blider Eating Contest at the Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle this Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m.
You'll take your place among local celebrities to eat as many Krystal burgers as humanly possible in a minute and a half.
To take the challenge, send an email stating how many drink tickets the $40 Burger Battle admission includes (hint: You can find the answer on our May 6 Clean Plate Charlie post), along with your name, address, phone number, and email to food@BrowardPalmBeach.com. Feel free to also attach a picture or drawing of your favorite burger (it's not necessary, but we want to redecorate the office and need something colorful to put on the walls).
Please make sure you're available to attend the contest this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Riverwalk Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The winner of this awesome entry into the contest will be able to bring a guest to the Burger Battle.
Deadline to enter is this Wednesday, May 11, at noon. A winner will be chosen at random and announced Wednesday afternoon.
If you haven't gotten your tickets for the Burger Battle this Friday, time's running out. General admission tickets are completely sold out, but a select number of VIP tickets are available.
Funds raised will go toward supporting the Riverwalk Trust's goal of encouraging a vibrant riverside community. For individual VIP tickets or VIP tables, call 954-468-1541, ext. 201. Order online at
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