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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Taco Challenge Throwdown

Here's Jerry, Norah and I bellied up to the bar, ready for some tacos. Norah's expression seems to say, "My mom is gonna eat how many tacos?!"Below is my competition: Jon. He may look like he's from south of the border, but he's about as authentically Mexican as these tacos (which, I would rate about one notch above Taco Bell tacos -- they're not great, but when you're going for quantity, you sacrifice a little quality).
Here I am, ready to rumble, with a Dos Equis in hand. Jon's one condition was that I had to match him in beers, so we each had two.
And, lastly, here I am -- taco in hand!
In the end, I only managed to eek out 9 tacos, and Jon beat me with 11 tacos consumed. But it was a reach for the both of us (we swear they filled those tacos WAY fuller than last week), and ultimately, it was our other friend, Pete, who was Taco Champion with a record breaking 14 tacos!

While I did lose, I still achieved a PR in taco-eating, and we had a lot of fun. Best lines of the night were as follows:

Jon, after 9 tacos, "I have a burp in me and if I can get that out, I can put down 2 more. No problem."

Pete, after his 14 taco annihilation, said: "I could eat another 3, but why bother?"

And, my favorite was Jerry's comment: "No taco is 12 tacos good."

Oh, and the last bit of funny was when the bartender brought out 3 soft shell tacos when Jon had ordered hard shell, and she sent them back and yelled at the kitchen: "These are soft; they're supposed to be HARD!" My comment? "That's what she said." That slayed Jerry.

So, now I am in stretchy pajama pants, feeling much better with an elastic waistline, and I'm gonna go lay on the couch until Top Chef comes on at 9. I also think I may have another beer. I don't think we have any Dos Equis in the house, but we do have some Stella! :)

22 comments:

Monica said...

9 Tacos!! I don't know what to say! :)

Carly said...

Hahahahaha! This is my kind of competition. Congrats on the PR!

N.D. said...

9 tacos! Props. You're a trooper!

Nikki said...

Is it sad for me to admit that I've always wanted to do a food-eating contest? I think I'd be good at it! But 9 tacos! Yikes, that's committment!

Lindsey and Thomas said...

I love your "that's what she said comment!" haha

Lily on the Road said...

Congrat's, that was quite the smack down!!!

As for the waitress, that was priceless!

Lily on the Road said...

Congrat's!! That was quite the smack down.

The waitresses comment was priceless!

Charbelle said...

You ROCK!! I love Dos Equis and Stella!!

Amanda said...

Congrats on the taco PR, that's awesome! Enjoy your Stella and Top chef.

JojaJogger said...

Wow, 9 tacos! Have fun on your run tomorrow ;)

Cindy said...

I definitely have to try a taco PR :)

kelsalynn said...

Too funny! I'm proud of you! You may be small, but you're a fighter! :)

ajh said...

Where do you put it? This was fun to follow!

Her Name is Rio said...

I'm impressed! To break your taco PR maybe you can show up there wearing elastic waistband pants- all ready to go!

MCM Mama said...

Awesome! Seems like our old Jess is back. ;o) We should start seeing some drunken posts soon, right?

Jamoosh said...

"No taco is 12 tacos good."

We know who the wise one is!

Wes said...

I just don wanna be there when she blows... up... oh what ever ;-)

biz319 said...

A gal after my own heart - 9 tacos are impressive! :D

Tricia said...

ha! congrats on the pr :)

Jess said...

Dang girl that is a lot of tacos hahah. Nice job on the PR!

RunningLaur said...

Ah, please dismiss my prior inquiries, I now see. Congrats on the PR!! It seems that the amount of filling in the tacos is similar to race day weather...

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, Norah's face in the first picture is priceless. She looks horrified!