Ever get the urge to eat a five-pound burrito? La Palma Mexican restaurant (710 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA) offers up a $14.95, 5-lb burrito, served in a family-sized baking dish: finish the whole thing and it’s free. (See a photo of the moster burrito here.) According to the owner, Raudel Torres, a native of Zacatecas, Mexico, 350 people have attempted the challenge in the past two years, and just 13 managed to finish it all. Frankly, I’m surprised that the number of finishers is so low: Thibodaux is a college town, after all, and consuming mass quantities/eating contests/dumb-ass dares are made for hungry frat boys.
On February 27th, 2012, Torres will host a tournament of champions: anyone who’s bested the burrito can compete for bragging (barfing?) rights in an eat-off beginning at 5:30 pm. Read more about it here in the Lafourche Daily Comet.