The annual World Poutine Eating Championship hosted by Smoke’s Poutinerie is happening this Saturday (Oct. 13) at Yonge-Dundas Square where amateur and professional eaters will try to pack away as much squeaky curds as they can. Check out last year’s contest where winner Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti (pictured above) ate 9.75 boxes of poutine in just 10 minutes. Free poutine will also be given out to the public, but there’s no trophy (or glory) in that.
Should your digestive tract survive that, the following Saturday (Oct. 20) sees Mucho Burrito holding a ghost-pepper burrito-eating contest (they’re still accepting contestants) at the Eaton Centre’s Urban Eatery food court. Contestants have to eat a Hotter than Hell Ghost Pepper Burrito in the fastest time in order to move to the second round, in which the winner will be determined by whoever eats the most spicy burritos in 10 minutes.
The grand prize is $2,500 while the second place winner gets a year of free burritos—which seems like the better deal if you’re going to have a one a day (and presumably recovered from the trauma of eating all those burritos in one sitting).—Karon Liu