La Costena Jalapenos in San Antonio, May 2nd - $5800 cash purse
San Antonio's HIstoric Market Square will welcome Major League Eaters on Sunday, May 2nd when the 4th Annual La Costena "Feel the Heat" Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge takes place to kick-off the Cinco de Mayo celebration a few days early!
In what has become known as one of the most grueling, yet respected, events on the MLE Circuit, La Costena is again putting up $5,800 in cash prizes to recognize amazing performances from the world's greatest eaters.
In 2009, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas and defending champ Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti each ate 209 peppers in the 8-minute contest and needed a one minute eat-off to determine the champion. The Black Widow consumed another 41.5 jalapeno peppers in the overtime frame to become the world champ. Can Deep Dish regain the title or will The Black Widow make it two in a row?? The world will find out in San Antonio on May 2nd!
Registration for the 4th Annual La Costena "Feel the Heat" Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge will open on www.ifoce.com Thursday, March 25 at 11:00am.