La Costeņa Spicing Up Jalapeno Purse in 2011 - $6,250

The La CosteņaFeel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship will return to Market Square in San Antonio on Sunday, May 1st with a bloated prize purse of $6,250 this year! The world has watched in awe the last four years as Pat Bertoletti and Sonya Thomas battled head-to-head for the prestigious title of World Jalapeno-Eating Champion.

Although Pat currently holds the title, his victories are becoming slimmer and slimmer as extra time was needed to determine the champ the past two years. To recognize the incredible performances of past, present and future, La Costeņa is adding to an already hefty prize purse by putting up a total of $6,250 in 2011.

Will the rivalry continue? Will the title switch hands? Is a newcomer ready to don the spotlight and shock the world? Only time will tell, but until then San Antonio better brace for the heat that MLE will bring on May 1st - the La Costeņa Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship is coming!!!

Registration for this contest will open on this site TODAY, Friday, March 25 at 3:00pm EST.