CINCOTTI TAKES POUTINE CROWN!
Carmen Cincotti ate 20.25lb of Smoke’s Poutinerie poutine in 10 minutes to claim the 8th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship. It is his first victory at the event, having finished second in 2016. His victory was as thorough as it was complete—he led from the outset and never looked like being beat.
Cincotti was candid in his comments to the assembled media throng after the event, stating, “I close my eyes and keep shoving it down. I wish there was a technique—the gravy really softens up the food so you just put it in your mouth and it can go right down. This is one of my favorite contests, for sure. It really speaks to the food itself.”
That should come as no surprise to anyone who has enjoyed Smoke’s Poutinerie poutine in casual, civilian setting. This rich concoction of French fries, curds and gravy is delicious.
A tip of the boater to Darron Breeden, who managed 15.5lb of poutine in 10 minutes on debut in this event. One imagines he will improve on this total in future years. Gideon Oji ate 13.75lb for third; Miki Sudo was elegant and graceful and hungry, eating 13lb for fourth. Others ate less, but that’s totally okay.
Full results below.
FULL RESULTS! 1 Carmen Cincotti 20.25lb in 10 minutes 2 Darron Breeden 15.5 3 Gideon Oji 13.75 4 Miki Sudo 13 5 Yasir Salem 10 6 Badlands Booker 8 7 Jim Reeves 7 8 Veronica Boggia and John Jugovic 6.5 10 Steve Dorgo 5 11 Wild Bill Myers 4.75
This contest took place at 3pm Eastern, on Saturday, October 14st, 2017, at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, Ontario!
About Smoke's Poutinerie! Founded in 2009 by Ryan Smolkin, Smoke’s Poutinerie is the “World’s Largest and Original Poutinerie.” Representing 1980s Canadiana culture known for the signature red and black plaid and glam rock music, Smoke’s Poutinerie serves 30 varieties of its famous poutine and delivers a unique & entertaining experience. With 100-plus locations in Canada, the brand is on course for “Global Domination,” targeting 1,300 new locations to open around the world by 2020.
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