The Foodabluza Creek Indian Taco Eating Championship

Date: 04/27/2013
Location: Atmore, AL
Winner: Tim "Eater X" Janus, Creek Indian Tacos
Total Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse


He Of Great Mystery prevailed in the soft Alabama afternoon sunlight by eating 20.5 Creek Indian Tacos at the first ever Foodabluza Creek Indian Taco Eating Championship. His name will forever be remembered as the first to win this event. He also won $2,500 for his efforts.

The Creek Indian Taco is only available at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, a stunning development in Atmore, AL, that offers guests a choice of toiletries at check-in; MLE went for the honeysuckle and suggest you do likewise on future visits. That's right—you can only get these babies here, not even the Internet has them. They weigh half a pound, feature a Native American fry bread on the bottom and ground beef and tacos toppings above. They are delicious. Contest organizers fully expected some entrants to swoon, pausing to tell the crowd, "This is so good, I can't believe it," instead of focussing on the next Creek Indian Taco during this eight-minute contest and indeed that was deemed to have happened.

While it was Eater X who distinguished himself as the greatest eater of the day, it was Cardboard Shell, Ms Michelle Lesco, who was the topic of heated post-contest discussion. Was today's second-placer the first woman to ever defeat Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas in sanctioned competition? (The collective wisdom in response: "Probably;" MLE fact-checkers verified the matter on Monday April 29th, 2013.) Cardboard Shell ate 16.5 Creek Indian tacos to Sonya's 15. Asked if she could believe her achievement after the event, Cardboard Shell said, "I can't believe it." Nasty Nate Biller, Badlands and Erik The Red Denmark rounded out the money positions with less fanfare.

As MLE's eaters departed Foodabluza—a two-day food-and blues music festival that featured no lesser musical act than the Atlanta Rhythm Section—they all had one question on their minds: Hey, when are we coming back next year?

The Foodabluza Creek Indian Taco Eating Championship took place at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Amphitheatre Main Stage at 5.30pm Central time on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Well, it was closer to 6.10pm because the band before us finished with a 28-minute version of "Purple Rain," which, it turns out, is Sonya Thomas's favorite Prince song, so there's that.

The Final Standings!
1 Tim "Eater X" Janus, 20.5 half pounders in 8,
2 Cardboard Shell, Michelle Lesco, 16.5
3 Sonya Thomas, 15
4 "Nasty" Nate Biller, 14.5
5 Eric "Badlands" Booker, 13
6 Erik The Red, 11.5
7 Matthew Raible, 11
8 CLC, 8.5
8 Don Potts of Coaling, Alabama, 8.5
10 Damien "The" Boykin, 8

Please note: This contest is restricted to participants aged 21 and over.

About The First-Ever Foodabluza!
Just a short drive from Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Foodabluza makes its first annual debut held April 26th-27th at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.  The food and blues festival features live blues entertainment, eating contests, BBQ challenge and samplings, beer garden and Southern concessions.  Check out the full schedule of events and follow us on Facebook! 

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*All applicants must be 21 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

** This obviously doesn't refer to you if you live along the Gulf Shore or, say, in South Florida. It's a figure of speech. Quit being so literal.