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STONIE CLAIMS TACO CROWN!
Date: 10/25/2014 | Location: San Jose, CA
Winner: Matthew Stonie, with 101 Tacos in 8 min, Tacos
Total Prizes: $2,500 total cash purse
At the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos Taco Eating Contest in downtown San Jose, CA, Matthew Stonie of San Jose, CA, did something that no-one in San Jose, CA had ever seen before: He ate 101 tacos in 8 minutes. This incredible display of power and speed took place amid the Dia San Jose festival. Read More
The legend of Megatoad began with a five-pound burrito.
Matt Stonie was just a teenager when he took down the beast known as Burritozilla, and he did it mostly because he was bored. A year later, acting on a similar impulse, he entered a lobster roll-eating contest, ate 24 of them, and walked away with $1,000. Soon after, he got serious, and Megatoad – his eating alter ego, a name inspired by the Super Mario Bros. sidekick, not an oversized amphibian – was born.