Poutine-eating contest at TFC game means Toronto might win something at TFC game

Poutine-eating contest at TFC game means Toronto might win something at TFC game

Go for the gold, Toronto (Image: Christoph Borer) 

We remember how good we felt when Joe Carter knocked that winning home run out of the SkyDome and won us a back-to-back World Series championship on home soil. Since then, Toronto championship chances have decreased considerably. That is, until now. A poutine-eating contest is coming to town, and along with some of the world’s top professional eaters, Torontonians will have a chance to pump some winning pride back into the city.

The contest is being put on by Major League Eating, the world’s leading overseeing body for eating contests (including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Pizza Hut P’Zone Chow-lenge). Smoke’s Poutinerie will be supplying the potatoes, cheese and gravy for the event, which will be held on May 22 at a Toronto Football Club game. Whichever entrant (the form is here) wolfs down the most poutine in 10 minutes will win $750. Second place takes home $350, third place wins $250 and fourth place earns $150.

We think it’s a shame the contest can’t take place at 2 a.m. after the bars close. That would take the meaning of home field advantage to a whole new level.

Poutine eating contest planned for Toronto [Toronto Sun]