Your dreams of becoming part owner of a hip taqueria are about to come true, and all that’s standing in your way is 30 pounds of burrito. At Don Chingon in Park Slope Brooklyn, chef German Villatoro fills a handmade tortilla about three and a half feet in diameter with chicken, steak, carnitas, chorizo, cheese, rice, beans and salsa. Interested participants may purchase one of these ludicrous things for $150, which seems like a lot, until you consider the prize that awaits you.
If you finish the 30-pound Gran Chingon (huge badass) burrito in an hour, you become a 10 percent owner of the restaurant. Just for a bit of context, when he set the burrito eating world record back in the spring, human food processor and competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut ate about 14 pounds of burritos, so you’ll have your work cut out for you. Oh, and you also have to drink a ghost pepper margarita.
The restaurant makes it very clear that, while they certainly hope some trencherman out there pulls off the feat, they won’t be responsible for any issues that might arise during an attempt, saying in the rules, “Don Chingon will not accept any responsibility for death or illness.”