Wednesday, April 09, 2008
The Taco Eating Contest on Monday, April 7, 2008 at Tacos & Co. in Irvine was a huge success. There were 23 contestants, mostly from UCI and a few walk-in customers also ended up participating.
The winner was Karina Muniz (a walk-in customer and the only woman who participated) who ate 8 California Tacos (chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese on a corn on a soft corn tortilla) in 4 minutes. She won a $100 gift certificate. UCI student Jeff Fong came in second and won a $50 gift certificate after eating 7 tacos in 4 minutes and then winning a tiebreaker after eating 3½ tacos in 1 minute.
Second place winner Jeff Fong:
First place winner Karina Muniz: