What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

On a whim last Saturday I responded to a tweet from @Koreatown about a burger-eating challenge, not exactly expecting that I had a real shot at getting into the contest. Many of my friends have remarked about my voracious appetite in the past, having punished myself through such gastronomical exploits as eating 24 pancakes at IHOP, 7.5 Dodger Dogs at a ballgame, and twice completing the Fatburger “Triple King Challenge” in under ten minutes.

Well, the folks at Koreatown got back to me, and they let me know I stood a good chance of competing in the challenge. The concern at that point in time was the lack of female participants. If I could wear a wig, they suggested, I might even stand a better chance. I started to get a little hope that I might be able to back out of this with my pride intact.

I was wrong.

Apparently I get to be the token white guy in the competition. So if you have any interest in seeing one of your very own Blogging.LA authors partaking in a completely ridiculous stunt to generate PR for Koreatown, please feel free to come out and cheer me on. And if you happen to have a spare bucket lying around, please bring it.

Who: Enthusiastic Eaters of Kalbi Burger
Event is open to the public.

What: The Inaugural Kalbi Burger Challenge
Competitive Eating Contest

Where: Main Location of Kalbi Burger
4001 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

When: July 24, 2011 (Sunday), 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Contest will start at 2:00 PM.

I suppose it could be a good way to prime the pump for the second annual Blogging.LA Donut Summit taking place the following weekend. If I survive this Sunday, I’ll see you all the next!