World Poutine Eating Championship coming to Toronto
Move over Coney Island. Your hot dogs got nothing on this. On May 22nd BMO Field will host the first ever World Poutine Eating Championship. Burgeoning poutine chain Smokes Poutinerie is behind the event that will see about a dozen professional eaters descend on Toronto.
It's a spectator only event (meaning us regular everyday poutine eaters can't participate) but Smokes will be hosting a contest on their web site to allow up to 3 non-professionals to join the competition. For everyone else, we can watch the 10 minute poutine extravaganza go down near the north bleachers before the TFC soccer game.
Tickets for the game are mostly sold out but Ryan Smolkin (founder of Smokes) told me he plans to give away a bunch of tickets between now and May 22nd so others have a chance to see how many pounds of fries, gravy and curds must be consumed to crown a world champion.