Vegan Buffalo Wing Eating Contest on Grand Street
Contestants, herbivore and omnivore alike, have registered to battle for prizes donated by Franks Red Hot and local businesses, including cash, T-shirts, tattoo gift cards and of course, ultimate bragging rights. The rules are simple: 10 pre-registered contestants will have 15 minutes to devour as many fiery hot veggie wings as they can - anyone who pukes is disqualified. Contestants will have to eat the wings to the "bone" (or more literally, to the wooden stick), with only water available...Tofu hot dog eating contest, anyone? Foodswings is at 295 Grand Street, between Roebling and Havemeyer Street.
While none of the competitors thus far are professional eaters, each contestant illustrates the unique, quirky and extremely diverse population of Foodswings fans. Brothers, bikers, hipsters, musicians and artists are just some of the people stretching their stomachs for the big day.