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Tonight: Taco-eating contest at Mezcal

Some culinary contests are designed for maximum messiness and mayhem. We're looking at you, Mezcal.

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Mezcal, the cantina at 3230 East Colfax Avenue, will throw its second Taco-Eating Contest. Entries may be closed (if there's still an opening, you'll need to pay $15 for the privilege of chowing down on as many tacos as possible in a limited amount of time), but there's plenty of room for spectators -- and it's free to watch.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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