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Tonight: Taco-eating contest at Mezcal

All eating contests are created equal -- but some are more equal than others. Tonight's inaugural Mezcal Taco Eating Contest rises above the rest simply because -- well, have you ever eaten a taco? They're a lot messier than your average hot dog, is all we're saying.

The contest comprises a qualifier round, elimination round and a final head-to-head three-minute battle to see who can consume the most tacos in that time. A panel of what Mezcal promises are "expert taco judges" will tally the results and award prizes to the top three. First prize is a $150 bar tab, second prize is a $75 bar tab and third is a $50 bar tab. Admission to enter the contest is $10, and contestants will be capped at thirty -- so arrive early to sign up. The official contest runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mezcal, 3230 East Colfax Avenue; for information, call 303-322-5219.

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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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