Newport Bar and Grill launches a seven-week long Taco Eating Contest starting July 10. Qualify for the championship round every Thursday by eating as many $1 Cajun steak tacos as possible in 30 minutes. (Contestants must notify the manager when they arrive and be supervised and timed in order to qualify).
The top six male and top six female qualifiers will face off in the championship round, Friday, August 22, where they will have 30 minutes to eat as many complimentary tacos as possible. The bar has been set: in February, the winning contestant ate a record 50 tacos in the first 20 minutes of the championship round.
The winner from each bracket will receive $100, a “Taco Trophy” and, no doubt, immeasurable notoriety. Supporters are welcome to cheer on contestants and enjoy $1 Cajun steak tacos, $1.50 PBR, Rolling Rock, and Busch Light cans, $3 sweet tea lemonades and $4 SOCO lime shots. Complimentary tacos provided only for top 12 contestants during the Championship round.
WHEN: Every Thursday July 10 – August 21 (qualifying rounds)
FINALS: Friday, August 22 8 p.m.
Top six qualifiers from each bracket (male and female)
Located in Lakeview’s Southport corridor, Newport Bar and Grill offers handcrafted burgers, 16 beers on tap and over 35 craft bottles. The bar is known for being Chicago’s only Seattle Seahawks bar as well as an official University of Washington Huskies and Iowa Hawkeyes game watch spot.
Newport Bar and Grill
1344 W Newport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657