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Jalapeno Eating Contest

INDIAN LAKE — Marty’s Chili Nights is the Cinco de Mayo destination and as part of the festivities, will host their 8th Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest on Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m. The contestant who can eat the most pickled jalapenos within one minute will win in their category, with this year’s categories of Youth (age 17 and younger), Men and Women. The winner receives a trophy and gift certificate for dinner at the restaurant and every participant will receive a certificate of appreciation. Bob Spetla, the 2012 Men’s Champion, is currently serving a tour in Afghanistan and is expected to return to defend his title, which stands at an amazing 22 jalapenos.
Registration is encouraged and anyone interested should contact the restaurant at 648-5832 or for more information visit chilinights.com or Marty’s Chili Nights on Facebook. The restaurant will open at 4:30 p.m. to pre-register and is located on Route 28 in Indian Lake. For people not interested in entering the contest, spectators are welcome to cheer on the contestants. A superb choice of margaritas is available in addition to delicious food such as homemade salsa, nachos and quesadillas.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 Battle of Puebla in which the Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza successfully defended the capital of Mexico City by defeating the French Army. The victory at Puebla showed the rest of the world the Mexican people would defend their country against foreign forces and strengthened Mexico as a country, furthering President Benito Juarez’s progressive legal reforms. “Batalla de Puebla” symbolizes Mexican unity and patriotism.
For more information, contact Nancy Harding at 648-0251.

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