Eat and Drink New York City food challenges By Hilary Sheinbaum Special to amNewYork Updated March 16, 2016 9:12 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Can you stomach these meals? You don’t have to wait for the Nathan’s Hot Dot Eating Contest to find gastronomic glory in New York City. For those with an abundant appetite and competitive spirit, here are four food challenges to know. The Gran Chingon Challenge Photo Credit: Don Chingon Where: Don Chingon The challenge: Finish a 30-pound burrito filled with steak, chicken, pork, rice, beans and salsa and drink a margarita made with ghost pepper in 60 minutes (bathroom breaks are not allowed). The restaurant states it is not responsible for illness or death. Up to four people can compete per burrito. The prize: 10% ownership of the business for single competitor; $1,000 in cash, $500 food and beverage credit and two Don Chingon T-shirts for two competitors; four Don Chingon T-shirts and price of meal will be waived for four competitors Launched: October 2015 Winners: 0 Total attempts: 13 Price: $150 Info: Must book at least 24 hours in advance; 216 Flatbush Ave., Park Slope, 718-576-3521, donchingon.nyc Bacon and Beer Classic’s bacon-eating contest Photo Credit: Bacon and Beer Classic Where: CitiField, April 22-23 The challenge: Five random contestants will compete to finish 24 strips of crispy bacon. Whoever finishes the plate of bacon first, wins. The record is 2 minutes and 46 seconds. The prize: A year's supply of Hormel Black Label Bacon Launched: April 2015 Winners: 8 Total attempts: 40 Price: Event admission starts at $69, but there is no cost to participate in the challenge Info: Contest will be held April 22 at 9:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2:30 and 9:30 p.m.; 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, baconandbeerclassic.com Phaal Challenge Photo Credit: Facebook/Brick Lane Curry House Where: Brick Lane Curry House The challenge: Finish the dish of insanely hot curry (made with nine different peppers and your choice of chicken, lamb, goat, fish, shrimp, paneer, tofu or veggies), which the restaurant claims is "more pain and sweat than flavor," in under 30 minutes. Challengers are required to state a verbal disclaimer that the eatery is not liable for any physical or emotional damage after consumption. It's so hot not even some of the restaurant's workers have attempted it themselves, and the chef has to wear a gas mask while preparing it. The prize: A bottle of beer, a certificate of completion proclaiming your "extraordinary courage (and rather dubious judgment)," the coveted title of "Phaal Curry Monster" and your picture in the online P'hall of Fame. Launched: About 10 years ago Winners: About 10% of contenders Total attempts: Somewhere in the thousands across all five restaurants (three in Manhattan, two in New Jersey) Price: $17-$22 Info: Multiple locations, phaalhalloffame.com The Clinton Hall Challenge Photo Credit: Paul Wagtouicz Where: Clinton Hall The challenge: Consume a cheeseburger (three 6-oz. beef patties made from a Pat LaFrieda blend, three slices of American cheese and two whole buns) topped with applewood smoked bacon and onion rings, as well as half a platter of French fries and a pint of beer, in 25 minutes. The prize: The meal is free, plus you get a growler of beer of your choice (valued up to $60). Launched: January Winners: 4 Total attempts: 85 Price: $35 Info: 90 Washington St., 212-363-6000, clintonhallny.com By Hilary Sheinbaum Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.