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Pintxo’s Bacon Wrapped Dates Challenge – How Many Can You Eat?

Can you eat 50 Bacon Wrapped Dates in a 30 minute sitting? Pintxo wants to know.

Pintxo, the trendy tapas restaurant on 2nd Avenue, is turning one on May 8. To celebrate, Pintxo is hosting a Bacon Wrapped Dates Eating Challenge. The prize – a one year supply of Bacon Wrapped Dates, which Pintxo defines as one order of Bacon Wrapped Dates, per day, everyday. 

The challenge starts at 6:00pm and will consist of six contestants attempting to consume 50 bacon wrapped dates each in a 30 minute sitting. While this may seem easy, Cory Chigbrow, owner of Pintxo, explains “50 bacon wrapped dates is about three pounds of rich food.”

Pintxo is choosing contestants via FacebookTwitter and Pintxo’s Blog. You have until May 4, 2011 at 5:00pm to enter. 

How to enter:

On Twitter, users can enter by following @PintxoSeattle on Twitter and tweet about the contest:

“Happy 1st Anniversary @pintxoseattle. Pick me for the #BaconWrappedDates Challenge on May 8th! http://bit.ly/mcFtuW

Or a phrase of your choice, but must include the hashtag #baconwrappeddates, the link – http://bit.ly/mcFtuW and @pintxoseattle.

On Facebook, users must “Like” Pintxo (www.facebook.com/pintxoseattle) and post on Pintxo’s wall (or post on their stream and mention Pintxo) why they should picked to compete.

On Facebook, users must “Like” Pintxo (www.facebook.com/pintxoseattle) and post on Pintxo’s wall (or post on their stream and mention Pintxo) why they should be chosen to compete.

– Contestants can also enter by leaving a comment on this blog post stating why they should be chosen. 

We will choose winners randomly from Facebook, Twitter and Blog Comments (each one is one entry, so enter on all three) on Wednesday, May 4 at 5pm. Two more winners will be chosen from the best post/Tweet.

For the party-goers that are not competing in the challenge, Pintxo will have happy hour prices all day, which includes half off tapas, $3.50 wells and sangria, $3 microbrew drafts, $2 Session Lager. In addition, Pintxo will feature progressive cocktail pricing. Cocktails will be priced at $4 each, starting at 4pm. Each hour the price will increase by $1.

For more information, visit Pintxo’s blog.