Pete Davekos wins Phantom Gourmet tacos

update Oct 1 Margaritas Restaurant has a gallery

Brian Seiken has some videos

Chris Kurth has a video. He says he finished 4th with 10.5 tacos.

Top 5 according to anonymous comment
1 Pete Davekos 21
2 Joao Paolo 13.5 (updated with official result)
3 Brian Seiken 12.5 (updated with official result)
4 Chris Kurth 10.5
Christopher Smith 9
Mia Davekos 3
Britney Weinberg-Lynn

An anonymous commenter reports Pete Davekos won the taco eating contest held at the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival in Boston today with a total of 21 tacos. Sponsor Magaritas Restaurant has some pictures, but no results: picture 1 | picture 2

Comments (38)


  1. anonymous said

    September 30, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    1st. PrettyBoy 21
    2nd. Joao Paolo 13
    3rd. Beautiful Brian 12
    4th. Christopher Smith 9
    5th. MeatBallz 3

  2. anonymous said

    September 30, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Contest was 8 minutes in the rain! Fun watching at the FoodPhest

  3. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 30, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Thanks there are no results on either the MLE websites or the festival / restaurant facebook

  4. Good Old Days said

    September 30, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    Seiken is back!

  5. Anonymous said

    September 30, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    It was a fun contest to watch. Good job to Pete and Mia

  6. the great gavonne said

    September 30, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    U mean back to being a loser?HE NEVER LEFT.I never even heard of any of these people.All the real contests with quality eaters were elsewhere.

  7. anonymous said

    September 30, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    I met Brian Seiken and I thought he was actually very polite and nice. I went down to the contest today to see if I could meet some prof eaters. It was cool to meet Pete (very cool and totally perfect to represent us Bostonians). Be nice last commenter.
    -S. G.

  8. anonymous said

    September 30, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

    There were more than 5 . I think another female competed

  9. anonymous said

    September 30, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Major League Eating twitter has the correct totals . The ones posted are slightly off

  10. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    S.G. I agree that the previous commenter should have better manners. Pete Davekos is awesome and represents competitive eating beautifully. Some people seem to enjoy being jerks on here and on their websites. Just ignore the jerks and you will fully enjoy competitive eating.

  11. beautifulbrian said

    October 1, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    After viewing the video of the remains after the contest on my site i might have tied for 2nd place. I dont know you be the judge .. I was being generous with 12.5 . Whatever doesnt make a difference. Great job by Pete

  12. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Yes, it doesn’t make a difference. You could have gone to taco bell and got the taco 12 pack for $10 instead of driving nearly 300 miles for lunch. Such dedication to MLE. BB should definitely be moved up to #40 in the rankings.

  13. Speedy said

    October 1, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Anonymous 2:24 – What’s the point of you being so rude to Brian? Seriously. We all know each other. It’s these kinds of comments that make Eatfeats’ forums unpleasant. Brian has his faults, but it doesn’t justify your mean behavior. Please try to bring the best of yourself out. I know it’s in there somewhere.

  14. anonymous said

    October 1, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    Haters will always make comments like that one. A non hater would say Yes it does make a difference.

  15. the great gavonne said

    October 1, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    He deserves a lot worse-if u only knew! I am going to expose him this week on ‘CE Confidential’.
    Meanwhile the world bacon shortage was a hoax that the morons at MLE fell for hook, line, & sinker.If u combined Dick & Georgie boy Shea’s IQ it wouldn’t add up to the hot dog total.

  16. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    TGG there is simply no need to write these comments and perhaps the hoax is on you since the Shea’s do carnival type PR and spin things with their talents actually.

  17. anonymous said

    October 1, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    I was there as well and would like to say that the 2nd place finisher, Joao Paolo, was a great eater and fan of CE, Knowing much aboutthe sport, he was more than excited to win 2nd place. I hope he continues to improve and compete in the future.

  18. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Gavonne you dope the Sheas schooled your dumb ass… its a BIT… fool!

  19. beautifulbrian said

    October 2, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    I just feel the need to reply to that ass who thinks i should have gone to taco bell instead of driving 100 miles to Boston . FYI the trip was well worth it. I got to sample 100 different foods meatballs, ribs, pulled pork hot dogs burgers cupcakes the list goes on ALL FOR FREE. compliments of Phantom Fair and MLE . Matter fact i feasted on some of the vendors prior to the contest which might explain why i should have done better. All you see is a $$$ sign anonymous 224 . Sound like a former disgruntled MLE that might reside in Conn.. Obviously you were not loyal to the organization or like a few others put greed in front of loyalty. Its also quite obvious that if you are not loyal to an organization you prob are not loyal to your friends family or any other organization you belong to. So shut the hell up and think before you speak. Maybe i wanted to get a good look at Fenway Park one of two jewel box ballparks still in existence. Maybe i got tired of seeing retro park stadiums like Camden Yards Veterans Stadium and Citfield which are mere replicas of old time ballparks that were demolished when your grandparents were alive. Now do you get the message or maybe im still talking to the wall

  20. US MALE said

    October 2, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    Veteran’s Stadium was demolished 9 years ago.

  21. Anonymous said

    October 2, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Brian, you just set yourself up for criticism. Is your skin really that thin? Good Grief, just enjoy competitive eating and stop making so many statements which do nothing positive for your reputation. You are a competitive eater, not a boxer coming out to do battle with anyone who does not think the way you do. Respect, loyalty, just show it and stop writing about it.

  22. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    October 2, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    BB, you should totally ignore such ridiculous comments. Answering such posters only makes them feel more legitimate, when, in actuality, they have no credibility whatsoever, and their comments don’t merit a response.

  23. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    October 2, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Exposure? That’s a hot one, coming from someone who continues to suffer from both psychological and social frostbite.

    I do agree with you on one count, JR, if you add the latest HDB totals for Joey and Koby, the sum will probably be close to each individual IQ for George and Rich. I’m assuming you have the IQ to figure that out. If not, that’s certainly okay, but you shouldn’t throw stones against gale-force winds.

  24. the great gavonne said

    October 2, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Rhonda, why would u defend this creepy, no-life liar if u don’t work 4 MLE?And what the hell is psychological & social frostbite?Could u define that 4 me? U know nothing about my life except what u read on this bozo site.If u start your day making stupid comments here then u have no life either.Now excuse me, I have 2 get back 2 watching Honey Boo Boo.

  25. beautifulbrian said

    October 2, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    For those baseball historians like US Male ,in the 1960s, multi-purpose stadiums began replacing their baseball-only and football-only predecessors, now known as “Classics” or “Jewel Box” parks. . Americans’ growing use of automobiles as a form of transportation instead of mass transportation made it necessary to create these parks to accomodate parking which was the case with Ebbets Field in Brooklyn

    Multipurpose stadiums like Riverfront (reds) Three Rivers (pirates) and Veteran Stadium (Phill) were also referred to as “cookie-cutter stadiums” or “concrete donuts” which were similar in design. They featured a completely circular circular design, and accommodated both baseball and football. These fields often used artificial turf, which could be removed for non-sporting events in stadiums with domes . Zero Nostalgia attached to any of them. One of the reasons why i would drive 100 miles or more to visit Fenway.

  26. Please said

    October 2, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Gavonne you created your own persona right here. Stop blaming other people and their websites for your actions This has nothing to do with

  27. Anonymous said

    October 2, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    This thread should be about Pete’s winning, not Seiken’s whining.

  28. anonymous said

    October 2, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Ahh shutup just admit it 1027 you hate the guy and thats that. You are right it should be about Pete winning but nobody has added input to that so far

  29. anonymous said

    October 2, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    If i were Seiken i would not post more than one sentence. The longer the comment the more he gets scrutinized no matter what he says. There are still bitter individuals out there who dont like him because he spewed the truth about them on bits and pieces. What goes around comes around . If you were an asshole at some point in your life he will make it known to the world . Deal with it

  30. Speedy said

    October 2, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Joe, this is for you, because you cause alot of bad feelings around here. Joe, you really happy like this? You really want to live your life being angry at everyone around you? Think about how your actions and hurtful words affect people around you. It doesn’t matter how you try to rationalize it, there really is no justifying your behavior. Are you even aware that no one wants to speak with you? Does that bother you? Who exactly is your audience? Who are you trying to win over? You have to face the fact that you have completely alienated yourself. The moment you realize this, maybe you can take steps to move yourself to a better place. This has nothing to do with Brian, no matter how you want to see it in your mind. It doesn’t matter what Brian does or does not do. This is about you. I just wish you would see your situation, so that the rest of the eater community can enjoy this website a little more. Eatfeats has an amazing database, but you have polluted the comments section for way too long. Have you considered moving on, maybe focus on your music? You can’t continue to escape life with trying to bring down others and saying very hurtful things.

  31. anonymous said

    October 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Wow i could swear Speedy got the wrong guy. I thought for sure he was talking about Gavonne or maybe someone else

  32. anonymous said

    October 2, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    I thought he was talking about Menchetti

  33. Speedy said

    October 2, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Jo Rose

  34. the great gavonne said

    October 2, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I thought it was talking about Jammin’ Joe LaRue

  35. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    October 2, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Everybody knows the object of Speedy’s post. Some just want to play dumb.

  36. Playing? said

    October 2, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    No, Rhonda – trust me, some here are not “playing” anything. This is the real thing.

  37. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    October 2, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Not sure if this is the right place to post it but here’s our round-up of the weekend’s eating action updates, with exclusive quotes from George Shea, Tracy ‘Mmm Mmm’ Goode and Craig ‘the Black Mallard’ Reed. I’m posting it here because it kicks off with a report on the Phantom tacos contest.

  38. anonymous said

    October 7, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Hey Gavonne i see your posting nasty stuff about Seiken Sulkin LA Beast and Menchetti on your website. Give it up man. Hate gets you no place and nobody is commenting on the blog because you do not have a dropdown for anonymous. Nobody uses AIM, Word Press or Google accounts to post comments

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