Takeru Kobayashi defends Chronic Tacos title

update Erik Lamkin has a video

Takeru Kobayashi defended his Gringo Ba
ndito Chronic Taco title
with a record 159 tacos. Molly Schuyler was runner up with 139. I haven’t found any more results.

Finnish competitor Jesse Pynnönen did an interview with KX935.com.

Comments (9)


  1. Jon bello said

    April 9, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

    Top 5 Koby, Molly, Dave, B.O.B, and Erik. Not sure of exact numbers of the last 3 some where in the +90s range.
    I spoke with Jesse and he ate 64 tacos, Really great guy and just enjoyed the trip and overall experience.
    I think Edward Chin and I finished around 70ish tacos, I ate 76. Don’t know Edward’s totals.
    Naader, Kevin Ross, and Jimmy Lin finished out the line up with 60ish tacos. Cool crowd and a good time as always.

  2. anonymous said

    April 9, 2017 @ 7:42 pm

    whats the point? Prize money is garbage except for the winner

  3. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    April 9, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

    Nice work in the contest Jon, was good to see you and hang out buddy.

    @ 7:42 p.m

    Are you posting from your 24 karat gold plated MacBook while sipping your nightly bottle of champagne? Us peasants like to have fun and eat street tacos once and a while!

  4. Molly said

    April 10, 2017 @ 5:08 am

    Great contest! Bands were amazing!!!!!
    Folks at Chronic tacos are always nothing but top notch!

  5. anonymous said

    April 10, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    The exhibitionist Kobe jumps on top of the stage lifts up his t-shirt lets out a roar exposing his pregnant belly . More attention

  6. Jon bello said

    April 10, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    Good to see you as well Erik! Nice work placing in the money. Gringo Bandito and Chronic Tacos are one of the best to hold a contest. Very accommodating and all around rad bunch of people!
    Molly loves cats.

  7. Molly said

    April 10, 2017 @ 7:59 pm

    I do!! I do love cats!!!!!!

  8. Anonymous said

    April 13, 2017 @ 1:40 pm

    Hi Joe.

    So We have detailed instructions for Kobayashi every year.
    I go into the kitchen to check and test all taco making and talk with the people preparing from Chronic Tacos- they know me very well for it.
    The tacos HAVE TO BE cooked exactly the way they are every year and kept completely foiled until the moment they get onstage. Once they begin getting cold, it’s over. They can’t eat them.
    I will be on top of all of it. Are the chronic taco guys there this year? They are who used to doing the process, so I’m just wondering if they will be there?

    *I need all passes to get through anything and onto the stage beforehand to prep the stage w you.

    Kobayashi only drinks water. The most important thing is that the water must be warm. Very warm, depending on the weather, how hot or cold it is in the day. We’ll arrive and see how he feels there.

    Kobayashi always stands in the middle of the stage and we decide who stands on either side of him.

    The problem is, when he is called onto the stage last- the kids take his prepared water (which I set up from him on the stage immediately before the competition begins)-
    & since I’m not able to stand there until he gets up there, I need to make SURE someone watches over it.
    Last year they brought two huge tanks of steaming hot water onto the stage for him and placed it directly under the table where he stands and prepped room temp bottles of water for him to balance out the water the way he needed. It is the best way to do it.
    We have a certain type & size solo cup he wants to use this year.

    Thank You SO much. Looking forward to meeting up. A lot of words, but shouldn’t be a big deal.


  9. anonymous said

    April 13, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

    The solution is to have Maggie carry a few gallons of warm water with her on stage when he is announced. Or label the gallons with Kobayashi’s name. Or make them a special color so the other compatitors know it belongs to someone.

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