Here’s how it works: the Qualification Round will begin on January 23 and end on February 29; the special Qualification menu qill be available at the restaurant during normal weekday hours and from 5-7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Scoring for the Qualification Round will be 1 point per “star” level of spice. After each contestant finishes his/her dish the server will assess that individual’s performance based on the (secret) criteria. During the Qualification Round, the restaurant will update the Top 10 on their Facebook page and website .
Ten finalists will be announced on March 1. Then, the final round will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.
During the final round, there will be a 40-minute time limit for contestants to consume as much as they can of two dishes. Each contestant will be given just one pitcher of water. Contestants my not chew gum, ingest pills of any kind or drink milk.
Prizes are as follows:
1st Place: $1,000 ($500 donated to the winner’s charity of choice/$500 cash prize)
2nd Place: $300 ($150 gift certificate to Chabaa Thai/$150 cash prize)
3rd Place: $100 ($50 gift certificate to Chabaa Thai/$50 cash prize)
May the boldest eater win!
Chabaa Thai’s 5th Annual Spicy Contest
When: Qualification round begins on January 23; final is on March 13
Where: 4371 Main Street
Cost: Pay as you go for the qualification menu dishes
More info: www.chabaathai.com