Friday, October 29, 2010

A Food Challenge for Puerto Peñasco!

El Gitano, the Gypsy -by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

Long time readers know that I’m always looking for a way to spread the word about this wonderful community and that I suggested moons ago all our restaurants get together and build the world’s largest Taco (or enchilada, etc.) and that by doing so they and Peñasco would garner national and international attention-- aka ‘free-publicity’!

Some wrote me and thought it was a good idea, others thought I had once again lost my mind. And while all that was taking place the good people of Iztapalapa (Mexico City's largest district) hit the Guinness book of world records by putting together a record breaking super enchilada.

World's Biggest EnchiladaThe 70-meter long enchilada (230 feet or about 20 yards), which weighed in at 1,416.144 kg (3,123 lbs), was built in about 8 hours and then eaten by a very large crowd on Sunday, the 17th of October during the 8th annual Enchilada Festival in Iztapalapa. And the Prensa from around the world was there in full force…

And as if that isn’t enough, on November 3, 2010 our friends over on the Baja in the city of La Paz are going to put together a 2.7-kilometer (1.7-mile) burrito packed with three tons of fish, two tons of corn flour, half a ton of beans, 200 kilograms (450 pounds) of butter and 200 kilograms of salt. They are hoping to break the last Guinness World Records-setting mega-morsel by 700 meters (765.5 yards)!

So what do you say Peñasco restaurant owners? Are you up to the challenge to bring the limelight here to Puerto Peñasco and show the restaurateurs all over the world that you can’t be out-matched by anyone and are trend setters and record breakers?

A gypsy can always dream!

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!

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